News to know: Google Desktop for Linux; SOA done right; Why iPhone?

Notable headlines...Mary Jo Foley: On the Web, no one knows you're a Microsoft employeeJoshua Greenbaum: A Little Transparency Could Go a Long Way: Oracle’s Opacity CrisisRobin Harris: SOA done right--the Amazon strategyDan Farber: Facebook: The rise of social applicationsRead/WriteWeb: Facebook Acquisitions: Fad or Proof of Platform Success?

Notable headlines...

Mary Jo Foley: On the Web, no one knows you're a Microsoft employee Joshua Greenbaum: A Little Transparency Could Go a Long Way: Oracle’s Opacity Crisis

Robin Harris: SOA done right--the Amazon strategy

Dan Farber: Facebook: The rise of social applications Read/WriteWeb: Facebook Acquisitions: Fad or Proof of Platform Success?

Business2Blogs: Pageflakes--The Social Network (Scoop)

T-Mobile Wing
iPhone Watch

Garett Rogers: Google Desktop for Linux

Webware: First look at Pownce TechCrunch: Kevin Rose’s New Startup: Pownce

Hitwise: YouTube 50% More Traffic than Other Video Sites Combined GigaOm: Everyone is a frenemy

Dana Gardner: JBoss takes Exadel tools to Eclipse open source

Ryan Naraine: Code execution hole haunts RealPlayer, HelixPlayer

Red Hat CEO says he talked patents with Microsoft

Robin Harris: Death of a disk

David Berlind: Belkin's submersible mouse. Give it a bath. Dip it in beer if you want

InfoWorld: Fed weighs future of contactless payments

Wall Street Journal OnLine: Start-Ups Make Inroads With Google's Work Force