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Thanks to Airgo Networks’ Gen3 chip set, wireless networks will blow away 100Mbps wired Ethernet.

The new Linksys 802.11G wireless broadband router for home and small business use is powerful enough to raise security issues.

Airgo Networks said Wednesday that the company is sampling its third-generation router chip at speeds that surpass a typical wired Ethernet connection.
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Opinion: Microsoft’s new interactive designer is a heavyweight contender, but is it really battling Flash?

Intermedia.NET is turning to one-time commissions instead of monthly margins to compensate VARs for selling its Web site and Exchange hosting services.

The group has packaged 40 customer-targeted technology solutions and marketing materials to help resellers expand services to SMBs.

Intel’s Napa and Viiv releases offer the chipmaker’s system builders and resellers a ready-to-customize platform with opportunity to wrap value-adds and personalization.

Updated: Microsoft and its partners predict customers will be eager to adopt CRM technology as a result of the software giant’s release of Dynamics CRM 3.0. The release, says Microsoft, is designed for easy integration and low total cost of ownership. A subscription-based option of $24.95 a month is available.

Microsoft recrafts its security competency to fit into partners’ business sets—molding the program around business solutions and even allowing for a vendor neutral approach.

Otter Products’ plastic case may be the least technical product in the channel, but for VARs such as Farm Works Software, it’s proving the missing link.

xSeries 100 servers offer enterprise-class features such as DDR 2 memory and tape backup.

Despite advantages in price (it’s hard to beat free) and, often, greater capabilities, many companies are still reluctant to use anything but commercial anti-spam software.

Review:For some, a basic metal box is enough to house their PC’s vital components. Some customers demand more. Thermaltake’s new feature-packed stronghold is built to withstand some serious abuse.

Open-source anti-spam applications that use statistical analysis can pick out spam much more accurately than Bayesian filters, once they get enough training.

MSN stands to emerge as a development platform emphasizing services, analysts say, while the Server and Tools group remains solid.

IBM and Red Hat will bring additional resources and product access to solution providers in emerging markets to accellerate the growth of “open standards” technology.

Yahoo has begun limited testing in the United States for its updated and enhanced Web mail service.

Some of the new offerings for developers include the presentation technology formerly known as “Avalon,” a .Net tool set for integrated queries, and the “Atlas” Web client framework.

3Way Networks said on Tuesday that it has developed a short-range “3G” network for military applications.

Forward Concepts, known for their expertise in the DSP space, has entered the WiMAX forecasting market with a report predicting that the technology will be worth $2 billion in 2009. Analysts also handicapped some early frontrunners.

Deep Tech: A smoking-fast CPU and a great graphics card aren’t always enough. If they have to wait for the memory subsystem, you’ve built an unbalanced system—and wasted your money. (This is an expanded version of an ExtremeTech Magazine article.)

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