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Weekend bits: BEA, executive moves, the triple header

Sitting at O'Hare airport in Chicago, subject to another United Airlines delay, I found a few tidbits worth sharing before I board the place for San Francisco.On the heels of its annual user conference, BEA investor and so-called corporate raider Carl Ichan is pushing for a sale of the company, and is planning to meet with investors and possibly get involved in formulating a new slate of board members.

September 15, 2007 by Dan Farber


Yahoo prepping Mash to stop the bleeding

Yahoo apparently is foregoing the big acquisition path and betting that it can succeed in a battle against Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and others with a homegrown social network, Mash. It's an invitation-only service at this point.

September 15, 2007 by Dan Farber


Battling terrorism with computers and math

A few days ago I saw this NSF press release about Dark Web, a project by Hsinchun Chen and his Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Arizona to systematically collect and analyze information from terrorist generated Web sites. Then today as I'm driving, I heard Dr.

September 14, 2007 by Phil Windley


TD Ameritrade discovers database breach

Online broker TD Ameritrade said Friday that it has discovered a database breach that compromised customer accounts. In a statement, TD Ameritrade said it "discovered and eliminated unauthorized code from its systems that allowed access to an internal database.

September 13, 2007 by


AMD doubters persist; Are they right this time?

With AMD's launch of its latest greatest Opteron server chip--formerly codenamed Barcelona--one of the biggest questions is whether lightning can strike twice.The first lightning strike came when AMD (all resources) launched the Athlon line and became a legitimate desktop player.

September 13, 2007 by