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iPod Sets New Records

January 25th, 2005
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Apple’s popular iPod music players set two new records this week – surpassing 250 million downloads, and setting an average daily sales record of 1 million songs per day.
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FireFox Keeps On Blazing

January 25th, 2005
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For the sixth month in a row, Microsoft Internet Explorer’s (IE) share of the browser market has slipped according to WebSideStory, a web analytics firm.
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Consumer Electronics Companies Team Up for DRM

January 21st, 2005
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A group of consumer electronics companies launched an effort this week to establish a standard for the protection of digital content across multiple devices.
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Malware Poses as CNN Alert

January 21st, 2005
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Virus writers have started spreading a new email virus, which lures potential victims by disguising itself as a news alert from CNN. According to Sophos, an antivirus company, the new virus Crowt.A do not have a set number of subjects or anything particularly easy to predict.
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Sun Nabs Open Source License

January 20th, 2005
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The Open Source Initiative has approved Sun Microsystems’ Common Development & Distribution License (CDDL). The move paves the way for Sun to proceed with its plans to release its Solaris OS as an open source project.
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Evil Twins Threaten Wi-Fi Users

January 20th, 2005
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Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) users are at risk from a new kind of threat known as “evil twins”. Evil twins are bogus internet connections setup by fraudsters to mimi the real thing.
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Virus Writer Arrested

January 20th, 2005
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Police in Spain have arrested a man suspected of creating a Trojan-style virus capable of making secret recordings of Internet users through their Webcams.
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Intel Updates Centrino

January 20th, 2005
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Intel unveiled its new Centrino mobile processing platform this week. The new processor features a number of improvements designed to leverage the Centrino’s existing popularity in the mobile market.
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Control Your PC From Your Mobile

January 20th, 2005
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Toshiba has released software which enables users to remote control their PC using their mobile phone. The software – called Ubiquitous Viewer – will be available in Japan beginning in March.
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Peer-To-Peer Convicts

January 20th, 2005
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The trial against 2 Peer-To-Peer (P2P) network operators resulted in 2 convictions today. The trial is the first of its kind in the US.
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