Universal Music Group on Friday said that it will sell "thousands of its albums and tracks" without DRM for a limited time. Universal said in a statement that its test will run from August and January and track "consumer demand, price sensitivity and piracy in regards to the availability of open MP3s.
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Google outlined plans to allow its customers to buy more storage if they run past their caps from posting photos or hoarding email. But why pay Google for storage when it's basically free elsewhere?
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: ATI driver flaw exposes Vista kernel to attackers.On deck: Critical Windows, Office, IE patches.
The other day a colleague who uses OS X spoke to me, angry at the fact that Powerpoint's "auto-save" feature hadn't actually done any saving and a crash left him with hours of work undone. He asked me "what do you use to build presentation on the Mac?
Matt Asay has an interview with Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz on news.com.
Google filed its second quarter regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company's filing matched what it reported a few weeks ago.
Email attachments are becoming increasingly passe and that may open some security concerns.Today, I gave the just launched Zoho Viewer a spin and liked it overall.
On today's podcast:Cisco.com goes dark on patch day.
Apparently a few Mozilla folks have a problem with my characterization of Firefox's retention statistics.The main beef: What was I comparing Firefox's retention stats to?
Vonage reported its second quarter earnings Thursday and there were plenty of negatives. However, there were a few reasons to have a little optimism.