There has been an increasing amount of talk from high places, including the White House, about the urgent need for international cooperation on cybersecurity. But a proposal to be released tomorrow calling for specific US-China steps shows, more than anything, how far we have to go. Read more
Pioneer is introducing a kind of in-dash iPad – a 6.1in touch-screen device called AppRadio to which an iPhone or iPod touch can be connected in a car. Pioneer had only a few iOS apps to show in a demonstration and unveiling of the product in San Francisco this week, but it expects its new platform to grow rapidly. Read more
If one of the purposes of trade fairs is to create buzz, the organisers of BookExpo America could not have asked for a buzzier prelude to this week’s event. Read more
It was probably inevitable that when Nicolas Sarkozy invited the leaders of the world’s biggest technology companies and high representatives of Silicon Valley to Paris to mull over the future of the internet, a culture war would break out. Read more
Tech news from around the web:
- Within 12 hours of Apple’s announcement that it had issued an upgrade to combat the Mac Defender malware program, the hacking software had a new variant that renders key portions of the prevention plan obsolete, ZDNet reports. Apple’s first response to the malware arrived 25 days after the attacks were first noticed, ZDNet said.
Yahoo executives meeting with investors and analysts on Wednesday did what they could to assuage concerns about the company’s minority investments in China and Japan before moving on to the sunnier topics of a surge in display advertising and the big potential for video. Read more