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The video Web industry

Read/WriteWeb inventories the online video universe, breaking it down into a somewhat comprehensive set of companies and categories--video sharing, intermediaries, video search, video eCommerce, video editing & creation, rich media advertising, P2P, video streaming and vlogosphere. It will be interesting to see which companies are around six months from now and what new companies have been spawned.

February 13, 2007 by Dan Farber

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The ABCs of two-factor authentication

Video: If you are confused about multifactor, strong authentication techniques, Dennis Hoffman, vice president of enterprise solutions at RSA, explains the basics in this whiteboard video, all in less than four minutes.

February 13, 2007 by Dan Farber


Using Amazon Web services podcast

In a recent conversation on IT Conversations, Doug Kaye and Jeff Barr discuss Doug's sophisticated application built on top of Amazon Web services. The model offers considerable benefits to start-ups, but requires a different approach to the architecture.

February 13, 2007 by Phil Windley


Microsoft's Patch Day: Is there a better way?

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday unloads 12 bulletins with patches for at least 20 vulnerabilities (6 critical) and it's likely there are still holes left unplugged.Ryan Naraine reports:"There are fixes for gaping holes in the Microsoft Office desktop productivity suite but it is not immediately clear if all the flaws exploited in the recent zero-day attacks are covered.

February 13, 2007 by


Of speeding and blackmail

Back in 2005, The Register reported on a UK police project (the article calls it Gatso 2) whose thrust was to use cameras to identify vehicles' license plates as they go by. The information on who/when/where (WWW) would be stored for at least two years, and the system was expected to process 50 million plates per day.

February 13, 2007 by Ed Gottsman