News & Commentary
posted in June 2006
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Brazil Picks Japanese TV Standard--And Gains Fab?
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
In return for a possible semiconductor production plant, Brazil has selected a high-definition TV standard from Japan over competing technologies from Europe and the United States.
Fight For Your Entertainment Rights
Commentary  |  6/30/2006  | 
If you own an iPod or MP3 player; yearn for a music-enabled phone; download, share, or mix songs and video; or even if you just want to listen to your music or watch your videos in relative peace, take heed. Pending legislation could make the simplest exercise in legal home media use more cumbersome than you could ever imagine.
In Depth: Intel's Chip Plans Give WiMax A Mighty Push Forward
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Intel's influence won't be enough, though, to spur a widespread U.S. rollout or major business uptake.
Down To Business: The Age Of The Control Freak
Commentary  |  6/30/2006  | 
Control freaks call the shots today. But before you start howling about Big Brother gone bonkers, look in the mirror.
Why Recycling Should Be A One-Way Trip
Commentary  |  6/30/2006  | 
Encyclopedias are looking better and better every day
BPS Upgrades Risk-Management Server
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Business Propulsions Systems Inc. has upgraded its platform for operational risk, audit and regulatory compliance management for financial institutions.
Brief: Google Adds YouTube-Like Features To Video Service
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Google Video now lets users add their comments to a list, rate a video on a five-star scale, and associate the clip with a particular word or phrase to help them and others find it at a later time.
Analysis: Government Data Security Guidelines Could Lack Teeth
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Federal agencies have until Aug. 7 to comply with new security "recommendations" following the VA laptop theft, although there's no indication of repercussions for noncompliance.
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New Tool For Building Ajax-Based Spreadsheet User Interfaces
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
EBA Grid version 3 provides the ability to scroll through large data sets, sort data in ascending or descending order, and copy and paste into Microsoft Excel.
(Almost) Everything You Want To Know About PC Power Supplies
Commentary  |  6/30/2006  | 
"Power Supplies 101: A Comprehensive Guide" is a great little primer for understanding the power supplies that are in all your systems. Want to know how wattage really applies to amps for PCs? Curious about the different kinds of loads and what "Active PFC" really means? All is revealed in this guide.
MP3 Player Ownership Hits New High
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
It's a new high and a jump from last year's ownership levels, and it's nearly double the ownership rate reported in 2003.
Oracle Says Application Integration Efforts Are On Track
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Company touts major upgrade of PeopleSoft apps and progress on Oracle-Siebel integration.
Most Wireless Subscribers Don't Send Pictures, Video: Survey
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Only 18% of mobile customers have sent pictures, and 3% have sent video clips, Harris Interactive found.
FAQ: What Will EMC Do With RSA?
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
EMC's move to acquire RSA for $2.1 billion certainly caught many off guard on Friday.
UBS Trial: Defense Suggests Witness Altered Evidence
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Despite being accused of altering evidence, forensics specialist Keith Jones stood firmly by his earlier testimony that whoever brought down the UBS PaineWebber network had to do so from inside Roger Duronio's home. Duronio is the systems admin on trial for the attack.
Bricklin, Socialtext Aim To Hatch 'Killer App' For Wiki Users
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Socialtext announced earlier this month that it was teaming with software pioneer Dan Bricklin to integrate Bricklin's Web-based, collaborative spreadsheet with its enterprise wiki platform, and to encourage additional development efforts within the open-source community.
Dell, HP Clean Up Tech Waste
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Dell and Hewlett-Packard last week expanded their recycling programs for consumers and put in place efforts for commercial customers.
IT Managers Are Down On Economy, Up On IT Investments
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
InformationWeek's quarterly IT Confidence Index fell 7.6% this past quarter. Still, 61% of our respondents are upbeat about their own companies' prospects over the next three months.
Women Dominate Mobile Phone Gaming Market
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Women like to play games on mobile phones more than men, according to an analyst firm that has studied the gender gaming habits.
Major ISPs Commit Money And Expertise To Fight Child Porn
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
They'll work with the National Center for Missing And Exploited Children to stop the transmission of child porn across the Internet.
Privaris Fingerprint Device Provides All-In-One Security
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
The device is small enough to fit on a keychain and authenticates users' identities with their fingerprints.
Office 2007 Delay May Foreshadow Vista Push-Back
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Microsoft's recent announcement that Office 2007 would be delayed is causing some analysts to speculate about a domino effect hitting Vista.
Brief: New Trojan Takes On Mac OS X
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
A security firm said it found an exploit against one of the five Mac OS X flaws just patched by Apple Computer.
India's Patni Acquires ZAiQ Technologies
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Patni noted ZAiQ's strengths in ASIC design and IP, in addition to its expertise in FPGA and SoC technologies.
Microsoft's WGA Sued As 'Spyware'
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
The lawsuit asks for class-action status on claims that Microsoft's WGA software misled users as to its true purpose, failed to obtain consent before installing, and transmitted data to the company's servers.
Delay Sought In Mass. Office Software Implementation
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
The office software battle is far from over in Massachusetts, as a state senator moves to delay the scheduled implementation of ODF.
Brief: Apple Updates iTunes To Plug Security Hole
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Apple Computer this week updated its iTunes music store software to fix a critical security flaw that could let attackers grab control of a PC or Mac.
Microsoft Shuts Off Vista Beta 2
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
The closure, slated for Friday, June 30, comes because the preview has reached its copy limit. Meanwhile, users are being urged to activate their Beta 2 copy in order to receive RC1 of the operating system when it's delivered later this year.
Analysis: RSA Deal Good For Shareholders, Bad For Industry
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
As EMC prepares to swallow RSA, the security industry will be watching with concern.
Office Letter: Printing Double In Excel
Commentary  |  6/30/2006  | 
Printing two copies of a range on a single page sounds useful, and it is. It also sounds easy, but it isn't.
CSC: We're Not For Sale (Anymore)
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Instead, the outsourcer will spend up to $2 billion to repurchase outstanding stock.
EMC Fills Major Security Hole With RSA
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
EMC's decision to spend nearly $2.1 billion for security vendor RSA promises to reshape the competitive landscape of the storage and infrastructure-management segments of the IT industry.
Best Bits: Vista And The Hardware Monster, Part 1
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Will Vista really require more hardware than the space program? Or can you install it on a computer made mostly of spare parts?
South Korea's RFID Market To Reach $500M, Says Report
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
South Korea's radio frequency identification market will exceed $500 million this year, a major private RFID-related organization predicted.
Music Phones: What Has Apple Got Up Its Sleeve?
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Rampant speculation about the possibility of an iPhone in the making has reached new heights in recent weeks.
Media Distribution Rights: Here Come The Judges (And Congress)
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Consumer watchdog groups are sounding the alert about pending restrictions on media content usage.
The Complicated Web Of Content Licensing
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
The movie industry is afraid--very afraid--as it ponders the functionality promised by new technologies hovering on the horizon, and that fear could be trouble for Apple.
The Job-Less Factor
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Industry analysts evaluate Apple's chances with and without Steve Jobs at the helm.
JasperSoft Launches Open-Source BI Package
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
JasperSoft Corp. has launched JasperIntelligence, the company's open-source business intelligence framework.
UPDATE: Stolen VA Laptop Recovered
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Recovery of the equipment capped off a month of policy and personnel changes following the computer's theft.
BI Gets A Boost From Open-Source Community
Commentary  |  6/29/2006  | 
Open-source development is having a significant impact on business intelligence. Among the vendors that have adopted open-source technology within their products in a big way are Actuate, Pentaho and JasperSoft.
Survivor Accounts Released In 9/11 Podcasts
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
"I wanted to crawl into my fire helmet." Firefighter Mickey Kross describes a fierce wind lifting him up amid the collapse of the North Tower in a podcast from the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.
Brief: EMC Adds Security With $2 Billion Acquisition Of RSA
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
EMC plans to use RSA to transform itself from a company providing storage management to a company providing overall information management, of which security is a part.
Net Neutrality Battle Shifts To Full Senate
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
The fact that the committee tied on the amendment is considered an indication that the Senate may also be split and that conditions are ripe for a dogfight.
EMC Confirms Plans To Buy RSA In $2.1B Deal
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
The deal is the third large-scale union between a storage vendor and a security company over the past year.
Accounting Problems Again Plague CA, Delay Earnings
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
During an audit, CA discovered that between fiscal years 1997 and 2001, stock options were approved by the board at a time when the value of the stock was different than when the stock option grants were exercised by the employees.
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