News to know: PDF attacks; Amazon; Green Grid; NetSuite

Summary:Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Attack of the PDFs. Zero-day flaw in Macrovision DRM app under attack.

Notable headlines:

Ryan Naraine: Attack of the PDFs. Zero-day flaw in Macrovision DRM app under attack.

Robin Harris: Google's 650,000-core warehouse-size computer.

Images: Tracking California's wildfires (right). Qualcomm shuts headquarters amid Calif. fires.

Heather Clancy: Green Grid tech committee update data center efficiency info.

Larry Dignan: Verizon offers new FiOS speeds: What do you do with 20 Mbps upstream? Verizon statement.

Blu-ray outsells HD DVD in U.S. for first nine months.

New York Post: Microsoft, Google duke it out over Facebook.

Larry Dignan: Amazon's third quarter fails to impress. Amazon margins a concern despite profit jump.

Department of Energy opens doors to tech entrepreneurs. Larry Dignan: Mozilla banks Google bucks; Builds a portfolio. Techmeme. News.com: Yang: Being Yahoo CEO is a 'lonely job'

Dan Farber: NetSuite SuiteBundler: Most important software of l

ast ten years?

Joe McKendrick: Watch out for falling technology: Wal-Mart's IT issues.

Start-up warms up personal robots. Gallery right.

Christopher Dawson: OLPC moves from Give 1 Get 1 to just give a bunch. Russell Shaw: App will let you take document photos with your cellphone camera, then perform flawless OCR scan. Calling the i-Mate Ultimate 9502 a PDA is like calling Rolex a watch.

Download Squad: Gmail gets IMAP.

Ryan Stewart: RIA trend watch: Rich Internet applications in the enterprise.

RIM takes BlackBerry to China.

TechCrunch: With FriendCSV, Data Sneaks Out Facebook’s Back Door. Ad Age: Facebook set to introduce major ad play.

MacRumors: Leopard dock visual tweaks.

Matthew Miller: Microsoft announces System Center Mobile Device Manager; enterprise rejoices (

right). Russell Shaw: Steve Ballmer live from CTIA- announces Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager. Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft's sleeper smartphone announcement: Live ID from your phone.

Microsoft renumbers, delays next version of one of its ERP products. Dennis Howlett: Microsoft Dynamics Entrepreneur: first looks. Matthew Miller: Nokia reveals glimpses of the mobile future.

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Apple should start offering Windows-based Macs.

Dell shows some design chops. XPS 420 review.

Russell Shaw: After consultations security expert believes Comcast may be “violating the law” on Torrent practices.

Bits: That Comcastic Voice and Data Network. AP: Comcast Admits Delaying Some Traffic.

Symantec, Microsoft cooperate on security.

Mary Jo Foley: F# becomes a first-class citizen. Verizon Wireless settles N.Y. probe into marketing. Cisco buying WiMax start-up for $330 million.

Dan Farber: Siebel (Oracle) CRM mashes up with WebEx (Cisco).

Dana Gardner: Sybase ushers in iPhone as secure client for mainstream corporate email.

Larry Dignan: Oracle sends a "Dear BEA" letter; Puts deadline on offer.

AT&T talks up wireless, TV subscribers

Topics: Social Enterprise, Amazon, BlackBerry, CXO, Data Centers, Dell, Hardware, Microsoft, Mobility, Security, Smartphones, Storage, Verizon

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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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