Tech 2.0 for Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Missiles aren't the only weapons being used in the Gaza conflict. Israel's finance minister says there has been a coordinated effort to cripple Israeli Web sites during the fighting. But, the official says, most of those efforts have failed. One Web site was taken down by what appeared to be a denial of service attack -- but the site was back up and running within minutes. Cyber security experts say hacking attempts are become a new aspect of modern-day warfare and states have to invest in fortifying their virtual defenses -- as much as they do have to protect their physical borders and airspace.
Apple continues to prevail in the battle against holdouts against iTunes. One of the rock groups that has been among the more stubborn has finally given in to Apple's online music download service. Fans of AC/DC can now download the group's offerings on iTunes. Columbia Records and Apple say 16 studio albums will now be available. Even before the group gave in, some AC/DC fans were able to get iTunes downloads of the group's work. Several of the Australian band's albums and songs have already made their way onto the iTunes Top 100 albums and songs charts.
It was a small world after all -- at least when it came to the number of people who wanted to check out Disney's Web movie service. So Disney Movies Online is shutting down. In an email to users The Walt Disney Company says the site will be going away at the end of the year. The site let visitors buy and rent movies from the Disney library -- including films made by Disney subsidiary Pixar. It also let people who bought physical discs stream their movies from the site. But Disney says the site wasn't keeping up with user demands -- so away it goes.
RT @alancross: Now That AC/DC Is On iTunes, Who's Still Holding Out? http://t.co/iQsyhGR7
AC/DC on iTunes!!!!! #LetThereBeRock
AC/DC decides to release entire catalog on Apple's iTunes, including 16 studio albums: http://t.co/hv939b73
As AC/DC joins iTunes, Spotify has emerged as the music industry's new digital frenemy http://t.co/jPWT2CpI
AC/DC have relented and made their albums available through iTunes for the first time: http://t.co/MNFlfugv
Disney Movies Online is going offline. If this is the first you’ve heard of the Mouse House’s streaming video service, you’re not alone—a
Disney Movies Online To Shutdown By Year’s End http://t.co/2f6BWwHp
Disney axing failed online movie store http://t.co/QAjY4l2w
iTunes-like Disney Movies Online service shuttered because there weren't enough users http://t.co/5jqIN4HI