IE Automatic Component Activation (Changes to IE ActiveX Update) — Back in April 2006, we made a change to how Internet Explorer handled embedded controls used on some webpages. Some sites required users to "click to activate" before they could interact with the control.
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft to end the ActiveX two-step
Josh Phillips / Windows Connected: IE to get less annoying ActiveX
Roger Thompson / Exploit Prevention Labs:
Alicia Keys MySpace page is hacked — Attacks on MySpace seem to be on the rise. First, at the end of October, there were a number of links added as friend-comments that went via MySpace's open-redirector (MSPlinks) to exploit sites in China. This was reported publicly on the FunSec mailing list.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, Webware.com and Mashable!
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: MySpace Hacks on the Rise - Musicians Hit
Robert Vamosi / Webware.com: MYSPACE ATTACK USES BACKGROUND IMAGES NOT IFRAMES
Andy Angelos / Mashable!: Musicians Targeted in Latest MySpace Hack
Brad Stone / Bits: Hackers Infect Alicia Keyes's MySpace Page
Om Malik / GigaOM: Alicia Keys' MySpace Page Hacked
Stefanie Olsen / Webware.com:
WORDPRESS FOUNDER LOOKS INTO BLOGGING'S FUTURE — LAS VEGAS, Nev.—If you type "Matt" into the Google search bar, you won't immediately get results for the actor Matt Damon or the political site owner Matt Drudge, as you might expect. — Instead, the No. 1 listing points to the site of Matt Mullenweg …
Discussion: WebProNews and Joe Duck
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: BlogWorld: Matt Mullenweg Keynote
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Adobe: Online Photoshop coming this year — MONTEREY, Calif.—Adobe Systems has committed to shipping a beta version of its online image-editing tool, Photoshop Express, this year, and said it will be complete in 2008. — "By late this year, we anticipate having a beta version," …
Discussion: Gizmodo Comments, Mashable! and Macsimum News
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Adobe's Web-Based Photoshop Express On Its Way
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Online Photoshop coming in 2008
Louis Hau / Forbes:
Redstone: 'If Content Is King, Copyright Is Its Castle' — He may look his age when he's not speaking, but when Sumner Redstone, the 84-year-old chairman of Viacom and CBS, starts talking about the shifting media landscape, you forget he was born when radio was a novelty.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, Insider Chatter, HipMojo.com and paidContent.org
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb: Sumner Redstone: YouTube Won't Pay The Rent
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: NYTimes.com on TimesSelect End: 'Too Early To Declare Victory,' Ad-Tech Report
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Sumner Redstone: Not Crazy
Chris Williams / The Register:
Surge in encrypted torrents blindsides record biz — BPI claims losing is winning in P2P arms race — Exclusive The legal crackdown and publicity blitz aimed at people who share music, videos and software online is having an unintended consequence for the troubled record industry.
Discussion: TorrentFreak, DSLreports, VoIP Blog and p2pnet
Ernesto / TorrentFreak: BitTorrent Encryption Confuses the BPI, ISPs and Journalists Who Don't Research
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Blogcosm Challenges Technorati, Techmeme to Parse the Blogosphere — Blogcosm is a new company aiming to build a directory of the blogosphere. From the mundane to the esoteric, the company wants to provide users with a rich data set about any particular blog of interest or the vertical market it is in.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work, Mashable! and The Last Podcast
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Blogcosm's Blog About Blogs
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for November 2007 — Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: November 8, 2007 — Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: November 13, 2007 — This is an advance notification of two security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on November 13, 2007.
Discussion: Computerworld, InfoWorld, The Microsoft Security …, TechBlog, WinBeta, SC Magazine US and Windows Connected
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Microsoft plans just two patches next week
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld: Microsoft: Just a pair of security updates coming next week
Josh Phillips / Windows Connected: Two Security Updates Next Week
Cris Castello / Google LatLong:
How's the weather? — A wise man once said, "I ain't often right, but I've never been wrong." When it comes to weather forecasts, this certainly rings true. You always remember that day when you planned a picnic because it was supposed to be sunny and it ended up raining.
Discussion: Webware.com, WebProNews, Google Earth Blog, Search Engine Land and Mashable!
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: Google Earth adds weather to its repertoire
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Earth Gets Real-Weather Update
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Send In The Clouds: Google Earth Adds Weather Layer
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Google Earth Updates Layers
LookSmart Announces Sale of FindArticles.com — LookSmart, Ltd. (NASDAQ:LOOK), an online advertising and technology solutions company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Company's FindArticles.com property to CNET Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNET) …
Discussion: ResourceShelf, HipMojo.com, Search Engine Land, VentureBeat and Epicenter
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: What Happened to Looksmart? (Ask CNET)
Terrence Russell / Epicenter: CNet Buys FindArticles From a Similarly Regrouping LookSmart
iPhone queue forming at Regent Street store — The first few people have formed an iPhone queue outside the company's Regent Street store — Jonny Evans — Apple will launch the iPhone in the UK at 6.02pm tomorrow night - and a queue is already forming outside its doors on Regent Street.
Discussion: MobHappy, Blackfriars' Marketing, O'Grady's PowerPage and Neowin.net
Carlo Longino / MobHappy: France Shaping Up To Be The Most Interesting iPhone Market
Carl Howe / Blackfriars' Marketing: Analysts starting to realize Apple has a brand new source of revenue
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: First iPhone Lines Begin to Form in UK
Steven Parker / Neowin.net: Queue Forming in Regent Street for iPhone Launch
Michael Tanne / Wink Blog:
Major Update to Wink People Search — Today we released a major update to Wink People Search. Wink now gives people control over their search profile allowing them to fill in or correct information, and decide which links to include. We also enable people to contact friends they find online …
Discussion: Alt Search Engines, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and Between the Lines
Charles Knight / Alt Search Engines: People Search Engine Wink Rocks!
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: People Search Getting Social
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
HP goes octal with workstations — In the bad old days, you had to plod along with a workstation running on a creaky 400MHz chip. Now companies like HP are cramming up to 8 cores worth of speedy Xeons into a single desktop. — In mid-December, HP should start shipping the xw6600 and HP xw8600.
Discussion: TechSpot News
Justin Mann / TechSpot News: HP plans to ship 8-core workstations this year
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
FreshBooks Goes the Extra Mile — FreshBooks is a billing web application that allows people to send, track and collect online payments. I don't use FreshBooks (I generally have no one to invoice) and I don't know much about the Ontario, Canada-based company, but judging from their web site …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work, Oceanic, West Coast Grid and Mark Evans
The Walt Disney Company Reports Record Earnings for Fiscal Year 2007 — EPS for the year was $2.25 compared to $1.64 in the prior year. Net income increased from $3.4 billion in fiscal 2006 to $4.7 billion in fiscal 2007 — EPS for the year included a net benefit of $.33 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and paidContent.org
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Disney (DIS) Revenue, Profit Up