News to know: Microsoft-Novell; FTC probes Google; Meet the PlayTable

Summary:Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Parsing the details of the Microsoft-Novell pact. Dana Blankenhorn: Novell document dump makes it look like a scandal.

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sing the details of the Microsoft-Novell pact. Dana Blankenhorn: Novell document dump makes it look like a scandal. Mary Jo Foley: Novell publishes details on its Microsoft patent deal.

New York Times: Google Deal Said to Bring U.S. Scrutiny.   AP on the FTC probe.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft to take the wraps off 'PlayTable.'

Intel: Software needs to heed Moore's Law.

Photos (left): The Army's vision for soldier tech.

Phil Wainewright: Do SaaS ventures need VCs?

Top 10 reviews of the week.

Avaya reportedly in talks to be sold. Russell Shaw: Avaya said to be buyout candidate: will Asterisk benefit?

Toshiba to use AMD chip in laptop PCs. George Ou: Why dumb-downed no-RAID storage is bad for consumers. RAID storage explained.

Ryan Stewart: To browser or not? It doesn’t really matter.

Steve O'Hear: Five most popular apps on Facebook.

Garett Rogers: Green Border: Google's next assult on MSN/Yahoo?

Will green mean go for mobile projectors? Photos (right): The green view from Beijing.

TechCrunch: How Much Is Your Soul Worth? PayPerPost Now Lets Bloggers Set The Price.

Donna Bogatin: Google’s risky advertising business.

China cracking down on college campus porn sites.

Concerts get 'Second Life' on Internet.

GAO: FBI needs a lesson in network security.

PCWorld: Computer Glitch Tangles Japanese Flights.

Dan Farber: Coming up: D--All Things Digital conference. Photos: When Bill Gates met Steve Jobs.

San Francisco Chronicle: Getting in the game at Microsoft.

Garett Rogers: Google Maps "Street View" to be launched at Where 2.0? Redeye VC: Myspace - the next Prodigy?

Topics: Google, Apps, China, Hardware, Intel, Laptops, Microsoft, PCs, Storage, Toshiba

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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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