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Oracle, Microsoft Battle Flaws And Exploits

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Internet Video And Politics
2. Today's Top Story
    - Oracle Patches 51 Flaws
    - Critical Windows Bug Exploit Code Goes Public
3. Breaking News
    - Skype Co-Founders Launch Internet TV Service
    - Symantec Adds Zero-Day Defense To Consumer Security Line
    - Wikipedia Gets Plug-In Search Engine
    - Phisher Convicted, Faces 101 Years In Prison
    - Adobe Launches Linux Flash
    - 2007 Could Be The Year RFID Gets Smarter
    - Networks Disrupted By Taiwan Earthquake Struggle To Recover
    - J. Crew To Bring Outsourced Tech Operations Back In-House
    - Fujitsu And Navini Unveil WiMax Advancements
    - IBM Wins $12 Million Contract From ECCO Shoes
    - Wipro Posts Double-Digit Sales Gains As Indian Outsourcers Continue Hot Streak
    - Supreme Court Lets Stand Key IBM Legal Victories
4. In Depth: Chips
    - Intel 4Q Profit Beats Average Wall St. Estimate
    - HP's Chip Research Extends Moore's Law, Fuels Industry Growth
    - EU Antitrust Experts Seek Charges Against Intel: Source
    - Intel Builds 80-Core Chip That Uses Less Power Than A Quad-Core
5. Voice Of Authority
    - iPhone Ironies
6. White Papers
    - On-Site Service Opportunities
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

Quote of the day:
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. -- Ronald Reagan


1. Editor's Note: Internet Video And Politics

Beet.TV reports that U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, who this week formed an exploratory committee to investigate running for president next year, has a deal with Brightcove to manage the senator's online video strategy.

Brightcove will publish campaign videos, create an Obama channel on its service, and syndicate videos to bloggers and Web sites.

On the one hand, I have to wonder how much anyone will care about a candidate's canned, pasteurized, bland campaign videos. On the other hand, online video can create a powerful opportunity for a charismatic candidate to communicate directly with potential voters. President Ronald Reagan (aka the "Great Communicator") was famous for going "over the heads" of the mass media to communicate directly with constituents, and he only had TV and radio to work with. Share your views on the Internet's impact on the political process with fellow readers.

Mitch Wagner
mwagner@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

Oracle Patches 51 Flaws
Of the 51 patches, 26 are in the company's flagship Oracle database.

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Critical Windows Bug Exploit Code Goes Public
Code that exploits a critical Windows vulnerability disclosed and patched last week has been posted to a public mailing list, raising the risk of an attack.


3. Breaking News

Skype Co-Founders Launch Internet TV Service
Companies are beginning to capitalize on the youth trend toward online communication via their television.

Symantec Adds Zero-Day Defense To Consumer Security Line
Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response is based on technology acquired in the 2005 purchase of WholeSecurity, a maker of anti-phishing and intrusion-prevention software.

Wikipedia Gets Plug-In Search Engine
"Wikiseek" debuts with money from Google's original VC firm, but the site will pump all advertising dollars back into the foundation.

Phisher Convicted, Faces 101 Years In Prison
Jeffrey Brett Goodin, 45, was found guilty of sending thousands of e-mails that appeared to be from AOL's billing department, prompting users to reply with personal and credit card information.

Adobe Launches Linux Flash
Adobe boasts that Player 9 processes Flash scripts 10 times faster than its predecessor, features improved memory management, and adds advanced graphics, video, and text tools.

2007 Could Be The Year RFID Gets Smarter
RFID is poised to help retailers and service providers enhance customers' experiences and deliver precise ad messages, according to panelists at the National Retail Federation show.

Networks Disrupted By Taiwan Earthquake Struggle To Recover
Asian firms look to European carriers for help as more shaking in the region Wednesday complicates repair efforts.

J.Crew To Bring Outsourced Tech Operations Back In-House
The company will opt instead to upgrade its information systems, according to SEC documents.

Fujitsu And Navini Unveil WiMax Advancements
Developers continue manufacturing new components for a technology that's just emerging.

IBM Wins $12 Million Contract From ECCO Shoes
Five-year deal lets Big Blue's Global Services maintain and control its European rival's legacy ERP systems.

Wipro Posts Double-Digit Sales Gains As Indian Outsourcers Continue Hot Streak
By contrast, top U.S. outsourcers IBM and EDS have posted only modest, single-digit sales gains in recent quarters.

Supreme Court Lets Stand Key IBM Legal Victories
The lawsuits, if they had been reinstated, could have cost the computing company more than $1 billion in damages and penalties.

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4. In Depth: Chip Developments

Intel 4Q Profit Beats Average Wall St. Estimate
Intel on Tuesday posted a quarterly profit that beat the average Wall Street estimate as a raft of new high-end processors from the top chipmaker lifted average selling prices.

HP's Chip Research Extends Moore's Law, Fuels Industry Growth
HP's new chip architecture may breathe life into Moore's Law, as well as help sustain rapid-fire growth in the tech industry, according to analysts.

EU Antitrust Experts Seek Charges Against Intel: Source
European Commission staff have again asked the EU's antitrust chief for permission to prepare formal charges against Intel, part of a long process that faces further hurdles, a source familiar with the case said.

Intel Builds 80-Core Chip That Uses Less Power Than A Quad-Core
Intel says the research prototype chip, which will take five to eight years to bring to market, uses less than 100 watts of power and has teraflop performance.


5. Voice Of Authority: iPhone Ironies

Voice: An Ironic User's Guide To The iPhone
It seems everyone is talking about the iPhone these days, including Dave Eggers' hip literary journal McSweeney's. McSweeney's writer Darren Cahr offers some interesting and creative ways to make use of the iPhone. Among Cahr's more amusing suggestions: Using the iPhone to take pictures of celebrities without underpants. Using the iPhone to become governor of an oil-rich former Soviet republic where the temperature often drops to 76 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit), and then buy an English Premier League soccer team.


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