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Ben and Jerry’s renames ice cream Hubby Hubby in celebration of gay marriage

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Announcement on LeAnn Rimes web site announces divorce. Mis-spells husband’s name.

“After much thoughtful mutual consideration, Deane and I have agreed to move forward with dissolving our marriage,” the statement said, referring to Dean Sheremet. They’ve been married for seven years.

“This decision was amicable and we remain committed and caring friends with great admiration for one another,” the message added.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/02/leann.rimes.divorce/index.html

Wal-Mart Shopper Slaps Crying Child In The Face

A Wal-Mart shopper who became so angry about a crying child that he allegedly slapped the girl in the face is due in court Wednesday.

Investigators said the incident happened Monday at the Stone Mountain store on Rockbridge Road.

A police report said the man, Roger Stephens, 61, of Stone Mountain, had warned the child’s mother, Sonya Mathews, that if she didn’t quiet down the child, he would do it for her.

Microsoft to push mandatory Windows Live Messenger upgrade

Microsoft has outlined plans to push a mandatory Windows Live Messenger upgrade in order to plug a security hole related to a vulnerable code library.

The security vulnerability stems from the use of a vulnerable version of Microsoft's Active Template Library (ATL). A programming error involving the inclusion of an extra "&" character meant that any software packages that made use of the ATL library template inherited a critical software flaw.

Software developers across the IT industry used the vulnerable ATL library to write application components, or more specifically Component Object Model code, including ActiveX controls.

Windows Live Messenger 8.1 and 8.5 are both also vulnerable as a result of the same ATL problem. Microsoft has already begun offering a voluntary update but, starting later this month, will force users to upgrade to the the latest version of Live Messenger if they want to use Microsoft's IM service.

Users already on version 14 of Live Messenger will also be pushed towards the latest variant, version 14.0.8089, but mandatory updates in these cases won't happen until late October, as explained in a blog post by Microsoft here.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/02/messenger_update/

Salesforce Launches $9 Per Month Lightweight Contact Manager For Small Businesses

For $9 per user per month, Contact Manager Edition will store and manage all contacts and accounts in the cloud. The product will integrate with any email system, including Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo. The system will track all emails, keeping a record of customer interactions and will run pre-configured and customized reports on contacts and accounts. Of course, this tracking system can be customized to track data that is most important to an user’s needs.

Interestingly, the Contact Manager Edition will come automatically with integration with Google Apps, the search giant’s cloud based productivity suite that is steadily gaining enterprise customers and already has a foothold among small businesses. community. All applications within Google Apps, including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, etc, will be integrated with the lightweight CRM. Not only is this an interesting partnership, but the strength of Salesforce’s CRM combined with the steady growth of Google Apps certainly puts pressure on Microsoft.

Netsuite for iPhone available in the iTunes App Store

Netsuite is one of the first ERP applications that I have noticed in the App store. Most of the functionality is read only viewing of trends and data.

MIS Group offers employees their computers for $200 – apologizes for that little misunderstanding about the health insurance expiring

MIS Group closed over the July 4, 2009 holiday. Here's an interesting letter that one site claims was sent to MIS Group employees.