Governor's sex scandal may jump start call girl's singing career

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's downfall could be a good thing for the girl who serviced him. Ashley Alexandra Dupré, known to Spitzer as "Kristen, has put her songs on Amie Street, a startup that prices songs according to their popularity, were free this morning. Now they're up to 37 cents each. It's unlikely… » 3/12/08 7:37pm 3/12/08 7:37pm

Is Go Daddy struggling with the First Amendment or bandwidth?

While everyone agrees that shut down a police-rating site, the hosting service and the owner of can't agree on why. PR folk at Go Daddy say the site was a bandwidth hog, while the RateMyCoppers say they were shut down for "suspicious activity" — i.e. offending the police. In any case,… » 3/12/08 1:12pm 3/12/08 1:12pm

Hackers could shut down your pacemaker

Medical researchers were able to deliver shocks and stop a Medtronic pacemaker without using the control box. The box, sold only to the doctors of pacemaker recipients, communicates with the device via radio waves. But the lab workers were able to duplicate the signals remotely, and figured out how to get the private… » 3/12/08 12:40pm 3/12/08 12:40pm

We do TOO have a lot of traffic, says BusinessWeek

In the category of "the best defense is a good offense": The editors at BusinessWeek are not interested in anyone's analysis of why their website's traffic lags and—even when it says they're not to blame. Silicon Alley Insider's Peter Kafka tried to give them a break, yesterday, saying that a … » 9/14/07 2:29pm 9/14/07 2:29pm

Warning: Viewing Yahoo may cause seizures

As if there weren't enough problems at Yahoo » 9/12/07 10:42am 9/12/07 10:42am, now the site causes —or they just have some REALLY cautious lawyers, who could probably be doing something much better with their time. Since you people are so busy and important, we'll just cut and paste section 19E of the Yahoo users agreement:A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF USERS…