Microsoft Partners with Top Social Networks

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Today Microsoft is announcing some significant developments to the Windows Live platform that demonstrate Microsoft's commitment to data portability and giving users a choice of how to use and control their information. John Richards, Director...

Arbor to acquire Ellacoya Networks

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Consolidation in security keeps on coming, with Arbor Networks stepping up to the plate with plans to acquire Ellacoya Networks. Arbor, which announced a definitive agreement to acquire Ellacoya on Thursday, is looking to boost...

Steal This Film 2 hits File Sharing Networks

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Steal This Film 1, which was downloaded nearly 3 million times, has now been succeeded officially (as the sequel premiered and was ironically leaked last month) by none other than Steal This Film 2. By...

Facebook opens platform to other social networks

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Online social network site Facebook has opened up its developer platform to other social networking sites, with rival site Bebo the first major rival to implement the platform. The move comes in response to criticism...

The obstacles to next-gen networks

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Broadband has been a huge success in the UK with more than half of all UK homes with a connection, at an average speed of four megabits a second (Mbps). But there are fears that...

'Surge' in hijacked PC networks

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The number of computers hijacked by malicious hackers to send out spam and viruses has grown almost 30% in the last year, according to a survey. More than six million computers world wide are now...

Mobile Networks powered by Wind

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Mobile firm MTC Namibia has announced the world's first mobile phone base station powered by wind and the sun's rays set to open in Namibia. MTC has been using base stations powered with just solar...

Viacom/MTV Networks buys Xfire

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Rumors have been flying about the internet for weeks now that Xfire was about to be bought. Some rumors even speculated that Yahoo itself would buy the company after the lawsuit between the two companies...

Asset Tracker for Networks 5.6.16

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Asset Tracker for Networks is an inventory software tool intended to audit software and hardware components installed on the computers over the network. This asset management tool will collect your network inventory information, provide the...

Supreme Court Shows Little Sympathy for P2P Networks

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Judges yesterday attacked the business models of file-sharing companies as the case which could effectively spell out the future for many peer-to-peer programs got under way. The Supreme Court questioned attorneys for both the firms...

Showdown Looms for P2P Networks

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A group of technology trade groups, consumer advocates, and lawyers have filed more than 20 briefs in support of peer-to-peer software vendors facing a U.S. Supreme Court showdown with the movie industry later this month....

Intel, Clearwire Aim to Accelerate WiMAX Networks Deployment

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Intel and Clearwire, Craig McCaw's wireless broadband services company, today announced they will jointly develop and deploy wireless broadband capabilities using WiMAX networks. As part of the collaboration, Clearwire intends to deploy WiMAX networks using...

Are P2P networks leaking military secrets?

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A new Web log is posting what it purports are pictures, documents and letters from U.S. soldiers and military bases in Iraq and elsewhere--all of which the site's operator claims to have downloaded from peer-to-peer...

Wallpaper designed to protect Wi-Fi networks

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Who wouldn't want to have wallpaper that could stop electronic eavesdropping? A British defense contractor BAE Systems has developed a panel that does just that. In addition to being only 50 to 100...

From Cisco, self-defense weapons for networks

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On Monday Cisco is coming out with new features for its routers. These features will protect networks from viruses/worms. If you remember a while back Cisco started working with the top three anti-virus...

BT to do a £3bn upgrade on networks

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As reported by the BBC, BT, the UK telecoms giant, is planning a massive overhaul of it's telephone and data networks. Dubbed '21CN' (21st Century Network), the upgrade is going to cost BT in the...

DoS Vulnerability Threatens Wireless Networks

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AusCERT, Australia's national computer emergency response team, released an advisory today identifying a vulnerability in the 802.11 wireless specification that could open wireless networks to denial-of-service attacks. The advisory targets a new cause...

AOL to ditch Real Networks in Netscape Radio?

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A few days after a Paul Palumbo from AccuStream iMedia Research, was quoted everywhere saying that audio and video streaming is finally "mainstream", one reader contacted me asking why an update of the Netscape Radio...

Microsoft Files Defense in Real Networks Case

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Microsoft Corp. on Friday filed its formal response to RealNetworks Inc.'s anti-trust lawsuit against it, denying allegations that it is impeding competition in the digital media market. In the "Answers and Defenses" filing in federal...

Wi-fi networks step up security

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The security of wireless networks used by businesses in London has improved significantly over the last 12 months, says a survey. RSA Security found that 66% of the networks surveyed use the encryption...

Morpheus infiltrates other P2P networks

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StreamCast has released a test version of its file-sharing software that taps into all major file-swapping networks, including Kazaa. New file-swapping applications are bridging formerly separate networks, promising to improve the efficiency of peer-to-peer searches...

Flaws threaten VoIP networks

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A technical review conducted by the British government has found several security flaws in products that use VoIP and text messaging, including those from Microsoft and Cisco Systems. The flaws affect software...

Microsoft Responds to Real Networks Suit

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Faced with another private antitrust lawsuit, this time from digital media competitor Real Networks Inc., Microsoft Corp. late Thursday defended its position in the space. "There is vibrant competition in this marketplace and Real Networks'...

Ray Ozzie on Longhorn & Groove Networks

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Since the early days of his development of Lotus Notes, Ray Ozzie has competed vigorously with Microsoft while working closely with Redmond as a leading ISV on the Windows platform. Now, with Microsoft's significant investment...

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