Extortion virus code gets cracked — Do not panic if your data is hidden by virus writers demanding a ransom. — Poor programming has allowed anti-virus companies to discover the password to retrieve the hijacked data inside a virus that has claimed at least one UK victim.
Discussion: Techdirt and Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Ransomware virus's password is cracked, published
Woman targeted by web hackers
Woman targeted by web hackers
Discussion: TechSpot and Ken McGuire Blog
Derek Sooman / TechSpot: The Rise of Ransomware — Imagine this... You find a file …
The Ask.com Blog:
There's Blogs (and Feeds!) In Our Search! — If you've spent any time in the candy aisle you are probably familiar with one of the best mash-ups in history: combining chocolate and peanut butter to get "two great tastes that taste great together"... the peanut butter cup.
Discussion: Jeremy Zawodny's blog, Download Squad, Bloggers Blog, B2Day, PodTech.net, InterMedia, Somewhat Frank and duncanriley.com
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog: No Love from Ask.com Blog Search
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Bloglines and Ask.com launch blog search engine
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Bloglines Gets With the Program
Steve Bryant / InterMedia: Bloglines and Ask.com Blog Search (Finally) Debuts
Somewhat Frank / Blog by Frank Gruber: BLOG SEARCH ADDED TO ASK AND BLOGLINES
Duncan / duncanriley.com: Ask.com launches Blog Search
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Ask Debuts Blog & Feed Search
Ask Debuts Blog & Feed Search
Ed Kohler / Technology Evangelist: Ask.com's New Blog Search Engine Offers Unique Blog Spam Fighting Strategy
Gary Price / ResourceShelf: Ask.com Launches Blog & Feed Search Service
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: Ask.com blog search and Bloglines
Tris Hussey / A View from the Isle: On Ask.com's new Blogs & Feeds search
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Ask's Blog/Feed Search Tool
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles: Ask.com still plugging along
Nick Wilson / Helping Bloggers Succeed: ASK's New Blog Search ROCKS
Ronald Grover / Business Week:
Movielink On the Block — The download site owned by some of Hollywood's biggest studios is searching for a buyer, but would-be acquirers have balked at film-usage terms — It's become the hottest thing to do in Hollywood, right after getting a choice table at the upscale Chinese eatery Mr. Chow.
Discussion: The Technology Liberation …
Vonage not giving customers a break — Internet phone company says it will not buy back shares from customers after stock purchased in unusual plan plummets in value. — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Internet telephone service provider Vonage said on Wednesday it was not buying back shares allocated …
Discussion: DealBreaker.com, Zoli's Blog, Internet Outsider, Things That, TechEffect and Barnako.com
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider: Vonage IPO: Next Up...Lawsuits?
Brian Ward / TechEffect: Vonage backtracks — A quick update on yesterday's "A slippery slope for Vonage" entry.
Frank Barnako / Barnako.com: Vonage to IPOers: Pay up
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Vonage to Customers: Pay Up
Vonage to Customers: Pay Up
Discussion: Techdirt, Seeking Alpha and Good Morning Silicon Valley
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Vonage IPO policy: We break it, you buy it
Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference — Who: Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation — Where: Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference — CHARLES DI BONA: Good morning, and thank you all for coming. It's a little intimidating to be in front of a full room knowing …
Discussion: MSFT - Blogging Stocks, jkOnTheRun, Todd Bishop's Microsoft …, Rational rants and Valleywag
Sarah Gilbert / MSFT - Blogging Stocks: MSFT says the heck with paper: Steve Ballmer Bernstein speech transcript
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Microsoft's Ballmer hinting at contextual digital input methods?
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …: Ballmer on Google's Dell deal
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants: Penetrating Ballmervision — I've watched Steve Ballmer …
Kurt Hutchinson / Ars Technica:
A tour of Windows Vista Beta 2 — Introduction — Windows Vista, Microsoft's newest OS and arguably its largest project ever has finally hit Beta 2. Windows Vista is the latest and most complex operating system to emerge from Microsoft's Redmond, WA campus.
Discussion: Popgadget, CyberNet Technology News and Gizmodo
Yahoo! Search blog:
The New Yahoo! Video - Discover, and Be Discovered! — Tonight we rolled out the new Yahoo! Video, an upgrade to our video search service that introduces more ways to find and share video programming, including the ability to upload your videos directly to Yahoo! — Here's a quick rundown of what's available to you:
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Yahoo! Video launches
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Yahoo Video vs. Google Video
Adam Schultz / Search Engine Lowdown: Yahoo Video picks a fight with YouTube and MySpace, or did they?
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: OK, who's the moron that gave Shi Tao's lawyer upload privileges?
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Yahoo! Goes After YouTube Market
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: Yahoo Video, metasearch, and grandma
Jeremy Horwitz / ilounge.com:
Download Now: The Free iPod Book 2.0 — Editor-in-Chief, iLounge submit a news tip — It's here: The Free iPod Book 2.0, by iLounge.com! Weighing in at 194 pages, this revised and expanded second edition of our popular Book is your one-stop answer to every major iPod and iTunes question... plus much, much more.
Discussion: Gizmodo, jkOnTheRun, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, MacMinute and eGM Mac the Mac Mag
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: iPods still cost money, but the iPod book is free
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: The Free iPod Book 2.0
Andrew Donoghue / ZDNet:
Red Hat: Microsoft still 'aggressive as hell' — Three or four years ago, open-source providers enjoyed plenty of attention. Just ask Novell, which more or less reinvented itself thanks to the open-source fairy dust provided by its acquistion of the Suse Linux distribution.
Discussion: M-Dollar and Silicon Valley Sleuth
Matt Mondok / M-Dollar: Microsoft still flexing its muscle in Red Hat's eyes
Thomas Greene / Wired News:
Crashing the Wiretapper's Ball — CRYSTAL CITY, Virginia — The dingy hotel corridor was populated with suits, milling about and radiating airs of defensive hostility. They moved in close-knit groups, rounding a stranger or a rival group conspicuously, the way cats do. They spoke in whispers.
Burt Helm / Business Week:
Google Fumbles Offline — The search giant admits that its traditional media efforts are proceeding more slowly than expected — What's Google's secret to making a fortune on the Net? Provide a relevant search result for just about any esoteric, tiny piece of information.
Discussion: All Points Blog, Search Engine Watch Blog, GOOG - Blogging Stocks and Screenwerk
Detlev Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog: Offline Print Ad Experiment Disappointed Google
Sarah Gilbert / GOOG - Blogging Stocks: Google flails with paper ads
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google: No Browser, Local a Star
Chicago Says HelloMoto: Motorola Unveils Destination Q on Chicago's Magnificent Mile — Consumers Invited to Step Inside the Motorola Brand with Innovative Experiential Space — LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - June 1, 2006 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced plans to open a pop-up retail location …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile, Somewhat Frank, Gearlog and Phone Scoop
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: Moto preps "Destination Q" in hometown
Somewhat Frank / Blog by Frank Gruber: HELLO MOTO TO CHICAGO MOTOROLA STORE
Sascha Segan / Gearlog: Motorola to Open Q Showroom in Chicago
Seo Book / Aaron Wall's SEO Book.com:
Microsoft AdCenter Ad Labs Tools — After I pointed out Microsoft's AdCenter Labs yesterday WMW started a thread about some of the new tools. The selection of tools is diverse, interesting and useful enough to be well worth a review. — Content Categorization Engine:
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and WebMetricsGuru
Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch Blog: MSN adLab Launches With a Variety of Keyword Tools
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Telecoms call for legal fixes after Katrina — Days after Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast last August, repair crews hoping to breathe life into a damaged telephone network were temporarily blocked by government officials who refused to give phone company workers permission to enter a disaster-stricken area.
Discussion: Paul Kapustka's Blog and Digital Download
Paul Kapustka / Paul Kapustka's Blog: In Emergencies, Telecoms say 'Me First' — Reading today's story …
Karlgaard / Digital Download: Getting Ready In The Gulf
Los Angeles Times:
Sony Failing to Connect in Online Music Market — The company's Internet store falls far behind in its competition with Apple's iTunes. — Sony Corp. marked the launch of its online music store two years ago by hiring Sheryl Crow to belt out songs in the aisle of a jet at 30,000 feet.
Discussion: David Card, Michael Gartenberg, paidContent.org and Mobile Analyst Watch
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
Telio - a Better Way to do a VoIP IPO — Tomorrow is the IPO launch for Norway-based Telio. While not a household name in North America, Telio has a following among those who attend VON events, and in my view, are the Vonage of Europe . They have been quietly building up a great voice …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work, EuroTelcoblog, Skype Journal and O'Reilly Emerging Telephony
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: My podcast with Jon Arnold
James Enck / EuroTelcoblog: Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em