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Google: New channel for Microsoft's DRM?

Reuters on ZDNN: Internet giant Google is in talks with digital music service Napster over an "extensive alliance" that could include an "outright acquisition," according to a Tuesday report in the New York Post, citing anonymous sources....Google has been in discussions with Napster to offer a digital music service, rather than start one on its own, the Post reported.

January 31, 2006 by

Overseas--the big tech payoff

<img src="/i/zdnn/cm/2003/08/082203mkanellos_ms.jpg border="0" align="left"><b><i>Commentary--</i></b>Tim Draper is one venture captilist who isn't afraid to invest overseas--and his strategy is paying off big time.

September 15, 2005 by

Virus message teases with pictures of bin Laden's death

[From ZDNN] Antivirus company Sophos warned today of a scheme that invokes Osama bin Laden to convince people to open a file containing a Trojan horse called Hackarmy. The message, which has been posted on several Internet newsgroups, claims to contain pictures taken by CNN journalists of bin Laden committing suicide.

July 23, 2004 by

Prepare for Microsoft to inflate XP success

As in the past, Microsoft will go to great lengths to use every tactic it can to guarantee the public perception of XP is a success. And corporate America is going to help, says ZDNN reader Ray Bailey.

October 31, 2001 by

How Intel calls the tune

In his inaugural column for ZDNN, long-time industry veteran John Dickinson raises the curtain on the real constellation of power in the computer business.

July 29, 2001 by

Commentary: Decoding Microsoft's open source argument

Last week, Microsoft Senior Vice-President Craig Mundie submitted a column to ZDNN decribing why the "commercial software model alone" can sustain the industry's growth. Now, Michael Tiemann, the CTO at Red Hat, a supplier of Linux and open source solutions for Internet infrastructure, gives his point-by-point counter-argument.

May 20, 2001 by

Big Blue's database dilemma

There has been a great deal of drivel published on the IBM/Informix deal lately. ZDNN reader Ray Jones takes a look at IBM's database dilemma.

May 9, 2001 by

Chatroom Danger: Opinion - when online chat leads to the Crying Rooms

Richard Barry's last opinion piece for ZDNet (he is moving on after three years at the ZDNN helm) is an impassioned plea to the Internet industry to do more to make chatrooms safer for children. WARNING: this article contains strong and sexually explicit languageTina Bell, a typical 12-year-old girl with a home computer, has been abused over a period of four weeks after installing Yahoo!

March 15, 2001 by

TalkBack Central: Online support needs improvement

In response to the article "MS kisses free software support goodbye," ZDNN reader Jeff Meyer says, "Online support works if the online resources are decent, and when a customer has to pay, they get a good return." Read more of Jeff's opinion.

August 17, 2000 by

TalkBack Central: Did justice prevail in Naughton case?

Most ZDNN TalkBack posters agreed that Naughton isn't the dream date they envision for their underage female relatives. However, the news that he'll avoid jail in exchange for "substantial assistance to the government" re-ignited a debate over the government's proper role in regulating sexual behavior on the Web.

August 9, 2000 by

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