Stephen Shankland reports that Linux keyholder Linus Torvalds isn't keen on aligning the kernal with a new, and as yet incomplete, GPL license. Torvalds said that it is "insane to require people to make their private signing keys available," referring to the anti-DRM element in the GPL 3 draft specification.
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin addresses the China issue with Fortune's David Kirkpatrick while at Davos.We ultimately made a difficult decision, but we felt that by participating there, and making our services more available, even if not to the 100 percent that we ideally would like, that it will be better for Chinese Web users, because ultimately they would get more information, though not quite all of it.
Malcom Gladwell wrote in Blink that we often form snap judgements and they're often wrong. Now, researchers at Carleton University in Ottawa have determined that people decide a Web site's worth in 50 milliseconds--about the length of time that one frame of a TV show is on the screen.
Google's decision to censor results for its China search site has the blogosphere and beyond buzzing. Google's officials justified the decision in saying the getting access to the restricted, limited content is better than nothing.
In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show we cover a variety of timely topics. Google refuses the U.
If you haven't heard of "badware" before, you will now.
Warning: This blog entry substitutes the acronym CRAP where the term DRM might normally have appeared. (read why).
PC Forum, Esther Dyson's annual conference is coming up March 12-14 in Carlsbad, California. (Disclosure: PC Forum is part of CNET Networks, which includes ZDNet.
With Disney's $7.4 billion acquistion of Pixar, Steve Jobs will be Disney's biggest shareholder and pain in the ass.
There's a little bit of news on the OpenDocument Format (ODF) front. According to eWeek, a new version of Wordperfect has shipped but without ODF support (despite the company's prior statements that it's behind the XML-based productivity suite document format).