Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Provider of TV Movie Channels Looks to Expand to PC's and Video Players — Starz Entertainment Group is introducing a $9.95-a-month subscription service that will allow people to download movies from the Internet and watch them on their computers, portable video players and television sets.
Starz to offer movie download service for PDAs — Subscription 'Vondo' described as 'kind of iTunes for movies' — LOS ANGELES - Starz Entertainment Group is launching a movie download service that allows consumers to view full-length studio films, concerts and TV shows on portable devices powered by Microsoft Corp. software.
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Starz to launch movie downloads service — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cable network Starz Entertainment Group LLC said it plans to launch an Internet movie download service on Tuesday, backed by partnerships with Microsoft and Sony, amid a race to offer more videos over high-speed Internet connections.
Motorola unveils iRadio, new home products — NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Motorola Inc. (MOT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) , the world's No. 2 cell-phone maker, on Tuesday revealed details of its plans for iRadio, a subscription music service that will go on sale this year.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Microsoft takes down Chinese blogger (my opinions on that) — OK, this one is depressing to me. It's one thing to pull a list of words out of blogs using an algorithm. It's another thing to become an agent of a government and censor an entire blogger's work. Yes, I know the consequences.
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
No Ads in Wikipedia Says Wales — Contrary to a news report that circulated in the blogosphere last week, Wikipedia has no plans to implement advertising on its burgeoning consumer generated encyclopedia. — That's according to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, who told ClickZ News …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Why companies monitor blogs — In May 2003, the consumer advocacy group Ban Trans Fat sued Kraft Foods, demanding that the comestibles giant stop selling its Oreo cookies in California. — In the suit, the organization claimed that the popular snacks were plugging Californians' arteries …
Discussion: a shel of my former self
Kevin Allison / Financial Times:
Windows PCs face 'huge' virus threat — Computer security experts were grappling with the threat of a new weakness in Microsoft's Windows operating system that could put hundreds of millions of PCs at risk of infection by spyware or viruses. — The news marks the latest security setback for Microsoft …
Geeknews / Geek News Central Revealing Technical News …: World coming back to work and a huge Windows Security Issue
Seán Captain / Wired News:
Will Digital Cinema Can Pirates? — Switching from film-based to digital projectors in movie houses promises better quality for theatergoers. But it could also help Hollywood studios nab bootleggers. — Digital projectors can't stop people from recording movies, but they can allow studios …
The Year That Was — Welcome back dear readers, for another fun-filled year of private equity news, analysis and non-sequiturs (I know dozens of better basketball coaches than Doc Rivers, and some of them coach 8-year-olds). Before charging into 2006, however, let's look back at 2005 with our first-ever PE Week Wire Awards.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat: Two more Silicon Valley media deals; Browster & Cradle
Mark Russinovich / Mark's Sysinternals Blog:
The Antispyware Consipiracy — Since the release of the first antivirus products many people have believed in a conspiracy theory where antivirus companies generate their own market by paying virus writers to develop and release viruses. I don't subscribe to that theory and trust …
The PC Doctor / Here to help!: Mark Russinovich on bogus antispyware applications
Larry Seltzer / eWEEK.com Security Blog:
Major Revision In Vulnerable System List — I have been testing a lot tonight and it appears to me that iDEFENSE is right: In a practical sense, only Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (in all their service pack levels) are vulnerable to the WMF flaw. Here's why.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Security Hole Claimed for BlackBerrys — New research released over the weekend indicated that BlackBerrys — the ubiquitous handheld devices favored by on-the-go types — are vulnerable to a security hole that could let attackers break in to the gadgets by convincing users to open a specially crafted image file attached to an e-mail.
Discussion: Digital Common Sense
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