News to know: Oracle goes shopping; Dell's new focus; Google and click fraud

Summary:Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Oracle kicks off business intelligence consolidation.Dana Gardner: Oracle and Hyperion combo moves them closer to the ultimate business dashboard.

Notable headlines:

Larry Dignan: Oracle kicks off business intelligence consolidation.
Dana Gardner: Oracle and Hyperion combo moves them closer to the ultimate business dashboard.

Inside AdWords: Invalid Clicks – Google’s Overall Numbers. Larry Dignan: Google: Click fraud costs us $1 billion a year.

Dell's new focus: Don't look back. ArsTechnica: Why Dell and other major hardware vendors won't do desktop Linux preinstallation.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft to charge for Daylight Saving hotfixes for older products.

George Ou: Beware of hard-coding issues in Vista user folders. Ed Bott: Vista Hands On #8: Delay activation.

Lenovo X60 Tablet PC
(right) road test begins.

Adobe to take Photoshop online.

Black Hat:

Ryan Naraine: Black Hat RFID talk back on, with deletions. Vista’s ASLR not so random, but does it matter?

Symantec sizes up security in Windows Vista.

Symantec incorrectly flags Yahoo Mail as a virus.

PC hardware can pose rootkit threat.Cybercops drowning in data.

Computerworld: Lose unwanted gigabytes overnight.

David Berlind: AMD claims its ATI R600 is primed, ready to beat NVidia’s 8800.

Garett Rogers: Google Maps gets real time traffic information. Techmeme discussion.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft: Why the ODF vs. OOXML battle matters. California may adopt OpenDocument.

Dan Farber: Intel
rides the datacenter build out wave. Intel, AMD vie for server attention.

HP denies pretexting former employee. Lawyer for former HP chairman vows revenge on Perkins.

Reuters: Nortel
to restate 2004, 2005, 2006 res


Larry Dignan:
Old media’s unwinnable YouTube war. Techmeme discussion.

teams up with Google over gadgets.

Matthew Miller: Nokia S60 VoIP support is way ahead of Windows Mobile. Images (right).

Two visions for delivering PCs to emerging nations.

John Spooner: Intel doesn’t see much need to cut prices.

Larry Dignan: Home Depot plots IT, supply chain improvements.

Roland Piquepaille:
A 50-terabyte database of brain maps.

Topics: Google


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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