Swisscom is exploring the use of remote-controlled planes for targeted advertising. Such planes would have a WiFi or Bluetooth transmitter that would send out messages to phones and PDAs.
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Bruce Schneier makes a really good point about banks that are apparently instituting bans on cell phones in the name of security: This is just plain dumb. It's easy to get around the ban: a Bluetooth earpiece is inconspicuous enough.
A sharp-eyed-n-eared audience member of ZDNet -- Cameron Dorey -- spotted News.com's Tom Krazit doing an interview of Dell chairman Michael Dell and asking him what computer he uses at home.
Yesterday, while opening an email that I received in Outlook, the following message appeared. It may have appeared when the message was opened, or when I attempted to open the PDF file that was attached.
In two recent articles (Note to recording artists: Just say "no" to Apple and GM, Ford, Mazda to drive acceptance of Apple's C.R.
Under the guise of revitalizing physical media-based music sales (given the beating that CD sales are taking due to the Internet), the Wall St. Journal is reporting that Warner Music Group is looking to sell its artists' music on DVDs instead of CDs.
Garrett Rogers who covers all things Google for us here on the ZDNet blogging network has the skinny (and some screen shots) on some new file formats supported by Google's Google Base service: Google has updated the uploader tool on Google Base, allowing users to associate more types of files with their items. Until today, uploading was restricted to images — but now users have the option to upload PDF's, Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and more.
Looks like Microsoft has more work to do on Vista's security. According to InfoWorld:After security researcher Joanna Rutkowska demonstrated Thursday how it's possible to circumvent security in Microsoft's Vista beta software and install a rootkit called Blue Pill, Microsoft said it intends to find ways to stop both potential threats before Vista ships.
In scanning my RSS feed this morning (by the way, I now use the Web version of Newsgator to the exclusion of any thick-client solutions), I came across this little interesting tidbit from InfoWorld: A higher German court has ruled to uphold a decision by a lower court to ban the sale of used software licenses, in a case involving a subsidiary of Oracle....
I couldn't help myself with the catchy headline this time. Hey.