This Week in Tech

May 20th 2007

This Week in Tech 98

The Big Bang

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Microsoft spreads FUD, Engadget costs Apple $4B, and Leo hits the dirt...
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Category: News

Microsoft spreads FUD, Engadget costs Apple $4B, and Leo hits the dirt...

  • Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, is claiming that there are 235 patent infringements in Linux.
  • There is no expiration date on the SUSE vouchers by Microsoft. Groklaw has taken an analysis of the whole situation.
  • An inventor is taking aim at velcro with a "Slidingly Engaging Fastener."
  • Engadget posted a story regarding the iPhone and OSX Leopard being delayed, but it turned out to be a fake. However, the story sent Apple stock plummeting.
  • There was a story published that stated that the Seattle P-I would be delivered on electronic paper, but they denied it.
  • CBS News has purchased financial podcast, Wallstrip, for $5 million.
  • It is rumored that Google will purchase Feedburner for $100 million.
  • Microsoft purchased ad company aQuantive for $6 billion.
  • It is also rumored that Yahoo may purchase Bebo.
  • The newest AACS has been circumvented on the unreleased Matrix Trilogy HD-DVD.
  • The Pirate Bay is planning to move into the streaming video market.
  • Google has won its court case against a porn site regarding nude thumbnails.
  • Blizzard has officially announced Starcraft 2.
  • The Halo 3 beta was released.