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Microsoft and Yahoo dismiss report of search deal

Microsoft and Yahoo have dismissed a report that they're once again in discussions to sell Yahoo's online search business for $20 billion.

Estonian ISP cuts off control servers for Srizbi botnet

An Estonian ISP that temporarily hosted the command-and-control servers for the Srizbi botnet, responsible for a large portion of the world's spam, has cut off those servers, according to computer security analysts.

UK bans Apple 3G iPhone advertisement

The U.K.'s advertising regulator banned a video advertisement for Apple's 3G iPhone, saying Wednesday that the ad exaggerates the phone's speed and is misleading.

Researchers find vulnerability in Windows Vista

An Austrian security vendor has found a vulnerability in Windows Vista that it says could possibly allow an attacker to run unauthorized code on a PC.

ISO publishes Office Open XML specification

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the specification for a Microsoft-created file format that caused bitter debate during its path to become an international standard.

Amazon, Capgemini partner on application development

Consultancy Capgemini and Amazon.com will offer application development and hosting services using Amazon.com's infrastructure, the companies said on Tuesday.

HP defies economic slide with strong fourth quarter

Hewlett-Packard saw a sharp increase in fourth quarter revenue and expects a profitable fiscal 2009 despite a gloomy global economic scene.

HP defies economic slide with strong fourth quarter

Hewlett-Packard saw a sharp increase in fourth quarter revenue and expects a profitable fiscal 2009 despite a gloomy global economic scene.

Dodgy ISP briefly comes online, updates botnet

An Internet service provider associated with online crime and child pornography briefly came back online over the weekend before being cut off again, according to security vendors.

XO laptop to go on sale in 30 countries on Monday

The XO laptop will be available on Monday to 30 countries through Amazon.com, marking the first time the laptop will be available to the general public outside the U.S. and Canada.

ICANN drops bad domain registrar, but on technicality

An Estonian company that registers domain names will have its accreditation revoked in about two weeks, the Internet's addressing authority said Wednesday.

ISP cut off from Internet after security concerns

A U.S. Internet service provider suspected of aiding cybercriminals in online scams and hosting child pornography was at least partially cut off from the Internet on Tuesday night.

Study: Viagra spam is profitable, but margins are tight

One of the most notorious networks of hacked computers used for sending spam could be generating as much as US$3.5 million per year peddling drugs such as Viagra, according to new research.

Seagate: Enterprise SSD to be released next year

Storage manufacturer Seagate will release its first SSD (solid-state drive) for enterprises by the middle of next year, CEO Bill Watkins said on Tuesday.

Microsoft: Data shows Vista more secure than XP

Microsoft's latest security report shows that the number of new vulnerabilities found in its software was lower in first half of the year than the last half of 2007, with the Windows Vista OS proving more resistant to exploits than XP.

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