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Submission + - divx pushing conduit malware (

An anonymous reader writes: In case this is of interest: I was about to update DivX when I saw it wanted to include conduit as part of the update... Conduit is regarded as malware. In many threads of the divx forums, the company is jumping in and defending their decision. Seems their main "excuse" is that they also provide detailed instruction on how to remove conduit.

Submission + - Google Apps licence unsurprisingly forbids forking, promotes Google services 1

Sockatume writes: If you want to ship a phone with Google's apps on it, you need to licence them. A copy of the OEM licencing agreement from 2011 was recently leaked, and Ars Technica provides a summary. Amongst the rules: a company licencing Google Apps can't act in a way that would fragment Android, but must also maintain the platform's open-ness; most of Google's services must be included; Google apps must be defaults, and placed within a couple of clicks of the default home screen. No surprises but it's interesting to see the details laid out.

Submission + - Statue of Apollo Discovered in Palestine

nightcats writes: A 2,500 year old statue of the Greek god Apollo has been discovered by Palestinian fishermen.While Trekkies may object that this is all merely a trick, an energy projection of the being from Pollux IV (see season 2, Who Mourns for Adonais), it does appear an actual creation of those Greeks who worshiped that alien life form.

Submission + - Office Space II: Bill Lumbergh Takes Microsoft

theodp writes: 'Mmm, yeah, I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to pay $6,120 to come in to work on Sunday.' In a move that would do Bill Lumbergh (YouTube homage) proud, Microsoft has been pulling in about $25 million a year through its unusual practice of charging its vendors for occupying office space on its campus while working on Microsoft projects, according to the real estate firm that manages the program. And that's before a planned July 1st rate increase that Microsoft informed vendors of earlier this week, which will boost the 'chargeback' rate for its 'shadow workforce' from $450 per month ($5,400 per year) for every workstation to $510 per month (or $6,120 per year). So, is there a discount if you're moved downstairs into Storage B?

Submission + - Changing Landscape of IT 2

An anonymous reader writes: The IT industry is a lot different than it was 10 years ago, it underwent a huge boom in terms of labor and services requirements to keep up with the times. Now, we are entering a consolidation phase. The cloud makes it easier for companies to host e-mail, so now instead of organizations having their own exchange guy they will outsource it to the cloud, instead of having a bunch of network engineers they will deploy wireless and no longer need cabling and as much network engineering services. What do you think the long trend of this will be? What skills do you think will be useful in 10 years? Is IT going to put it's own out of work like we did with the post office and libraries?

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