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IT and buiness news briefs
An alliance between Google and Intuit will make some of Google's advertising and search tools available from inside the upcoming 2007 version of Intuit's QuickBooks financial software. ... Segway recalled all 23,000 of the high-tech scooters it has sold because a software glitch can suddenly reverse the wheels, pitching off the rider. ... AT&T plans to spend $300 million to buy ASP USinternetworking, which hosts and manages on-demand services and applications from vendors such as Ariba, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle. ... When police radios didn't work in thick woods during a manhunt for an accused cop killer, New York State troopers turned to text messaging on 20 cell phones borrowed from Cellular One to coordinate their search. ... Cortina Systems acquired Intel's optical-networking components business for $115 million. ... Growth in worldwide PC sales slipped to 9.8% in the second quarter, with 52 million units shipped, but should return to double-digit growth the rest of the year, says IDC. ... A Moroccan court jailed one man for a year and another for two years for unleashing the Zotob computer worm. ... Intel and Siemens will work together on products for unified communications based on voice over IP, aimed at telecom, financial services, and health care companies.

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