ShadowRAM, Sept. 5, 2005

The $3.4 billion deal, announced in April, is slated to close this fall, although the feds did ask for more information in July.

Should we start calling her the Unsinkable Carly? The former HP CEO, who was so publicly dispatched last year as punishment perhaps for the HP-Compaq merger, will now pen a book. Ms. Fiorina&s memoir is due next year from Penguin&s Portfolio imprint.

Don&t forget to sign up for the CTIA Wireless show next spring in Vegas. The day one special guest star, er speaker, is none other than P. Diddy, according to the CTIA. The organizers clearly do not keep up with The New York Post or they&d know that the rap impresario/record exec/clothing designer/actor/social gadfly/jack-of-all-trades once known as Sean Combs, then Puff Daddy, then P. Diddy, now wants to be known as just Diddy. Come on guys, get with the program.

EarthLink wants you all to know that, contrary to Microsoft&s claims, the software giant is not the first company to offer an antiphishing toolbar. Said EarthLink VP Kevin Brand in a statement: “Microsoft&s announcement stating that the company&s Phishing Filter Add-in for MSN Search Toolbar beta is the first such technology to be integrated into a Web search toolbar is incorrect.

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“In April 2004, EarthLink launched ScamBlocker, a phisher-site blocking feature that is available at no charge to all Internet users—not just EarthLink access subscribers. To date, more than 1.3 million consumers have downloaded ScamBlocker.

“If you should want EarthLink&s offer, go to\” Get it? Got it? Good.

Here&s proof that Enron-sized greed does not stop with energy and tech companies. The World Champion Boston Red Sox are now selling off pieces of Fenway sod—most likely the turf damaged during the recent Rolling Stones concerts—to suckers, I mean fans, for a mere $150 per 18 x 9-inch swath. And that doesn&t even include shipping! Buyers have to pick up their sod Sept. 24 at the Stadium&s Gate C. Shameless. It&s enough to make even the most diehard Sox fan reconsider that other team about 300 miles southwest.

At the other end of the greed spectrum is Charles Nault, CEO of Atrion Networking. The Warwick, R.I.-based VAR donated a Honda XR 250 motorcycle to the Living Water Ministries& Adopt-A-Child program in Guatemala. The conveyance should help a local minister make his rounds to remote feeding centers and various otherwise unreachable venues.

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