Web sites prey on rivals' stores From CNet: "A growing number of online companies are ambushing competitors through software that puts ads where marketers want them most -- in front of customers visiting rival Web sites. It's called getting "Gatored," after one of the most popular applications underlying it, and some Web sites are out to restrict the practice." More.… Read more
MS icon requirement An AP article states: "Computer makers who put icons for competitors' products on the Windows XP desktop will also have to feature at least three Microsoft products, the company said Thursday."
Park bench Internet Connect online with your Mac - from a park bench. Details here.
Internet Help Desk humor For a laugh (cute if not all that original), check out the … Read more
Aladdin posts a loss Aladdin reported yesterday that, for the last quarter, revenue decreased 37 percent to $1,653,248 and reported a net loss of $(411,585), or $(0.04) per share (basic and diluted), as compared with revenues of $2,633,530 and a net loss of $(7,222), or $(0.00) per share (basic and diluted), in the same period last year.
LaCie launches FireWire backup solutions LaCie has unveiled its first line of FireWire backup solutions. The product line includes a high-end AIT backup system with … Read more
ABBYY FineReader Pro b60/58 is a maintenance update to this OCR software.
Yesterday's items updated We added updates this morning to two items from yesterday: "Bypassing audio CD copy protection" and "Verizon anti-spam policy could pose problems for those who use web hosts."
Update: To be clear: The cdfreaks.com bypass works … Read more
Wireless Internet in hotels The latest trend in hotel accommodations is to provide wireless Internet access. Imagine, being able to use your AirPort-equipped laptop from anywhere in the hotel. Cool!
The Sims House Party 1.0 is available for preorder. This expansion pack for the popular game allows your Sims to hoedown at a country barn dance, chow down at a tropical luau, or go underground at … Read more