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In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Five Signs That India Isn't Just For Back-Office Work Anymore
2. Today's Top Story
    - Apple Unveils 8-Core Xeon-Based Mac Pro
    - Intel Plans Centrino Mobile Chip
3. Breaking News
    - Hackers Promise 'Nude Britney Spears' Pix To Plant .ANI Exploit
    - Firefox's 'The Coop' Tests Social Browsing
    - New Ajax Attack Poses Threat To Web 2.0 Sites
    - It's Cisco Vs. Microsoft In Serving Up VoIP To Small Businesses
    - Apple At Bottom Of 'Green Ranking' Barrel
    - What's On TV Tonight? Caller ID
    - Agere Systems Sues Microsoft Over Internet Phone Technology
    - FBI Checks Gambling In Second Life Virtual World
    - Verizon Regains Lead In Wireless Subscribers; Sprint Gets Some Good News
    - Thailand Blocks YouTube For Clip Mocking King
    - Reporter Josh Wolf Freed From Prison
    - Sony Drops Price Of PlayStation Portable 15%
4. The Latest Google Blog Posts
    - Will The iPhone Allow Apple To Capture All Three Screens?
    - Google's April Fools
    - Yahoo And Microsoft Fight For Mobile Search While Google Pushes For The Entire Third Screen
5. Job Listings From TechCareers
6. White Papers
    - Security: Protecting One-Time Passwords Against Man-In-The-Middle Attacks
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

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"A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit." -- John C. Maxwell


1. Editor's Note: Five Signs That India Isn't Just For Back-Office Work Anymore

Of late, there have appeared a number of not-so-subtle signs that India is moving well beyond its traditional role as host for low-level back-office and IT work from the West. The only question now seems to be when (not if) we'll see the first U.S. corporation move its headquarters and CEO to the subcontinent. Here's what to watch for:

One: An article Tuesday in the International Herald Tribune notes that Cisco has mandated that 20% of its "top talent" be located in India within five years. Cisco also recently moved a top executive, Wim Elfrink, to Bangalore to act as chief globalization officer, the Herald Tribune reports.

Two: Accenture recently said that, by year's end, it will have more employees in India than in the United States and that its Indian workforce will include well-paid business consultants and industry specialists in addition to the usual programmers and help desk associates.

That's two. Read on at my blog entry.

Paul McDougall
paulmcd@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story: Apple Unveils 8-Core Xeon-Based Mac Pro

Apple Unveils 8-Core Xeon-Based Mac Pro
The price may seem high at first glance, but not so much when compared with a similarly priced Dell Precision.

Related Story:

Intel Plans Centrino Mobile Chip
The processor for laptops and handheld devices will have increased IT management and security features as well as an 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter.


3. Breaking News

Hackers Promise 'Nude Britney Spears' Pix To Plant .ANI Exploit
There are problems with the patch Microsoft released Tuesday for a critical .ANI vulnerability, and hackers have launched a new spam campaign to take advantage of the flaw.

Firefox's 'The Coop' Tests Social Browsing
The plug-in from Mozilla Labs allows the browser to become a content sharing tool and compete directly with sites like MySpace.

New Ajax Attack Poses Threat To Web 2.0 Sites
A new attack called JavaScript Hacking allows hackers to pretend to be a victimized user and request private information.

It's Cisco Vs. Microsoft In Serving Up VoIP To Small Businesses
The two companies extend their expertise in Internet Protocol software to companies with fewer than 100 employees.

Apple At Bottom Of 'Green Ranking' Barrel
Lenovo, on the other hand, toppled Nokia from the No. 1 spot for being the most improved vendor, according to a Greenpeace survey.

What's On TV Tonight? Caller ID
Time Warner Cable recently added the feature for subscribers who sign up for both digital cable TV and digital phone service.

Agere Systems Sues Microsoft Over Internet Phone Technology
Agere claims Microsoft stole its stereophonic acoustic echo cancellation technology, which helps improve the sound of telephone calls made over the Internet and via conference calling systems.

FBI Checks Gambling In Second Life Virtual World
FBI investigators have visited Second Life's Internet casinos at the invitation of the virtual world's creator, Linden Lab, but the U.S. government has not decided on the legality of virtual gambling.

Verizon Regains Lead In Wireless Subscribers; Sprint Gets Some Good News
Market research firm IDC says there were 236 million U.S. wireless subscribers at the end of 2006 and their data revenue totaled $4.8 billion in the fourth quarter.

Thailand Blocks YouTube For Clip Mocking King
Thailand's military-appointed government blocked access to online video-sharing Web site YouTube on Wednesday after its owner, Google, declined to withdraw a video clip mocking the country's revered monarch.

Reporter Josh Wolf Freed From Prison
Wolf struck a deal with prosecutors to post online the videotape that he had withheld from authorities.

Sony Drops Price Of PlayStation Portable 15%
After two years on the market, Sony hopes to goose sales on its handheld gaming device.

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4. The Latest Google Blog Posts
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Will The iPhone Allow Apple To Capture All Three Screens?
Bill Day at BillDay.com ponders the possibility that the iPhone will allow Apple to capture all three screens -- the desktop, the TV, and the mobile phone. Right now Apple looks pretty well-positioned for an integrated multimedia platform: The Mac is strong, iTunes is still dominant, Apple has launched Apple TV, and in June the iPhone will complete the company's offerings.

Google's April Fools
This year's first day of April wasn't the usual workday hoot, since it fell on a Sunday. However, the guys at Google had a good time, posting on their site news of a faux beta for a high-speed Internet service running through your, er, toilet.

Yahoo And Microsoft Fight For Mobile Search While Google Pushes For The Entire Third Screen
Stephen Wellman has finally settled back into New York after a jam-packed visit to this year's CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Fla. One of the big stories in the wider media that, surprisingly, didn't generate much insider buzz at CTIA was the ongoing war to capture the emerging mobile search market.


5. Job Listings From TechCareers

Toyota seeking Central Operations Specialist in Georgetown, KY

Agilent seeking IT Manager in Santa Clara, CA

Telerik seeking Developer Support Consultant in Newton, MA

Network Insight seeking Chief Technology Officer in San Diego, CA

ITT Corporation seeking Sr. System Analyst in Fort Wayne, IN

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