Tuesday, August 16, 2005

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Tech News Flash: Tuesday -- August 16, 2005

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Headline Scan:
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1. Disaster Recovery: Dealing with 21st Century Threats
2. New Threat, Same Old Story
3. New Internet Worm Targeting Windows
4. Intel Accelerates Chip Development
5. BellSouth Baits Broadband Customers with Napster
6. Agilent Chip Selloff Highlights Rocky Business
7. PC Alternatives for the Future
8. Firefox Share Dips in July
9. Google Library Project Runs Into Resistance
10. TiVo Download Deal Heralds Changing TV Landscape
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1. Disaster Recovery: Dealing with 21st Century Threats
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Y2K may be a distant memory, but there are plenty of other threats
against corporate IT systems. In fact, today's list of disaster threats
includes more than just hurricanes and blackouts -- chemical attacks and
terrorist bombings have become a stark reality.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45134.html

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2. New Threat, Same Old Story
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Music being burned onto CDs is becoming a bigger threat than P2P file-
sharing to both the music industry and record stores. The news comes
from Recording Industry Association of America chief Mitch Bainwol,
speaking for his bosses and the RIAA's owners, the members of the Big
Four record label cartel.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45485.html

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3. New Internet Worm Targeting Windows
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The ZOTOB virus appeared shortly after the world's largest software
maker warned of three newly found "critical" security flaws in its
software last week, including one that could allow attackers to take
complete control of a computer.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45495.html

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4. Intel Accelerates Chip Development
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The Xeon chip codenamed Paxville is the first dual core version of the
Xeon family to be introduced. Two versions of Intel's new chip are
scheduled to start shipping later this year, with the Paxville DP
targeting servers containing two processors and the Paxville MP for
systems with four CPUs.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45493.html

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5. BellSouth Baits Broadband Customers with Napster
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In an aggressive move to entice dial-up surfers to upgrade to broadband
service, BellSouth announced a deal with Napster yesterday that the Baby
Bell hopes websters will find hard to refuse.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45494.html

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6. Agilent Chip Selloff Highlights Rocky Business
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Agilent Technologies is selling its semiconductor business in yet
another example of how the chip industry has blossomed with consumer,
mobile and networking technology and devices, but has become a fast-
moving, boom-or-bust business that is difficult to deliver for Wall
Street.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45486.html

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7. PC Alternatives for the Future
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This week, let's look ahead at changes coming in hardware over the next
few years and the players driving those changes. It is certainly time
for a change. In 1984 we had two PCs in the business space, Apple
enjoyed 40 percent market share and had two innovative designs and IBM
had a desktop computer that took up much of the desk.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45440.html

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8. Firefox Share Dips in July
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The open-source Firefox browser saw growth slip in July, according to
the latest report from measuring and monitoring service NetApplications,
which watches growth in adoption among a variety of popular Internet
browser alternatives.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45481.html

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9. Google Library Project Runs Into Resistance
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Publishers and other content companies worry that posting material
online makes it vulnerable to piracy and hurts sales. Google and many
other technology companies say they need to be free to innovate and use
content in new ways.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45464.html

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10. TiVo Download Deal Heralds Changing TV Landscape
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In a trial that could mark the arrival of more widespread on-demand
television programming and further rock the traditional media
advertising industry, digital video recorder maker TiVo said it would
offer original content from the Independent Film Channel (IFC) for
download over the Internet.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45489.html
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