Technology news January 2007

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Adobe Among Top Model Companies in Study of XBRL Filings

A recent study of the XBRL documents filed as part of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) voluntary Filign Program (VFP) has name Adobe Systems Inc., an XBRL client of SimpleX Data Technologies, one of the model companies in terms of both quantity and quality of its XBRL filings. Since the VFP began in early 2005, Adobe has made six consecutive quarterly filings, all of which are fully validated and compliant with the specification.“Adobe is pleased to contributing to the development of a top-quality XBRL reporting standard.
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New Release of SOX Compliance Software

OiWare, a leading provider of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and corporate governance software applications, has announced the availability of its iNTENTcheckT software application which will be offered through its business partner channels. iNTENTcheckT serves as the foundation for company-wide corporate governance through its capacity to join an organization's governance, risk and compliance operations into one single software management solution and help management control its intent from the top down approach and to comply with SOX section 404a.
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Online Tax Preparation and E-Filing Service Offered

An online service for tax preparation is hard at work trying to ease the stress and costs for taxpayers this tax season. TaxEngine.com has recently announced free tax preparation and electronic filing for any person with a 2006 adjusted gross income of $30,000 or less. The TaxEngine.com free filing offer is available for the federal 1040 tax returns and the company also offers the free filing of state taxes for 17 states. "We decided to do something that would really help our customers this year.
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New Wireless ePay for Windows Mobile Released

The release of the latest addition to Wireless ePay, Wireless ePay for Windows Mobile, was announced by USA ePay, a GorCorp company. This new version is designed for Pocket PCs, Smart Phones and other mobile devices with the Windows Mobile operating system. This is the third type of Wireless ePay software that USA ePay has released.
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Help For 31 Million Incomplete College Degrees

There are 31.8 million men and women, 25 years and older, with unfinished college degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Clare Kaufman, Ph.D., advisor for WorldWideLearn.com, regularly advises both traditional and non-traditional students to get answers they need about transferring credits and online classes. Anyone is allowed to submit a question and get advice by e-mail, and she offers crucial advice to help people continue their educations. Some of the topics posted under Dr.
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Technology Trends to Watch in 2007

By John Stokdyk and Gail Perry A new Vista for WindowsIt's been almost four years since we last saw a major Windows upgrade from Microsoft (if you discount the XP Service Pack 2 release). However, this year will see the arrival of Windows Vista - "the most significant product release in Microsoft history" - accompanied by the new Microsoft Office 2007. The most visible differences will be glitzy new interface designs for both products, which incidentally are likely to place extra demands on users' PCs.
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Degree Seekers Stay Home in Top Cities for Online Learning

The quest for knowledge is greatest in America's largest city, New York, that can now boast to having the biggest number of prospective students who seek online programs. eLearners.com, the leading resource for connecting students with online education, analyzed its database of prospective students and the results showed that the largest metro areas are the leading top 10 cities for people seeking an education online. The Top 10 Online Learning Cities are: 1. New York-Newark-Edison - NY-NJ-PA 2. Los Angeles-Long Beach - Santa Ana, CA3.
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For Sale: One Year

After spending a summer painting homes, an entrepreneurial 19 year-old Grand Valley State University (MI) student has created a promotional Web site that offers a year's worth of web time at the cost of $1 per minute. At the site, http://www.OneYearForSale,com, buyers can now display their messages on the site's home page by selecting as many minutes as they wish to purchase. "Time is money, so why not sell it?" says student Peter Sauer, who is majoring in business at Grand Valley.
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The Exciting Life of an IRS Attorney

Former IRS attorney, Robert Steinbuch, filed suit last spring against his former girlfriend, Jessica Cutler. CNN is reporting that the lawsuit is about to head for trial. It seems that while the two were dating, Cutler maintained a blog (Web log) detailing her sexual encounters with Steinbuch as well as her relationships with other boyfriends and sex partners. The Cutler blog was picked up by a Washington, D.C. gossip web site and suddenly Steinbuch and Cutler were national celebrities.