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 June 2009

iPhone Hysteria Will Trigger Microsoft Acquisitions

The 'Net was aTwitter last week after Microsoft revealed an October debut for Windows 7. All the pundits weighed in on the software maker's next big OS. For about five minutes. Then Palm unveiled Pre, Apple rolled out iPhone 3G S, and suddenly it was "Windows what?" And that's why Redmond must, and will, make a major acquisition sooner rather than later. It's the only way it can get back in the game.

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Did Computer Failure Bring Down Air France 447?

Speculation abounds following a plane crash. Mechanical flaws, terrorism, pilot error, and weather are the usual suspects. But in the tech age, where even your toaster is digital, IT systems must be added to the list. In the the Air France disaster, there's a particularly urgent need for government authorities to eye the aircraft's on-board computer system as a possible culprit.

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