News to know: Microsoft; Apple; Green tech; Laptop deals

Summary:Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily.

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily. For continuous updates see BNET’s around-the-Web tech coverage.

FT: Apple joins forces with record labels

Robin Harris: The Wintel blue light special

John Morris: Sunday specials: Wal-Mart, Best Buy battle over $300 laptops

Heather Clancy: BusinessWeek article questions safety of batteries in electric cars

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft agrees to give choice of browsers to Windows 7 users in Europe

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Sean Portnoy: Kitchen designers rejoice: Toshiba introduces Stainless Style LCD/DVD combo unit

Richard Koman: Microsoft will offer browser choice to European users

Harry Fuller: Congress, China, Copenhagen and climate change connected

Matthew Miller: First impressions of the AT&T Nokia Surge

Yahoo Tech: Bill Gates quits Facebook over too many friends

NYT: Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man

Paul Murphy: Thinking about ROCK

TechCrunch: Are Bing users twice as likely to click an add than Google users

Garett Rogers: Latitude for iPhone shows off iPhone deficiency

CNet NewsHP researchers develop browser-based darknet

Janice Chen: New Olympus Stylus-7010 ultracompact sports 7x wide-angle zoom for under $200

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Mitch Ratcliffe: Don't take my Moleskine notebook and Rotring pen

Zack Whittaker: Next-generation students want careers in computing

Ryan Naraine: Adobe 'zero-day' flaw is eight months old

Sam Diaz: Thoughts to ponder as Apple Tablet rumors spread

Tom Foremski: RantWatch: Shoddy AppleCare - arrogant Apple

Jason Hiner: 'President of the Internet' Leo Laporte names his cabinet

ReadWriteWebTwitter Banned From White House! Seriously!

David Morgenstern: Upgrading to Final Cut Server 1.5? Check the best practices note first

Heather Clancy: Week-end round-up of e-cycling resources (consumer-tech only)

Harry Fuller: Is $400 billion a lot of money?

Dana Blankenhorn: HITRUST to seek government certification authority

Dion Hinchcliffe: First impressions of Google Wave

Andrew Nusca: Amazon CEO apology: 'Stupid,' 'thoughtless' to remove e-books from Kindle readers

Andrew Nusca: Maingear debuts eX-L 18, 'world's most powerful laptop'; dual GeForce, triple HD, $3-6K

Sam Diaz: Palm re-enables iTunes sync for Pre. Take that, Apple.

Gizmodo: Mac OS X Netbook Compatibility Chart Updated

Heather Clancy: New financing alternatives for solar power installations

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Is it "Windows" or "Vista" that's dragging Microsoft down?

Jason D. O'Grady: Appearance: PPUG meeting Saturday in Philadelphia

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft removes Mac price reference from Apple-aimed ad

Richard Koman: Groups demand privacy for Google Books

Jennifer Bergen: Gadget Gal's daily deals: Memorex MP3 player, Panda Internet Security 2009, Philips HDTV

Dana Blankenhorn: Falling profits forced Microsoft's open source hand

Sean Portnoy: Sony introduces massive Blu-ray disc changers for the one guy with 400 Blu-ray discs

Larry Dignan: Windows 7: The waiting is the hardest part (for Microsoft)

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Are early adopters all suckers?

Larry Dignan: Apple and Google's native vs. Web app iPhone game: Get used to it

Dan Kusnetzky: Dead-finger tech: Universal integration kit for iPod/iPhone

Topics: Google, Apple, Browser, Emerging Tech, Hardware, iPhone, Laptops, Microsoft, Mobility, Smartphones, Windows

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