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Channel news: Dell ‘unaware’ of accounting gaffes; NAC tracks malware

Dell founder ‘unaware’ of company’s financial shenanigans Michael Dell briefly addresses accounting scandal, also answers questions about the company’s strategy in retail and consumer PC markets. [CNET]

NAC switches, appliances help track users, malware Some vendors are offering switches and appliances to monitor traffic for malware and unauthorized access, as the NAC market including Cisco NAC and Microsoft NAP sorts itself out. []

Cognos follows the CPM pack, acquires Applix With Oracle, SAP and Business Objects investing heavily to extend corporate performance management into the finance office, Cognos today responded by buying Applix. []

Microsoft ties Windows Live services to OS in updates Microsoft Corp. is using the same tactic for its online services that made its Internet Explorer browser ubiquitous among Internet users. With new beta technology it’s releasing Wednesday, Microsoft is tying its Windows Live services directly to its Windows OS. [ITWorld]

Microsoft releases Windows Live suite beta with common installer Microsoft is making refreshed betas of a handful of its Live services — available as a single downloadable suite with a common installer. [All About Microsoft]

Google launches US wireless crusade Google is flirting with yet another effort to offer unfettered internet access over American airwaves, and as usual, it’s facing endless back-and-forth with the FCC. [TheReg]

IT workers battle to keep skills current The need to constantly update their technical skills keeps IT workers under tremendous stress, a new study finds. [eWEEK]

Silverlight 1.0 released; Linux support coming The JavaScript-based version of Silverlight is finished and ready for download, Microsoft said. Silverlight for Linux is formally in the works as well. []

Gateway sells professional biz unit to MPC Hopes to milk consumer channels worldwide. [TheReg]

Congress pushes back on H1-B visas Will the 110th Congress continue to disappoint Tech? [eWEEK]

Web sites try Microsoft video rival to Adobe Microsoft Corp’s Silverlight Web video players will be rolled out on a number of Web sites on Wednesday, including celebrity news destination “Entertainment Tonight,” in a sign of the growing rivalry between the software giant and Adobe Systems Inc. [Reuters]

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The deal between Cognox and Applix probably had a lot to do with the fact that Applix's Vice-Pres. and COO used to be a high level executive over at Cognos. NewsVisual pointed this connection out as well as some others which seem very convenient as this deal goes through: