Archive for October 26, 2008

Red Fox offers Atom Powered Wizbook

Posted: October 26, 2008 in Tech

Red Fox recently announced the availability of two new versions of Wizbook – RedFox Wizbook 1020i and RedFx Wizbook 8001x.

The Wizbook 1020i runs on Intel Atom 1.6Ghz processor and has a storage space of 80GB SATA HDD and 1GB DDR2 memory and is available in Red, White and Black glossy finish colors.

The Wizbook 8001x is powered by AMD Geodelx900 and has a storage space of 60GB and 1GB memory and is available in white glossy finish color. Both models are Wi-Fi ready with integrated web camera and runs Linux OS.

“Red Fox is here because we believe Filipinos will always look for an alternative product to satisfy their needs, and Red Fox is here to meet that need,” said Sue Ong Director for Sales and Marketing of AsianTech.

Toshiba opens Concept Store

Posted: October 26, 2008 in Tech

Toshiba recently open its concept store at SM Megamall to showcase the latest technology offered by the company. According to Toshiba officials, the store will also act as a service center for Toshiba customers.

The Toshiba Concept Store was realized in cooperation with CompLink.

Bernard Yu heads Vinta Systems Inc.

Posted: October 26, 2008 in Tech

Former Oracle Managing Director Bernard Yu is the new CEO & President of Vinta Systems, Inc., a company specializing in using artificial intelligence for business applications.

Vinta Systems is a joint venture between Augusto ‘Gus’ Lagman and the late Peter Valdes. Mr. Valdes was one of the co-founders of the globally successful Tivoli Systems which was sold to IBM in 1996 for US$743 million.

Microsoft has announced a critical flaw in its Server service, which could allow hackers to run arbitrary code through the program by sending a specially crafted RPC request.

A security update has been released to fix this network security problem – which affects Windows 2000, XP and Windows Server 2003 systems. It has also been rated as an important update for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 users.

Microsoft noted that this vulnerability could be used “in the crafting of a wormable exploit”.

SAP invests in LinkedIn

Posted: October 26, 2008 in Tech

SAP’s venture capital arm has sunk an undisclosed sum of money into LinkedIn, the business-oriented social-networking site.

SAP has no immediate plans regarding LinkedIn beyond its financial investment. SAP’s stake is part of a US$22.7 million pot raised by LinkedIn. Other investors in the funding round include McGraw-Hill and Goldman Sachs.