Microsoft vs. Apple vs. Google: let's talk about it

Join us today at 2 p.m. Eastern for our new "Hot Topics" live webcast.

Listen up, people: we started a new live webcast series, and you should watch it.

Each week, we're going to talk -- in real time! -- about the hot topics of the day. (It's called, uh, "Hot Topics.") We'd really like for you to join us. There's a spot during the show where you can ask questions, too.

This week's show: Microsoft vs. Apple vs. Google. We're going to talk about products, financials, leadership and where these tech giants are colliding -- buzzworthy stuff that we think you'll find both interesting and useful.

We're hoping to see some new faces in our new digital salon, so to speak, so invite your coworker or your boss or the IT guy from whom you need a favor. We've got a decidedly kickass community here at ZDNet; let's invite some newbies to the fold. The more the merrier!

Join us, TODAY, at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific). Send the link to your friends. Get excited.

I promise, I'll even lose the stubble for the occasion.