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Sam Diaz: CNBC: GE, Comcast in final stages of NBC Universal deal Jason D. O'Grady: Consumer Reports ranks AT&T last among U.S. wireless carriers
Larry Dignan: Amazon CTO Vogels: Cloud computing an option for disaster recovery Sam Diaz: Report: Apple, Psystar reach partial settlement
Jason Perlow: Storm 2: The Misfit BlackBerry
Sam Diaz: Nokia sues Samsung, LG over LCD price fixing
Heather Clancy: Power management software vendor 1E gets tacit thumbs-up from Microsoft
Jason D. O'Grady: MacHeads streamed online for free
Harry Fuller: East Anglia hacking: one down, how many to go?
Amazon CTO: Cloud's advantage
Sam Diaz: Comcast keeps promise, launches data usage meter
Larry Dignan: Chris Anderson goes analog; We all can be manufacturers Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: UPDATED - "Black Screen of Death" problems seem to be little more than scattered cases
Larry Dignan: IBM's Tivoli heads to Amazon Web Services
Sam Diaz: Report: Bright outlook for IT jobs
Ars Technica: Steve Jobs intervenes, approves Knocking streaming video app
Media Memo: Is YouTube Ready for Primetime? Google Wants to Stream TV, for a fee
Harry Fuller: Most of us use a lot of oil without ever driving a car
CNET: Fake swine flu e-mails lead to computer virus
Facebook blog: An Open Letter from Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
ZDNet UK: India blocks millions of cell phones
Larry Dignan: Smart cities, sensors and their potential side effects
Heather Clancy: Echelon ships new energy management appliance Ryan Naraine: Beware of rigged PDF files on BlackBerry
Doug Hanchard: Can hackers have a disease and be absolved from a crime? Maybe...
paidContent: Huffington To Murdoch: Stop 'Pointing Fingers'
Mary Jo Foley: Ruby on Rails becomes latest open-source offering to run on Microsoft's Azure cloud
Zack Whittaker: Email epidemic: Don't cut the flow, embrace it!
Jennifer Leggio: Does God read Facebook? Religion and business on social networks may not mix
Harry Fuller: An obnoxious oxide
Dancho Danchev: Koobface botnet enters the Xmas season
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: DiRT 2 - One reason to buy a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
Ryan Naraine: Exploit published for FreeBSD local root vulnerability
Harry Fuller: Don't do anything until we know all the facts
Larry Dignan: Gartner acquires AMR Research Andrew Nusca: Dell owners complain of underperforming/overheating E6400/E6500 notebooks
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: UPDATED: Dell owners complain of underperforming/overheating E6400/E6500 notebooks
Andrew Nusca: Dell's Throttlegate: Is a defect turning a 2.2GHz CPU into 100MHz?
Andrew Nusca: VIA Mobile-ITX platform half the size of Pico-ITX
Ryan Naraine: Clientless SSL VPNs expose corporate users to attacks
James Staten: Intel vs. AMD still isn't a fair fight
Mary Jo Foley: Office Web Apps access comes to Windows Mobile, iPhone, Blackberry and more (with some caveats)
ZDNet Asia: Sun sees drop in server market
Dana Blankenhorn: Does health IT need market centers?
Dennis Howlett: SAP makes progress with KPIs, postpones cost increase Matthew Miller: fring brings video call viewing to iPhone and two-way video to Nokia
Rachel King: Dell releases Precision M6500 with Intel Core i7 technology
Dana Blankenhorn: Are open source developers suffering?
Heather Clancy: The latest greenest data center: Under a Helsinki cathedral
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: XP's usage share down, Win 7, Firefox & IE8 up
Rachel King: Samsung announces Diva Collection mobile phones
Rachel King: RED Scarlet 2/3 camera specs and price unveiled Dan Kusnetzky: Sun offers VirtualBox 3.1 and "Teleportation" migration capabilities