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MPAA: The P is for Pyrrhic

Dan_glickman All those public-awareness campaigns, all those raids of illegal DVD plants for what? For nothing ...

Hollywood lost $6.1 billion last year to bootlegging, illegal copying and Read More →

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"Nobody cleans the desktop, usually, until they stick to it."

-- Charles Gerba, a microbiologist and clean water expert at the University of Arizona, reminds office drones that the average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet Read More →

Oh, Ballmer's our chief yahoo, all right. Small Y.

Well, now we know what Microsoft planned to spend that additional $2 billion on.Yahoo (oh, and Steve Berkowitz). According to a report in today's Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has considered the idea of acquiring a stake in Read More →

Gartner predicts Vista delay, rising of sun, continued Mideast strife

If Microsoft doesn't pull it together, Windows Vista is going to end up becoming the Duke Nukem Forever of operating systems (see "Duke Nukem Forever (in development)"). A research note released this week from Gartner predicts Read More →

And in winter, poor families can gather around our CPUs for heat

The main course at the 15th World Congress on Information Technology going on in Austin this week is warm altruism on a bed of self interest. Intel and AMD are using the conference to promote their expanded efforts Read More →

Things must be going well — Steve's humming "My Way" again

The search continues for an irresistible force to match up against the immovable object that is Steve Jobs. The latest contender to fall into a weeping heap after trying to budge the Apple chief is the record industry, specifically the Read More →

What's the word for lap dog?

Google's running into a vocal backlash in China, and it has nothing to do with its cooperation in state censorship. No, the issue that has galvanized thousands of Chinese to sign an online petition is the search sovereign's choice Read More →

So we should start to see the blog-search aggregation sites any time now, right?

New blog search engine Sphere went live today, trying to shoulder through Technorati, Feedster, Ice Rocket and others to become a major sifter of blogorrhea. TechCrunch reports Sphere is trying to distinguish itself with an algorithmic approach Read More →
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