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The chief executive officers of Microsoft and Adobe met recently to discuss how best to deal with their common foe -- Apple -- and whether a Microsoft buyout of Adobe might be in the cards, The New York Times reported Thursday.
 
The chief executive officers of Microsoft and Adobe met recently to discuss how best to deal with their common foe -- Apple -- and whether a Microsoft buyout of Adobe might be in the cards, The New York Times reported Thursday.
 
NTT DoCoMo has developed a tiny display that clips onto a pair of eyeglasses and provides navigation services or information about local shops.
 
QLogic announced on Thursday three new converged network adapters capable of carving up virtual port and enabling communication between virtual machines.
 
Twitter has overhauled the back-end infrastructure of its search engine, boosting its speed and capacity to index posts, process queries and deliver results, while making the system more stable and better suited for the addition of new features.
 
Existing customers of Oracle's ERP product lines like E-Business Suite that are current on support payments will receive "net-for-net" credit when upgrading to the company's upcoming Fusion Applications, but some aspects of the next-generation suite will cost extra, said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development.
 
The software giant said it would release 16 bulletins next week addressing flaws in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and the .NET Framework.

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Some wireless application developers are hesitant about next week's launch of Windows Phone 7 devices, preferring to wait and see how the phones sell before investing big in the platform.
 
Wireless coverage is the biggest problem facing some companies that rely on wireless-enabled devices and applications, speakers at Thursday morning's CTIA keynote presentation in San Francisco said.
 
Hackers are increasingly looking to gain access to payment card data by hacking into point-of-sale terminals at retailers like the Aldi grocery store chain.
 
Facebook unveiled a new feature on its site that lets you share, chat and e-mail with small groups of friends.
 
After taking a beating from users over privacy issues this year, Facebook got the message and gave users more control over their information.
 
Microsoft will deliver a record 16 security updates next Tuesday to patch a whopping 49 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office and SharePoint.
 
IBM today unveiled a new flagship mid-range array, the Storwize V7000, that can scale from 12 to 240 drives and has automated tiering and deduplication.
 
Bypassing commercial offerings, eBay has put the open source Joomla to work for internal use
 
Yahoo has implemented new features in its search engine intended to make finding photos, videos and entertainment information simpler and more engaging.
 
Computerworld wants to know: What type of tech gear do you most want to receive as a holiday present this year?
 
A programmer who worked for Fannie Mae was convicted Monday on a charge that he tried to destroy data on the organization's nearly 5,000 servers.
 
XP veteran Srinla finds navigating folders in Windows 7 a bit confusing, and asked the Windows forum for help
 
Data from Good's customer deployments show the Droid X and Droid 2 models were the Android OS's big hits.
 
India's Tata Communications is offering cloud based computing infrastructure services in India, with plans to extend the services to other markets including the U.S., Europe, Singapore and South Africa.
 
SandForce today released a new solid-state drive controller that increases throughput by using a 6Gbit/sec SATA interface and new data processing algorithms.
 
Canonical says Ubuntu 10.10 will feature interface and software installation boosts, and the server version will boast cloud enhancements
 
The email RBLservice at sorbs.net seems to be having issues. Christopher alerted us to the issue yesterday around 4pm EST- his servers were blocking all inbound mail from google and yahoo based on the sorbs database.At the time weran a few queries, it seemed to be more of a database problem than an actual blacklist entry. Since then it seems to have gotten worse, the main sorbs.net website is down as well.
Two points:
1/ Tactically, if you are using sorbs.net to filter your email, you probably will want to temporarily modify your configs until they are back and in good health
2/ Strategically, putting all your eggs in one basket for anything in ITis not great. Always architect core services so that they'll work if one component or another fails - everything breaks sometime, that's justlife in IT. Personally, Idon't put a lot of faith in RBL services, but if I do use them for a client, normally I'll configure several of them (or at least 2), oreven better,use the input from the RBLas only one factor in the is it spam?question that we need to ask for every inbound email.
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It looks like this service was under a DDOS attack, they expect to be fully back in a few hours (as of 2:45-ishEST)
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Microsoft's security chief pitched a plan that would block some botnet-infected computers from connecting to the Internet.
 
Sprint Nextel pushed falling Android smartphone prices even lower on Wednesday, introducing the LG Optimus S for $49.99.
 

Bumper Registrations For Cyber Security Challenge
eWEEK Europe UK
The challenge was first mooted at the Infosec Security Show in April and is modeled on the US Cyber Challenge. It has set tasks, such as treasure hunts or ...

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Blancco v4.10 Latest Approval as HMG Infosec Product
PR Newswire UK (press release)
Blancco is proud to announce that it has met all of the criteria for secure erasure of magnetic media in accordance with HMG Infosec standards up to IL6. ...

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Blancco V4.10 Latest Approval As HMG Infosec Product
Science 2.0 (press release)
Blancco is proud to announce that it has met all of the criteria for secure erasure of magnetic media in accordance with HMG Infosec standards up to IL6. ...

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Facebook isn't finished with a Canadian who was ordered to pay the company CDN$1 billion last week for spamming.
 

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