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SOA for Dummies

Ask an IT executive to define service-oriented architecture, and there's a good chance you'll get at least some kind of a reasonable answer. Ask that executive's functional peers the same question, and the answer might not be so clear. SOA has become a hot topic in the IT world, and many view it as ...

Big Brother Eyes VoIP? The Proof Is in the Pudding

Users of Pudding Media's free, new Internet phone service might want to watch what they say, because the system listens for keywords in their phone conversations and displays related ads on their computer screens. A consumer talking about movies, for example, may see links to trailers, reviews and s...

Wal-Mart Offers Road Map for Greener Supply Chain

With an eye toward minimizing its carbon footprint, Wal-Mart Stores will partner with the Carbon Disclosure Project to measure the amount of energy used to create products throughout its supply chain. An initial pilot project will focus on seven commonly used product categories -- DVDs, toothpaste, ...

WEEKEND FEATURE

NASA’s Foam Quandary, Part 1: Anatomy of a Disaster

As the world watched the progress of the space shuttle Endeavour's mission to the international space station and back last month, it was hard not to suffer from flashbacks to past space disasters. The presence of Mission Specialist Barbara Morgan, for one, evoked memories of the 1986 space shuttle ...

SPACE

Astronauts May Cruise the Moon Without Space Suits

When NASA sends astronauts back to the moon, they will likely have pressurized rovers to drive and large-capacity habitation modules to live in, NASA officials reportedly said Thursday. Speaking at the Space 2007 Conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Long Beach, Cal...

First US GPL Lawsuit: What’s ‘Free’ Got to Do With It?

In what promises to be a precedent-setting case, the Software Freedom Law Center announced Thursday that it has filed the first ever U.S. copyright infringement lawsuit based on a violation of the GNU General Public License. The case was filed on behalf of two principal developers of BusyBox against...

Bush Wants Spy Law Changes Set in Stone

President Bush wants to renew and expand the controversial temporary surveillance legislation he rushed into law last month. The law, also known as the "Protect America Act," updates the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by permitting warrantless surveillance of any targets located abroad, even ...

Nimble, Quick Satellite to Focus Eagle Eye on Earth

DigitalGlobe successfully launched a sophisticated new satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Tuesday. The satellite, WorldView-1, has the potential to provide a raft of new imagery for geographical databases such as Google Earth. The company launched WorldView-1 -- which it says is ...

Time Warner Not Ready to Tell AOL Goodbye

Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, Time Warner has no plans to sell AOL, Chairman and CEO Richard Parsons said Tuesday. "We are focused right now on building the best third-party ad platform we can within AOL and at the same time increasing our own inventory," Parsons told analysts at a Gold...

Facebook Casts Wider Net for Cool Apps With $10M Fund

Just two months after venture capital firm Bay Partners launched a fund for Facebook developers, Facebook itself and two of its backers have done much the same thing with a new, $10 million program. Dubbed the "fbFund," the program aims to create continuing incentives for the development of Facebook...

T-Mobile Eyes Expansion With $2.4B SunCom Deal

T-Mobile USA plans to acquire cellular company SunCom Wireless Holdings for $1.6 billion in cash and assume SunCom's net debt of $800 million, the companies announced Monday. The acquisition will extend T-Mobile's network coverage in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean through the addit...

Calif. Law Separates Teen Drivers From Cell Phones

Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a new law on Thursday banning teenage drivers from using all electronic devices while behind the wheel. Beginning July 1, 2008, drivers under 18 will be forbidden from using cell phones, pagers, laptops or other electronic devices while driving. Viol...

Google Puts Its Money on the Moon

Less than a month after it launched Sky in Google Earth with astronomical images from around the universe, Google announced on Thursday that it is taking its space fascination a step further by sponsoring a contest to fly to the moon. Offered in partnership with the X Prize Foundation, best known fo...

Microsoft Introduces New Breed of Portable Mice

With its eye on notebook users and photo-sharing fans, Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out three new wireless mouse products and two new webcams. First, citing increasing U.S. retail notebook PC sales, Microsoft unveiled the Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 and the Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 7000, bot...

Emissions Ruling Puts States in Driver’s Seat

Environmental advocates won a major victory Wednesday when Vermont U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions ruled that states including Vermont and California can regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. In his 240-page ruling, Sessions rejected auto manufacturers' and dealers' claims that fe...

Internet Ad Spending Soars Despite Overall Slump

With a few notable exceptions -- the Internet, primarily -- advertising spending has declined for the second quarter in a row, according to a report released Tuesday from TNS Media Intelligence. Total advertising expenditures in the first half of 2007 slipped by 0.3 percent to $72.59 billion versus ...

Yahoo Chases Youth Mob With Bebo Ad Deal

Yahoo and the social networking site Bebo have forged a strategic partnership focusing on display advertising, Yahoo Answers and a branded toolbar, the companies announced Wednesday. Under the agreement, Yahoo will sell the majority of Bebo's display advertising in the United Kingdom and Ireland, re...

L’Oreal Launches Legal Campaign Against eBay Over Knock-Offs

L'Oreal has begun legal action against eBay in four European countries for the online auction site's alleged role in allowing the sale of counterfeit cosmetics and perfumes. As of press time, eBay had received writs from L'Oreal in England, Belgium, France and Germany, Nichola Sharpe, an eBay compan...

SanDisk Puts nano in Crosshairs With New Media Player

SanDisk on Monday announced a new, pencil-thin video MP3 player that appears likely to go head-to-head with Apple's newly upgraded iPod nano. The new Sansa View combines MP3 playback capabilities with full-motion video support, a large screen, long battery life and generous capacity. Perhaps even mo...

Adobe Offers Glimpse of Flash Media Server 3

Adobe on Thursday offered a sneak preview of its upcoming Flash Media Server 3, which will be released in the first quarter of next year. The new release will offer nearly double the performance of its predecessor, Adobe said, as it combines traditional streaming media capabilities with a flexible e...

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