News to know: SF power outage; P2P and national security; Amazon shines

Summary:Notable headlines:Techmeme: Power outage in San Francisco and why a bunch of sites (including ZDNet for a time) were down. Dan Farber: Pardon our interruption in programming.

Notable headlines:

Techmeme: Power outage in San Francisco and why a bunch of sites (including ZDNet for a time) were down. Dan Farber: Pardon our interruption in programming.

Congress: P2P networks harm national security. George Ou: Congress and the Feds should clean up their own act. Christopher Dawson: More anti-file-sharing rhetoric in Washington.

Review: Hitachi External Hard Drive (1TB left).

Ryan Naraine: Critical ActiveX flaw haunts LinkedIn toolbar. Free utility looks for missing security patches.

Amazon profit more than triples. BloggingStocks: Amazon shares rise after earnings. Amazon sta


David Berlind: Vista's security may be too tight for some Web sites and finding help isn't easy.

Robin Harris: Sorry about your broken RAID 5. Larry Dignan: Before you read too much into AT&T’s iPhone activationsTechmeme. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: iPhone activations disappoint.

John Spooner: AMD thinks Green. George Ou: AMD 690G versus Intel G965 PC shootout. Gallery (right). Mary Jo Foley: Near-feature-complete Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 almost ready.

Offshore outsourcing rates headed higher.

Paul Murphy: Why desktop Linux fails in big organizations.

Opening credits roll for Facebook's colorful court hearing.

How CIOs can meet executive expectations.

U.S.-China probe nets $500 million fake software. Dana Gardner: Red Hat takes SOA modeling tool concept to open source development.

Dana Blankenhorn: Is Zonbu the next revolution? Gallery.

Phil Wainewright: SuccessFactors joins the rush for the (IPO) exit.

Harry Fuller: CO2, cars of the future, green tech

MySpace deletes 29,000 sex offenders. AOL buys ad firm Tacoda.

Macworld: The truth about Fake Steve Jobs.

Topics: iPhone, Amazon, Data Centers, Mobility


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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