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EE Times – Injectable

EE TimesInjectable chip opens door to ‘human bar code’. Radio-frequency identification chips, which have found a home in applications ranging from toll road passes to smart retail shelves, may be close to taking up residence in the human body.

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The Register – Hush

The RegisterHush – do you want to store a secret?. Online secure storage service

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Security Focus – Seven

Security FocusSeven elements of highly effective security policies (Article)

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Online Spending Reaches $13.8 Billion

Online Spending Reaches $13.8 Billion For 2001 Holiday Season, According to Goldman Sachs, Harris Interactive and Nielsen//NetRatings.

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Fat protocols slow Web services.

Fat protocols slow Web services. “You see, there’s an evil little secret about Web services that most vendors don’t talk about. Web services’ protocols are very fat, and that means that Web services interactions over the network will be slow and eat up a large chunk of bandwidth.” [ZDNet Tech Update]

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diveintomark – Watson. Real

diveintomarkWatson. Real live web services, with a pretty GUI. TV listings, package tracking, auction tracking, movie tickets, stock portfolios, image search, flight tracking, recipe lookup, phone number lookup, zip code lookup. Mac OS X only. If Microsoft would stop trying to offer user authentication services (which nobody wants except Microsoft) and start offering useful web services, maybe more people would Get It.

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The New York Times:

The New York Times: TechnologyCourt Orders Motorola to Pay $300 Million to Banks. A federal judge has ordered Motorola to pay $300 million to Chase Manhattan Bank and several other lenders to repay part of a loan to the company’s troubled satellite telephone venture, Iridium. It’s amazing that Motorola tried to avoid repaying this! Speaks volumes, IMHO!

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CNET News.com: Communications –

CNET News.com: CommunicationsSatellite field of dreams. If you build it, will they buy? That’s what the two companies comprising the nascent industry wonder after spending more than $1 billion each to launch satellite broadcast networks.

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The Washington Post :

The Washington Post : BusinessDespite NeuStar Cuts, It’s ‘.biz’ as Usual. NeuStar Inc.’s decision to lay off about 10 percent of its staff in late December barely registers on the Washington area technology scene at first blush, given the seemingly endless announcements of cutbacks in the technology sector.

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Business Week: Daily Briefing

Business Week: Daily BriefingHow E-mail Could Foil Fraudsters. Notifying credit-card customers about attempts to change their account information would drastically reduce identity theft.