Sun Microsystems has fixed a pair of security bugs in Java that could be exploited by attackers to take over computers running Windows, Linux and Solaris.
IDC raised the forecast for total PC shipments for 2002-2006. They are now expected to reach 199.
21% of those Web users now primarily use online versions of newspapers, while 72% still read print editions. The remaining 7% split their time between online and offline editions, Nielsen//NetRatings says.
There are about 266 mln TVs in the US, and that number is growing by 3.5 mln per year.
65.9% of those aged 50-64 and 27.7% of those 65 and above are online today, eMarketer says.
The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) in UK confiscated 680,000 pirate DVDs in Q1 2005 - a 41% rise YTY. TThe value of the black market DVD trade, worth 600 mln pounds in 2004, will exceed 1 bln pounds within three years.
IC Insights projects that the IC market will hit $186.5 bln in terms of revenues in 2005, up 4% over 2004.
Nielsen//NetRatings says the continued interest in home and rental properties compelled 21.6 mln Web surfers, or 15% of the active Internet population, to visit a real estate or apartment site during April 2005, spiking 26% from 17.
Clickz now publishes a monthly roundup of the largest Web advertisers for a given month. The data, provided by TNS Media Intelligence, shows that in April 2005 Tickle, Vonage, South Beach Diet, LowerMyBills, HP VAR Computers and Netflix all spent more than $10 mln on online advertising.
Nearly 114 mln visits were made to US emergency departments in 2003 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On an average day, there were more than 300,000 visits to an emergency department in the US compared to a decade ago; annual visits to emergency departments grew by 24 mln, an increase of 26%, while the number of EDs in the US decreased by 14% during the same period.
The global messaging market continues to be important to mobile carriers, with the bulk of the revenues continuing to come from Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging, reports In-Stat. The greatest growth in mobile messaging, however, will come from wireless instant messaging, which, driven by corporate users, is expected to increase revenues six-fold between 2007 and 2009.
Nielsen//NetRatings reported on top 10 sites for May 2005. Yahoo!
Handelsbanken Capital Markets predicts the three-month average of wireless semiconductor sales to be $18.53 bln in April 2005.
Nielsen//NetRatings ranked top 10 advertisers for May 2005. InterActiveCorp, Vonage, LowerMyBills, Dell and Verizon all bought more than 2 bln banner impressions in May 2005.
Comcon, Russian research agency, analyzed Web traffic patterns for Russia's most popular sites. 8.
So, maybe I wasn't so crazy after all when, the other day, I suggested that Dell might now be the perfect company to resell systems loaded with Apple's OS X now that Apple is cutting bait with IBM's PowerPC and switching to Intel chips. According to a report in Fortune Magazine, Dell founder Michael Dell said "If Apple decides to open the Mac OS to others, we would be happy to offer it to our customers.
Next week I'll be at the SuperNova 2005 conference in San Francisco. The focus of the conference is on the network as the platform for commerce, social interaction, work and entertainment.
For years, Intel and I have been at odds over advantages of going with a Centrino-enabled notebook versus a non-Centrino notebook. I've argued that Centrino is nothing more than a package of Intel-only parts that has so far proven to be no more competent at connecting to and using WiFi networks than similar packages with some non-Intel parts (in particular, the Wi-Fi radio).