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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The first of Microsoft's planned retail stores will be opening in Scottsdale, Arizona and Missioin Viejo, California, according to reports today."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) expects to launch WiMax services in four markets before the end of the year, starting this fall in Charlotte, N.C., and Dallas."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Black Hat takes place this week in Las Vegas, and Aruba is providing the wireless network. And that means it has its work cut out for it: Aruba's Wi-Fi network is under constant assault during the event, with users attempting denial of service (DoS) attacks, scanning for open ports and deploying rogue access points."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Thousands of Web shoppers have complained that "mystery charges" are showing up on their credit card statements and have accused those who operate so-called Web loyalty programs of duping them into signing up."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"At the Black Hat security conference, Austrian IT security specialist Peter Kleissner presented a bootkit called Stoned which is capable of bypassing the TrueCrypt partition and system encryption. A bootkit combines a rootkit with the ability to modify a PC's Master Boot Record, enabling the malware to be activated even before the operating system is started."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Buy a high-ticket electronics item like an HDTV today and you can be sure the salesperson will try to sell you an extended warranty that’s supposed to protect your considerable investment well beyond the length of time offered by the manufacturer."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Looks like other countries don't appreciate being forced to go green...

"The staggered phase out of energy-wasting light bulbs begins on Sept. 1 in Germany. The unpopularity of the energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs that will replace them is leading consumers and retailers to start hoarding the traditional bulbs."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

This may be the first signs of wireless providers fearing the intented use of the radio spectrum purchased by Google and others...there could be a new wireless service in our future, it just hasn't been announced!

"Apple has banned iPhone applications based on Google Voice in a new sign of growing rivalry between the powerful Silicon Valley allies, which have drawn recent regulatory attention for their close ties."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Ouch!

"Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said consumers were paying higher prices for organic food because of its perceived health benefits, creating a global organic market worth an estimated $48 billion in 2007. A systematic review of 162 scientific papers published in the scientific literature over the last 50 years, however, found there was no significant difference."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Interconnection and colocation specialist Telx said this week that has completed its 25,000th cross-connection within its facilities, making it one of the largest interconnection marketplaces. That figure gives Telx the most cross-connects in the U.S. among providers that report their data, slightly ahead of Equinix (23,882) and Switch & Data (21,705). Equinix (EQIX) has the most cross connects globally, with 42,275 between its U.S., European and Asia-Pacific operations."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"An open initiative for building a metrics model to measure the cost of patch management found that one-fourth of organizations don't test patches when they deploy them, and nearly 70 percent don't measure how well or efficiently they roll out patches, according to survey results released today. Not that this was totally unexpected, but the least mature areas of patching seem to correlate almost directly with the fastest-growing areas of attacks...such as device drivers, database servers, business application servers, and networking hardware and software."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The flattening of the world increasingly makes it possible for anyone to do business from anywhere, as author Thomas Friedman has pointed out. However, that doesn't mean place is irrelevant to business. In fact, it matters more than ever, according to author Richard Florida. At the intersection of Opportunity and Culture, the concepts of Friedman and Florida collide."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

It really isn't surprising the untold risks people are willing to subject themselves to for "free"...expect a future story about this WiFi service going "rogue" for many!

"Barnes & Noble will provide free in-store Wi-Fi from AT&T to encourage downloading of e-book titles from Barnes & Noble's online bookstore. Barnes & Noble won't make a big move into e-books until Plastic Logic releases its e-reader to compete with Amazon's Kindle. With Sprint also providing wireless service, an analyst expects Verizon will join in."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Wha? I know companies will still be interested in and responsible for any/all data that traverse its domain...All the more reason for whitelisting in the enterprise! This battle is going to get painfully expen$ive.

"The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing looking into what's known in the tech world as "deep packet inspection." If passed by Congress, the legislation would severely limit how Internet service providers monitor their customers. This means companies would not be able to track what Web sites you visit."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

It's dizzying how fast such services are happening...

"Online video service Vudu will embed the second generation of its platform into Internet-capable TVs. LG's Netcast models will be the first to provide access to Vudu's library of more than 14,000 videos. The marriage of Vudu and LG follows a Netflix agreement with Sony and Samsung's deal with Blockbuster."

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