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News to know: Broadband, iPhone, Facebook, SAP

A rough road for Broadband, iPhone market share and Facebook's rough times are among the top themes today. Get the day's rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.
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A rough road for Broadband, iPhone market share and Facebook's rough times are among the top themes today. Get the day's rolling posts via Twitter,RSS, or email.

Here are the key themes for Monday, May 10:

This broadband situation in Washington is facing some rough roads ahead. Now that the FCC has proposed a new plan for classifying broadband, everything is sure to come to a screeching halt around the efforts toward a National Broadband Plan. Why? Dana Blankenhorn explains.

Say what you will about the competitive assault on Apple's iPhone, but the device continues to show strong growth numbers in global smartphone market - up more than five percentage points from the previous year. Research in Motion, which is planning a new Blackberry OS rollout later this year, saw its market share slip.

As Facebook continues to take a PR beating over the latest slips and blunders around privacy, with posts about locking down, scaling down or even deleting the accounts being written, now comes some problems with Zynga, the company behind Farmville and Mafia Wars, that could leave the social site without these popular user adventures games. Also see:

It's call an "innojahd" - a hunt for innovation - and SAP has launched a full-fledged one. The company says it's looking for examples of innovative things that companies are doing with SAP technology, things that SAP itself hasn't even thought of.
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