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Microsoft, Yahoo Deal Fraught With Risk
Shareholders punish Yahoo over pact's terms while pundits say a host of issues could derail alliance.

Microsoft, Yahoo Finally Ink Search Pact
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Q&A: Veterans Affairs CIO Explains IT Overhaul

The recently appointed Chief Information Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs discusses why 45 IT projects were put on hold and his plan for avoiding the mistakes of the past.

Online Music File Swapping Trial Underway

The recording industry is squaring off against a Boston student charged with illegally downloading music over the Internet.

Lawmakers Aim At Texting While Driving

The proposed legislation would reduce federal highway funding for states that don't ban texting or sending e-mails while driving.

Google Updates Mobile Gmail App

The search giant has made it easier for Android and iPhone users to use Gmail on the go by shortening URLs.

Apple Fears Jailbroken iPhones Could Kill Phone Networks

Fighting an attempt to win a copyright law exemption that would sanction the use of unauthorized iPhone software, Apple claims phone networks are at risk when it's not in charge.


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SPSS Gives IBM Advantages, But Can It Execute?

IBM's performance in the BI market has been sub-par, but the SPSS acquisition gives it a trump card against SAP and Oracle.

Pirate Bay Founder Stonewalls Hollywood Firms

The file sharing firm is claiming harassment from entertainment companies suing to stop it from facilitating sharing of copyrighted material online.

Verizon Reveals App Store Details

Developers will get to keep 70% of the revenue from sold apps, and Verizon said it will aim for a more transparent approval process than Apple's App Store.

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Why Business IT Shouldn't Shrug Off Chrome OS
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Featured Blogger BlackHat, Kinda: 'Real' Black Hats Hack Security Experts
Posted by Sara Peters
On Tuesday a hacking group released details of a number of successful attacks they conducted, apparently with the principal purpose of embarrassing some of the security industry's most well-known experts. The group claims that they collected about 75,000 passwords, including those of a few security experts speaking at the BlackHat Briefings Wednesday and Thursday.


The Top 50 Global Enterprise App Vendors
Posted by Bob Evans
Quick: in 2008, in the category of global enterprise apps, whose revenue was almost twice that of its rival's - SAP or Oracle? And if I offered to bet you a year's salary that Sage Group generated more revenue from global enterprise apps than did Microsoft and combined in 2008, would you take the bet? AMR's list of the Top 50 app vendors offers the answers.

Veiled: A Browser-based Darknet - Not for Porn, Says HP
Posted By Adam Ely
For those living in a box, Black Hat is currently underway in Las Vegas. The first talk of the day I attended was by Bill Hoffman and Matt Wood from HP's Security Labs. They discussed their browser-based darknet called Veiled. Billy is best known for his web security research while working for SPI Dynamics, acquired by HP, and authoring a book on AJAX security. Matt leads development on HP's Scwaler and SWFScan security tools.

Android Finally Getting Facebook App: Report
Posted By Eric Zeman
One of the things Google talked about recently was the need to make its Android mobile operating system more social. It looks like Android is about to take its first step in the "more social" direction with the arrival of a dedicated Facebook app.

Black Hat Podcast: Popularity of Social Nets Puts Spotlight On Dangers Of Cross-Site Request Forgeries
Posted By David Berlind
Today is the first day of the infamous Black Hat Briefings taking place at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas and most of what the attendees will hear today is being presented publicly for the first time by the various researchers in the building. Today, for example, is the day that many researchers reveal their discoveries and exploits but in some cases, they hold back on the tools or details needed to replicate their research until the impacted vendors and organizations have an opportunity to address the vulnerabilities. Case in point: a team of researchers used as an example of a site that's vulnerable to dynamic cross site request forgeries.

SaaS Under A Cloud Of FUD
Posted By Michael Hickins
Cloud computing is still a long way from becoming a mainstream technology because of persistent fears about security and reliability that are stoked by entrenched vendors at every opportunity.


Business Objectives Driven SAP Application Management Services
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