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Finjan Inc web Security Company confirms Google and IBM’s X-Force findings

Finjan Inc web Security Company confirms Google and IBM’s X-Force findings

Finjan Inc, a web security solutions provider, just confirmed the results that Google’s security team and IBM’s X-Force reported. The one thing the three could agree on was that online criminals are exploiting vulnerabilities in end users web browsers by using drive-bydownloads for identity theft, gaining access to online accounts and for some other illicit revenue-generating activities, M2.com writes. Google’s Niels Provos, a security...

New legislation could lead to ISP throttling ban

New legislation could lead to ISP throttling ban

Comcast’s response yesterday to its public thrashing by the FCC may have had a second, more important, purpose: A prominent Congressman has introduced legislation paving the way for a ban on Internet throttling. In the midst of an already overflowing legislative calendar, Rep. Ed Markey (D – Mass.), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, introduced a bill yesterday whose end...

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Intel’s German offices raided in EC antitrust investigation

The European Commission has turned up the volume in its investigation of Intel’s conduct, with retailers in Germany and Great Britain now confirming they’ve been raided — the same retailers mentioned in AMD’s civil suit against Intel. Since AMD launched its civil antitrust suit against Intel in June 2005, the matter of whether Intel’s private business dealings with Media Markt, Germany’s largest technology retailer,...

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Microsoft Backpedals, Moves Up Vista SP1 Release Dates

After getting an earful from IT professionals on the delayed release of Vista SP1, Microsoft said Monday it would make the software available this month to some customers. Volume-licensing customers will get the English version of the software at the end of this week, Mike Nash, corporate vice president for Windows product management, announced on the Vista Team blog. Nash said other languages would...

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Microsoft taking its case to Yahoo’s shareholders

In a statement late Monday afternoon, Microsoft responded to Yahoo’s rejection of its initial takeover bid as many believed it would, and as the company itself indicated it probably might do: It will ask Yahoo shareholders to consider its proposal. With no absolute white knight in sight, though with a few candidates for the job having been mulled around, Yahoo’s executives may find themselves...

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Valentine’s Day Zunes may not arrive in time, but will be free

Microsoft has sent a letter to buyers of its pink Zune, because the special edition player may not arrive in time for Valentine’s Day. The Zune was announced just three weeks ago and has an engraved heart on the back. Apparently, the demand was too high to get all orders out on time. “Due to some issues in our fulfillment center there remains a...

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Microsoft is against the use of nLite and vLite

Slimming down your Windows install to save hard drive space or RAM is not essential as many tend to believe. In this day and age, hard drives and RAM both are very affordable and easy to install. Microsoft has said that their Vista operating system is larger than they would have preferred. They have also released information that the next version of Windows (known...

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Microsoft says Windows 7 expected around 2011

Even though Windows Vista is taking a severe beating at the hands of consumers and critics alike, Microsoft still has faith in its latest operating system and doesn’t believe there’s any need to abandon it just yet. But just in case you were hoping for Windows 7 to hit store shelves next year, the company doesn’t want you to hold your breath. As speculation...

Sun targets open source LAMP stack with MySQL acquisition

Sun targets open source LAMP stack with MySQL acquisition

Sun has sent shockwaves through the open-source software community today by acquiring open-source database company MySQL AB. The MySQL database is regarded as one of the core components of open source server infrastructure, the so-called Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) stack. This acquisition will pit Sun against proprietary database vendors like Oracle and also open-source middleware vendors like Red Hat. More significantly, this appears to be part...

Sun to fork out $1 billion for open-source firm MySQL

Sun to fork out $1 billion for open-source firm MySQL

Sun Microsystems will plunk down $1 billion to buy MySQL, the maker of a popular open-source database. Sun said Wednesday that it will pay about $800 million in cash for MySQL’s privately held stock and will assume about $200 million worth of options. MySQL CEO Marten Mickos will join Sun’s senior executive team after the transaction closes. The acquisition is a bold move for...