GOOD DAY FOR: V1@gra peddlers, as a new study concludes that prolific Web spammers have found a new, better revenue stream in actually shipping the counterfeit sex-enhancement drugs they hawk through e-mail. Cyber-crime experts say that high-tech spammers have created a lucrative business model by teaming up with Russian knockoff drug producer GlavMed. (Los Angeles Times, free registration)
BAD DAY FOR: Operating profit, after noted Microsoft bull Charles DiBona at Sanford C. Bernstein said that “dampening” corporate adoption of Windows Vista will trim $395 million from Microsoft’s revenue this year, and 2 cents a share from its earnings. A Bernstein survey of 372 IT professionals found that they now expect only 26 percent of their firms’ computers to run Vista by 2011, down from 68 percent a year ago. (BusinessWeek.com)
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