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posted in October 2005

Overstock CEO Begs Forgiveness, Then Blames IT For Losses

10/28/2005
CEO Patrick Byrne issued a "My Bad" mea culpa and invoked a Japanese slogan of remorse in his efforts to apologize to investors for posting a net income loss of $14.2 million (75 cents per share) loss for the third quarter. Byrne also blamed a schedule of overly ambitious and overlapping IT projects.

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Sun Trials RFID Asset Tracking

10/26/2005
The vendor is using its own products and services to maintain over 10,000 servers in one facility; Sun says that within an hour it can verify any item's location and physical characteristics from type, to age, to expiration date-- all without needing a network connection.

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VeriSign Buys Retail Solutions

10/26/2005
The $24 million deal pushes VeriSign squarely into delivering point-of-sale data, which is gathered at cash registers when customers pay for merchandise at stores.

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RFID Chips To Travel in U.S. Passports

10/25/2005
U.S. passports issued after October 2006 will contain embedded radio frequency identification chips that carry the holder's personal data and digital photo. Terrorism and ID theft fears drive most consumer objections.

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RFID Monitors Beer

10/21/2005
Sun Microsystems is working with an undisclosed beer distributor to install an application based on radio frequency identification technology on cases and kegs. The RFID tags, which will help track the age and temperature of the beer, is a sign of product tracking to come.

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