CNET explains the differences between the different Blu-ray profiles, including Profile 1.0, Profile 1.1 (BonusView) and Profile 2.0 (BD-Live).
Yahoo expects to ship Version 1.0 of what is called Y!Open, which will include a development environment, a social "activator" and graph, and a single profile for users at an unspecified time later this year.
DataChannel has released ChannelManager 1.0, server software that lets companies control information sent to customers and employees. It lets MIS departments manage "push" delivery of information by producing a customized desktop based on a user's profile. Companies can manage content centrally via publishing and viewing rights for employees, Internet users, and business partners. It now runs on Windows NT, with Unix support expected early next year.