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Technology Round-up

ET Bureau
October 18, 2009

Microsoft Corp issued its biggest software patch on record on Tuesday to fix a range of security issues in its programs, including the yet to be released Windows 7 operating system.

In a monthly update sent to users of its software, Microsoft released 13 security bulletins, or patches, to address 34 vulnerabilities it identified across its Windows, Internet Explorer, Silverlight, Office and other products.

It said six of the patches were high priority and should be deployed immediately. The patches — which update software to write over glitches — are designed to protect users from hackers or malicious software downloaded from the Internet.

Several of the patches affect Windows 7, the software maker’s new operating system, which will be officially unveiled next week, but has been widely used in test versions.

IT sector spendings to scale heights

India’s IT spend is expected to touch Rs 1,64,300 crore ($37.6 billion), accounting for 2.3 per cent of the GDP by 2013, a study today said.

“Spending on IT will reach Rs 989 billion in 2009, and is expected to grow to Rs 1,643 billion by 2013 for a compounded rate of growth of 11.8 per cent. By 2013, IT as a percentage of GDP will increase from 1.8 per cent to 2.3 per cent,” a study by global research firm IDC and Microsoft said.

The study noted that the spending will create nearly 7,000 new businesses—mainly small and locally-owned—and add 3.24 lakh jobs between 2009 and 2013.

Google to launch editions platform

An executive with Google says the company will launch a new platform next year that lets readers buy books that can be accessed from anywhere, be it a personal computer, cell phone or other platform.

Tom Turvey, the head of Google Books partnership program in North America, Southern America and Asia, said Thursday that the search giant, which launched Google Books in 2004, is “moving to a platform allowing users to buy a book.”

Speaking at the 61st Frankfurt Book Fair, Turvey said Google Editions would be launched during the first half of 2010 and the publisher would set the price.

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