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United Airlines had to cancel flights on Friday night after a computer breakdown affected key systems, including those for its website, flight departures and reservations.
Viridity has updated its data center infrastructure management software to let businesses keep track of how much electrical power is being consumed by individual applications and lines of business, the company will announce Monday.
In 2009, I bought my teenage son a MacBook from Best Buy, and I added a two-year extended warranty with "Accidental Damage From Handling" coverage based on the sales associate's recommendation. Lo and behold, my son accidentally ran over his MacBook with his car after leaving it on his trunk. I filed a claim with Best Buy, and an associate advised me to purchase another computer, saying the company would issue a credit if the original MacBook couldn't be fixed. But Best Buy eventually denied the warranty claim on the grounds that this type of incident isn't covered in the accidental-damage plan. I thought that my extended warranty covered all accidents. Can you help?
The U.S. Department of Justice will reportedly evaluate the antitrust implications of Google's proposed acquisition of Admeld, whose technology is designed to help web publishers manage and fine-tune the way they sell display ads.
What happens when Microsoft applies a Google-like model to an Apple-like gadget? We're going to find out, writes columnist Mike Elgan.

US Data Erasure Software Leader Now Certified by European Security Group
PR Web (press release)
Certification is awarded when software has met all of the criteria for secure erasure of magnetic media in accordance with HMG Infosec standards. After independent testing carried out by QinetiQ, a British global defence technology company under ...

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