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.
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<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.
[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.
ZDNet announces a personalized news alert system that notifies readers by e-mail as breaking news occurs.
Whether you love or hate instant messaging, you agree there's a right and a wrong way to do it. And what might those do's and don'ts be? ZDNN readers shared some advice in TalkBack and here are the results.
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.
ZDNN reader Tom Gladstone says Microsoft has misread the market, as have a lot of the folks hyping instant messaging as the next "killer app."
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.
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.
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.
COMMENTARY--I've often stated in ZDNN TalkBack forums that one of the key benefits of Microsoft products is the degree to which they have made it easy to program for Windows. A common response was that it's dangerous to make it too easy.
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!
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.
In response to the article "Hackers won't give Pentagon a break ," ZDNN reader David P. Cole states, "The Pentagon has no business being on the Internet!
**** In response to the article -- 'Hackers won't give Pentagon a break ' ZDNN reader David P. Cole states, "The Pentagon has no business being on the Internet!
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.
**** In response to the article Does the Net need a 'red-light district'? ZDNN reader Tony Federer says freedom of speech should not be sacrificed for the sake of protecting children.
**** In response to the article -- Does the Net need a 'red-light district'?, ZDNN reader Tony Federer says freedom of speech should not be sacrificed for the sake of protecting children.
In response to the article -- 'Olympics challenge: Filtering hate mail' ZDNN reader David P. Cole states, "this project is beyond asinine and should be pitied by all.
**** In response to the article -- 'Olympics challenge: Filtering hate mail' ZDNN reader David P. Cole states, "this project is beyond asinine and should be pitied by all.
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