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News to know: Ask3D; AMD; Smart watches; Browser holes

Notable headlines:Intel readies new chipsets. AMD hopes Barcelona demos whet IT's appetite.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

Notable headlines:

Intel readies new chipsets. AMD hopes Barcelona demos whet IT's a

ppetite.

Matthew Miller: Are you sure there’s not a place for a smart watch on your wrist? Gallery (left). HTC beats Apple to the touch.

Dan Farber: Ask3D brings a fresh look to search (below). Ask launches new Web search site. Ask blog. Donna Bogatin: Ask.com wages Google search war, NOT AdWords battle. Techmeme.

Mary Jo Foley @ TechEd: Microsoft steps up its green datacenter campaign. Windows Server 2008 Core gets a new role. Microsoft's cool naming trend is over. Microsoft readies new managed services.

Robin Harris: Keeping stuff safe.

Google, Salesforce.com to partner on Web site. Dan Farber: Salesforce.com and Google team up on AdWords--that's all. Donna Bogatin: The big letdown. Joshua Greenbaum: The Salesforce/Google Killer App: Not Coming Any Time Soon. Dan Farber: Salesforce.com and Google more than just partners?

Ed Burnette: Is Microsoft winning the FUD war in the board room?

AP: Avaya goes private.

Review: Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, SuperDrive, black).

Ryan Naraine: Gaping holes exposed in fully-patched IE 7, Firefox. Hackers use evasive manuevering to escape detection.

McAfee: The State of Search Engine Safety. Larry Dignan:

Search engines safer, but some keywords are downright dangerous (chart right).

HP rejects Intel's Turbo Memory.

Ed Bott: Are ATI and Nvidia doing enough with their Vista drivers?

Yahoo opens Panama search ad platform. iPod-compatible music site to offer free Web play.

Christopher Dawson: Does Microsoft have a future in educational technology? Palm: The new comeback kid?

Compiler: Firefox 3 Feature Preview.

Review:iSkin Cerulean F1 (right).

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: iPhone - Out June 29th. iPhone: Are 10 million units in 2008 too optimistic?

Joe McKendrick: SaaS opens up SOA beyond the firewall.

John Newton: McKinsey's look into Web 2.0 in the enterprise. The opening of Web 2.0 service platforms. George Ou: A rational debate on Net Neutrality.

The Smoking Gun: Google As Terror Tool?

Ed Burnette: Top 5 myths of GPLv3 dispelled (part 1).

Microsoft teams with Linux distributor Xandros. Dana Gardner: Microsoft teams with Xandros as it faces a potentially wider open source software protection under GPLv3.

Russell Shaw: Click-to-call option for MySpace, Facebook coming.

For $3.6 billion, Flextronics to buy Solectron.

Homing in on a plan for cellular 911.

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