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Amazon Launches Private Cloud Service
Customers will create a VPN to bridge Amazon to their existing IT infrastructures and use their existing security systems to protect data.

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iPhone App For Diabetes Gets $100,000 Grant
The developer, a college student, will use the grant to add Internet data-sharing to his app, which helps diabetics manage their health.

Chip Sales Up 17% In 2Q

Semiconductor revenue will fall less than predicted this year, thanks to government stimulus packages and lower PC and TV prices, said Gartner.



Android, RIM Lead Mobile Game Sales

Handango's "Yardstick" report shows mobile gaming has gained traction on all the major smartphone platforms.



FairPoint Charged With Faking Tests

Regulators are investigating an alleged insider's claim that FairPoint falsified the tests that showed its readiness to take over Verizon's New England landlines.



Snow Leopard Launch Parties On Tap

Apple dealers plan specials and other goodies to mark Friday's debut of Mac OS X 10.6.



LG, Nortel Test LTE-CDMA Handoff

LG Electronics and Nortel completed the first active handoff between a CDMA and a Long-Term Evolution network.



Wikipedia Tightens Editing Policy

The online encyclopedia is implementing a review policy for new users to improve accuracy and prevent vandalism on high-profile articles.



Nokia Dials Up Mobile Payments

Consumers will be able to use their cell phones to send money to other people, pay for products, recharge prepaid SIM cards, and pay utility bills.



Google Taps Mobile Phones For Traffic Data

The search giant says user privacy is protected because data stays anonymous.





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HIPAA Security Provisions: Is Your Network Ready for a Physical?
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Featured Blogger No Surprise In Bing's Coming Rise
Posted by Dave Methvin
Microsoft has to be encouraged by the modest gains that their new Bing search engine has made over the past couple of months. I would not be surprised to see Bing make gains against Google during the fall. The key to those gains will be the Windows 7 launch and other search deals.

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Infosys, Tata Sign Big Deals With BP; Advantage To Tata?
Posted by Bob Evans
Oil and gas giant BP has picked both Infosys and Tata to develop and maintain applications across BP's sprawling global operations on six continents in more than 100 countries. While carefully worded press releases from each company featured prominent and mostly consistent comments from BP CIO Dana Deasy, the fine print suggests that Tata won the larger opportunity.

Trend Micro Rips Lid Off Estonian Cybercrime Hub
Posted By Alexander Wolfe
An important Trend Micro paper, spotlighting a cybercriminal hub operating out of Estonia, has surfaced on Slashdot. The racket here is that a seemingly legitimate Internet Service Provider is in reality the headquarters for a rogue network, which extends into Europe and the United States. The breadth of the deception outlined in the paper is scary; doubly so because cybercrime is emerging as the single biggest security threat of the next decade.

Are Schools Preparing Kids To Hit The Facebooks?
Posted By Michael Hickins
How are schools preparing our kids for the world of social networking? Not so well from my experience.

The SCO That Wouldn't Die!
Posted By Serdar Yegulalp
After The Incredible Shrinking SCO, it's now time for The SCO That Wouldn't Die. Maybe SCO should sell its story rights to Hollywood for more fast cash and make a follow-up to Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.

Simple Internet Tools For Improving Healthcare
Posted By Mitch Wagner
When we think about using IT for improving healthcare, we think about big, expensive projects like electronic medical records and physician order entry systems. But, in fact, e-healthcare doesn't have to be a massive undertaking. I had fascinating conversation with Dr. Danny Sands of Cisco Systems, who talked about some of the ways that doctors and other healthcare providers can stay in touch with patients.



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