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Google pooh poohs the cube

Google puts to rest reports of a low-price device, dubbed by someone the Google Cube, that would interface with PCs, TVs, set-top boxes, media players and cell phones."We have many PC partners who serve their markets exceedingly well and we see no need to enter that market; we would rather partner with great companies," is the official Google statement on the subject.

January 4, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Stranger than IT fiction

Over the holiday break, Ashlee Vance reported: [Overstock CEO Patrick] Byrne held an August conference call with financial analysts about this cabal that has since gone down in Wall Street history as perhaps the single most bizarre CEO moment of all time....During the session, Byrne admitted to making up stories about being gay and a coke-head in the hopes of uncovering a mysterious group short-sellers led by a "Sith Lord.

January 4, 2006 by David Berlind

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Where there's a bill, there's a way

Via ZDNet reader Steven Ackerman who saw it on FurdLog which links to the LATimes story on Congressional Copycats who said "Interestingly, even the industry’s hometown paper doesn’t think it’s a good idea": The [Analog Hole] bill aims to prevent pirates from slipping through the analog hole to copy movies or television programs, then converting them into digital files that could be swapped on the Internet or burned onto DVDs....

January 4, 2006 by David Berlind

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Out of '05 and into '06, Eclipse is on a major roll

Lattix is apparently the first software company to commit to the Eclipse integrated development environment in 2006.  Since writing about how momentum is making all the difference for Eclipse, especially since '05's JavaOne event, the number of companies that have joined the Eclipse camp is has been mind boggling.

January 3, 2006 by David Berlind

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Google hinting at accessibility initiative for disabled?

Judging by today's Google logo (spells "Google" in Braille), the company is either (a) celebrating Louis Braille's birthday (he was born on January 4, 1809), (b) about to engage in some new accessibility initiative, or (c) both.  Anybody know?

January 3, 2006 by David Berlind

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Is Virgin Records destined to repeat Sony's rootkit history?

Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing (thanks to ZDNet reader Bruce Fryer for the link): Coldplay's latest CD X&Y comes with an insert that discloses all the rules enforced by the DRM they included on the disc. Of course, these rules are only visible after you've paid for the CD.

January 3, 2006 by David Berlind

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