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Adobe Reader 7 Beta Hits Linux Desktops

Adobe Systems has released an update to its popular, freely available document reader software. The newly renamed "Adobe Reader 7.0" now allows users to...

Electronics Supply Chain Group Goes Global

Less than a month after the NCSC (National Cargo Security Council) made similar moves, an industry trade group in another segment—NEMI (National Electronics Manufacturing...

eBay Forms Industry Group to Tackle E-Waste

LAS VEGAS—Online auction giant eBay Inc. is leading an effort to encourage the recycling or resale of used computers and consumers electronics. eBay on Wednesday...

Microsoft Preps Patches for Critical Flaws

Microsoft Corp.s first monthly patch day for 2005 will include security fixes for three vulnerabilities in Windows products, the software giant said Thursday.As part...

Opera Delivers Beta of Linux Web Browser

Norwegian software vendor Opera Software ASA on Tuesday released the beta version of its Opera Web browser for Linux.The announcement comes several weeks after...

Search Startup Tackles the Mac Desktop

Blinkx Inc. hopes to steal some search thunder from Apple Computer Inc. on the eve of the Macworld Conference & Expo next week. The startup...

Wal-Mart Stung in $1.5 Million Bar-Code Scam

In a scheme that leveraged a little technology but relied on inattentive cashiers, Tennessee authorities have arrested two couples on charges that they used...

Item-Level RFID Is Years Away for Retailers

In a recent shenanigan at a Wal-Mart store, techno-fraudsters printed out fake barcode labels and, in one instance, a $100 mattress rang up at...

Oracle: A Hair Away from Total Control

With 89.4 percent of PeopleSoft Inc. shares in its grasp, Oracle Corp. is a hair away from closing its acquisition. It therefore announced late...

Blogs Power Stretches Far Beyond Politics

Until a few weeks ago, the attention paid to Weblogs, or blogs, focused on politics and the media business. Bloggers were most famously credited...