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Aug 13 2007   6:51AM GMT

Channel news: Google offers storage; Wipro nails Boeing services deal

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Google rolls out paid storage services Web search and Internet services company Google Inc. on Friday began selling expanded online storage, aimed at users with large picture, music or video file collections. [AP]

Wipro in talks for Boeing IT svcs contract: official India’s third-largest software services exporter, Wipro Ltd. , is in talks for software and technological support contract for an upcoming Boeing facility in India, an official said on Monday. [Reuters]

Apple iPhone to provoke complex mobile attacks, expert warns Mikko Hypponen, director of antivirus research at F-Secure Corp., said he expects mobile malware attacks to escalate thanks to interest in Apple’s iPhone. [SearchSecurity.com]

Microsoft to update critical Windows, Office, flaws Nine security bulletins will be released Tuesday to patch flaws in Windows, Office, IE and Virtual PC, Microsoft said. Six of the bulletins are expected to be critical. [SearchSecurity.com]

Buyout rumors swirl around BEA Systems News Analysis: Oracle and Hewlett Packard my be suitors for the for struggling server maker, although both companies are playing their cards close to the vest. [eWEEK]

Leaked: Vista SP1 analysed in-depth We’ve gone under the hood of the leaked beta of Vista SP1 to find out exactly what it will do for you. One thing we can say right now: **huge performance increase**. [APCmag via Digg]

Windows XP: The OS that won’t die? Microsoft Corp. has had to create a new build of Windows XP Professional for computer makers because the six-year-old operating system’s continued popularity has nearly exhausted the supply of product activation keys. The new build, dubbed SP2c, includes no fixes or feature changes, but was created simply to address the shrinking pool of product keys. [Computerworld]

Vista Left Off Core IT Roster For Olympics The organizers of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing have decided to run Windows XP on all PCs doing vital processing, relegating Windows Vista to systems in Internet lounges for the athletes. [Computerworld]

Corporations eye iMacs – it looks like IT depts. might be coming around Analysts say Apple’s newest desktops are drawing interest from enterprises as well as consumers. While Apple hopes its revamped iMac desktop line will continue to grow the company’s consumer computer business, it may be indirectly making inroads into the enterprise space. [PCWorld]

IT bosses: directors don’t take security seriously Their fault for not talking the board’s language? [TheReg]

Judge says Unix copyrights rightfully belong to Novell A federal judge ruled that Novell, not the SCO Group, is the rightful owner of the copyrights covering the Unix operating system, removing a cloud over open-source software. [NYT]

FusionStorm acquires Cisco VoIP VAR Solution provider FusionStorm is continuing to build by acquisition, this time with a purchase aimed at expanding its VoIP services. [ChannelWeb]

AT&T lied, employee discounts don’t apply to iphone – employee letter AT&T pulled the bait and switch on its own employees. One was repeatedly told that his employee discount would apply only towards iPhone calling plans, but not the iPhone itself, or its associated data plan. The employee twice verified the existence of a calling plan discount – at an AT&T store, and with AT&T customer support. [Jezebel via Digg]

Virtual worlds rife with enterprise threats Use of virtual worlds like Second Life could pose risks to enterprise security and reputations, Gartner warns. [eWEEK]

iPhone thumb trim hoax gets online media buy-in Satirical commentary taken as fact. [TheReg]

What’s online: easy money isn’t that easy How difficult is it to become an Internet millionaire? With a good idea, not very, says Guy Kawasaki. But the result may not achieve greatness. [NYT]

Outbound delays follow LAX system crash Airlines struggled to clean and refuel planes where passengers had been trapped for hours because of a computer crash, leading to additional delays Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport. [AP]

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