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VeriSign Close to New .net Deal

VeriSign Inc. has moved closer to renewing its contract to operate the .net domain registry. Telcordia Technologies Inc., an evaluator hired by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ranked VeriSign's bid higher than those of four other contenders for the contract, which will run for at least six years.

AMD Offers a First Look at Pacifica

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has offered the first peek at Pacifica, its virtualization technology for use on server and desktop processors. The Pacifica specs are scheduled to be released this month. The technology allows multiple operating systems and applications to run in independent partitions on a single processor. Pacifica, due to be rolled out next year, was presented at the AMD Reviewer's Day last week in Austin.

Symantec Discloses Antivirus Tool Flaws

Symantec Corp. acknowledged that flaws in some of its antivirus products could allow malicious hackers to use denial-of-service attacks to crash systems running the software. The company has posted a notice on its Web page describing the vulnerabilities in Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security and Norton SystemWorks. The company distributed patches with its LiveUpdate automatic update service.

Siebel Releases New CRM OnDemand

Siebel Systems Inc. has unveiled CRM OnDemand Release 7, a hosted contact-center system that it said can help users create customer-related workflows and get a better view of multichannel interactions. The new version has been integrated with other hosted applications in Siebel's Contact OnDemand package.

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