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TOP STORY: Sony Takes On Kindle With Two New E-Readers

MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Gunman Worked IT At Gates Firm

ANALYTIC REPORT: Defense in Depth And the Rise of Data Loss Prevention

WHITEPAPER: Cost Transparency and Effective IT Governance

BLOG: Tech Jobs And The Mentality Of Entitlement

WEBCAST: Secure Web Conferencing by Adobe

RESOURCES: InformationWeek 500 Conference: Navigating The Boardroom


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TODAY'S TOP STORY

Sony Takes On Kindle With Two New E-Readers
The Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch will have enough memory to store about 350 books and battery life of about two weeks.

RELATED INSIGHTS
Amazon Kindle E-book Deletion Prompts Lawsuit
Amazon's Kindle 2 Gets A Price Cut
Barnes & Noble Matches Amazon eBook Prices

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Pittsburgh Gunman Worked IT At Gates Firm
George Sodini was a tech professional at a law practice founded in part by the Microsoft chairman's father.



Google Sells Radio Ad Business

The search giant is unloading its radio advertising and automation assets to WideOrbit.



Symbian Changes May Affect Developers

Future versions of Symbian will have major changes to the user interface and APIs which could lead to a binary break for some programs.



Mozilla Store Security Breach

GatewayCDI, which operates the Mozilla Store, suffered a security breach affecting an undisclosed number of customers.



Connected TV Sales Booming

Consumer demand for Web content on their TVs led sales of sets with built-in Internet capabilities to top $1 billion in the second quarter.



Palm Nabs Another Apple Employee

The Pre maker is loading up with ex-Apple talent, potentially fermenting the brewing rivalry between the companies.



Google Acquires On2 Technologies

By acquiring video codec maker On2 Technologies, Google is laying the groundwork for improved Web video.



IBM Could Face Bidding War For SPSS

An analyst says Oracle, SAP, or HP may try to outbid IBM's $1.2 billion offer.



BlackBerry Curve Outsells iPhone 3GS

RIM nabbed the number one spot for phone sales in the second quarter, benefiting from the Curve's availability on all four major U.S. wireless carriers.




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Defense in Depth And the Rise of Data Loss Prevention
Security pros continue to move from protecting systems to protecting data, and it's about time. Attackers are getting smarter, and complex new applications make repelling them ever harder. Technologies like data loss prevention, or DLP, purport to help.
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Sun's Future Under Oracle
Questions loom over Sparc hardware, Solaris, MySQL, and Java. Here's our perspective so far.
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Tech Jobs And The Mentality Of Entitlement
Posted By Rob Preston
Taking the mentality of entitlement to a new low, a 27-year-old tech graduate of a New York City college is suing her alma mater because it has "not tried hard enough' to help her find a job, according to court papers filed in Bronx Supreme Court.

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No More Laptops: End Of Road For Enterprise Notebooks?
Posted by Alexander Wolfe
Here's a radical -- but eminently business-sensible -- idea for enterprises wondering why they've got to eat thousands of dollars each year per employee for PC support costs: No more laptops. Hey, if cloud and SaaS mean anything, it should be big savings by bagging the self-hosted software paradigm. How about you give your workers $500 each to buy a netbook instead, and they can support themselves? Workers tethered to an office can use a thin client, or -- perish the thought -- a desktop computer.

Microsoft vs. Google Shows 'Alternative' Gone Mainstream
Posted By Chris Murphy
Three weeks ago, Microsoft said it will offer an online version of Office free to consumers, gambling one of the most successful software products in history on an emerging business model. Google this week calls that monster bet with - the price of four big-city billboards?

Apple Possibly Lining Up 8GB Version Of iPhone 3GS
Posted By Eric Zeman
According to shipping documents from Rogers Wireless up in Canada, it appears as though Apple may be fading out the iPhone 3G in favor of a simplified iPhone 3GS line-up, containing the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models.

Are You A Phisherman? Take My $10 Paypal Challenge!
Posted By Randy George
Shortly after posting something for sale on my local Craigslist site, I was bombarded with 5 responses within minutes. Cool I thought, one of these nice folks was sure to get rid of this nagging item from my garage, but I was wrong. I was the victim of a piranha like PHISHING ATTACK. Are you a phisherman? I will paypal you 10 dollars if I select your series of answers to my questions, read on.

WEBCASTS

Secure Web Conferencing by Adobe
Join Adobe web conferencing expert James Lockman to learn how to ensure your web conferencing solution is secure. You will gain insights on security importance, control and compliance features and what to consider when implementing secure web conferencing. It happens August 14, 2009 / 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET More Information & Registration

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InformationWeek 500 Conference: Navigating The Boardroom
At the 2009 InformationWeek 500 Conference, C-level executives from leading global companies will meet to discuss how they're delivering on the most critical business priorities of the day. Join us Sept. 13-15 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach, Calif.
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The founder of the world's first spaceline, Richard Branson, said it will be ready to transport people and satellites into space in about a year and a half.
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Wolfe's Den Vlog: Build A Liquid-Cooled PC, Part 1
To begin his Intel Core i7 quad-core PC build project, Alex unboxes the Thermaltake BigWater 760is liquid cooler.
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