Google Exploring Online Book Rentals

Google is investigating methods where its users could rent online copies of books for one week. According to the plans, users can read the books for one week for the price of one tenth of the book. Initially books cannot be printed or stored but this is considered using a try before you buy concept. According to the plansGoogle is looking for ways to make the Google Print service more attractive to publishers.

Google Analytics

Once again, Google has introduced a new service; Google Analytics. Google Analytics tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site. 

OpenDocument format becomes more and more popular

Big shots in the software industry are massing behind OpenDocument as government customers show more interest in open-source alternatives to Microsoft's desktop software.

Critical Windows-patch fixes two graphical bugs
Microsoft offers a patch for two serious vulnerabilities which allow hackers to take over computers that use the operating system. The patch fixes issues that occur when rendering images in Windows.
Leaked memos of Bill Gates and Ozzie illustrate Microsoft's frustrations

The Wall Street Journal reported on a leaked memo from inside Microsoft that was sent to top management and direct reports just before the press conference in San Francisco last Tuesday. De correspondence illustrates the displeasure of the company regarding the development of new services and products.

Google Paying For AdSense Referrals
Every AdSense referral earns site operators $100, while every Firefox with Google Toolbar download earns them "up to" $1.

New worm targets Linux systems

A new worm is attacking Linux systems. The worm spreads by exploiting Web servers that host susceptible scripts at specific locations. Software maker McAfee has named the worm "Lupper."

Flash Player 7 Vulnerability
A vulnerability in Macromedia Flash Player 7 has been identified that could allow the execution of arbitrary code.
MS Anti-Spyware becomes 'Windows Defender'

The new name for Microsoft Anti Spyware will be "Windows Defender". Windows Defender is about what Windows will do for customers, defending them from spyware and other unwanted software.

Microsoft patches may break Web sites

The problems occur after installing the patches Microsoft delivered with security bulletins MS05-038 and MS05-052. Both patches can cause problems with ActiveX controls, small programs designed to perform a simple task that can make a Web site more interactive. The MS05-038 patch can also hinder Java applications. After the patches are installed, some applications will no longer work in Internet Explorer!

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