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David explains why DRM is CRAP

Video: David goes to the whiteboard to explain why digital rights management (DRM) is a load of CRAP-- Content, Restriction, Annulment, and Protection. Why does he think this technology is crap?

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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RawSugar's hierarchical navigation

RawSugar is one those social media services that takes a few run throughs to figure out. Tagging and social networking services are the current hot category, with many variations on a theme.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Demo 2006 security roundup, part 1

Demo 2006: On the security front, several companies showed off simple and useful tools for interacting more safely on the Internet. StrikeForce Technologies demoed WebSecure, anti-keylogging software that encrypts keystrokes as they are typed, and reroutes them to the browser via a separate channel that bypasses the places in Windows where keyloggers lurk.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Demo 2006: TagWorld, VSee, Plum

Demo 2006: CNET's Rafe Needleman blogs about on TagWorld, VSee and Plum:TagWorld -- now with commerceWho knew that a world of young people would propel MySpace into the phenom it has become? The site's success has left the rest of the world scrambling to catch up, but the game isn't over yet.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Riya going public beta in two weeks...

Demo 2006: Riya was one of the hottest products shown demo. It's been in development for over two years, and was the talk of Silicon Valley when Google was rumored to be acquiring the company.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Krugle--Google for programmers

I got a close look at Krugle (rhymes with Google), the forthcoming (March 8) vertical search engine for programmers. The search engine finds content from a constrained set of domains, starting with the main Web sites that programmers use and rippling out to sites that are associated by strong interlinking.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Virtual wall-to-wall flip charts

Demo 2006: Polyvision showed Thunder Virtual Flipchart System. It’s designed to share large amounts of information--at the other end of the spectrum from Web conferencing software like WebEx.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Extending PowerPoint with Freepath

Demo 2006: Grass Roots Software demoed a new presentation application, Freepath (the site is still not live at this writing) that lets you build a playlist by dragging and dropping elements into a composer. The software leverages PowerPoint content and also supports audio, video, PDF, Word and other data types.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Meet Pleo, descendent of Furby

Demo 2006: Ugobe founder and chief inventor Caleb Chung shows off his latest offspring, Pleo (see photo below). Chung also co-invented Furby, which was a great annoyance in my house a few years ago.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Digismart mini projector

Demo 2006: Digismart, from Digislide Holdings, is a minature projection system that can display an 11-inch by 17-inch image from a distance of 3 feet. The micro-optical device can be integrated into cell phones, PDAs, GPS units, MP3 and MP4 players, handheld games and laptops.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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