12/27/2007

Iran President’s Blog Installs Trojan Horse

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Israelis security companies warn that the popular blog of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s president installs a very sophisticated Trojan horse on computers connected from Israel.

The research company said that the spyware installed, spys on users computers and sends information to servers in Iran, China and other servers around the world.

Analyzing the Iranian horse the security companies say that this is not the work of an amature, but a state agency with a lot of resources and that the code is very advanced.

Sony becomes latest to quit rear-projection TVs

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Sony Corp said on Thursday it would stop making rear-projection televisions, becoming the latest company to distance itself from a technology once seen as a promising rival of LCD and plasma displays in the flat-TV market.

Sony said it would focus its resources on liquid crystal display (LCD) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology to address the flat-TV market, which is growing rapidly as consumers trade in their boxy tube sets for sleeker flat screens.

The consumer electronics firm plans to stop making rear-projection TVs at three plants in Japan and overseas in February, company spokesman Shinji Obana said.

Apple, Fox planning movie rental deal

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Apple Inc and News Corp.’s Twentieth Century Fox are set to announce a deal that will allow consumers to rent movies through Apple’s digital iTunes Store, media reports said on Thursday.

The agreement will allow rentals of Fox’s latest DVD releases by downloading a copy from the online iTunes store for a limited time, the Financial Times said, quoting a source. The Wall Street Journal also reported the deal in its online edition.

Apple, Fox planning movie rental deal

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Apple Inc and News Corp.’s Twentieth Century Fox are set to announce a deal that will allow consumers to rent movies through Apple’s digital iTunes Store, media reports said on Thursday.

The agreement will allow rentals of Fox’s latest DVD releases by downloading a copy from the online iTunes store for a limited time, the Financial Times said, quoting a source. The Wall Street Journal also reported the deal in its online edition.

Apple Trades at $200 for First Time

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Shares of Apple Inc. hit the $200 mark for the first time Wednesday, as investor confidence in the company continued rising near the end of what has been a strong year for the iPod and computer maker.

Shares rose 15 cents to close at $198.95. They earlier peaked at $200.

Apple shares have traded between $76.77 and $199.33 in the past year, rising steadily since January as investors anticipated and then cheered the release of the company’s hybrid cell phone, multimedia player and wireless Internet device, the iPhone. The product went on sale at the end of June.

Apple released a refreshed line of iPods during the year, updating its flash-based Nano model to one that can play videos, and introducing a device called the iPod Touch which is much like an iPhone without cellular calling capabilities.

The company also refreshed its notebook computers during the year.

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