Stories for Jun. 16, 2008

Tommorow sees the long-awaited release of Clint Eastwood‘s Firefox 3, the third movie in the popular series of Craig Thomas novels, including Firefox, Firefox Down and Winter Hawk. As with most cinematic releases, the movie will be available as a Usenet file or BitTorrent, however Eastwood […] Read more »

The case of Judge Alex Kozinski has a lot to teach us about privacy and community standards on the Internet. Here’s a quick summary of events so far: Kozinski, chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was presiding over an obscenity case when […] Read more »

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Email addresses have a certain inertia: once you’ve started sending an address around, it can be very tough to change. But what do you do when you have an existing email address on the web, and a new desktop or mobile device that it doesn’t work […] Read more »

Fuel cell vehicles made by Honda are now rolling off a production line in Japan and will be heading to eager customers in California come July, the auto maker said today. The car, the FCX Clarity, represents the latest move from a major car maker to […] Read more »

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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a copyright protection agreement between the United States, some European Union countries, and now Canada. They already have a pretty random law up in the great white north that allows them to randomly search devices to find files that infringe on […] Read more »

When you buy the new iPhone, are you going to jailbreak it? Are you really a closet Windows fanboy? If you answered yes to each of these questions, then the VistaPerfection 2.0 iPhone Theme by Spec Works was created just for you. It is very customizable […] Read more »

The popular BitTorrent media platform Vuze, formerly known as Azureus, is releasing a major update later today that offers some social features as well as a web-wide search functionality. Users of the new client version 3.1 will be able to connect to their friends on Vuze […] Read more »

There was a time not too long ago when the business implications of social media were unclear; resistance to it on the part of corporations, therefore, was somewhat understandable. Web 2.0 seemed like just the next Internet fad in a series of many, and while it […] Read more »

Local business video ad platform Jivox said today that it’s raised $10.7 million in first-round funding from Opus Capital and Helion Venture Partners. Jivox claims strong growth, but it also appears that it has lowered its video advertising CPM prices since launching in March. The San […] Read more »

Everyone knows by now that you should use a unique password for every web site that requires one, and that those passwords should be tough to guess. But managing all of those passwords is tough, and it gets tougher if you’re a roaming web worker who […] Read more »

How does a company sell more cell phones in a cutthroat, competitive market? Launch new so-called “green” models. This morning Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung said at the World IT Show in Seoul that it will start selling two eco-friendly handsets this month. The first is […] Read more »

Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate are duking it out in an 18-hole playoff right now, and thanks to NBC, you can watch it live (on the sly, at work). Can the underdog, Mediate, topple the mighty Tiger? Hat tip to Lost Remote. Read more »

Internet video will account for half of all consumer Internet traffic by 2012, according to new research from Cisco. In its Visual Networking Index (PDF), the company says video already accounts for a quarter of all consumer Internet traffic, a number that will rise to 32 […] Read more »

Backchannel Media Makes TV Ads Interactive (Kinda); company’s technology inserts an icon into a TV ad that, when clicked on by remote control, sends a link to the user’s portal for more information. (The New York Times) Angel of Death to Go DVD Via the Web; […] Read more »

IBM, with years of experience designing chips and LCD displays, is jumping into the solar sector — but not just silicon-based solar. Big Blue has announced a new joint effort with chip gear maker Tokyo Ohka Kogyo to develop thin-film solar panels based on CIGS (Copper-Indium-Gallium-Selenide) […] Read more »

Surely most WWD readers know that Firefox 3 is coming – we’ve certainly written about it enough. But if you’re not paying obsessive attention, you may not know that the official release date is tomorrow, June 17. Unlike some other packages, there’s really no need to […] Read more »

Nokia has unleashed two new phones today aimed squarely at the business market and both the E66 and the E71 have features designed for the mobile professional.  The E66 is a slider phone that auto-rotates between portrait and landscape orientations when the phone is turned, not […] Read more »

Nvidia and AMD today each launched two graphics chips for the PC market — but the two companies are pursuing divergent strategies. Both share a recent focus on high-end graphics, which underlines how important visual computing has become; but the different approaches taken by each firm […] Read more »

iTunes Help Please The Keyboard What is going to happen to the price of the Touch? A Real Mixed Network Read more »

We told you recently about the availability of the Origami Experience 2.0 and how you can now download it for your Vista-equipped UMPC.  The OE2 provides a user interface for the UMPC that has been enhanced for touch operation and it offers a ton of features […] Read more »

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