Adam Green: I made my pitch to get David [Berlind] to use the term copy protection instead of DRM. He was sympathetic to the issue, but not too interested in making the change.....
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Rollyo just launched a customer search tool that lets you create search engines (with up to 25 sites) that are accessible via the search toolbar in Firefox. Since its October 2005 launch, Rollyo has accumulated about 15,000 personalized search "engines.
I wanted to publicly say thanks to the folks at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at the Harvard Law School (HLS) for having me over for most of the day Tuesday (earlier this week). I'm purposely not naming names because I know I'll leave someone out and I don't want to do that.
ACM Queue has a fascinating interview with Phil Smoot, a product unit manager with MSN. In that capacity, he manages the product teams responsible for Hotmail, one of the largest Web-based services on the Internet.
By way of ZDNet reader "Tic Swayback" who responded to today's post about the questionable behavior of Apple's RSS technology, we have a link...
The Register has a story about past history between Sun and Apple. According to the story, Sun made several attempts to buy Apple.
Dave Winer -- the father of RSS -- can't tell if the problems he's having with Apple's RSS are just the beta blues or if Apple's up to something a bit more nefarious: Engadget quoted Jobs as saying they were using “industry standard” RSS. Even if we used terminology like that (we don’t, there’s no standards body for RSS) one company can’t on its own say it’s standard, esp when it has so many mistakes in it.
eWeek: Adobe Systems Inc. on Monday acquired the digital rights management business of Navisware.
Through my RSS feed, I've been noticing an unusual number of reports of lost IDs; companies and organizations that have some how lost customer data.
eWeek: Symantec Caught in Norton 'Rootkit' Flap Symantec Corp. has fessed up to using a rootkit-type feature in Norton SystemWorks that could provide the perfect hiding place for attackers to place malicious files on computers.