Archive for April 26, 2009

Kaspersky Lab recently announced that it is staying in the Philippine market and will even beef up its presence in the country by expanding its business network and providing a higher level of support services to its Filipino customers.

“We at Kaspersky Lab see the Philippines as a strongly emerging market. This is the start of our full and long-term plan to substantially develop our activities in the country to support the local users of our products, “ said Suk Ling Gun, Managing Director for Kaspersky Lab South East Asia.

Kaspersky products are designed to provide hassle-free and quality protection against viruses, worms and other malicious programs, as well as hacker attacks, spam and spyware. Some of its products are Kaspersky Internet Security, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Kaspersky Mobile Security for the home, while for the business, Kaspersky has Kaspersky Open Space Security and Kaspersky Targeted Security.

Kaspersky Lab has a full partnership with iSecure Networks (iSN), one of the leading IT security distributors in the country. iSN has undergone extensive trainings with Kaspersky Lab since the brand was introduced in the Philippine market three years ago, making them extremely experienced in bringing a high-level of support and services locally.

AMD set to launch 16 core processors

Posted: April 26, 2009 in Tech

AMD will launch a 16-core server processor in 2011, according to a new development roadmap released by the company.

The chip, codenamed Interlagos, will arrive in servers with two to four processor sockets, offering the possibility of 64 cores per system.

The processors will be created using the 32nm manufacturing method, which AMD says will improve energy efficiency and offer better performance than the 45nm process it currently uses.

Microsoft launches pubCenter beta

Posted: April 26, 2009 in Tech

Microsoft has launched a public beta of their Microsoft pubCenter service. Microsoft pubCenter is the latest alternative to Google AdSense in the market.

The beta is currently open for US residents only and requires the user to submit U.S. tax ID and address.

Google patches Chrome bug

Posted: April 26, 2009 in Tech

Google has patched a bug in its Chrome browser that allowed attackers to perform cross-site scripting attacks.

An error in handling URLs with a chromehtml: protocol could allow an attacker to run scripts of his/her choosing on any page or enumerate files on the local disk under certain conditions.

Chrome users should receive the update automatically, but can force an upgrade by clicking on the Tools menu, selecting About Google Chrome and pressing the Update Now button.

Yahoo! to shutdown GeoCities

Posted: April 26, 2009 in Tech

Yahoo is set to officially shut down GeoCities by the end of 2009. The free personal web-page host, which Yahoo acquired in 1999, is a relic from the Web 1.0 era, which cost Yahoo an estimated $4.6 billion.

The Geocities website contains the following message:
“After careful consideration, we have decided to close GeoCities later this year. We’ll share more details this summer. For now, please sign in or visit the help center for more information.”

The service will be shuttered as part of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz’s cost cutting initiatives.