If you haven't heard of "badware" before, you will now.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. During his tenure, he was the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Warning: This blog entry substitutes the acronym CRAP where the term DRM might normally have appeared. (read why).
PC Forum, Esther Dyson's annual conference is coming up March 12-14 in Carlsbad, California. (Disclosure: PC Forum is part of CNET Networks, which includes ZDNet.
With Disney's $7.4 billion acquistion of Pixar, Steve Jobs will be Disney's biggest shareholder and pain in the ass.
There's a little bit of news on the OpenDocument Format (ODF) front. According to eWeek, a new version of Wordperfect has shipped but without ODF support (despite the company's prior statements that it's behind the XML-based productivity suite document format).
With the coming of GPLv3, a few projects, including the Linux Kernel, will need to be expressly relicensed by all of their copyright holders if they choose v3. The question is, were they licensed correctly in the first place?
Now that Google News is out of beta after 1219 days (3.33 years, and I thought they would pull the trigger at 3.
Amazon.com recently launched Mechanical Turk, a service named after the 18th-Century chess-playing "automaton.
David Berlind is appalled at the DOJ for asking for information on search data from MSN, AOL, Yahoo! and Google.
PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield is being coy about his new startup, Workday, but some details are starting to leak out. Jeff Nolan, a VC with SAP Ventures, shares some tidbits about the company, which is now slated to launch in April.