News to know: XP Mode; Cisco; Comcast; 'Ardi'

Summary:Here are today's notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily.

Here are today's notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily. For continuous updates see BNET’s around-the-Web tech coverage.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft releases XP Mode virtualization to manufacturing

Larry Dignan: Cisco doubles down on video conferencing; Acquires Tandberg for $3 billion

CNBC: GE Is in Talks to Spin Off NBC, Give Comcast 51% of New Unit

Microsoft adds consumer-friendly face to its HealthVault platform

Heather Clancy: CDW: Small businesses slowly embracing Green IT

Michael Krigsman: The 'Seven Laws of Projects'

Smart Planet: Meet ‘Ardi,’ the hottest fossil on the international scene

Tom Foremski: Krakow - Poland: An emerging R&D center for US companies

Dana Gardner: Cloud computing by industry: Novel ways to collaborate via extended business processes

Jason Perlow: Karmic Koala: That's One Seriously Fast Marsupial

Robert Scoble: Google Wave crashes on beach of overhype

Dancho Danchev: MS Security Essentials test shows 98% detection rate for 545k malware samples

Andrew Mager: Threadsy: bringing all your messaging together

Andrew Nusca: Dell introduces Vostro 430 mini desktop for SMBs; Core i7, $699

Kingsley-Hughes: Google Chrome update doesn't remove older, vulnerable version

Janice Chen: Fujifilm launches Real 3D W1 camera and 3D V1 viewer

Technology Review: Wireless Network Modded to See Through Walls

CNet News: How Yahoo is betting its cloud will pay off

Sean Portnoy: Asus, QNAP release new 1080p HD media streamers

Rachel King: How to take better sporting event photos

Gallery: LG's 3-in. 'Pop' touch smartphone offers solar power, glassy appearance

Larry Dignan: Percentage of Internet users clicking on display ads halved in two years

Richard Koman: Uniloc will appeal loss of $388m verdict against Microsoft

Dan Kusnetzky: Goodbye, OpenOffice.Org. I'm going back to MS Office

Jason Perlow: Alas, Poor Blackberry, I knew him.

Dana Gardner: Kapow and StrikeIron team-up to offer web data services capabilities to SMBs

Security Fix: Hackers Breach Payroll Giant, Target Customers

Jason O'Grady: Apple acquires map purveyor Placebase

Jennifer Bergen: Sony supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink products

Christopher Dawson: Those darned kids and their multitasking

Chris Jablonski: Scientists replicate the physics of a stellar jet in laboratory

Nvidia: Next big supercomputer player?

Heather Clancy: The power of choice: APC ALSO is shipping a timer-controlled surge protector

Aussie power grid threatened by virus

Paula Rooney: GroundWork Monitor 6.0 offers new view into virtual data center

AT&T acquires VeriSign's security consulting unit

Gallery: Fitbit: Wireless personal trainer

Foley: Microsoft shuffles its advertising engineering deck

Open source groups to merge

Harry Fuller: What powers the richest Americans?

Richard Koman: America backs away from the Internet with a whimper

Social networking brings relief to typhoon victims

Topics: Google, Browser, Cisco, Microsoft, Mobility, Wi-Fi, Windows

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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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