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Content posted in February 2006
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Google Widens Search Lead As Growth Slows
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Google's share of the search market reached 41.4% in January, up more than 6 percentage points from a year earlier. Yahoo, MSN, and Time Warner Network all lost market share.
Lucid Security's ipAngel
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
ipAngel gets some of them right--but just some--in the latest version of its adaptive intrusion prevention system.
First Cell Phone Java Trojan On The Loose
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Alerts have gone out from several security companies warning users of an in-the-wild Trojan horse able to infect nearly any cell phone. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
RFID World Showcases Asset Tracking, Smart Shelves, Next-Gen Tags
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
At RFID World 2006, it's clear the road ahead is wide open for RFID products and related technologies. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
Study: Wi-Fi Chipset Market To Grow More
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Unit shipments of wireless LAN (WLAN) chipsets are projected to grow from 140 million in 2005 to 430 million in 2009, according to market research firm In-Stat.
Dell Ships Second Pair of Duo Notebooks
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Dell posts another pair of Core Duo-powered notebooks to its sales site. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
Symantec Threat Meter Tests E-mail, Web Browsing, Instant Messaging, File Sharing
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Symantec launches a new Internet security barometer that gives consumers clues on which online activities are currently safest. (Courtesy: CRN)
Review: ThinkPad T60p
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
This new ThinkPad is a powerhouse, delivering two new technologies ??? a dual-core processor and built-in 3G ??? in a surprisingly light, if expensive package. (Courtesy: Desktop Pipeline)
Research Group Warns Of New Mobile Device Threat
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
The proof-of-concept Crossover virus is named for its ability to cross-infect a Windows Mobile Pocket PC from a desktop computer, and then delete files on the mobile device. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
Optical Networking Sales Hit $10.7 Billion In 2005: Report
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
The metro and long-haul optical networking market grew substantially last year as carriers continued to upgrade their networks, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.
Sony Ericsson Handsets To Feature Google Blogger, Search
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Google's Blogger and Web Search features will be offered on Sony Ericsson mobile phones, according to a Tuesday announcement from the firms.
New York Times: It's OK To Be A Bandwidth Vampire
Commentary  |  2/28/2006  | 
The ethics expert for the New York Times has come out with a startling declaration: It's perfectly fine to hop onto any Wi-Fi network and use the bandwidth, even without asking the owner's permission....
IBM Affirms RFID Commitment
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
A new asset tracking application, a server upgrade, and a new test center in Dublin make IBM's RFID intentions crystal clear. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
Oracle Launches Free Database Version
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Oracle 10g XE, available as a free 150-Mbyte download, is intended for developers, and there are hardware and memory constraints. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
CA Takes An Indirect Route To Sales Success
Commentary  |  2/28/2006  | 
Part of enterprise management vendor CA's revamped corporate strategy is to work more closely with channel partners to sell solutions and support customers. The company has never been known for having particularly warm relations with resellers but there have been recent indications of a thaw in that area. And now the real test begins with CA's announced plan to reduce the number of named accounts it handles directly, and rely
Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Panasonic's DMC-FZ7 puts an array of high end features in a lightweight camera for less than $400. (Courtesy: Personal Tech Pipeline)
Oracle SOA Suite
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
With SOA Suite, Oracle has bundled several tools, letting nearly any user bring about SOA implementations.
Wall Street Eyes SOAs
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Firms turn to Services Oriented Architecture, despite competing standards
Survey: Bullish on Brocade
Commentary  |  2/28/2006  | 
Problems? What problems? Respondents judge Brocade on technology, not turmoil
Consolidation's Downsides
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Storage hardware isn't what needs to be consolidated. Here's why.
Broadband Gap Narrowing Between Rural, Urban America
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Rural Americans are narrowing the broadband gap with people living in urban and suburban areas.
IPextreme To Make Power.org Member IP Available
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Semiconductor intellectual property vendor IPextreme is working with Power.org to accelerate the adoption of IBM's Power Architecture by making member IP available.
Hitachi Picks Archiving Partner
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Archivas grabs OEM deal plus $12M in venture funding for good measure
Google Expands Payment Services
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Google Inc. has started offering payment services for buyers and sellers on its Google Base, a searchable online database where people can submit almost any online and offline item.
SiteAdvisor, Preview Version
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Not sure whether a site is safe or not? SiteAdvisor says it can help. (Courtesy: InternetWeek)
Review Roundup: Five Music Subscription Services Challenge iTunes
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
The new generation of subscription music download services is poised to give Apple's iTunes a run for its money. Which service is best? (Courtesy: Personal Tech Pipeline)
Microsoft Tells What's Inside Six Windows Vista SKUs
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Microsoft talks about what features will be packaged in each of the half-dozen SKUs. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
Hello!
Commentary  |  2/27/2006  | 
Don Introduces the new Security Editor... Don.
Build Your Own NAS: Learning is great fun
Commentary  |  2/27/2006  | 
A solution looms in the "Build your own NAS from the ground up" project.
PayPal Password-stealing Trojan Mass Mailed
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Several million copies of a password-stealing Trojan horse were spammed to Internet users late last week, so workers returning to the office should be especially careful. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
DreamWorks Moves To SOA
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is expected to announce Tuesday a successful transition to a service-oriented architecture. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
Vodafone Says No Sale Planned Of Verizon Wireless
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
A negative financial report renews long-standing rumors of a possible sale of Vodafon's Verizon Wireless stake -- and a swift denial from Vodafon's CEO.
Now Past $2 Billion, Juniper Looks To '06
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Hoping to capitalize on the momentum of its emerging technologies and growing partner program, Juniper executives painted a rosy picture of the company's prospects during its annual analyst day.
Microsoft Confirms Six Windows Vista Versions Planned
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Microsoft confirmed Monday that it plans to ship six versions of Windows Vista later this year, including two editions targeted at businesses, two at consumers and one combining all available
Survey: Skill Shortage Slowing RFID Adoption
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
An industry group-sponsored study released Monday shows that 75 percent of business professionals think there's an insufficient skilled workforce to design and deploy RFID strategies. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
Feds: Google Request Doesn't Harm Privacy
Commentary  |  2/27/2006  | 
Here's the latest from the people who brought you massive, illegal wiretapping and the Patriot Act: Trust us when it comes to privacy. The Justice Department has filed papers in federal court contending that Google should comply with a subpoena...
Why Your Network Needs VoIP Over Wireless
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Combining VoIP with Wi-Fi is a natural for most networks. Here's why you should make the move --- now. (Courtesy: Networking Pipeline)
Ericsson Plans To Invest $100 Million In India
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Swedish telecoms equipment firm Ericsson opened a research and development center in the southern Indian city of Chennai, which is intended to focus on creating value-added applications for the multimedia
Rightsizing IT Management
Commentary  |  2/27/2006  | 
Small and medium businesses are no longer being left out in the cold my IT management vendors focused solely on the biggeste enterprises. IBM Tivoli is the latest vendor to get smart about delivering IT management solutions designed specifically to meet the cost and complexity requirements of small and medium sized businesses. With its Tivoli Express Portfolio, Big Blue is delivering a suite of products that provide levels
Power Surge
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
The heat is rising--and costs, too--as tightly packed servers consume gobs of electricity. And the problem could get worse before efforts to contain it catch up, as server deployments rise
City Wi-Fi Sounds Great, If It Can Really Connect
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Signal strength, capacity, and efforts by telecom vendors to stop cheap municipal wireless could threaten deployments from San Francisco to Chicago
Uncool Data Centers Need To Chill Out
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
The need to control heat is fueling a robust market for data center cooling systems.
Chip Speed Vs. Power Demand
News  |  2/27/2006  | 
Shipments of dual-core x86 processors are expected to outstrip single-core versions this year as IT departments embrace them as the surest way to increase data center performance while containing energy
Insider: Users Cite Virtual Savings
News  |  2/25/2006  | 
NAS users reap benefits of File Storage Virtualization, as they await refinements
The Personal Side of Tape Loss
Commentary  |  2/25/2006  | 
Iomega may have a solution to a recent problem involving Iron Mountain
Tivoli Ventures Downmarket
News  |  2/24/2006  | 
IBM chases SMB dime with a cheaper, slimmer version of Tivoli Storage Manager
Daily Spin: How To Shorten a Dull IT Staff Meeting
News  |  2/24/2006  | 
Everyone's attended an interminable staff meeting -- you may be in one right now, reading this thanks to the beauty of ubiquitious Wi-Fi. But what's the best way to break
Search Engines Fight Copyright-Infringement Suits
News  |  2/24/2006  | 
Two search engines sued by the Motion Picture Association of America Inc. for allegedly providing links to illegal copies of movies and TV shows are forming a coalition to fight
U.S. Hitting A Ceiling On Internet Households
News  |  2/24/2006  | 
The vast majority of U.S. households that are not online have no interest in the Web, an indication that Internet penetration has stalled, a study says.
Oracle Integrating Identity Wares
News  |  2/24/2006  | 
Oracle plans to have a somewhat-integrated version of acquired identity and access management software available within months. (Courtesy: CRN)
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