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Microsoft Adds Portal to Navision

Microsoft Corp. has released a service pack for Navision that includes a new portal to the suite of business management software. Service Pack 1 for Navision 4.0 adds the Navision Employee Portal, built from the integration of Navision and Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server. The package also improves integration with Microsoft Office and Microsoft SQL Server.

AMD Posts Positive Financial Results

Taking advantage of its technical lead over rival Intel Corp. in dual-core server processor development, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. reported better than expected third-quarter results.

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AMD BY THE NUMBERS
REVENUE PROFIT
Q3 ’05 $1.5B $76M
Q3 ’04 $1.2B $44M

Google Plugs Search Engine Hole

Google Inc. fixed a security vulnerability on its search-engine Web site within days of being told about it by Finjan Software Inc. The security vendor's Malicious Code Research Center told Google of a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could have allowed a remote attacker to take over Google accounts or deceive users into revealing personal information.

BEA Agrees to Buy RFID Tool Maker

BEA Systems Inc. has agreed to purchase privately held ConnecTerra Inc. The Cambridge, Mass.-based RFID middleware vendor makes infrastructure software for collecting data from RFID devices and distributing it for use in applications. The software treats RFID data as an asset to be incorporated into applications and business processes. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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