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Channel news: IT managers dis Vista; tech industry wants to dereg foreign hiring

IT managers slow to hop onto Windows Vista Microsoft says that Windows Vista is seeing strong adoption in the enterprise, but IT managers at TechEd 2007 seem in no hurry to upgrade. []

U.S. tech industry pleads for fewer restrictions on foreign workers Indian outsourcing firms, Microsoft, Google and others speak out on the restrictions on hiring foreign help. [DailyTech]

Anti-Spam orgs under DDoS siege These types of attacks have succeeded in bringing down and, in some cases, permanently knocking out important weapons in the fight against spammers. [eWEEK]

Retailers fuming over card data security rules Retailers attending the ERIexchange conference in
Boston complained that security standards imposed by credit card companies are costly to implement and leave them with an unfair burden in securing credit card data. [Computerworld]

Oracle Database Lite lets workers go mobile Oracle Database Lite is now offering the mobile workforce automatic synchronization capabilities and support for Microsoft development environments.[]

Dell to sell computer at Sam’s Club Dell Inc. will sell a notebook computer model at Sam’s Club warehouse stores beginning next week, a company spokesman said Friday. [AP]

Report: 3 million iPhones ready for launch day Analysts believe iPhone will sell 3 million in 2007, and Apple plans to ship them all in one day. [DailyTech]

Red Hat makes a security bundle with Symantec A muscular appliance. [TheReg]

Microsoft buys master data management vendor Microsoft acquired master data management software vendor Stratature. Experts from Gartner and four other firms had mixed reactions on implications for the market and customers.[]

Innovation despite opposition by carriersThink Apple‘s iPhone is cool? You haven’t seen anything yet, tech entrepreneurs promise–that is, if the phone companies would just get out of their way. And they’re asking the Feds to help them out. [Forbes]

Analysts: 1 Billion PCs in use by end of 2008 Blog: The next billion to come by 2015. Most new PCs will be used by first-time computer users in emerging nations, according to a new report released by Forrester Research. [CNET]

Intel’s new UMPC: 5 inches wide, touch screen,  runs Vista  Intel introduced the “Donley” UMPC concept at Computex 2007,
Taipei. It comes in a 5 inches form-factor, features 5″ LCD display, Bluetooth, WiFi, integrated GPS, wireless WAN, rotary display (landscape and portrait formats), QWERTY keyboard, touch screen with stylus and runs on Windows Vista. Detailed hardware specs are not revealed yet. [via Digg]

Watchdog group slams Google on privacy Google Inc.’s privacy practices are the worst among the Internet’s top destinations, according to a watchdog group seeking to intensify the recent focus on how the online search leader handles personal information about its users. [AP]

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