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May 16 2007   6:59AM GMT

Channel news: NY AG accuses Microsoft of fraud; IT workers nervous about secuirty;

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N.Y. attorney general accuses Dell of fraud Suit accuses Dell of fraud, false advertising and deceptive business practices. [CNET]

IT rank and file nervous about inadequate security IT’s rank and file are just as concerned about being used as the company scapegoat in the event of a major security breach as CIOs — maybe more so. Many believe that when under pressure, the stressed-out CIO will point the finger at them.

Oracle buys Agile Software The business software maker made yet another acquisition with a $495 million deal to buy Agile Software. [NYT]

Microsoft details patent breaches Microsoft Corp. has given the most detailed description to date of the number of open-source computer programs it says infringe on its patents, but the company says it still prefers licensing deals with open-source developers, software distributors and users instead of legal action against them. [AP]

Sun’s CEO response to Microsoft patent claims “You would be wise to listen to the customers you’re threatening to sue – they can leave you, especially if you give them motivation. Remember, they wouldn’t be motivated unless your products were somehow missing the mark.” [Jonathan [Schwartz’] Blog via dig]

Author rejects MS’s use of his report in veiled open source threat Study ‘proves the opposite of what Microsoft claims it does.’ [TheReg]

Wi-Fi group to certify gear in June The next generation of wireless Internet products certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance is expected to hit shelves this summer, even though a final standard for the technology isn’t due for another year, the industry group says. [AP]

Cisco developing social network tech tools Cisco Systems Inc. is developing offerings to help create social networking Web sites that let groups communicate, Chief Development Officer Charlie Giancarlo said on Tuesday. [Reuters]

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