2/21/2005

Intel Desktop Processors Get 64-Bit Support

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced the availability of five new processors for desktop computers that deliver entertainment and IT benefits for consumers and businesses. When coupled with the widely adopted Intel® 925/915 Express chipset family, the processors can help enable improved performance and more rapid response times for computing platforms.

Intel is now shipping the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Extreme Edition 3.73 GHz supporting Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology and four new processors in the Intel Pentium 4 Processor 6xx sequence supporting HT Technology. These new processors represent the latest in Intel’s family of high-performance desktop processors.

All five of the new processors support 64-bit memory addressability through Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel® EM64T). Intel plans to ship EM64T on versions of every newly introduced Intel desktop processor including the company’s Intel® Celeron® D processor lines later this year.

U.S. makes first arrest for spim

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

A U.S teenager has become the first person to be arrested on suspicion of sending unsolicited instant messages–or spim.

Anthony Greco, 18, was lured from New York to Los Angeles under the pretence of a business meeting. He was arrested upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport last Wednesday.

Greco allegedly sent 1.5 million messages advertising pornography and mortgages. According to reports, the recipients of the messages were all members of the MySpace.com online networking service.

In a further twist upon the scam, Greco had allegedly threatened to share his methods for spamming members of the group if MySpace.com didn’t sign an exclusive marketing deal that would have legitimized the messages he was sending via the service.

Greco believed he was flying to Los Angeles to cement that agreement with MySpace President Tom Anderson.

MySpace.com launched IM for its members in December 2003. Reports claim Greco began spamming members using the service in autumn 2004.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Hoffstadt confirmed the arrest was the first criminal case brought against an individual sending spam over IM. But he warned there may well be more to come.

Source: News.com

Verizon Selects TVN for Video on Demand for FiOS TV

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Verizon today announced a long-term agreement with TVN Entertainment for video-on-demand programming and services. Video on demand (VOD) will be a key feature of Verizon FiOS TV service when it launches later this year.

TVN will provide Verizon with a wide range of VOD programming including new studio releases, a library of previous releases, independent movies, family and kids programming, and a broad array of free on-demand and specialty VOD networks.

Verizon FiOS TV will offer customers a competitive alternative to cable or satellite. In addition to video on demand, FiOS TV will deliver hundreds of digital channels, high-definition programming, an interactive programming guide and other customer-friendly features via the company’s fiber-to-the- premises broadband network, now under construction in parts of 12 states.

Customers will be able to buy FiOS TV as a stand-alone service or packaged with voice and FiOS high-speed data services, which are already available in some areas.

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