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Intel runs into major WiMax snafu in Taiwan

An apparent lack of communication between Intel and the Taiwan government over the closing of Intel's WiMax Program Office in Taiwan has brewed into a media storm here to rival Apple's Antennagate in the U.S.

By Dan Nystedt | 21 July, 2010 13:33

Tags: WiMax, Networking, wireless, Government of Taiwan, intel

iSuppli raises iPad sales forecast after Apple's strong Q3

Market researcher iSuppli sharply increased its forecast for sales of Apple's popular iPad to 12.9 million by the end of this year, from an earlier target of 7.1 million.

By Dan Nystedt | 21 July, 2010 14:06

Tags: Apple, iSuppli, hardware systems, laptops, tablet PCs, iPad

Mac, iPad sales push Apple to record revenue

For the third time in the last four quarters, Apple today reported it sold a record number of Macs, although sales of the iPhone slipped slightly.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 July, 2010 12:19

Tags: Mobile and Wireless, telecommunication, Macintosh, Phones, smartphones, software, operating systems, mobile, Apple, Mac OS, consumer electronics

Is open source Snort dead? Depends who you ask

Is Snort, the 12-year-old open-source intrusion detection and prevention system, dead?

By Ellen Messmer | 21 July, 2010 08:23

Tags: sourcefire, intrusion detection systems, security, intrusion prevention systems, Snort, ipv6

Don't wait for Adobe sandboxing to secure PDF viewing

Adobe has revealed that it will strengthen the security controls in the Adobe Reader application by adding sandboxing in the next release. With malicious attacks targeting Adobe products more frequently, it is definitely a move in the right direction, but there are also more secure PDF reader alternatives you can start using today.

By Tony Bradley | 21 July, 2010 07:05

Tags: network security, firewalls, security, Adobe Systems, pdf bug

Google Invests in Wind Farm: And 5 More Investments

Google plans to become carbon neutral at the same time promote green energy by entering into a 20-year agreement to buy power from an Iowa wind farm. The farm, part of NextEra Energy Resources in Story and Hardin counties, will sell Google 114 megawatts of renewable power. Google says that the energy it will buy is enough to power several of its data centers.

By Barbara Hernandez | 21 July, 2010 10:24

Tags: business issues, power supply, power line, power, Google, Green data center, investments, environment, Tech industry

Samsung intros 1TB drive for notebooks, other gadgetry

Samsung Tuesday announced its new 1TB Spinpoint MT2 2.5-inch internal hard drive.

By James Mulroy | 21 July, 2010 10:22

Tags: notebooks, samsung, storage

Tax office goes Ubuntu for AUSkey Linux standard

The Australian Taxation Office is preparing to release a Linux port of its AUSkey authentication software with Ubuntu being the reference distribution for testing and development.

By Rodney Gedda | 21 July, 2010 09:35

Tags: unix, SBR, java, ATO, authentication, Department of Treasury, Auskey, ubuntu

Birst offers concurrent user pricing for BI

On-demand BI vendor Birst announced Tuesday that it is now offering the option of concurrent user pricing, a licensing model few BI providers use because it can limit the amount of money they make compared to typical "named user" pricing.

By Chris Kanaracus | 21 July, 2010 04:09

Tags: business issues, licensing, Internet-based applications and services, applications, software, internet, Birst, business intelligence

Siemens: German customer hit by industrial worm

Siemens confirmed Tuesday that one of its customers has been hit by a new worm designed to steal secrets from industrial control systems.

By Robert McMillan | 21 July, 2010 05:47

Tags: Siemens Industry, security, Manufacturing, VirusBlokAda, industry verticals, energy

Black Hat talk to reveal analysis of hacker fingerprints

Looking deeper within malware yields fingerprints of the hackers who write the code, and that could result in signatures that have a longer lifetime than current intrusion-detection schemes, Black Hat 2010 attendees will be told next week.

By Tim Greene | 20 July, 2010 02:34

Tags: black hat, security, Microsoft, Black Hat 2010, malware

Sharp plans to launch e-book reader this year

Japan's Sharp plans to enter the increasingly competitive e-book reader market later this year with a device that can read a new e-publishing file format of its own, it said Tuesday.

By Martyn Williams | 20 July, 2010 17:42

Tags: consumer electronics, sharp, e-readers

Gartner calls for IT maintenance bill of rights

Analyst firm Gartner has formed a new advocacy council around the issue of IT maintenance contracts and issued a "code of conduct" it wants vendors to follow, actions that could further intensify an already hot topic.

By Chris Kanaracus | 21 July, 2010 06:45

Tags: business issues, Gartner, services, CIO role, hardware systems, it strategy, software, IT management

Avaya bolsters contact centers, integrates Nortel technology

Avaya is overhauling its contact center software with features designed to boost productivity and also to demonstrate that the company is brimming with innovation it hopes will attract new customers, and keep those it acquired along with Nortel's enterprise division.

By Tim Greene | 21 July, 2010 05:32

Tags: applications, Avaya contact center software, e-mail, software, Messaging, Avaya

SAP-Sybase deal wins EU approval

SAP said Tuesday that the European Commission has approved its pending acquisition of Sybase.

By Chris Kanaracus | 21 July, 2010 06:20

Tags: business issues, Mergers / acquisitions, Sun Microsystems, SAP, software, sybase, Oracle

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