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Jobs takes top CEO pay spot, makes $646M

Steve Jobs ranks as the highest paid CEO in the nation, according to Forbes magazine -- thanks to Jobs' generous stock compensation.

New bug-a-day project targets Microsoft's ActiveX

Another bug-a-day campaign surfaced Tuesday as the “Month of ActiveX Bugs” debuted.

Gartner: Hack contests bad for business

A pair of Gartner analysts said that a recent hack challenge that uncovered a QuickTime bug is "a risky endeavor" and urged the public and sponsors to reconsider such contests.

Contest winner: Vista more secure than Mac OS

The security researcher who uncovered a QuickTime flaw involving Java feels that Windows Vista is actually more secure than Mac OS X, and offers some practical advice for how Mac users can prevent problems.

Will DRM-free music change music subscription model?

Apple's deal with EMI to sell DRM-free music could change the way that subscription-based music services work -- and with them, Apple's dominance of the legal digital music download market.

Mozilla ramps up Firefox 3 schedule

Mozilla plans to release alpha editions of Firefox 3 monthly, according to the company's vice president of engineering.

Hack challenge QuickTime bug not on the loose

The organizers of last week's MacBook Pro hack disputed accounts that the QuickTime exploit was "nicked" from a wireless network and is now in the wild.

Adobe to provide Flex to open-source community

Adobe will release a version of Flex, its standards-based language and programming model, as open source.

Mozilla extends Firefox support to mid-May

Mozilla extended support for its 17-month-old Firefox 1.5.0.x browser until mid-May, citing the need to roll out a patch that will automatically update users to the newer Version 2.0 before it pulls the support plug.

iPhone will test loyalty of cellular customers

The fierce loyalty Apple users have towards their Macs and iPods may change the cell phone market, as the iPhone is readied to enter the market this June.

Microsoft meets EU deadline, hopes to avoid fine

Research firm Gartner says Apple's hardware first-quarter sales rose 30 percent over the year-ago period. The company announces its quarterly earnings next week in a conference call.

Google to strengthen Calendar privacy warnings

Google is working on making privacy warnings around its Calendar application stronger amid concerns that some users of the service may unintentionally be exposing more information than they mean to.

Gartner: Apple's Q1 sales rise 30 percent in U.S.

Research firm Gartner says Apple's hardware first-quarter sales rose 30 percent over the year-ago period. The company announces its quarterly earnings next week in a conference call.

Analysis: SanDisk's Sansa surpasses iPod, Zune

Computerworld's David Haskin looks at the new Wi-Fin enabled music player from SanDisk and thinks that it may well change what people expect from portable media players.

O'Reilly proposes blogging code of conduct

Tim O'Reilly Sunday released a draft code of conduct for blogging to help avoid future problems like the recent death threats made against prominent blogger Kathy Sierra.