Tuesday, August 09, 2005

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Tech News Flash: Tuesday -- August 9, 2005

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Headline Scan:
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1. E-Mail Archiving Growing in Importance
2. Space Shuttle Discovery Returns to Earth
3. VMware to Share Its Software, Take on Microsoft
4. Irish Drugmaker Soars on Tysabri News
5. AOL Going Mobile With Wildseed Buy
6. IBM to Open Source Conceptual Search
7. Emerging Alternatives to Windows Vista
8. Macromedia Updates Product Line
9. Microsoft Rejects Report on Vista Virus
10. News Corp. Reportedly Had Takeover Talks With Skype
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1. E-Mail Archiving Growing in Importance
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Corporations' reliance on e-mail systems to circulate information has
grown exponentially, but their ability to sort, retain, and locate e-
mail messages has not evolved as quickly.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45122.html

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2. Space Shuttle Discovery Returns to Earth
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Discovery swooped through the darkness of the Mojave Desert and landed
on the Edwards runway at 5:11 a.m. PDT, well before sunrise. It marked
the conclusion of the first shuttle re-entry since Columbia's tragic
return.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45314.html

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3. VMware to Share Its Software, Take on Microsoft
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VMware, the leader in the rapidly growing market for virtual machine
software, will try to create an industry standard by sharing its
underlying engine with partners like IBM, Intel and Hewlett-Packard. The
move by VMware anticipates a drive by Microsoft into the field with its
next version of Windows, to be introduced late next year.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45317.html

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4. Irish Drugmaker Soars on Tysabri News
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Elan shares soared by a third after an ongoing safety evaluation of its
withdrawn drug Tysabri raised hopes the drug may be able to return to
the market. While the news that no further cases were found among MS
sufferers is positive in its own right, it further suggests an absence
of new cases among the other participants.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45318.html

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5. AOL Going Mobile With Wildseed Buy
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AOL, the Internet company struggling to shed its desktop days and move
further into the more profitable mobile and wireless industry, continued
its mobile-by-acquisition strategy this week, announcing it was
acquiring handset software maker Wildseed.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45316.html

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6. IBM to Open Source Conceptual Search
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IBM Research will turn over its data search technology to the open
source community, the company said today. The Unstructured Information
Management Architecture searches store data not through keywords, but by
analyzing the data within documents to see if they fit the concepts and
facts the user is researching.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45305.html

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7. Emerging Alternatives to Windows Vista
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Last week I focused on Windows Vista and how things didn't look
particularly good for that product, at least not right now. I also
mentioned that neither Apple nor Linux was likely to be able to take
advantage of a Microsoft stumble.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45264.html

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8. Macromedia Updates Product Line
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Macromedia announced today version 8 updates across its product line for
Studio 8, Dreamweaver 8, Fireworks 8, Flash Professional 8 and Flash
Player 8. The company also announced that Freehand MX, Macromedia's
illustration application, will no longer be bundled with Studio, but
will only be available as a standalone product.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45300.html

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9. Microsoft Rejects Report on Vista Virus
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A Microsoft spokeswoman has said the first operating system that could
be affected by the so-called virus announced by F-Secure will be
Longhorn Server, and not Windows Vista. Longhorn Server is the next
version of Windows Server 2003 and is scheduled for release in 2007.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45280.html

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10. News Corp. Reportedly Had Takeover Talks With Skype
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Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is understood to have made a bid
approach to the fast-growing internet phone group, Skype, which may have
valued the two-year-old operation at almost US$3 billion. Talks have
broken down and Skype has denied it is for sale. But sources in the
telecoms industry say they expect it to be taken over shortly.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45297.html
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