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April 27, 2004

Live Interview on CNBC Europe

After all that happened before in point of BlueSnarfing (see blog entries from March 24th, March,31st, April, 1st and April, 16th) the European branch of the TV station CNBC requested a live interview about BlueSnarfing on Friday last week. So I travelled to Berlin last week in order to give that live interview. All very exciting. But after all I finally realized that CNBC messed up *all* the names they could have messed up :) . Instead of Martin Herfurt they wrote 'Martin Herfut'. Instead of the company name Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft they wrote 'Research Forschungsgesellschaft' (which doesn't really make sense). I am often curious why TV stations always do these things wrong. This is not how it is supposed to be.

Thanks to Marco Principato from SIEMENS I got a (low-quality) copy of the interview. The video quality is rather poor, but see yourself.

Posted by Martin Herfurt at 11:09 AM | Comments (0)

April 16, 2004

The last weeks

Within the last weeks the after-slashdot-effect happened. Being cited on several pages is cool. Especially cool was that the Wall Street Journal columnist Jeremy Wagstaff did an article on "The Dangers of Snarf" in his blog. What happened next is, that Jeremy did an article on bluesnarfing and other bluetooth things that has been published in the US Wallstreet Journal (thanks to Bruce Bagnoli for scanning and sending me this paper snippet and thanks to Joel Spitzer for mailing me a printed copy of the WSJ) and in the
Wall Street Journal Europe

Yesterday, Adam Laurie fom A.L. Digital Ltd. was visiting Salzburg with his family. We had lunch together and decided to do some more things together.

Also for easter I got myself a Nokia 6600 with the MIDP 2.0 API and the Bluetooth API implemented. A proof-of-concept application is on its way... Just debugging is hard when the emulator does not know about the bluetooth API. But I will work on it :).

Stay tuned.

Posted by Martin Herfurt at 08:25 PM | Comments (0)

April 04, 2004

Slashdot Resume

After last week's posting on slashdot.org the statistics are shortly summarized.

In total about 11000 requests were directly referred from slashdot.org. There have also been references to the BlueSnarf-location on other slashdot digesting sites.

I am writing this here, because the the outcome of the book-advertisement I did on the bluesnarfing page is more than disappointing. ONE single user ordered :)
Thank you, stranger!

In the end I am a little disappointed from the slashdot-effect which did not *really* apply to the BlueSnarfing report. Maybe, this report was not as interesting as others...

Posted by Martin Herfurt at 04:19 PM | Comments (0)

April 01, 2004

Story on Slashdot

Actually, this is one of the coolest things that ever happened to me.
It makes me very proud that Salzburg Research got "slashdotted".

Read the article and all the comments on slashdot.org.

Posted by Martin Herfurt at 12:21 AM | Comments (0)