First Trojan using Sony DRM spotted — Virus writers have begun taking advantage of Sony-BMG's use of rootkit technology in DRM software bundled with its music CDs. — Sony-BMG's rootkit DRM technology masks files whose filenames start with "$sys$". A newly-discovered variant …
Microsoft 'Concerned' by Sony DRM — Microsoft Corp. is concerned about rootkit features in CDs from Sony BMG artists and is evaluating the situation to see if any action needs to be taken, a spokesperson said. — The Redmond, Wash., software maker said that the security of its customers' information is a …
Google is Building Yahoo 2.0 — In his posting titled Reading the Google Tea Leaves, Tristan compares various product offerings from Google against those of the "big three" (AOL, Microsoft, and Yahoo!) and concludes: … I've been giving a much shorter verbal version of his post for many months now.
Tis A Season To Copy — Just came back from the best Starbucks on the planet - the one outside 50 California Street. They are all decked out already with holiday trimmings, and that put me in a jolly mood. Hence the headline! With enough caffeine pumping, let me take a gander at one of the most provacative headlines of the day.
Riya Eases Pain of Pile of Pix — The field of online photo-sharing sites is becoming pretty crowded, but a new service hopes to distinguish itself by automating the tedious job of tagging pictures by using artificial intelligence and face-recognition technology.
TechCrunch Meetup #4 - Riya Launch Party — Riya is holding its launch party here at the TechCrunch house next Friday, November 18, 2005. If you are in the area, make sure to drop by. Our last party/meetup was a blowout and I expect this one to be even bigger.
UPDATE: Google Weighing Test Of Print Ads In Newspapers — NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Google Inc. (GOOG) is considering testing print advertisements in Chicago newspapers, in a sign that the Internet giant, to date seen primarily as a threat to traditional media, could also become an ally.
Katamari creator dreams of playgrounds — A man widely considered to be one of the most imaginative and creative figures in the world of video games has bad news for his fans. — He cannot see a long-term future in making games. Instead the creator of the bizarre, surreal Katamari Damacy game wants to design playgrounds.
Paying attention to the post-memo blogs — In the aftermath of the Ray Ozzie and Bill Gates memos and emails I am seeing a few trends in the reaction. Five blogs in particular got my attention: — 1) Steve Gillmor's Don't Mention It — 2) Joshua Porter's Why Should I Trust Microsoft with My Attention Metadata?
Exclusive: Microsoft Hits Windows Vista Beta 2 Delays — Sources at the company told me this week that Microsoft will soon delay the release of Windows Vista Beta 2 from December 7, 2005 to sometime in January or February 2006. However, because the Vista development schedule is extremely time constrained …
Nintendo hints at coming price war — Revolution may lowball competitors to help attract consumer eyes. — Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris — NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - While the Xbox 360 is going to be dominating the media spotlight for the next few weeks (and possibly months) …
Microsoft's Secret Bug Squasher — It turns out that a good portion of all those Windows crashes over the years are not caused by the operating system itself, but by buggy device drivers — low-level pieces of code that allow the operating system to communicate with external devices …
IBM, Sony, Philips form Linux alliance — New organization could help ease the adoption of Linux, challenging Microsoft's software dominance. — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three of the world's biggest electronics companies — IBM, Sony and Philips — have joined forces …
Beyond TV 4 now available — Oh yes, it's here. — We've covered some of what's new in Beyond TV 4 in previous blogs, so if you need the quick rundown of what's been going on, check out our previous posts: — Beyond TV 4, coming to a website near you — New HDTV PVR products bundled with Beyond TV
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