Biometric technology makes many people uncomfortable, but the case in favor can be compelling for both scanner and scanned--customers get improved service while businesses get reduced operating costs and rates of fraud.
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Symantec said its software as a service (SaaS) product will go live later this year. Symantec CEO John Thompson said on the company's fiscal fourth quarter earnings conference call that its Symantec Protection Network, its first SaaS offering, is on track and the company will also launch more services.
Notable headlines: IBM puts vacuum spaces in chips. Gallery (right).
Not every Hollywood studio or entertainment giant looks at YouTube as a kind of video pirate ship. "YouTube is a great marketing platform.
Randall Munroe of xkcd.com has drawn a map of online communities and related points of interest.
Apple has taken its share of environmental hits and CEO Steve Jobs has had enough. And he's willing to throw HP and Dell under the Prius while he's at it.
Digg founder Kevin Rose addressed the user revolt at his site during a panel discussion this morning at the AlwaysOn OnHollywood conference.For background, a Digg user posted a HD-DVD hack code, Digg took down the story after receiving a cease and desist letter saying that the encryption key infringed on intellectual property right holders, Diggers revolted and Rose issued a mea culpa:But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear.
Can the U.S. financial markets handle another big terrorist attack?
AOL transition from a subscription service to largely free broadband portal is being eased by a surge in advertising revenue. Time Warner (TWX) reported its AOL unit performance in its first quarter earnings report.
Self serving: My friend Andy Plesser of Beet.TV put me on camera to talk about MIX07 and Microsoft's new Silverlight platform.