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  • FCC Adopts Rules For Wireless Technology

    Regulators adopted rules Thursday to promote the development of a new wireless technology that can send large amounts of information between buildings without the need to dig up streets to lay cables.

  • Q&A: Microsoft Security VP Mike Nash

    Mike Nash has some tall marching orders. As corporate vice president for the security business unit at Microsoft, Nash is charged with executing his bosses' multipronged offensive against security assaults on Microsoft's software products. One of his bosses, Microsoft president and CEO Steve Ballmer, put security concerns front and center at the company's annual partner conference in New Orleans last week.

  • Exabyte Unveils Rack Autoloader For SMBs

    Exabyte this week unveiled the VXA-2 PacketLoader 1x10, an autoloader that fits up to 1.6 Tbytes of capacity in a 1U form factor. The company wants solution providers to take that product to small and midsize businesses.

  • Citrix CEO Mark Templeton Lays Out Product Strategy

    At Citrix Systems' annual iForum user conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney met with Citrix President and CEO Mark Templeton to discuss various company initiatives, future plans and competitive issues.

  • Siebel To Acquire Hosted CRM Provider Upshot

    Siebel Systems surprised the industry Wednesday when it announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Upshot, among the first companies to deliver CRM software as a hosted service, and Motiva, which develops enterprise incentive management software.

  • IBM Releases More Details On The Power5

    IBM teased the microprocessor universe this week by revealing a few more tidbits about its Power5 processor: It's backward-compatible with IBM's Power4, will support up to 1024GB memory, and the memory controller will be incorporated on the processor's die.

  • Sun Microsystems Stuck In Downward Spiral

    Not long ago, Sun Microsystems touted itself as the "dot in dot-com" as its expensive servers handled the behind-the-scenes work of any company that hoped to be a major player during the Internet boom.

  • Apple Sees 4Q Sales, Earnings Gains

    Fueled by healthy sales of high-end desktops and notebooks and its iPod digital music player, Apple on Wednesday posted year-over-year revenue and earnings increases for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended Sept. 27.

  • Computer CPU Makers Debate Multithreading, Security

    Computer microprocessor makers debated the merits of multithreading and hardware security at the Microprocessor Forum here Tuesday Server CPU makers Fujitsu, IBM and Sun Microsystems provided more details on their upcoming multithreaded architectures, while Via Technologies showed a CPU with hardware security and Transmeta officially announced its Efficeon notebook chip.

  • Instant Messaging Players Reel In Partners, Push Products

    Instant messaging (IM) in business got a boost Wednesday as several companies -- including major players such as America Online, Yahoo, and Microsoft --unveiled products and announced partnerships in the online presence and messaging marketplace at a conference dedicated to IMing.

  • Microsoft Warns Of Four New Windows Flaws

    Microsoft Corp. warned consumers Wednesday about four new flaws in its popular Windows software as the company shifted to monthly alerts for serious problems that could let hackers break into computers.