In The News

Posted: 21/04/2011 in General, In The News
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Cisco Accused of Orchestrating Engineer’s Arrest

“Cisco Systems orchestrated the arrest of Multiven founder Peter Alfred-Adekeye last year in order to force a settlement of Multiven’s antitrust lawsuit against Cisco, a Multiven executive said on Wednesday. Multiven, an independent provider of service and support for networking gear, sued Cisco in 2008, alleging that the company monopolized the market for its software. Cisco countersued, charging that Alfred-Adekeye hacked into Cisco’s computers and stole copyrighted software. n May 2010, Alfred-Adekeye was arrested in Vancouver, Canada, on 97 counts of intentionally accessing a protected computer system without authorization for the purposes of commercial advantage, according to his arrest warrant. He could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. The arrest came to light only this week after local Vancouver press reported it.”

Microsoft Counts Down To XP Death

“Microsoft have just released an end-of-support countdown gadget that ticks off the days until XP is no longer supported — but it only runs under Vista or Windows 7! It focuses the mind on the fact that XP is being forcibly retired. It is a wake-up call to think hard about the unpleasant situation and consider the alternatives.So as you watch the count down to XP’s death tick by think about the problems created by using software that actually belongs to someone else…”

Amazon Unveils Library Lending Program

Amazon’s Kindle is about to become a little more like your local library.

The company on Wednesday unveiled Kindle Library Lending, which allows customers to borrow Kindle books from more than 11,000 U.S. public libraries.

Kindle Library Lending will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps later this year. If a Kindle book is checked out more than once or that book is purchased from Amazon, all of a customer’s annotations and bookmarks will be preserved via Kindle’s Whispersync technology that wirelessly syncs books, notes, highlights and marks the last page read.

“We’re doing a little something extra here,” Amazon Kindle director Jay Marine said. “Normally, making margin notes in library books is a big no-no. But we’re extending our Whispersync technology … Your notes will not show up when the next patron checks out the book. But if you check out the book again, or subsequently buy it, your notes will be there just as you left them.”

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