MySpace to launch in Japan with Softbank

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

News Corp.’s MySpace.com online service will be launched in Japan in a joint venture with Japanese Internet and telecoms group Softbank Corp., the Nihon Keizai business daily reported on Monday.

The 50-50 venture, to be called MySpace Japan, will first offer services for personal computers and later allow users to post photos and write blogs via cell phones, the paper said.

Source: Reuters

Make or break for Sony as PlayStation 3 finally launches

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

It has taken six years, hundreds of Japan’s best brains and untold millions to develop, but the much hyped and delayed PlayStation 3 finally launches this week with Sony’s future riding on it.

Sony and its rivals are stepping up the battle in the multi-billion-dollar global gaming market with fast-action, high-definition new machines.

The PlayStation 3 (PS3) faces fierce competition from Microsoft’s
Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii and costs almost twice the price of the two rival consoles.

Even so, for now production is Sony’s biggest worry, not demand.

Sony Computer Entertainment is only shipping 100,000 PS3 consoles for the launch in Japan this Saturday and few doubt they will be quickly snapped up.

Source: AFP

Samsung Elec Sees Possible LCD Shortage in 2007

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Samsung Electronics said the global LCD market would be difficult in the first half of 2007 due to seasonal factors, but predicted strong growth in demand and even a possible shortage in the second half.

“The first quarter is likely to be a little difficult, but afterwards, an increase in demand should mean we will not experience too many difficulties,” Lee Sang-wan, president of Samsung’s LCD business, said during a press conference on Friday at the company’s sprawling Tangjeong complex about 100 kms south of Seoul.

“Actually, there is even the possibility of a shortage in the second half,” he said in his remarks, which were embargoed until Sunday. He did not elaborate.

Source: eWeek

New Zero-Day Vulnerability In Windows

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Microsoft and Secunia are warning about the discovery of a new ‘Zero-day’ vulnerability affecting all Microsoft based operating systems except Windows 2003. Both companies states that the vulnerability is currently being exploited by malicious websites. One attack vector is through Internet Explorer 6/7 — so be aware where you surf to

Source: Slashdot

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