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Sun burns US government contract over pricing controversy

Amidst a scandal over alleged contracting abuses, Sun Microsystems has canceled its multiple awards schedule contract with the General Services Administration.
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Hackers infiltrate TD Ameritrade client database

TD Ameritrade Holding, an online brokerage that manages more than 6.3 million accounts, said hackers broke into a database containing detailed information about clients. While the thieves had access to social security numbers, birth dates and account numbers, Ameritrade said it has no evidence such information was ever retrieved.

Lawyerless eBayer sues Autodesk over garage-sale miracle

YouTubers have Christopher "Jedi" Knight. And eBayers have Tim "Happy Hour" Vernor.
Cade Metz, 15 2007
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Verizon launches US appeals court at Google-backed wireless plan

Much to Google's chagrin, Verizon has asked a federal court to shoot down new rules that would allow consumers to attach any device and any application to a prime portion of the U.S. wireless spectrum.
Cade Metz, 15 2007
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Real-world Q Branch at the mayhemware expo

DSEi In our pleasant time at the DSEi kill-kit show we've already seen the airborne route for steely fellows in black outfits to get to work: but there's also the choice of going in underwater. This is probably a lot slower, but does at least seem to offer more chance of getting away afterwards. That could be important, assuming you're there to do something other than drop off a box of chocolates (and nowadays it seems that's out of fashion). Certainly, if you prefer swimfins to parachutes there's a lot of nifty stuff here for you too.

Adobe captures ebook standard. What now?

Among the charming aspects of the fledgling electronic book industry is the way very large corporations can skirt ethical boundaries in the field - yet not make much money.