News to know: Hotspot insecurity; VMware Fusion; Microsoft's iPhone

Summary:Notable headlines:George Ou: Hamster plus Hotspot equals Web 2.0 meltdown.

Notable headlines:

George Ou: Hamster plus Hotspot equals Web 2.0 meltdown.

Ryan Naraine: Blue Pill Project extends VM rootkit cat-and-mouse tussle. OpenBSD team mocked at first ever 'Pwnie' awards.

House OKs billions for federal science, tech projects.

Larry Dignan: VMware Fusion for OS X ready to lift off.

Gallery (right).

Dan Farber: The future of social networks. Predicting the next phase of the Internet. Denise Howell: Social networks: what goes out, what goes in.

Mary Jo Foley: Could Windows Home Server be Microsoft's iPhone? A (Microsoft) Code Name a Day: Confucius. David Berlind: Tech Shakedown #4: Should Vista be able to force an unwanted reboot when it wants to? Firewall redux: Could a public, open software behavior registry squelch useless dialogs?

Netvibes: Netvibes Introduces the Facebook Widget.

Matthew Miller: Nokia N81 8GB flash smartphone may be coming in August.

Beijing starts IT testing for Olympics. Last100: Amazon in your living room today and tomorrow.

Garett Rogers: Google still interested in bidding on spectrum in FCC auction.

Dana Blankenhorn: What scares doctors about technology. What is stalling open source in healthcare? Images:

Orion spacecraft prepares for moon landing.

Dana Blankenhorn: Taking the open source message on the road.

Phil Wainewright: Selling ads on Works because no one will buy it.

Publishing 2.0: Twitter is a publication. Ryan Stewart: Is Amazon getting into the Flash media streaming business?

Senate panel backs development of super V-chip.

Computerworld: Q&A: Symantec CEO John Thompson on poor customer service, storage standards.

PayPal offers 'pay later' option. Mary Jo Foley: Office for Mac 2008 delayed until next year.

Ed Burnette: Microsoft patent FUD working against Linux, says new study.

Review: HP Pavilion HDX.

Amazon experiments with groceries.

Aging infrastructure at heart of Minnesota disaster.

Topics: iPhone, Amazon, Mobility, Open Source, Social Enterprise, VMWare


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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