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Microsoft security portfolio rolls. Should A/V vendors duck?

Today, Microsoft announced the consolidation of its anti-virusutilities into one downloadable solution that will get periodicallyupdated as well as the beta version of an anti-spyware product based onthe company's completed acquisition of Giant in December 2004.

January 6, 2005 by David Berlind


Will you be victimized by a patent terrorist?

Although he doesn't come right out and say it, Richard Wilder, who is a partner with law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood and is also an intellectual-property counsel for the Association for Competitive Technology has labeled SCO as a "patent terrorist." Wilder's definition of a patent terrorists is a company whose business model is based on patent litigation as athreat and licensing as a revenue source.

January 6, 2005 by David Berlind


Oracle, not just PeopleSoft, employees on chopping block

Victorious in its takeover of PeopleSoft, Oracle is set to debut its newly combined company on January 18 with a live Web cast. This will come four days after it may lay off as many as 6,000 workers, according to the company's initial estimates, and not all from the PeopleSoft side.

January 5, 2005 by Chris Jablonski