By Carl HoweToday's New York Times has Y.A.M.I.K.R. -- or, Yet Another Microsoft iPod-Killer Rumor. This has got to be the world's worst kept secret.
For the record, we noted rumors of Microsoft's iTunes-killer music store, only a month or so after its prior iTunes-killer URGE was launched with MTV. And the rumors of Microsoft's xPod go back more than a year to when Robbie Bach was tapped to do something in the digital music space after his success at launching the stand-alone XBox.
All we can say is that with the frequency of rumors and leaks we get around this secret, unannounced product, should we be surprised that Windows security is full of holes?
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