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Channel news: iPhone to launch June 29; EMC buys authentication

Apple to launch IPhone on June 29 Apple Inc.’s highly anticipated iPhone will be available June 29, according to both TV commercials broadcast Sunday night and a company spokesman. [AP]

EMC buys authentication service provider Verid Verid’s service searches public records for difficult-to-answer questions that can be used to establish the identity of a user. [Computerworld]

VeriSign, AirMagnet team up for wireless IPS Gartner IT Security Summit: VeriSign and AirMagnet announce collaboration on the new VeriSign Wireless Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) to help IT shops defend Wi-Fi users.

Oracle amends, adds specifics to SAP suit Oracle’s amended complaint adds some specificity to its charge that SAP TomorrowNow illegally copied and used Oracle intellectual property. [ChannelWeb]

Google keeps tweaking its search engine Google’s top minds offer a peek inside the algorithm that provides search results for half a billion users. [NYT]

Microsoft’s Popfly caters to mashup, gadget development Popfly is both a set of tools for creating Web pages, gadgets and mashup applications and a community for hosting, sharing and remixing those applications. A recent partnership between Microsoft and Facebook means Popfly could be in the hands of millions of users.[]

New switch expands HP blade server options Blade Network Technologies will offer the first 10G Ethernet-capable blade server switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class blade switches. [eWEEK]

Sun explores parallel universe with Studio 12 Targets Linux developers with gateway IDE. [TheReg]

Palm is said to sell stake to equity firm in revamping Palm Inc., the struggling hand-held device company that makes the Treo, has reached a deal to sell a quarter of the company to a private equity firm for about $325 million. [NYT]

Gartner: The 40-hour workweek era is ending A new research report finds that by 2015, there will be more workers who interact with technology, but they’ll be working much fewer hours, and the working stiff as we know it will be better known as a Digital Free Agent. [eWEEK]

Computer Associates – has the worm turned? Can CA reinvent itself? [TheReg]

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