IT Business Elsewhere is a collection of unusual technology stories from around the world.
What’s wrong with a good old-fashioned resume?
least it shows the depth of their capabilities: Sophos, the anti-virus firm, said it had discovered a plea for work inserted deep in the lines of code for two new computer worm outbreaks, “”MyDoom-U”” and “”MyDoom-V.””””We searching 4 work in AV (anti-virus) industry,”” the message said, which was only visible to anti-virus professionals.
Sad songs say so much
This story makes you wish you could be there to see the look on recording executives’ faces when they read the news: Nokia has developed a file-sharing network so users can swap music and videos over the mobile devices.
They’ve been played
Microsoft, the muscle behind all those software anti-piracy groups that publicly humiliate businesses around the world, is going to have to defend in court its practice of duplicating radio playlists from popular North American radio stations – without paying the yearly playlist fee required.
What’s the frequency, Kenneth?
Keep your fingers crossed: A UK company has developed a Wi-Fi radio that broadcasts Internet stations without the need for a PC. But it won’t be available until manufacturers “”get it”” – meaning the idea — in sufficient numbers.
Brazil is not just a hot spot for babes, bikinis and beer: It’s also home to eight out of 10 of the world’s hackers, according to experts.
Our vote: NoSun Times
Talking about thinking ahead. A woman whose husband registered the domain name election2004.com is hoping someone will be willing to fork out US$500,000 for it.