When the obituary of digital rights management (DRM) software is written music label EMI is going to get a fairly meaty chapter.First, EMI delivers its catalog DRM-free on iTunes.
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Before coming on stage at the D conference, a cute video about the making of YouTube was shown, where co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are talking about coming up with a business idea while they are eating huge burritos, and how they wish their friends could watch them eat. From there they eat donuts, pull out a video camera and end up in the Google cafeteria, where the chef says, " Welcome to the cafe gentleman.
UBS is out with its 2007 analysis of open job listings at Google and Yahoo and what they tell us about the two companies' respective direction. The short version: Both are thinking video.
Microsoft has completed its first building at its Quincy, Washington data center and a leisurely walk around it is about 1.3 miles.
In today's podcast:One of the world's most prolific spammers is arrested.Google launches a bunch of neat toys for developers.
First there was Yahoo Pipes. Then Microsoft's Popfly.
Novell reported fiscal second quarter earnings of $110,000 on revenue of $239 million in a so-so quarter that illustrated how the company's non-Linux businesses--Netware and its identity management software--struggle to grow. The good news: SUSE Linux continues to deliver solid growth for Novell courtesy of the company's partnership with Microsoft.
Notable headlines:David Berlind: Podcast: ‘Google Gears’ vies to be de facto tech for offline Web apps. Ed Burnette and Marc Orchant.
The highlight of the D: All Things Digital conference featured Bill Gates and Steve Jobs on stage together, with event co-hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher as referees.The best line of the night came when Swisher asked the two what was the greatest misunderstanding about their relationship.
Jason Calacanis of Weblogs Inc. (now part of AOL) fame launched Mahalo at the D conference this afternoon, with the idea that human-generated search results for the most common queries can trump machine-generated results and not Mahalo will leave the vast majority, the long tail of queries to Google.