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Microsoft Licenses RSA Software

Microsoft Corp. and Bedford, Mass.-based RSA Security Inc. announced that Microsoft is licensing RSA's SecurID authentication software for use in its own products. Microsoft said it initially plans to integrate the RSA technology, which requires users to be identified by two separate factors, into its Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 tool.

Wal-Mart, Partners To Help Suppliers Move to EDI

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. confirmed that it has signed on IBM and SBC Communications Inc.'s Sterling Commerce Inc. unit to help suppliers shift to Internet-based electronic data interchange (EDI) technology, which the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer is adopting . IBM and Dublin, Ohio-based Sterling said they will do technology integration and provide backup value-added network services.

Dell Handheld Info Slips Out on to Web

Dell Computer Corp. confirmed the authenticity of internal documents that were posted on a Web site in France with details about an upcoming line of handheld devices. But a Dell spokesman said the product specifications aren't finalized yet. According to the documents, the handhelds will run Microsoft's Pocket PC software and will be based on Intel Corp.'s XScale processors.

AT&T Wireless Settles E911 Probe

AT&T Wireless Services Inc. in Redmond, Wash., said it has agreed to pay $2 million to settle an investigation into possible violations of the Federal Communications Commission's Enhanced 911 (E911) automatic location-identification requirements.

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