News to know: Excel patches; Firefox benchmarks; Spitzer and IT; YouTube; HDTV

Summary:Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: How an information system helped nail Eliot Spitzer and a prostitution ring. Michael Krigsman: Eliot Spitzer's software nightmareMicrosoft delivers 12 patches to plug Office; 7 for Excel flawsDavid Morgenstern: Microsoft updates Mac Office 2008, 2004George Ou: Building the 200 inch 1080p HDTV Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Firefox 3.

Notable headlines:

Larry Dignan: How an information system helped nail Eliot Spitzer and a prostitution ring. Michael Krigsman: Eliot Spitzer's software nightmare

Microsoft delivers 12 patches to plug Office; 7 for Excel flaws

David Morgenstern: Microsoft updates Mac Office 2008, 2004

George Ou: Building the 200 inch 1080p HDTV

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Firefox 3.0 Beta 4 - Benchmarked. Gallery (right).

Bits: Yahoo may join Google-led social networking alliance Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft goes internal for new head of its app-platform business

New Silverlight 2 extension adds support for dynamic languages

Krigsman: Failed Carbonite upgrade lets customers down

News.com: YouTube becomes a service

EU approves Google's DoubleClick acquisition; Here comes the display ad ripples. Techmeme.

Janice Chen: Digital photo frames are more popular than you think

George Ou: PCI security standard endangers wireless LANs

Richard Koman: New camera detects objects under clothes

Cyber-Storm II is blowing through DC

John Morris: Decoding AMD's 45nm processor announcement

Boomtown: Searchme: A new visual search engine

Josh Taylor: The perfect hotel room strip

David Morgenstern: Symantec announces Norton Mac-Windows antivirus bundle Jason O'Grady: Before there was ModBook...

Matthew Miller: Create, capture and sync your notes with Evernote on your Mac

Paul Miller: Semantic Web enables innovative steps at Reuters

Joe McKendrick: How to tap into the largest SOA in the world

Dana Blankenhorn: Wal-Mart "snub" no big deal, says ThinkGOS

The iPhone impact on open source

Paula Rooney: CEO of dissolved Open Country buys management code, launches Linux, VM provisioning company

Kingsley-Hughes: Wal-Mart ends Linux trials: "This really wasn't what our customers were looking for"

Roland Piquepaille: MindMentor, the first robot psychologist

Christopher Dawson: SIS interfaces continue to improve

Silicon Alley Insider: AOL "disintegrating"

Photos: Saturn geyser flyby, moon rings, Mars (right)

Phil Wainewright: Oracle skins CRM with social networking

Dennis Howlett: Qik and the Space Shuttle Endeavour launch

TechCrunch: 20 percent of startups can't get to their cash

Dan Kusnetzky: Processing virtualization and desktop virtualization

Top 5 compliance challenges in a virtualized world

RealPlayer: More ActiveX security headaches

Fraud abroad remains 'uphill battle' for eBay

EU to probe US prosecution of gaming firms

Video: Zillow's 'playground to experiment'

TSMC, others start work on $14.7 billion chip complex

Topics: Collaboration, Browser, CXO, Hardware, Linux, Microsoft, Open Source, Operating Systems, Social Enterprise, Software, Storage, Virtualization

About

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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