News to know: Apple shines; Microsoft search exodus; Flex goes open source

Notable headlines: IBM to wed game chip with mainframes.David Berlind: Google gets an F for planned weekday disruption to Google Calendar.

Notable headlines: 

IBM to wed game chip with mainframes.

David Berlind: Google gets an F for planned weekday disruption to Google Calendar. Google does the right thing: Cancels weekday outtage of Google Calendar.

Microsoft responds to commentary regarding Office bloat.

Mary Jo Foley:
Yet another Microsoft search exec calls it quits.

Stellar views from the Hubble at 17 (right).

Ed Bott's Vista Hands On #16: A smarter way to manage System Restore space.

Adobe to open-source Flash tool Flex. Ryan Stewart on the move.

Mossberg: Kodak's New Printer Is a Good Start, Plus It Cuts the Cost of Ink.

Sun seeks profit from Internet TV. Dan Farber: Sun bids to change the economics of video streaming. Gallery (left).

Ryan Naraine: MacBook exploit in circulation? Larry Dignan: Apple has big quarter; outlook light; Mac sales shine. Apple fires back at former CFO Anderson.

Accounting for iPhone, Apple TV's future.

Apple's board defends Jobs amid hefty profits. Techmeme discussion.

Review: Motorola Slvr L7c (Verizon Wireless).

MySQL hits $50 million revenue, plans IPO. Dan Farber: MySQL's success leads to customer frustration.

AP: Akamai 1Q Profit Up, but Shares Fall.

Security Fix: Virus Writers Taint Google Ad Links.

George Ou: Beyond AMD’s Barcelona hype - the fine print.

  When and why you should roll out 10Gbit Ethernet.

First public Longhorn Server beta is ready for download.

Donna Bogatin: Google demands more tax breaks for server farm rule.

Larry Dignan: Big computing plans = big privacy issues. A look at your IT department's future (or lack of it).

Dan Farber: SAP CEO
: We are not arrogant, we are the market leader.

Ryan Naraine: Exploit code posted for critical Adobe Photoshop flaw.