Geek week in review

Nolo mojo. Lulu.com is suing Hulu.com for trade name infringement, alleging the new site will cause marketplace confusion. For those of you not paying close attention, Lulu is a site that lets you publish and sell your own books; Hulu is the NBC/Fox site for distributing video. (Or, to put it another way, Lulu is a site for people who know how to read.) No word yet on whether LaLa, PuPu or JuJu will join the suit.

Blind justice. American Blinds and Wallpaper Factory has dropped its long-running suit against Google. The company had claimed that running ads for competitors when users searched for ABWF infringed its trademark. I guess it wasn't such an open and shut case after all.

Sowing his wild oats. A court has ruled Whole Foods Market can swallow Wild Oats Market, despite Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's habit of anonymously trashing Wild Oats on Yahoo's financial message boards. Apparently, the court found that statements like 'WiLd oAtz R such LuzRs!' had no bearing on the US$565 million deal.

The spamski what amski. Generally I try to ignore spam in the hopes it will go away. (It doesn't.) But this one was so appallingly stupid I had to note it. Allegedly from the IRS, it urged me to collect a refund of US$268.32 by visiting a website at kgb-paintball.spb.ru. (Yes, it seems former Russian spies are big into paintball.) The spammers didn't even attempt to make it look like a valid government URL, because they apparently think Americans really are that stupid. And all too often they're right.

Goodbye, Rupee Tuesday. The Bank of India suffered a swami - err, a swarm of malware attacks last week, which were first discovered by security vendor Sunbelt Software. Visitors to the site could become infected by at least 22 pieces of rogue software. Once again, a gang of naughty Russian hackers are suspected of planting the data stealing malware. Hey, paintball supplies are expensive. Remind me again, who won the cold war?

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Robert X. Cringely

InfoWorld
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?