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Researcher Says Windows XP SP2 Has DoS Bug (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Microsoft Windows XP SP2 has an unspecified bug in its kernel that could let attackers bring down the machine with a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, a researcher says.

Microsoft Investigates New XP SP2 Flaw (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - A potentially serious security hole has been discovered in fully patched versions of Windows XP SP2, even with the integrated firewall turned on.

Initiative to fight global poverty (SiliconValley.com)
SiliconValley.com - Bill Gates Sr., whose son founded Microsoft, was in San Francisco Thursday to recruit Bay Area business and philanthropic leaders to join the Initiative for Global Development, which he co-founded last year to end the world's most extreme poverty by fostering education, health and economic programs. The initiative targets places where people live on $1 or less a day.

Microsoft Updates Windows Automotive Platform (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Adds tools that it claims will simplify development of in-car applications such as navigation and entertainment.

Microsoft and Marvel ink online game deal (Reuters)
Reuters - Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it won exclusive rights to develop and publish multiplayer online games starring Marvel Enterprises Inc.'s super heroes, including Spider-man, the X-men and the Hulk.

Microsoft Licenses Audio Tech To Improve VOIP (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - Global IP Sound said late Wednesday that the company has licensed several audio technologies to Microsoft to improve its VOIP functionality for real-time collaboration.

Microsoft, Marvel ink online game deal (Reuters)
Reuters - Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it won exclusive rights to develop and publish multiplayer online games starring Marvel Enterprises Inc.'s super heroes, including Spider-man, the X-men and the Hulk.

Microsoft Woos Spider-Man Into Xbox Fold (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Deal with Marvel Enterprises gives software company the rights to add Marvel characters to its massively multiplayer online games.

Microsoft, Marvel Got Game (The Motley Fool)
The Motley Fool - It seems like once again, Marvel's (NYSE: MVL - News) getting into the game -- this time, by teaming up with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT - News) in an exclusive deal to put Marvel characters into massively multiplayer online games developed for Microsoft's next-generation Xbox 360 console. Marvel's cast of 5,000 characters includes such well-known names as Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four.

Microsoft Denies Special Deals with Open-Source Community (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) officials denied yesterday that the software giant will collaborate with open-source software developers to run Microsoft's products on top of other operating systems such as Linux.

Non-English Domain Names Likely Delayed (AP)
AP - Concerns about "phishing" e-mail scams will likely delay the expansion of domain names beyond non-English characters, the chairman of the Internet's key oversight agency said Friday.

Internet Audio Craze Spurs a Land Grab (AP)
AP - The runaway popularity of blogging, which has turned everyday people into online news outlets, caught the media establishment off guard. The industry is trying not to make the same mistake with podcasting — which lets nearly anyone "broadcast" on the Internet.

Cost-Conscious Dell Branches Out on Style (AP)
AP - From boring old beige computer cases to the more recent gray and black models, style isn't a word often associated with computer maker Dell Inc. But as the company continues to push into consumer products with plasma televisions and digital music players, it's adding a dash of flash to a revamped lineup of desktop and notebook computers.

Sharp Develops 'Two-Way Viewing-Angle' LCD (AP)
AP - At last, a way to end squabbles over which TV channel to watch — without buying a second set. Sharp Corp. has developed a liquid-crystal display that shows totally different images to people viewing the screen from the left and the right.

U.N. Panel Presents 4 Internet Options (AP)
AP - A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate.

IBM Sends Blogging to Work (PC World)
PC World - Company introduces two new business blogging tools.

AMD sales flat, profit falls from '04 (SiliconValley.com)
SiliconValley.com - Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday beat analysts' estimates for its second-quarter results thanks to strong demand for personal computer chips.

Surfing The Web At 125 MPH (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Internet access on airplanes, cellular signals in tunnels and elevators, next-generation Wi-Fi covering entire cities--what's next? How about surfing the Web on a fast-moving train, bus, or car.

Mozilla Fixes Thunderbird Flaws In 1.0.5 (TechWeb)
TechWeb - The Mozilla Foundation updates its rival to Microsoft Outlook, the Thunderbird stand-alone POP3 e-mail and news client, to plug some security holes.

IBM Posts Funeral Notice for OS/2 (PC World)
PC World - Fabled operating system to die by 2006.

Non-English Domain Names Likely Delayed (AP)
AP - Concerns about "phishing" e-mail scams will likely delay the expansion of domain names beyond non-English characters, the chairman of the Internet's key oversight agency said Friday.

IBM Sends Blogging to Work (PC World)
PC World - Company introduces two new business blogging tools.

Companies Experience Exponential Rise In Web Attacks: Survey (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Businesses often ignore the fact that their Web sites are the weakest link in their security efforts.

More Marketers Cozy Up To User-Created Content (AdWeek.com)
AdWeek.com - Often thought of as the dregs of the Internet, user-generated content is getting a second look from advertisers, who are using new technology and approaches to benefit from consumers' willingness to create and share content for free.

Internet's Yahoo teams up with university students in Berkeley (AFP)
AFP - US Internet powerhouse Yahoo.com is mining college brain power for technology innovations by setting up a university research laboratory, the company announced.

News Corp. forms Internet division (Reuters)
Reuters - Media conglomerate News Corp. Ltd. on Friday said it has formed a new Internet division to create an online hub for its Fox news, sports and entertainment programing.

Surfing The Web At 125 MPH (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Internet access on airplanes, cellular signals in tunnels and elevators, next-generation Wi-Fi covering entire cities--what's next? How about surfing the Web on a fast-moving train, bus, or car.

Ajax Challenges Web Development Leaders -- And Web Publishers And Advertisers (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Even as Ajax wins new converts, it's threatening some long-cherished online conventions--including how Web traffic is measured.

VeriSign Acquires iDefense (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - VeriSign (Nasdaq: VRSN) announced that it has acquired iDefense, a security-intelligence firm, for approximately US$40 million in cash.

Venture Investment Boosts RaySat's In-Vehicle Broadband Goals (TechWeb)
TechWeb - RaySat Inc., a Virginia company using satellite technology to supply broadband to moving vehicles, has landed $27 million in venture capital.

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