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DVD Format War Gets Steamy

Adult movie makers in Japan have apparently found a way to have their wares mass-produced on Blu-ray Discs, something that has been hampered, to date, by Sony's antipornography policies. A Japanese company is creating adult films on the Blu-ray Disc format at a disc production facility in Taiwan tha...

Filtering Software Makes YouTube Copyright Cop

Google and YouTube are planning to unveil copyright protection technology that goes above and beyond what some observers think is even possible. A Google lawyer told a judge that Google it is creating a database of video "fingerprints" and a system that will match them against uploaded clips to scre...

Gambling in Second Life? Don’t Bet on It

Linden Lab, the creator of the massive Second Life online virtual world, is facing heat from its customers after this week's decision to ban gambling from the pseudo-reality realm. The comments filed by members on the Second Life blog, where the gambling ban was announced, range from concerned to ma...

Judge Tells Facebook Challengers to Do More Homework

A federal judge on Wednesday gave the founders of Facebook challenger ConnectU two weeks to shore up their case against the popular social networking site, indicating he thinks the lawsuit is based on a shaky foundation. The plaintiffs contend Mark Zuckerberg surreptitiously stole their idea for a W...

MySpace Purges 29,000 Perverts

Social networking Web site MySpace has found and purged more than 29,000 sexual predators using the site, a number described by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal as an "exploding epidemic." The figure is more than quadruple the amount MySpace said it found two months ago. In May, MySpa...

Lawsuit Over Code Theft Could Shelve Facebook

A federal judge in Boston is set to hear arguments this week in a case that accuses Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing the code on which he built his massively popular Web site. The lawsuit could at least damage the young Web 2.0 entrepreneur's reputation, and at worst result in a Facebook...

Investors Pummel Netflix on Price Cut News

The price war between movie rental companies Blockbuster and Netflix continued Sunday when Netflix slashed by $1 the price of two DVD rental subscription plans. The $1 reduction will benefit most of Netflix's 6 million customers because it affects two of its most popular rental packages, Netflix sai...

Facebook Snaps Up Firefox Founders’ Startup Parakey

You can't label it a Web operating system. Don't refer to it as a simple platform or a bunch of applications. Yes, you can accurately call Parakey "acquired." The hard-to-describe startup, created by Mozilla Firefox cofounders Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt, is now owned by Facebook. The deal is the firs...

Net Phone Offers Free Calls for Life

A new company called "Ooma" is introducing a peer-to-peer Voice over Internet Protocol network that will result in free domestic calling for its customers, a concept it says will revolutionize home telephony. The Silicon Valley company, which includes industry veterans such as TiVo cofounder Mike Ra...

RIM Spikes BlackBerry’s Punch With WiFi

The newest -- and thinnest -- BlackBerry smartphone from Research In Motion includes GPS, new media player enhancements, an expandable memory slot and the ability to connect to the Internet via WiFi. The BlackBerry 8820's multiple methods of connectivity are "unprecedented," for a RIM smartphone, sa...

Microsoft Cooks Up Simple Home Server

Get ready for easy-to-use home servers. With Monday's release to manufacturers of the long-awaited Windows Home Server software, vendors will be putting the devices on the market this fall. There once was a time when homes with more than one PC were rare. However, now a modern household can have mul...

Intel Goes to Extreme With New Notebook Chip

Ever pushing the computing speed limit, Intel says its new Core 2 Extreme mobile dual-core processor is the world's highest-performing notebook chip. The company, in announcing the new processor, said there is a big demand for high-performance processors for notebooks being used by "hardcore gamers,...

Logitech Takes Mouse Off Pad

Boldly claiming "the future of PC navigation starts now," peripheral vendor Logitech has unveiled a laser mouse that uses motion-control and wireless technology so users can click, scroll and perform other control functions while holding the unit in the air from across a room. The new Logitech MX Ai...

PSP Goes on Diet, Gets Pumped

Lagging behind Nintendo in the handheld gaming device market, Sony has shaved some size and weight from the PlayStation Portable, added more memory and fitted it with a video port. The new $200 model will hit stores in September, the company said. The "more streamlined form factor" version of the po...

60Frames to Pull Hollywood Heavies Into Web Video Scene

A Hollywood talent agency and an Internet advertising company are joining forces in a new venture designed to help create, find advertisers for and distribute over the Web professionally produced short-form video content. The new company, 60Frames Entertainment, has secured $3.5 million in funding f...

Nielsen//NetRatings Starts the Clock on Web Metrics

Reacting to changes in Internet browsing fostered by Web 2.0 applications, Internet market research company Nielsen//NetRatings is adding to its toolbox two new ways of measuring Web site use. The company's NetView syndicated Internet audience measurement service will now include "Total Minutes" and...

Jittery Sony Knocks $100 Off PS3 Price Tag

After initially denying it had plans to cut the price of its PlayStation 3 gaming console, Sony on Sunday announced a hefty price reduction and announced a new PS3 model. As recently as Friday, Sony's president reportedly said there were no plans to cut the PS3 price, something observers expected wa...

MS Triples Xbox Warranty to Fix Billion-Dollar Boo-Boo

Conceding many Xbox 360 gaming consoles were built with a flaw that resulted in system crashes, Microsoft is tripling the system's warranty, upgrading its design and reimbursing those who paid for repairs. The initiative will cost up to $1.15 billion, the company said. A properly-running Xbox 360 di...

eBay’s Kijiji Makes Stealthy Move Into Craigslist Turf

With nary a press release or even an announcement on its Web site, eBay has started offering its Kijiji free online classified ad service to people in the United States. The rollout of Kijiji in the U.S. puts it in direct competition with free online classified ad pioneer -- and leader -- Craigslist...

Microsoft Gets Foot in Mass. Office Door

In what could be a victory for Microsoft and a blow to the open source community, the state of Massachusetts has added Microsoft's Office Open XML standard to its list of potential standards it will allow for government use. The inclusion of Office Open XML came in the latest version of Massachusett...

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