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The stock options backdating issue may be catching up to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. While most are focused on Apple's retail sales, latest gadgets and Macworld, the company's stock option backdating probe--you know the one that has caused Apple to delay its annual report--remains a big issue.
Throughout the week, we'll be looking at the top news stories, blogs, downloads and reviews of 2006. Here are the most popular ZDNet blogs of the year based on traffic.
Presence has long been touted as the solution to managing communication interruptions, but what will it take to make it real?
Throughout the week, we'll be looking at the top news stories, blogs, downloads and reviews of 2006. Here are the most popular news stories of the year based on traffic.
If all goes according to plan, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and partner Amazon will launch a socially-charged search engine to compete with Google, Yahoo, Ask and others early next year. According to the story in The Times of London, the project is called Wikiasari--wiki (Hawaiian for "quick" + asari (Japanese for "rummaging search)--and will be launched out of Wikia, Inc, the for-profit, venture-funded branch of Wales' effort to human-empower Web pages.
It's no secret that Research In Motion's Pearl device is a big hit, but folks are already speculating on how the company's next "Indigo" and "Crimson" smartphones will fare. The Indigo and Crimson codenames are rumored to be different flavors of an upcoming BlackBerry 8800.
Red Hat's third quarter went well and the company had bookings of $133 million, well ahead of what analysts were looking for. Meanwhile, the company said 28 percent of its bookings were multiyear deals.
Headlines of the day: Microsoft seeks patent covering Web feed readers. David Berlind's take.
Just when you thought you'd seen it all, Microsoft has apparently applied to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a patent on the Really Simple Syndication protocol (RSS). The blogosphere hasn't worked itself up into a tizzy quite yet.