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microsoft-rolls-out-onecare-with-free-trial

Hat tip to the WSJ today. MS is rolling out their OneCare consumer PC protection:

class-action-to-drive-action-on-security-at-banks

Any class action with 40 million defendants is going to get huge fast. Here is an article at Bank Systems and Technology. Some interesting tidbits:

mobile-phone-usage-studies

Hat tip to Daniel about Nokia's study regarding 3G cell phone usage. Unfortunately, it looks like the report is no longer available.

is-there-a-cheap-stock-issue-for-google-after-the

I'm no lawyer not a securities expert, but I have sold some companies and one issue we had to deal with when selling to a public company was "cheap stock". The concern is that a company might distribute stock cheaply to insiders before going public, then sell it at a premium. (I guess the regulation protects the existing shareholders?) It is also an issue for employees who get options before an IPO. Options that are granted with the strike price equal to the value of the underlying are not taxed because there is no gain. But if the next day the stock triples because of an IPO, was the valuation correct? Are taxes owed? This regulation makes more sense to me, because Uncle Sam likes his taxes.

drive-neutral-the-economics-of-carbon-neutrality

My wife and I have 3 kids and thus we have a big car. We bought the Suburban 5 years ago and the guilt has been building up. I'm a big believer in driving cars forever, so what do do?

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