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Hurricanes Ivan, Charley, and Frances notwithstanding, sometimes being in the eye of the storm has its advantages. At SYS-CON Media, where we by definition dwell at the epicenter of what might be called the i-technology weather cycle, our central position allows us to ask industry influencers for quickfire responses to burning issues of the day. The recent PeopleSoft-Oracle decision handed down by the U.S. Justice Department is a case in point. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker had given his verdict on the antitrust lawsuit filed seven months ago by the U.S. Justice Department and 10 states seeking to block Oracle's would-be "hostile takeover" of rival PeopleSoft. In his 164-page decision Walker ruled that there weren't sufficient grounds to block it. The judgement was enough to send PeopleSoft's stock climbing. While it seemed to bring to an end a lawsuit on which... (more)

The i-Technology Right Stuff

Related Links: Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?" Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical order. Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not (yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do to vote is to go to the Further Details page... (more)

SYS-CON Media Readers Cast More Than 4,000 Votes In First Week Of Voting

This year it looks certain that a new participation record will be set, as more than 4,000 votes have already been recorded in just the first seven days of voting, and more than 50,000 SYS-CON Media readers are estimated to cast their votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. The winners of this years awards will be announced in November at Web Services Edge 2005 West - International Web Services Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The list of companies heading the various polls reads like a "Who's Who" of the most active and enterprising players in the i-technology space - in... (more)

Mozilla Firefox Hooks Phishers

Free Toolbar Goes Phishing Netcraft, based in Bath, England has released a free toolbar for the Mozilla Firefox browser that runs on all OS environments supported by Firefox  and fights phishing by displaying the hosting location, country, longevity, popularity, and an abstracted risk rating for each site visited. Additionally, the toolbar blocks access to phishing sites reported by other members of the Netcraft Toolbar community and validated by Netcraft, mobilizing the community into a giant neighborhood watch scheme which empowers the most alert and experienced members to pro... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: Attack of the Blogs

Attack of the Blogs: But “Blogs Don't Kill People, Idiots Do” What’s the key issue underlying Daniel Lyons’s controversial “Attack of the Blogs” article in this month’s Forbes? In my view his piece, with its knowingly provocative title, has provoked much heat…but so far very little light. So let’s try and redress that, however slightly! ;-) Blogging is a hot topic in the professional news-gathering community right now and one of the simplest ways to understand all the fuss (on both sides) is to think for a moment of why Microsoft feels so threatened by Linux. The professional jou... (more)