News to know: Skype's strategy; Web usability sham

Summary:Headlines of the day:Skype's new upfront North America calling plan is a part of a broader strategy.Word of mouth marketing is going to get some disclosure.

Headlines of the day:

Skype's new upfront North America calling plan is a part of a broader strategy.

Word of mouth marketing is going to get some disclosure.

IBM and Yahoo team up on enterprise search.

Poll of the Day: How many critical patches will Microsoft release in 2007?

It’s Official(ish): MySpace Is Biggest Site on Internet.

Usability on the web is a sham.

Web Site Hunts Pedophiles, and TV Goes Along.

Online email accounts held hostage for blackmail

Adrian Kingsley-House picks apart worries over iTunes in "NYT on iPod/iTunes sales - lies, damn lies, and statistics." Nevertheless, the worries about the iTunes sales persist.

Who Says Macs Aren't Used In Businesses?

Former Windows bigwig working on Ajax Search API at Google

Rumors that HP will buy Symantec persist. Don't put much stock into this one though. At HP's analyst conference yesterday, CEO Mark Hurd said big acquisitions were unlikely. However, he'd never say never.

Speaking of rumors, Google is reportedly chasing a Microsoft Office clone company.
Google also unveils an innovative options auction system.

Topics: Enterprise Software


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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