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Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
Updated below: Google is reportedly entering the DoubleClick sweepstakes in an effort to keep Microsoft from buying the ad network. It is almost as if Google is playing the how-annoying-can-we-be-to-Microsoft game.
Apple and EMI have found an interesting way to rid the world of digital rights management software for just a little extra pocket change. Apple will offer DRM-free music from EMI for $1.
This month the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Genome Atlas will start receiving tissue samples which will be used to map the genetic data embedded in cancer cells. The side effect of this effort?
Notable headlines: Ryan Naraine: Animated cursor attacks escalate; emergency patch coming. Microsoft knew of Windows cursor flaw since December 2006.
GigaOm's Web Worker Daily references a survey from Clearswift, a security company, indicating that the consumer, Web 2.0 Internet has a big presence in the workplace.
Red Hat reported its fiscal fourth quarter earnings on Thursday and delivered a few interesting tidbits on the conference call. Stephen Shankland has the financials covered so let's go right to the takeaways from the SeekingAlpha transcript: 1.
Dell has been building custom designed servers for customers that are creating new data center architectures in an attempt to cut cooling costs. Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager data center solutions, said in an interview that Dell is custom designing gear for a handful of customers "willing to try different things.
A Cingular, now an AT&T Wireless, sales rep has apparently spilled the beans on iPhone's release date. News.
Ryan Naraine: Microsoft confirms Windows zero-day, drive-by exploits. Microsoft's security advisory.