Notable headlines:Lots of storage news:A shotgun marriage for Blu-ray and HD DVD?Here comes the terabyte hard drive.
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eBay will raise its fees effective Jan. 30, but it's unclear whether this move is good or bad for the company.
Software sucks, but what can be done about it? More to the point why do users put up with it?
Update 3: By 4 p.m. Bank of America's online banking systems were back up.
NetSuite will get some metrics tutoring from Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, who is widely known for his statistical approach to baseball. The company, which makes on-demand business software suites, appointed Beane to its board of directors.
The daily reading list:Cisco to spend $830 million for e-mail security firm.Google reader adds metrics.
Worth watching: During the holiday I had the pleasure of watching "In Search of the Valley," a film written, directed and edited by fellow ZDNet blogger Steve O'Hear. The polished film, shot in September 2004, documents the month long journey of Steve and friends to explore the soul of Silicon Valley, how it grew from the legendary Hewlett-Packard garage in Palo Alto and Homebrew Computer Club into a trillion dollar industry and essential part of our culture.
Plastic Logic, a Cambridge UK startup, is getting $100 million in venture capital to build plastic electronics on a commercial scale. The facility "will produce flexible active-matrix display modules for 'take anywhere, read anywhere' electronic reader products.