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Summary:A few interesting tidbits in the tech world. John Battelle highlights the weirdness of Google Checkout, which appears to stiff merchants on data.

A few interesting tidbits in the tech world.

John Battelle highlights the weirdness of Google Checkout, which appears to stiff merchants on data.

ZDNet notes muni Wi-Fi can penetrate buildings. Interference fiesta.

News.com says CyberMonday is overrated; The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) examines how e-tailers are using data to target you.

Here's how to get a free copy of Windows Vista and Office 2007; eWeek reviews Vista security features; SeekingAlpha has five stocks for the Vista upgrade cycle.

ComputerWorld reports a Department of Defense report will flag foreign software as a security risk. ComputerWorld also chronicles how Kroll Facutal dumped SQL for Oracle RAC.


Topics: Windows

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