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Snow Leopard Pre-Sales Bite Microsoft
Apple's new OS jumps Redmond offerings to top the charts at online retailer Amazon.

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Federal Agencies Pursue Cybersecurity Common Ground

NIST is working with defense and intelligence agencies to develop cybersecurity specifications that could be applied across government.

Microsoft Launches OneApp Store

The virtual mobile app store will bring lightweight versions of Twitter, Facebook, and other programs to feature phones.

RIM Acquires Torch Mobile

To get the BlackBerry's browser on par with the iPhone and Android, RIM has acquired the maker of the Iris mobile browser for an undisclosed amount.

Google Fights Street View Ban In Switzerland

The Swiss data commissioner worries that Google Maps Street View reveals too much and may force Google to blur or remove even more of its images.

AT&T Mandates Data Plans For Smartphones

Palm, Windows Mobile, and Symbian smartphone users will have to sign up for the monthly data plan iPhone and BlackBerry users carry, instead of a lower-cost option.

Facebook Plans Hiring Spree

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social networking site plans to increase its staff by as much as 50% this year.

CDC Readies Internet Barrage To Combat Swine Flu

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control uses a range of Internet services, including Twitter, YouTube, and even games, to help spread flu-protection messages.

Rhapsody Music May Come To iPhone

RealNetworks has submitted its music service for approval in the App Store, but it's unclear if Apple will OK the competing service.

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Featured Blogger RIM Acquires A Better Browser For Blackberry
Posted by Ed Hansberry
RIM has just acquired Torch Mobile, which is the maker of the Iris browser. It is based on the WebKit rendering engine and RIM plans to integrate this into the Blackberry platform. It should substantially improve the browsing experience for the mobile handset maker.

GM eBay Site Spurs 960,000 Searches But Only 45 Sales
Posted By Bob Evans
Innovative sales channels don't always pan out as planned: through the first nine days of the much-ballyhooed initiative to peddle GM cars on eBay, only 45 cars were sold. On the bright side, the GM eBay Web site wracked up 960,000 searches of GM vehicles--does it have a future as a lead-machine?

Getting To The Last Copy Of Data
Posted By George Crump
One of the storage management challenges we see every day in customer data centers is there are too many copies of data in circulation. Ironically its this fact that built much of the value and motivation behind data deduplication. It should not be this way. Why should you get to a last copy of data?

Open Source You Can Use, August 2009
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Blogger Clashes Make Us Better
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