The code that keeps iPod users faithful to Apple's iTunes music download site, and which protects a monumental share of the world's music download market, has reportedly been cracked by Norwegian teenager Jon Lech Johansen ("DVD Jon.")
Flexing its big-boy muscles for the second time this week, Google has used the Office 2.0 conference here to launch a free Web-based
word processing and spreadsheet package that it will promote in direct competition to Microsoft Office.
Sony has urged a dozen computer notebook makers to recall more of its batteries that could overheat. With two new recalls late last week - and Dell adding 100,000 more laptops to its recall list, making it 4.2 million - the number of lithium-ion batteries to be replaced now stands at about 7 million.