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Submission + - Why the iNewspaper Should Cost $0

theodp writes: Back in 1981, Dave Winer recalls, the IBM PC came with a choice of operating systems. CP/M, then the leading OS, cost $450. The very-popular UCSD P-system cost $550. PC-DOS, the brand-new OS created by Microsoft for IBM, cost $40. So which of the three became the default choice of consumers? And since ad dollars seek out the hottest newspaper the same way developers bet on PC-DOS and ignored CP/M and UCSD, Winer argues the best price for a newspaper on the iPad is $0. 'If you can get Steve to bundle your newspaper so that every iPad user gets a free subscription,' advises Dave, 'when you look at yourself in the mirror you'll be looking at one smart and newly rich person!'

Submission + - Malware capital of the world is Shaoxing, China (

suraj.sun writes: Symantec announced on Monday that Shaoxing, China was malware capital of the world last month. That’s just one of the takeaways in the company’s March 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report, an analysis of the origins of targeted attacks and malicious emails used to gain access to sensitive corporate data.

According to Symantec’s research, nearly 30 percent of all malicious attacks came from China — with 21.3 percent from Shaoxing alone. Runner-up to the crown was Taipei, at 16.5 percent, with London taking the bronze at 14.8 percent.

On a national scale, China trumped all, followed by Romania, with 21.1 percent of attempted attacks, and the United States, with 13.8 percent.

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