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
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"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.
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.
Learn what more than 500 companies are planning regarding their companies' wireless and mobile computing strategies in InformationWeek Research's Wireless/Mobile Computing report.
Will the release of Vista provide business technology professionals with the security and functionality they've been hoping for? Learn how nearly 700 business technology professionals answered that question and more in InformationWeek Research's report Windows Vista: Ready, Set, Go?s
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.
6. White Papers: On-Site Service Opportunities
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