Ulead First to Receive the DVD-Video Verification Logo

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

DVD LogoAs initially announced in Taiwan on January 24th, Ulead Systems, Inc., a leader in digital imaging, video, and DVD software, was the first software company to have its DVD technology pass the DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation (FLLC) verification process and be awarded the right to carry the DVD-Video logo. The DVD Logo indicates that all Ulead DVD authoring products such as DVD MovieFactory and DVD DiskRecorder* can burn DVD-RW and DVD-RAM discs that are compatible and can be played on most set-top DVD recorders that support the DVD-VR format.

* The verification logo applies to the following products: DVD MovieFactory 3 Disc Creator & DVD DiskRecorder 1 & 2 (available only in Japan).

Dot Net Registrars Want Increased Registry Competition

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

As ICANN considers bids for the next dot net registry, registrars call for lower prices, better services, increased collaboration

A new independent study released today by leading market research firm Penn Schoen & Berland Associates (PSB) finds that current dot net registrars see a critical need for increased competition in the generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) registry market.
According to the survey’s results, nearly 9 out of 10 registrars agree that the Internet community is better served by not allowing one company to monopolize the gTLD registry market.

Registrars believe increased gTLD registry competition will lead to a number of important and much needed benefits, including lower prices, more innovative technical services, better registrar support, increased collaboration and innovation, and a more popular dot net. Further, the study reveals that registrars favor a change in the dot net administrator — with registrars noting that other existing domain registries are qualified and capable of administering dot net.

PSB recently conducted in-depth telephone interviews, at random, with 30 ICANN-accredited dot net registrars in North America and Europe. The release of the study comes as ICANN moves to select the next dot net egistry, which is currently up for competitive bid with five domain registries vying to take over administration of the important gTLD. ICANN is expected to make its decision at the end of March.

This independent study was conducted by PSB between December 14, 2004 and January 12, 2005, and was commissioned by DENIC, the registry operator for .de in Germany and one of the five registries competing to become the next dot net registry operator.

Apple Unveils Faster, More Affordable PowerBooks

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Apple todayunveiled the fastest, most affordable PowerBook(R) line ever, featuring PowerPC G4 processors running up to 1.67 GHz, faster hard drives and a faster
8X SuperDrive(TM) — all housed in the PowerBook’s signature aluminum enclosure. All new PowerBooks come standard with 512MB memory, faster graphics, integrated AirPort(R) 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 wireless networking and two new Apple patent-pending technologies — the scrolling TrackPad and the Sudden Motion Sensor.

Designed for creative and business professionals, the new PowerBooks introduce Apple’s patent-pending scrolling TrackPad that works with every application and document, so users can easily scroll through long web pages or across large photographs. Simply touch the trackpad with two fingers instead of one to quickly scroll or pan within the window. Every PowerBook also includes Apple’s patent-pending Sudden Motion Sensor technology which integrates a tri-axis accelerometer to help protect a spinning hard drive if the notebook is accidentally dropped. Apple’s revolutionary backlit keyboard with ambient light sensors for working in low-light conditions is now built in to all 15- and 17-inch PowerBooks and is up to 10 times brighter than before.

Apple's Power Book
Apple’s PowerBook (Source)

The new PowerBooks deliver increased performance with both the 15- and 17-inch PowerBook models offering up to 1.67 GHz PowerPC G4 processors and industry-leading ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics processors with 64MB or 128MB of graphics memory. All models now include 512MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM and faster 5400 rpm hard drives for demanding professional applications. The 17-inch PowerBook now features Dual Link support to drive Apple’s breakthrough 30-inch Cinema HD Display as an external monitor, and this feature is also available as a build-to-order option on the 1.67 GHz model of the 15-inch PowerBook.

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