News to know: Salesforce.com UI; Verizon Wireless sues FCC; RFID implants

Summary:Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Salesforce.com: It's all about the UI.

Notable headlines:

Larry Dignan: Salesforce.com: It's all about the UI.

Gallery (right). Verizon Wireless files suit over FCC auction rules. The lawsuit. Google public policy blog: Consumer choice is always the right answer. Techmeme.

Larry Dignan: Long-term storm clouds brewing over AT&T, Verizon Wireless. Apple, AT&T: Bosom buddies or odd couple?

Mercury News: Company vows to deliver big cuts in data center costs.

George Ou: Why the ban on mandatory RFID implants should be Federal. Google proposes global privacy standard. Larry Dignan: Don't sweat copyrights, it's good for the economy. Techmeme.

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Microsoft giving stealth Windows updates. Microsoft responds. Screenshots. The Microsoft Update Product Team blog.

David Berlind: Del.icio.us founder Joshua Schachter video demos preview of upcoming version.

VMware dangles next-gen virtualization goodies. Parallels making virtualization jump to servers. VMWorld gallery (right).

Google to put $30 million behind lunar robot. Gallery. Garett Rogers: Google paying scientists to shoot for the moon.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft to force Messenger users to upgrade.

Paula Rooney: MySQL to get dynamic load balancing in 2008.

Survey: A third of IT projects exceed budget. Dennis Howlett: Salesforce.com + Facebook = Faceforce. SAP's vox populi.

Computerworld: 8 'hidden gems' in data protection software.

Russell Shaw, Packet8 CEO: in light of SunRocket's

demise, we're hearing rumors of more VoIP market exits.

Dana Blankenhorn: Open source in its boom phase.

Images: Observatories at the top of the world. Ryan Stewart: Brightcove launches Brightcove.tv. Dana Blankenhorn: Is HIPAA killing medical automation?

Larry Dignan: Study: 4.68 million UMPC units by 2012.

Webware: Prince to sue YouTube, eBay, The Pirate Bay.

Topics: Verizon, Enterprise Software, Google, Government, Government : US, Microsoft, SAP, Virtualization, VMWare

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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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