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What privacy is worth

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.

May 3, 2007 by Ed Gottsman


Symantec: SaaS efforts revving

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.

May 3, 2007 by


OnHollywood: Kevin Rose--'If they sue us, they sue us'

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.

May 2, 2007 by Dan Farber


AOL's advertising alive and kicking

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.

May 2, 2007 by