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 …
The Cover-Up Is the Crime — Sony BMG is facing a cacophony of criticism this week following the revelation that some of its CDs are packed with special copy-protection software that conceals itself with an advanced hacker cloaking technique. We think the company is getting off easy.
New Yahoo Maps Shows Power of Flash — An all new Yahoo Maps launches tonight at 9 pm PST. — I spoke with Paul Levine, the General Manager of Local, Jeremy Kreitler, a Senior Product Manager of Maps and Local, and Diana Vincent, a PR Manager, earlier today about Yahoo Maps.
Yahoo! Maps: drag 'em, search 'em, hack 'em — Today we're giving you a first look at the next generation of Yahoo! Maps which, we think, has a lot of features you're gonna like. We've really worked hard to make the product as intuitive as possible while building in some major upgrades in the interface …
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 …
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.
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 …
Sprint, Cable Hit Prime Time — Carrier and operators will invest in 'grand slam' services and coordinated distribution to 75 million U.S. homes. — Sprint Nextel, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, and Advance/Newhouse launched a joint venture on Wednesday that will cooperate …
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.
Contacts — This XForms project has the goal to implement the W3C's XForms 1.0 recommendation in Mozilla. — Content — What is XForms? — Overview — Feature Status — QA and Testing — Documentation — How can I help? — How do I build it? — How do I download it?
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.
Is the bubble back in online media? — Venture capitalists and Big Media are showing intense interest in blogs, social media and highly trafficked content sites. Are we reliving dot-com mania? — The New York Times bought About.com. Dow Jones bought MarketWatch. The Washington Post bought Slate.
Poly Business Card Book — I present to you my low-tech solution to a common hassle: what to do with all those business cards you collect? If I were an organized person I would purchase one of those nifty electronic card-scanners and input the card's data into my contact software.
Nokia gloomy about N-Gage — BARCELONA (Reuters) - The world's biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia (NOK1V.HE), said on Wednesday it is unhappy with the sales of its N-Gage gaming device and will bring the games to other phones to get enough scale. — Nokia offered N-Gage to consumers in 2002 …
Give me a home where my MP3's roam — About four years ago, I made a conscience decision to digitize my life. At first it was extremely difficult to let go of my CD & VHS collection, but after experiencing the benefits of digitization, I could never go back. Digitization has been great to me.
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