Microsoft may be ready for buying spree
Microsoft’s decision to splash out $6 billion for online ad firm Aquantive is by far the firm’s biggest acquisition yet and could mark a change in its attitude towards acquisitions. The conventional wisdom regarding Microsoft has always said that it is a company culturally or philosophically averse to big deals and, until now, the […]
DRM group vows to fight bloggers
Bloggers were said to have “crossed the line” when they posted a software key that could break the encryption on some HD-DVDs, the AACS copy protection body has said.
Thousands of websites published the key, which had been uncovered in a bid to circumvent digital rights management (DRM) technology on HD-DVD discs.
Microsoft settles over Excel name
A LONG RUNNING ROW between Microsoft and Savvysoft came to a close after the two agreed to disagree under agreeable terms. In November 2004 it was reported that Microsoft screwed up big time by delivering papers to Savvysoft for appropriating the name “Excel”, even though Thee Vole had forgotten to trademark the name when […]
The Algorithm Apparently Killed Jeeves
Ask launched a strange nationwide campaign not long ago with cryptic billboards that raise more questions than supporting the brand. The first appeared weeks ago with only what looked like a blue button and the quote “The algorithm killed Jeeves”
Operating System Showdown - Ubuntu Vs. Vista
By Brian Briggs
For years many have predicted the death of Windows at the hands of Linux.
The latest challenge to Windows comes from Ubuntu. Since everyone has long made up their minds in which operating system to use, we compare these two operating systems on the features that don’t matter. Read on to find out if […]
Hackers turning more to the web
Malicious code rise driven by web
In the first quarter of 2007, security firm Sophos identified 23,864 threats, up from 9,450 on this time last year. In the same period the firm said it was identifying 5,000 web pages per day infected with so-called malware. The report was released during InfoSec, Europe’s largest conference […]
Exposing the Deep Web to Search Engines
The Invisible Web (aka Deep Web) is that humongous slice of the Internet’s web pages that traditional search engines either have not indexed or cannot index. Often, if they cannot index a page, it’s because the page is database-driven and requires a human trigger before it is rendered in your web browser.
For example, you […]