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CIO weekly wrap-up: Sony floppy disks going the way of the dinosaur?

It’s the end of an era — or is it? Sony has announced that it will stop manufacturing floppy disks in Japan. Point: USB drives. However, the company did sell more than 12 million Sony floppy disks in 2009, so maybe we shouldn’t be tossing them in our time capsules just yet.

You’ve undoubtedly heard about the Apple engineer who misplaced the prototype of the next version of the iPhone, which landed in Gizmodo’s lap. On our sister blog, CIO symmetry, read about how the lost iPhone is a lesson in chain of custody and data loss prevention.

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