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‘What Is the Real Value of Copyright?’ Q&A With BitTorrent CEO Eric Klinker

Once the pariah of the media world, peer-to-peer software has come a long way since the days of Napster and college kids with hard drives stuffed with pirated music. Now, current P2P software provider BitTorrent boasts 80 million users, which, as CEO Eric Klinker is quick to point out, is somewhere between four and five times the size of cable giant Comcast's customer base...

‘Hypertexting’ Lumped In With Other Risky Teen Behaviors

Once upon a time, the word "hypertexting" referred to the process of linking one page of text to another through a specific Internet protocol. Now, public health researchers are using it to describe the practice of sending mobile phone text messages in the extreme: "hyper," as in lots, and "texting" as in, well, texting ...

AOL, Yahoo May Cling to Each Other in the Same Small Lifeboat

AOL is considering a play to take over Yahoo, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. ...

Microsoft Wants to Cordon Off Botnet-Infected Computers

Microsoft's vice president of trustworthy computing, Scott Charney, has put the call out for a collective, coordinated approach to protecting the public from, among many other threats, botnets ...

T-Mobile to Join Windows Phone 7 Bash

With the launch of the new Windows Phone 7 operating system and the devices that run it less than a week away, another mobile carrier has been added to the mix. ...

70-Plus Charged in Cybergang Crackdown

In a set of coordinated investigations, federal, state and local officials filed charges this week against more than 70 defendants who allegedly used cybercrime techniques to defraud both individuals and corporations out of millions of dollars. New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced the indictment of 36 people in Manhattan alone. This is in addition to the 37 defendants charged by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York...

Benioff: ‘The Feed Is the New Desktop’

We've all heard the lines: "blogging is so 2008"; "say that in 140 characters or less," and now, "the feed is the new desktop." This last one is from Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, and he said it in the context of his company's release of the new version of its enterprise social networking tool, Chatter 2. ...

Ready for ‘Facebook,’ the Verb?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came forward to clarify rampant rumors that his company was working with a mobile handset manufacturer to make a Facebook-branded smartphone. The problem is, he didn't address the question. ...

FCC Opens White Spaces for Bigger, Better, Bolder WiFi

The dream of streaming video and audio on the go, without boundaries, is one step closer to reality. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday ruled in favor of releasing the parts of the broadcast spectrum called "white spaces" -- those frequencies that fall in between television channels -- for wireless broadband use. ...

Nokia, the US Market, and the OS Stickler

ComScore's latest tally of smartphone operating system market shares in the U.S. showed Research In Motion's BlackBerry OS continues to hold a dominating lead in the smartphone arena with a 39.3 percent market share for the May-July period. However, that represents a slip of 1.8 percent since April. ...

Buddies or Stalkers? Gadgets That Really Know Us Are Coming

The brave new world of technology will include devices that change our whole relationship to them and, perhaps, to the world around us. That's according to Intel CTO Justin Rattner, who outlined the future of "context-sensitive" computing at his keynote address to the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week ...

E-Skin for Robots Could Lead to Touchy-Feely Prosthetics for Humans

Robots can be made made strong, robots can be made tireless, but a big problem with robots so far is that they can't be made to have a sense of touch as humans do. ...

Tablet Skirmish Heats Up With Toshiba Entry

Toshiba has announced its own entrant into the tablet market with the Folio 100, which will run on the Android 2.2 operating system. Sporting a screen just over 10 inches, the device will be larger than other early competitors to Apple's iPad tablet computer, such as the Dell Streak. ...

India to Give RIM’s Data-Monitoring Solution a Whirl

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has struck a deal with officials in India that will allow it to continue to operate in the country, for now. According to a statement by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, the two parties will conduct a 60-day trial of access methods that RIM has proposed so that the Ministry can monitor communications sent on RIM devices.

IBM’s X-Force: No Telling How Many Unpatched Web Threats Are Out There

During the first half of 2010, more than 4,300 new disclosures of software security issues came to light. That's according to the mid-year report issued by IBM's special X-Force security research team. What's perhaps a bit more disturbing is how many of those vulnerabilities remain unfixed. ...

Mastering Places Privacy Can Be Tricky, Facebook Critics Charge

Facebook rolled out its Places feature this week to much fanfare -- so much, in fact, that the official Facebook Blog has an update note posted that users who are unable to access the service should try back soon to see if they can check in. The app, available on the iPhone as part of Facebook for iPhone and available to all other mobile users through the touch.facebook.com website, allows people to indicate their location in the physical world to all their Facebook friends in the virtual world...

RIM Hankering for Mobile Ad Deal

Research In Motion, maker of BlackBerry mobile phones and the new Torch handset, is looking to make a play in the mobile ad market. That's according to a report in The Wall Street Journal that quotes "people familiar with the matter" as saying that RIM has held talks with mobile ad firm Millennial Media. Those talks broke down over acquisition price, said the sources. Millenial was asking between US$400 and $500 million, a price that RIM executives felt was far too high...

OPINION

Facebook and the Scammers: We Know Better

Once again this week, users of the enormous social networking service Facebook have fallen prey to unscrupulous people scamming them for information and money. It's beginning to be a familiar story: A seemingly innocuous link is sent from a friend, a company asks for personal information, and mysterious charges show up on a credit card -- or, in this case, a mobile phone bill...

HBO Spurns Netflix Deal

Cable premium channel HBO has all but come right out to say it intends to compete head-to-head with online streaming video service Netflix. That's according to comments HBO co-president Eric Kessler made in an interview with Bloomberg. Remaining exclusive has a value of its own, Kessler said, and it can command a hefty price tag when consumers want the content badly enough...

Bogus Dislike Button Plagues Hapless Facebook Users

How many times have we all seen comments like this on a Facebook status update: "Not like, but dislike," or "I'd press Dislike if there was a button." It's a common complaint about the social networking site's comment options; one can press the "Like" button to give a thumbs-up to a friend's post, but there is no analogous "Dislike" button ...

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