News to know: E-commerce; HTC HD2; Google, Apple

The U.S. gets back to work after a four-day weekend. E-commerce sales are looking up, Matthew Miller reviews HTC HD2, Google and Apple lead the headliners.

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily. For continuous updates see BNET’s around-the-Web tech coverage:

Oliver Marks: Dark Internet Fundamentals

Michael Krigsman: CIO interview: Casey Coleman of the General Services Administration

Matthew Miller: Review: HTC HD2 raises the bar for Windows Mobile devices

ZDNet's 2009 Holiday Gift Guide

Garett Rogers: Privacy: How do you rate Google?

Christopher Dawson: Royal Society papers provide science, history resources

Does Chrome OS mean anything for schools?

Zack Whittaker: Why should students care about the latest, breaking tech?

Oliver Marks: Making Money with Twitter

Robin Harris: Swoopo: a lottery disguised as an auction?

MacRumors: Apple Starts Field Testing Next Generation iPhone (3,1)

David Morgenstern: Apple Store fails the Nordstrom test

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Will the GPU become the new CPU?

AP: Jay Leno losing his audience to DVR machines

Jason Perlow: Will the Adult Industry Drive Android Adoption?

Engadget: Intel's desktop roadmap leaked, with faster i5 and i7, introduction of i3

Joe McKendrick: Analyst: IBM WebSphere appears to be more well-RESTed

Top-rated reviews of the week (photos)

Tom Foremski: Will a fragmented media lead to a flowering of culture?

Zack Whittaker: Microsoft: To spam or not to spam

Brian Sommer: When the Cloud Meets Agile Development

Paul Murphy: Sympathy, and thanks, for Harry

Harry Fuller: East Anglia hacking leads to data publication? Or destruction?