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[17 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Time Warner postpones plan to Cap Internet Use

Technology.am(Apr. 17, 2009) — Time Warner Cable Inc. is postponing its plan to bill customers based on how much Internet traffic they generate, following mounting public and political outcry.
Time Warner Cable’s capitulation doesn’t indicate well for the future of metered billing of the Internet, in which people who use more bandwidth pay more.
Frontier Communications Corp., a Time Warner Cable rival in one key test market, Rochester, N.Y., also has dropped its plans for metering Internet use.
New York-based Time Warner Cable had 8.7 million, making it the third-largest Internet service provider …

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[17 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Your Gmail Inbox can be Prioritized

Technology.am (Apr. 17, 2009) — Former Gmail engineer Gabor Cselle has built a new system for prioritizing all the emails in your inbox. It’s called ReBoxed, it relies on crowdsrouced A/B preference voting on email senders.
Let us see its work. First ReBoxed uses Gmail’s wonderful Contacts API to grab your Gmail contacts list without asking for your password within a few minutes.
Then you’re shown 20 pairs of contacts who have sent you email recently and asked which sender in each pair tends to send the most important emails. …

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[16 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
The WSJ Said No Charge for App or Content

Technology.am (Apr. 16, 2009) — Good news for news addicts who can still endure reading about the stock market, The Wall Street Journal took the wraps off an eponymous iPhone app, offering news, video, and even podcasts, there’s no charge for the app or the content.
The Journal app bears a striking resemblance to the Times app, with a five-icon toolbar that spans the bottom of the screen and a banner ad just above that. (Hey, somebody has to foot the bill.)
But this doesn’t resemble the Times, the Journal app …

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[15 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
At&T Unveils New Family-Tracking Service

Technology.am (Apr. 15, 2009) — AT&T has launched a new service that allows family members using the same cell phone account to track one another’s whereabouts.
This service of AT&T is called FamilyMaps, allowing people to track the location of any cell phone on its network from a mobile phone or PC. The person being tracked receives a text message informing him or her that he or she is being tracked. The service periodically informs the tracked individual that he or she is being watched, just in case one text message …

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[15 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Symantec Issued Latest Internet Security Threat Report

Technology.am (Apr. 15, 2009) — Symantec, the Cupertino security software company has issued a report on Monday that hackers are finding new ways to attack computer users by taking advantage of weaknesses in Web applications and browser plug-ins, Sometimes hackers are posing as a legitimate Web sites into a source of malicious code.
Security experts detected a significant proliferation of Internet worms and other malicious activity in nations with “emerging economies,” where increasing computer use has been accompanied by widespread adoption of pirated software that lacks updated security protection.
Symantec’s latest Internet …

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[15 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Next Version of Microsoft Office Coming in 2010

Technology.am (Apr. 15, 2009) — Microsoft announced that its Office 2010 will reach consumers next year and ready to send to manufacturers in the first half of next year, though not likely in conjunction with the Windows 7 operating system.
From there, it can take six weeks to four months or more for the programs to reach PC users, said Chris Capossela, a senior vice president in the Microsoft group.
Office 2010 — previously known by the code name “Office 14″ — will include slimmed-down versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote …

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[15 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Microsoft to Launch Test Version of New Email Server

Technology.am (Apr 15, 2009) — Microsoft Corp plans to launch a test version of its Exchange Server 2010 on Wednesday; it marks the latest development in the technology used by 65 percent of businesses worldwide to run their e-mail systems.
The new Exchange Server 2010, is the first signal of upgrades to Microsoft programs as the software giant prepares for the next release of its highly profitable Office suite of applications.
Microsoft, which is step by step moving toward Internet distribution for some of its products to counter threats from Google Inc …

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[13 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Twitter Worm Attack Continues: Here’s How to Keep Safe

Technology.am (Apr. 13, 2009) — Although Twitter, the social networking site, is taking action against the malicious worm, security analysts fear that further mutations of the worm will continue to wreak havoc on the network over the week.
The worm, appears as “Mikeyy ” or “StalkDaily”, was created by the 17-year-old Mike Mooney and is now generating thousands of spam messages containing the word “Mikeyy.”
To keep safe from Mikeyy, experts advised Twitter users not to click on any links from messages containing the words “Mikeyy” or “Stalkdaily.” It is recommended …

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[13 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Google Disables Uploads, Comments on YouTube Korea

Technology.am (Apr. 13, 2009) — Users of the Google’s Korean version of YouTube video portal have been disabled in reaction to a new Cyber Defamation Law, which came into effect on April 1 for all sites with over 100,000 unique visitors per day that requires users their real name and national ID card number.
In response to the requirements Google has stopped users from uploading via its Korean portal rather than start a new registration system.
“We have a bias in favor of freedom of expression and are committed to openness, it’s …