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Catching up

Jun 30, 20032 mins
Data Center

We’re back from vacation, rested, tanned and ready to roll. Catching up on last week’s news:

•  Vodafone and RealNetworks have signed a deal to have audio and video delivered to all Vodafone’s Live wireless data service using Real’s technology.

•  Microsoft last week acknowledged a couple of Windows Media-related flaws. The first deals with an ISAPI extension that could be exploited to run arbitrary code on the affected Windows server. A second flaw was found in the ActiveX control used to embed Windows Media 9 Player functionality into a Web page. An a malicious Web site author could exploit a flaw in the ActiveX control to mess with the metadata on the affected PC.

•  Tennis fans can get Wimbledon play-by-play audio, video highlights and more with a new service from RealNetworks. Wimbledon Plus is available for $6.95 for the whole tournament (which ends this coming weekend.)

• Microsoft new Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2003 will support the Windows Media 9 Series format. Users will be able to playback home movies created with Windows Movie Maker 2 and view streamed content at up to 300k bit/sec via new Wi-Fi capabilities.

• Kasenna introduced a new professional-grade video-on-demand server for customers with smaller storage and streaming needs. The MicroBase server is based on Kasenna’s flagship MediaBase platform and can stream up to 30M bit/sec of MPEG content to PC or TVs.