Microsoft Livens Up Web 2.0 — Summary: My Day 1 impressions of Windows/Office Live are positive and I think Microsoft is taking up the challenge of an increasingly Web-based software world, while at the same time sticking to their desktop software knitting.
Microsoft's Live Offerings — Windows Live and Microsoft Office Live are designed to deliver rich and seamless experiences to individuals and small businesses. — On Nov. 1, 2005, Microsoft Corp. previewed for the first time two new software-based service offerings called Windows Live™ and Microsoft Office Live.
Microsoft's Live: Monopoly 4.0 — So I actually get Microsoft's new Live initiative. It makes perfect sense for Microsoft to really go after the online application space as not only are they the standard bearer for many of the desktop apps which online apps emulate, but technically …
Sony to patch copy-protected CD — Sony BMG Music Entertainment and a technology partner are working with antivirus companies on a fix for a potential security problem in some copy-protected CDs. — Earlier in the week, security experts said that anticopying technology used by Sony BMG …
CD-DRM Rootkit: Repairing the Damage — SonyBMG and First4Internet are in the doghouse now, having been caught installing rootkit-like software on the computers of SonyBMG music customers, thereby exposing the customers to security risk. The question now is whether the companies will face up to their mistake and try to remedy it.
Presenting the Nokia N92: TV goes Mobile — The world's first integrated DVB-H mobile device makes prime time any time — Nokia Mobility Conference 2005, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland - At the Nokia Mobility Conference, Nokia today proudly presented the Nokia N92, the first integrated DVB-H mobile device …
Grandpa Is Sued Over Grandson's Downloads — MILWAUKEE - A 67-year-old man who says he doesn't even like watching movies has been sued by the film industry for copyright infringement after a grandson of his downloaded four movies on their home computer. — The Motion Picture Association …
SGI Securities to Cease NYSE Trading — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., (November 1, 2005)—SGI announced today that it has been advised by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that its common stock - ticker symbol SGI - and its 6.5% Senior Secured Convertible Notes due June 1, 2009 - ticker symbol SGI 09 …
Invention: Coffee beer — For over 30 years, Barry Fox has trawled the world's weird and wonderful patent applications each week, digging out the most exciting, intriguing and even terrifying new ideas. His column, Invention, is available exclusively online. — Read previous Invention round-ups:
Massive Frontal PR is incompatible with Ship Early and Often — Microsoft's new (beta!) portal page, live.com, doesn't work in Firefox, and doesn't work too great in IE either. The first thing I used it for was to search for "firefox market share." — Like every search engine, you get a list of search results.
Byte of the Apple — And Speaking of Things Michael Dell Said About Apple — And while I'm thinking of Michael Dell, something else he said about Apple - this much more recently - came to mind following Apple's release last week of a new round of PowerMac G5 and PowerBook portable computers.
Hand-coded shortcuts on Yahoo — We talked earlier about some of the issues with Yahoo hand-coding shortcuts for queries, and the difficulty of knowing if money was involved. Now Loren points out Yahoo has hard-coded some special behavior for the query [google].
Sony Announces PSP Podcasting Support — Sony Media Software has announced PSP Media Manager, software for the PC that lets users move content from their personal computer to their PSP (PlayStation Portable) system. Podcasts and video podcasts can be downloaded and encoded for PSP playback.
Rubel Rocking at Blogging Enterprise — Steve Rubel is delivering the keynote here at The Blogging Enterprise in Austin. He's rocking. He spotlights the impact of blogging on PR and the traditional media. He held a moment of silence im memory of the old media, then swung into the key aspects …
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