Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Sohu threatens to sue Google over copycat software ... Debian 'Etch' finally sees light of day
News: Sohu threatens to sue Google over copycat software
News: Nokia keeps selling despite patent dispute
News: IRS head: All laptops to be encrypted in weeks
News: Salesforce.com wants to be a content management player
Unix Tip: Mail loops back to me
ITwhirled: Runaway python terrorizes Google offices
Podcast: U.S. to bring WTO complaint against China ... Google apologizes to rival Sohu ... Intel gets more time to explain missing e-mails
Sohu threatens to sue Google over copycat software
Sohu.com Inc. Tuesday threatened to sue Google Inc. for violating its intellectual property rights, and renewed a demand for the company to stop downloads of a Chinese software tool based, in part, on one of its own databases.
Nokia keeps selling despite patent dispute
An end to the heated patent licensing dispute between Qualcomm Inc. and Nokia Corp. is nowhere in sight, with both companies still far apart in their positions to renew terms of a licensing pact, which expired Tuesday.
IRS head: All laptops to be encrypted in weeks
After an auditor found serious security problems in the way it handled sensitive data on laptops, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service said it will have all laptops encrypted within the next few weeks.
Salesforce.com wants to be a content management player
On-demand software vendor Salesforce.com Inc. Tuesday announced plans to enter the content management market via the acquisition of Web 2.0 content collaboration startup Koral Inc.
Debian 'Etch' finally sees light of day
After several months of delays, Debian developers have released Debian 4.0, code-named "Etch."
LG, Volkswagen tie on Beetle MP3 player
LG Electronics Inc. is teaming up with car-maker Volkswagen AG on a digital media player styled along the lines of the New Beetle car.
DRAM prices continue to plunge
Prices for the most popular DRAM (dynamic RAM) chips continue to fall in the first half of April, DRAMeXchange Technology Inc. reported Tuesday, and have dropped below the cost of production for many manufacturers.
Over 2,000 sites now exploit .ani security flaw
More than 2,000 unique Web sites have been rigged to exploit the animated cursor security flaw in Microsoft's software, according to security vendor Websense Inc.
Krugle powers SourceForge search
SourceForge hopes to make it easier for developers to find existing open-source projects through an agreement with Krugle Inc. that boosts the search capabilities on SourceForge.net.
Apple offers AirPort Base Station security fix
Apple Inc. has published a firmware update for its Airport Extreme Base Station that fixes two security flaws in the Wi-Fi router.
AMD hits Intel with price uppercut
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. announced further price reductions on some of its best desktop PC microprocessors on Monday, a sign there is still no end in sight to its price war with rival Intel Corp.
Sony launches its first laptop with a flash drive
Sony Corp. is refreshing its lightweight Vaio Type-G laptop and has begun offering a solid-state flash drive as an option.
Mail loops back to me
By Sandra Henry-Stocker, ITworld.com
Many systems administrators have run into errors in their syslog files that complain that mail is looping back, suggesting a possible MX problem. The common cause of this problem is that a server is receiving email for a domain that it doesn't recognize as its own. Then, when the server looks up the MX address for the intended target (in order to send the mail on its way), it notices that the MX record is one that identifies the mail exchanger as the system itself.
Runaway python terrorizes Google offices
Even Google's notoriously laid back office culture got a little ruffled by a runaway giant snake. The python -- an employee's pet that managed to slither away -- roamed around the search giant's Manhattan offices for a while before being recaptured. Fortunately, nobody was eaten.
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U.S. to bring WTO complaint against China ... Google apologizes to rival Sohu ... Intel gets more time to explain missing e-mails