Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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Tech News Flash: Wednesday -- August 17, 2005

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Headline Scan:
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1. Tech Boards: A New Secret for Bridging Business, IT
2. Microsoft to Launch Two Xbox Versions
3. Windows Worm Spreads Quickly
4. Microsoft, Apple Continue iPod Patent Fight
5. Universal Music Backs Blu-ray DVD Format
6. Disaster Recovery: Dealing With 21st Century Threats
7. Nintendo Delays 'Zelda,' Cuts DS Prices
8. Amazon's A9.com Unveils Photo-Mapping Service
9. Internet Explorer Gains Ground on Firefox
10. New Threat, Same Old Story
11. Sexual .xxx Domain Put on Hold
12. VoIP Provider Files Suit, Seeks Clarity From FCC
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1. Tech Boards: A New Secret for Bridging Business, IT
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The once thick walls that have traditionally been separating IT
departments from its business leaders at companies both large and small
are beginning to thin and crack. In fact, all signs indicate that these
walls will soon crumble completely to create a new environment in which
business leaders and technology leaders work toward common goals.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45326.html

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2. Microsoft to Launch Two Xbox Versions
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When Microsoft's new Xbox video game console comes out this fall,
consumers will be able to choose between a fully loaded system and a
more basic version without a hard drive, wireless controller and other
features.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45529.html

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3. Windows Worm Spreads Quickly
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Among companies affected by the latest Windows worm and its variants
were ABC, CNN, The Associated Press, The New York Times and Caterpillar
Inc. ABC News producers had to use electric typewriters yesterday to
prepare copy for their "World News Tonight" broadcast.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45526.html

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4. Microsoft, Apple Continue iPod Patent Fight
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Legal experts and industry analysts highlighted the lengthy process and
potential hurdles to a Microsoft claim on the MP3 music organizer and
player, and indicated that an AppleInsider and subsequent reports make a
bigger story of what is standard patent procedure.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45528.html

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5. Universal Music Backs Blu-ray DVD Format
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Universal Music Group, one of the world's leading music companies, said
yesterday it will support Sony's next-generation DVD format, a move that
would add a fresh twist to the new DVD standard race with Toshiba.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45527.html

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6. 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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7. Nintendo Delays 'Zelda,' Cuts DS Prices
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Some bad news for Zelda fans from Nintendo: "The Legend of Zelda:
Twilight Princess," which had been expected out later this year for the
GameCube, has been delayed until 2006. Zelda developers need more time
to finish the game, said Ron Bertram, vice-president and general manager
of Nintendo Canada.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45522.html

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8. Amazon's A9.com Unveils Photo-Mapping Service
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A9 is counting on an index of 35 million photographs spanning the
neighborhoods of 22 U.S. cities to distinguish its mapping service from
the rest of the pack. The company says the street-level photos will
provide a more helpful view than a recent Google mapping upgrade that
provides a satellite eye's view of neighborhoods.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45520.html

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9. Internet Explorer Gains Ground on Firefox
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The open-source Firefox browser may be the new kid in town, but
Microsoft is out to show that the sheriff is back with a vengeance,
according to some analysts. New figures from Web monitoring firm Net
Applications reveal that Microsoft regained some ground from alternate
browsers -- including Firefox -- last month.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45509.html

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10. 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.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45485.html

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11. Sexual .xxx Domain Put on Hold
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The non-profit ICM Registry has agreed to delay implementing the sex-
content ".xxx" domain name amid growing concern by U.S. and other
government officials. An official with the administration of U.S.
President George Bush asked that the sexual domain be put on hold until
it can be studied further.

See the Full Story:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45525.html

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12. VoIP Provider Files Suit, Seeks Clarity From FCC
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Mobile VoIP leads to a potential nightmare -- if a Chicago-based VoIP
user makes a 911 call from a San Francisco hotel room, the emergency
dispatcher might be told the caller was 2,100 miles away from his true
location.

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/45501.html
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