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It’s official: the IEEE 802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet standard has been ratified by the IEEE!

Orlando Florida Orlando Health has just signed an agreement with HCD to build the  organization’s Enterprise Data Warehouse which will be the primary repository for clinical, viagra financial, and operational and research data.

Official approval has been given for the creation of an internet domain dedicated to pornography.  The board of net overseer Icann gave initial approval for the creation of the .xxx domain at its conference in Brussels. Icann’s approval will kick off a fast-track process to get the porn-only domain set up. ICM Registry, shop which is backing the domain, said .xxx would make it easier to filter out inappropriate content.

Nokia is going through a difficult period right now. It recently cut its outlook for the current  year, and now reports that the Finnish company has lost one of its top tech brains.  Charles Davies, former Symbian CTO and notably the first employee and later managing director of Psion, is leaving the mobile juggernaut to take up an unknown role at navigation giant TomTom.  I wonder how this is going to work out as Davies was one of the drivers behind Nokia’s purchase of NAVTEQ a few years back and was pushing Nokia in to the Navigation arena. It is also interesting that TomTom is a customer of NAVTEQ. How do they get around those Non-Competes that everyone has to sign!

A US Senate committee has approved a wide-ranging cyber security bill that some critics have suggested would give the US president the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyber attack. The bill, introduced earlier this month, would establish a White House Office for Cyberspace Policy and a National Center for Cyber security and Communications, which would work with private US companies to create cyber security requirements for the electrical grid, telecommunications networks and other critical infrastructure. Not being political here, just pointing it out!

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