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Facebook Sitting Pretty With $200M Investment

One figure that's drawn much attention in Facebook's $200 million investment deal with Moscow-based Digital Sky Technologies announced Tuesday is the implied valuation of the privately held social networking company: $10 billion. While impressive, the number is off a third from the $15 billion figur...

Windows 7 Beta to Stay Alive Until July

Early adopters of Microsoft's next operating system won't face debilitating bi-hourly shutdowns or be forced to clean-install the release candidate until July 1, despite an email that went out over the holiday weekend setting a June 1 deadline. The date for the shutdowns to begin is actually July 1,...

GAO-Predicted GPS Failure Could Have Drastic Consequences

The business and national security implications of a Global Positioning Satellite system failure would be too enormous to bear, and as a result, the prediction made in a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report is unlikely to come to pass, a Gartner research analyst who follows the indust...

Dell Offers Bright-Hued Netbook Geared for the Crayon Set

Dell's new education-themed netbook may look like it's aimed at kids, but it's really educators the Texas-based computer manufacturer is hoping to lure with the Latitude 2100. The 10.1-inch netbook is designed specifically for school environments, with rubbery non-slip surfaces, an optional antimicr...

Scribd Gives Authors a Place to Peddle Their Words

Scribd.com, the online document-sharing site, plunged into the world of e-commerce Monday with a store designed to help both established publishers and independent authors make sales. The Scribd Store allows content creators to set prices and digital rights for their works and follows closely on arr...

Intel Vows to Fight EC Antitrust Ruling, $1.4B Fine

The European Commission fined dominant CPU maker Intel $1.4 billion on Wednesday after finding the company violated anticompetition laws. Intel CEO Paul Otellini blasted the decision, saying EU regulators had ignored crucial evidence that will, on appeal, prove the company innocent of charges that i...

BSA’s $53B Global Piracy Tab Grossly Inflated, Argue Skeptics

Software piracy dropped or remained steady in scores of countries across the globe in 2008, but the worldwide rate still rose, thanks to rising piracy in emerging markets, according to a report for the Business Software Alliance released Monday. As usual, the report contained an ever-controversial e...

EC May Slam Intel With Record-Breaking Antitrust Fine

The European Commission could be nearing a decision to impose a significant fine against Intel. The timing coincides with a Department of Justice announcement promising more vigorous antitrust enforcement in the United States. Taken together, the possibility of a record fine against the market-leadi...

Identity Fraud, Part 3: Taking the Target Off Your Back

Recovering from an identity theft case can be more than a burden on your time and pocketbook. It can also be emotionally draining. Victims frequently feel the same anger and vulnerability suffered by victims of violent crime. Yet diligently working through the steps recommended by identity theft pre...

Identity Fraud, Part 2: Digging Yourself Out of the Wreckage

So it's happened. Someone's stolen your identity and now you've got a collection agency on your case, demanding payment for a car you didn't buy or a credit card you didn't take out. What to do? The first thing is not to panic, said Jay Foley, executive director of the Identity Theft Resource Center...

Identity Fraud, Part 1: A $45 Billion Snowball

Imagine getting a $45 billion bill without knowing exactly how you ended up with such a big tab. That's exactly the situation facing Americans struck by identity fraud. In 2007, the misuse of lost and stolen identity information cost $45 billion, an average of $5,574 per incident, according to Javel...

Touch-Screen Voting: It’s Been Tried, but Can It Be Trusted?

Less than a decade ago, it seemed touch-screen had the touch. In the years after the 2000 Florida general election controversy, election officials worried about public confidence in voting and, fueled by $3 billion in federal funding for election improvements, presided over a swift transformation of...

Amazon Goes Mano-a-Mano With eBay in Online Payments Arena

First Amazon transformed itself from simple online bookseller to general e-tailer. Then it spread into the world of Web services and distributed computing. Now the online giant is entering the alternative payments game. Amazon's two new payment services announced this week, Checkout by Amazon and Am...

Alcatel-Lucent Boots Top Brass

Markets responded favorably to Tuesday's news that the chairman and CEO of Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent would be leaving the merger-troubled company. The telecommunication company's stock was up nearly 6 percent by market close following the announcement that CEO Serge Tchuruk and CEO Pat Russo will b...

Microsoft Blasts Forrester’s ‘Sensational’ Anti-Vista Report

Forrester Research has unleashed a bit of ire from Microsoft with an analyst report suggesting large corporations might do well to sit out the Vista era of Windows. Analyst Thomas Mendel's July 23 report on enterprise trends contained a brief mention of Vista, comparing it to "New Coke" -- Coca-Cola...

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