Zune Online as a Social Networking Site

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Channel 10 has posted a short 5 minute video interview with one of the member's of the Zune Team, detailing what exactly Robbie Bach was talking about during the Bill Gates keynote when he announced...

Hackers Shut Down Pennsylvania's Government Web Site

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Hackers infiltrated Pennsylvania's government Web site on Friday, forcing administrators to shut down nearly the entire site for several hours. Hackers broke into the pages of the departments of Labor and Industry, Education, and Military...

Microsoft launches New Connect Beta Site

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Microsoft has released a new connect beta site (Build 3.00.00.0125) for its beta testers to try out. The software giant based the changes around user feedback and promises there are more changes to come. The...

Procter & Gamble and NBC Create Pet Site

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In what seems to be a move just for the heck of it, Procter & Gamble Co. and NBC Universal announced Monday that they have formed a partnership to launch an online site for dog...

New eBay site lets people finance the world's poor

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EBay Inc, the world's largest online auctioneer and payments company, launched on Wednesday a Web site allowing ordinary investors to buy securities aimed at improving conditions in the world's poorest countries. MicroPlace, located at http://www.microplace.com,...

NBC to Offer TV Downloads on Own Site

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Shortly after deciding to pull all of its content from Apple's popular iTunes store, entertainment company NBC has announced today that it plans to launch a service called NBC Direct next month offering free, ad-supported...

U.S. Consulate Web Site in Russia Breached

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On September 10, the Web site for the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg, Russia, was broken into and was serving up malicious iFrames, according to Sophos security researchers. After trying to load a malicious...

2Clix sues Australian Site Whirlpool Over Forum Topic

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The founder of the Australian Broadband site Whirlpool is currently under legal issued with accounting software firm 2Clix Australia Pty Ltd for alleged "injurious falsehood". The Statement of Claim from the company alleges that Simon...

Playboy to Launch College Social Networking Site

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To compensate for declining readership and profits, Chicago-based Playboy Enterprises Inc. is heading back to school to boost the bottom line in one of its biggest expansion efforts in years. Riding a wave of renewed...

Google opens click-fraud Web site

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Google has launched the Ad Traffic Quality Resource Center, an online "resource center" concerning click fraud, which many consider a potential threat to the search giant's main source of revenue: Pay-per-click advertising. In the pay-per-click...

Porn Site Sues Microsoft

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Apparently not content after losing legal battles with both Amazon's A9 and Google, soft-core porn site Perfect 10 filed last Tuesday in a California district court against Microsoft's MSN search engine, alleging that the engine...

Facebook site faces fraud claim

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Social networking website Facebook could be closed if legal action in the US by a rival site's founders succeeds. Three founders of ConnectU say Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for the site...

MPAA fake download site exposed

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The detective agency used by the Motion Picture Association of America has attempted to lure file sharers to a fake download site that installs spyware on their PCs. The MiiVi.com site offered downloads of complete...

EU approves NBC, News Corp. video site

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EU regulators have allowed media companies NBC Universal and News Corporation to launch their joint online video site. The European Commission approved the venture automatically after identifying no antitrust concerns and receiving no complaints from...

Yahoo: Beijing Likely Blocking Photo Site

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Flickr.com, one of the world's most popular online photo-sharing sites and owned by Yahoo Inc., is likely being blocked by the Chinese government, Yahoo's Hong Kong unit said on Tuesday. Flickr—popular among a growing class...

Music site Last.fm bought by CBS

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Social music site Last.fm has been bought by US media giant CBS Corporation for $280m (£140m). The online network allows users to connect with other listeners with similar music tastes, to custom-build their own radio...

Yahoo revamps travel site

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Yahoo is set to revamp its travel Web site early Wednesday to offer new mapping features and a chat-based collaboration tool, as well as personalized trip recommendations and travel deals. What Netflix has done...

AOL expands to India with portal site

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AOL is expanding to India with a new portal (in the English language) since "India is one of the world's fastest-growing online markets, and our India portal will help us compete for users and advertisers...

Yahoo given go-ahead to buy Taiwanese blog site

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Rivals of Yahoo Taiwan, which operates the most popular portal and online auction site on the island, had petitioned the Fair Trade Commission to stop the acquisition of Taiwanese blog site Wretch.cc on the grounds...

BBC suspends its education Web site

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On March 20, the BBC will suspend its $289 BBC Jam, which provides free educational content for children in the 5-16 age group, following complaints made to the European Commission that the site unfairly impacts...

Web site to offer the 'personal radio'

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Slacker Incorporated, based in San Diego, plans to launch the beta version of its radio service. The site combines elements of Internet radio, portable music and satellite distribution, while letting users choose the tunes, genres...

Microsoft rolls out tutorial site for new programmers

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Microsoft Corporation has launched the Beginning Developer Learning Center Web Site, designed to help people with no programming experience learn to build Windows applications or Web sites using Visual Studio 2005. It currently offers 45...

Super Bowl Stadium Site Hacked, Packed Trojan

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The Web site of Miami's Dolphin Stadium, which plays host to Super Bowl XLI on Sunday, was hacked between January 26 and 28, security company Websense reported, and until approximately 11 a.m. PST Friday was...

This Web Site can name that Tune

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Midomi. Try to remember that name, chances are it will come in handy when you can't figure out which song is stuck in your head. The technology allows searching for a song by typing the...

Google Antiphishing Site Exposes Private User Data

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Google has removed a few user names and passwords posted inadvertently to a phishing blacklist it compiles and makes publicly available on the Web. The Mountain View, California-based company said it has also implemented a...

Santa's Web Site Hacked

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With Christmas fast approaching, Santa Claus reached out for a little help from Stopbadware.org this week. The consumer advocacy group said it was approached by an Incline Village, Nevada, man who has legally changed his...

Record Firms Sue Russian MP3 Site

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US record labels Arista Records, Warner Bros, Capitol and UMG recordings have started legal action against Moscow-based Mediaservices. The lawsuit was filed in New York and claims that sites Allofmp3.com and allTunes.com are selling songs...

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