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Articles by Laurie Sullivan
posted in November 2005
Panda Software is developing a service expected to launch early next year to protect enterprises against an emerging network security threat it calls "espionage," where professional hackers will target one specific company instead of many with tailor-made code.
Entertainment services company Thomson, which created the software, plans to license the technology to telecommunication carriers and cell phone manufacturers.
Robert Abbe, managing director at investment banking firm Jefferies Broadview, offers up his technology prognostications for the next few years.
TI will use the Monza chip, the first RFID-certified chip that meets the Gen 2 standard approved late last year.
Based on a Web-services model, the network will provide a central system of record for all enterprise electronic product code-related RFID data by aggregating events from multiple technology platforms.
The patent is for a personal video recorder that recognizes viewer preferences through an RFID chip embedded in clothing, jewelry, or somewhere in "the user's body."
Best Buy tests a system that lets shoppers touch a flat-panel screen and get questions answered from a live customer-service agent; the representative also can access the Internet to check prices and product availability, for instance.
Khimetrics's software products help retailers analyze how to price and position their products.
The Monday after Thanksgiving is fast becoming one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.
Similar to other wireless technologies, there are security risks for companies that don't secure their RFID networks by using equipment with built-in protocols such as secure shell and Secure Sockets Layer.
Students can access integrated content from anywhere on or off campus with a computer and Internet browser through a password-protected Web portal.
A new marketplace research service at eBay forecasts trends in online sales. The tool takes consumer behavior, analyzes the results and predicts sales.
The technology, embedded in the sidewall, will be used to help race managers track and return thousands of leased tires.
Several measures were suggested to resolve the problem: boost security before cargo gets to airports, and identify and develop technology to inspect high-risk cargo, among other things.
Filtering data at the readers means the device can identify incomplete or duplicate information, so cleaner information is sent to the servers.
Nearly 63% of respondents said online specialty or 'niche' retailers are the best places to shop for unusual or hard-to-find gifts. The survey was sponsored by Yahoo and conducted by Harris Interactive.
AGM Telecom plans to offer correctional facilities an RFID application for pre-paid or direct-bill telephone service geared toward inmates, to automatically identify and bill the caller.
Casinos increasingly are turning toward RFID to protect against patrons trying to cash in counterfeit gaming chips and to stop cheaters at blackjack, poker, and other card tables.
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday said it is ready to release a Web services-based ERP platform in keeping with its broader strategy toward software that runs an array of business tasks on the Internet.
PodShow Inc. co-founder and MTV VJ Adam Curry has recruited Andrew Grumet for the PodShow podcast network and services business he's building.
Some 9,000 employees of the United Nations Development Programme will access Oracle Peoplesoft ERP applications via a Web browser from 145 countries.
The service from Podtrac helps advertisers find podcasts to sponsor, and gives podcasters tools for measuring the demographics of their audio and video 'casts.
Specifics of the upcoming tool are scarce, but a Yahoo manager says the company is looking to make the whole production process easier, including posting video.
The mammoth retailer's holiday online sales are expected to grow 25%, to $18 billion, compared with last year's 30% growth between Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to Forrester Research.
Some researchers expect postal and courier mail services to become the second largest market for radio frequency identification item-level tagging, following the retail sector.
As part of the effort, Southwest is finally replacing its brightly-colored plastic boarding passes with an electronic system with bar-code paper.
First International Bank of Israel and EDS called the agreement the largest outsourcing contact in Israel and the first in that nation's banking industry.
The movie, called "Serenity," was the studio's first to be created and distributed based on the Digital Cinema Initiative LLC technical specifications.
The system is designed to enable Richmond (Va.) police to use commercially available data mining tools to fight crime.
iPod owners motivated to purchase because of status are more than twice as likely as the average iPod owner to switch brands when they purchase their next digital music players, one researcher says.
The company is opening up shop in Atlanta to help accelerate the adoption of RFID across the retail and Department of Defense supply chains.
A measure was introduced earlier this week in Westchester County, outside of New York City, that would require retail stores operating commercial Wi-Fi networks to take "basic security precautions" to protect customer information from potential data thieves and hackers.
As the technology market grows at a slower pace, companies that improve their operations and supply chain will dominate the market; an AMR analyst says that Dell is better positioned than other companies to do this.
In a wide-ranging interview, privacy-rights advocate Katherine Albrecht discusses her belief that unaccountable corporations and governments have nightmarish plans for RFID-chipping everything--and everyone.
The new logistics system helps ensure 40 to 50 deliveries each day of truck parts that Ford uses at its manufacturing facility within just hours of receipt.
There are about 250 digital cinema-ready screens out of approximately 105,000 worldwide, and most are not compliant with industry standard Digital Cinema Initiative specifications.
Holland-based Soldius b.v. plans to sell its solar-powered charger for iPods, PDAs and cellular phones to the U.S. market.
A firm is paying Google an undisclosed sum to make available on its sponsored search pages some white papers that paint an upbeat picture of all things having to do with RFID technology.