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2008-06-24 15:02:31

By DUNKERLEY, Adam Why is it so slow?! A good question. At some stage we've all experienced the frustration of a slow computer. Right when the deadline is tightest or the result is most critical, speed takes a nose dive. What used to take seconds now takes minutes, "but nothing's changed", you cry. And that's where you might be a tiny bit wrong. Behind the scenes you could have just created the electronic straw that's breaking the camel's back. Over time, computers get slower...

2008-06-24 02:29:37

CALGARY, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Multiplied Media Corporation, a Calgary-based provider of local search services, is pleased to announce their Poynt Local Search service on the instant messaging platform reached 52,795 users over the weekend. "We have been steadily adding users since the launch of the new Poynt platform earlier this year," said John Lowe, CEO, Multiplied Media. "This milestone confirms that Poynt is capturing the attention and interest of consumers." Poynt is an...

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2008-04-24 00:50:00

Infectious computer programs called "trojans" were removed from computers 300 percent more in the second half (July through December) of 2007 than in the first half, according to a new report.Microsoft, who released the report in London, said that the influx reflects both the rising capabilities of security software as well as the rising popularity among Web criminals who use malicious programs to spam email accounts, steal personal data and sell rogue software."The numbers have simply...

2008-01-14 09:00:24

LOS ANGLES, Jan 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase the awareness of its upcoming movie Untraceable, Sony Pictures Entertainment has partnered with SUPERAntiSpyware.com. As one of the film's promotional partners, SUPERAntiSpyware.com, a leader in anti-spyware software, will build awareness and generate excitement for the film with movie-themed home page integration and site-wide banners. They are also co-branding their software definition updates, which go out to over 5 million...

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2006-01-25 02:10:00

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO -- Internet researchers at Harvard and Oxford universities said on Tuesday they are seeking to enlist Web users in a program to name and shame suppliers of spyware and other malicious software programs. The Stop Badware Coalition will seek to spotlight companies that make millions of dollars by tricking Web users into putting spyware, adware or other deceptive software on their machines, organizers from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and...

2005-11-07 15:10:00

WASHINGTON -- File-sharing service Grokster will stop distributing software that allows users to copy songs without permission as part of a settlement with the recording industry, an industry group said on Monday. The settlement with the Recording Industry Association of America comes four months after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Grokster and other "peer to peer" networks could be held liable if they induce users into violating copyright laws. RIAA members include Vivendi...

2005-09-05 10:27:39

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court ruled on Monday that users of the popular Internet file-sharing network Kazaa were breaching copyright, and ordered its owners to modify the software to prevent online music piracy. Federal Court Judge Murray Wilcox ruled that Kazaa's Australian owner and developer, Sharman Networks, had not itself breached copyright but had encouraged millions of Kazaa users worldwide to do so. "The respondents have long known that the Kazaa...

2005-09-05 07:42:06

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court ruled on Monday that users of Kazaa, a popular internet music file-swapping system, breached music copyright and ordered its owners to modify the software to protect copyright. Federal Court Judge Murray Wilcox ruled that Kazaa's owners, Sharman Networks, had not breached copyright but had encouraged millions of Kazaa users worldwide to do so. "The respondents have long known that the Kazaa system is widely used for the sharing...

2005-09-05 05:26:50

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court ruled on Monday that users of Kazaa, a popular internet music file-swapping system, breached music copyright and ordered its owners to modify the software to protect copyright. Federal Court Judge Murray Wilcox ruled that Kazaa's owners, Sharman Networks, had not breached copyright but had encouraged millions of Kazaa users worldwide to do so. "The respondents have long known that the Kazaa system is widely used for the sharing...

2005-09-05 01:35:37

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court ruled on Monday that users of Kazaa, a popular internet music file-swapping system, breached music copyright and ordered its owners to modify the software. "The respondents authorised users to infringe the applicants' copyright in their sound recordings," Federal Court Judge Murray Wilcox said in his ruling. Australia's major record companies sued Kazaa's Australian owners and developers, Sharman Networks, claiming Kazaa had cost them millions...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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