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 Paul McDougall

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Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in April 2009

Craigslist Victim's Favorite Band? The Killers

4/23/2009
The Web lets us go beyond the headlines and find out more about names in the news. Psychos and victims now leave behind a digital trail that offers greater insights into who these people are, or were. In a sadly ironic twist, Facebook reveals that one of Craigslist murder victim Julissa Brisman's favorite bands was a rock group called The Killers. It also shows that in most respects she was a typical young woman--and that's troubling.

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IBM's Hardware Slump Bodes Ill For Sun-Oracle

4/21/2009
Fresh off their $7.4 billion deal to acquire Sun Microsystems, Oracle execs likely paid close attention to IBM's first quarter results Monday, given that Big Blue sells many of the same tech goods and services for which Sun is known. The news wasn't so good.

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India Outsources Election To U.S.

4/7/2009
For those who believe outsourcing represents a one-way passage to India for American jobs, here's an interesting tidbit: Authorities on the subcontinent have hired a big U.S. software company to help manage national elections.

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