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Vonage, a leading Internet phone service, is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy due to its recent legal troubles. The company recently was found guilty of patent infringement on three patents owned by Verizon. Vonage was ordered to pay $58 million plus royalties on future sales to Verizon. The company's CEO recently stepped down and $30 million of cost-cutting will begin for the company. Read more here.
A new worm is out that targets Skype users. The worm - called Pykse.A - comes in the form of a chat message with a Web link according to F-Secure. When the user clicks on the link, they are redirected to a malicious file. The file then sends itself to all online contacts in that user's contact list and presents a risque photo of a woman. Next, it changes the user's status to "Do Not Disturb." Learn more about this worm here.
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CNET's Online courses will offer a "Home Theater Style" class beginning Monday. This free course will teach you in six lessons how to design a home theater with style. The course will provide you with installation and hardware options and layout and design details to consider. It also will offer suggestions for audio setup and fine tuning as well as display and lighting tweaks. Learn more or sign up here.
CNET's Online courses will offer a "Better Presentations with PowerPoint 2003" class beginning Monday. The free course will show you how to create an engaging powerpoint presentation using Microsoft's PowerPoint 2003. You will learn how to plan your presentation, tailor it to suit your audience and how to use Powerpoint tricks. Note: Any presentation software can be substituted for use with this course. Learn more or sign up here .
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