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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.

Larry Dignan: Google earnings deliver; Sales growth slows; Economy still in 'uncharted territory'

Ryan Naraine: iBotnet: Researchers find signs of zombie Macs

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft releases its CCI tools under an open-source license

Sam Diaz: Cisco takes Letterman-style approach to push Unified Computing System savings

NYT: N.S.A.'s Intercepts Exceed Limits Set by Congress

Forrester blogHello People, BlackBerry is the killer enterprise device today

Ed Burnette: IBM passes open source license baton to Eclipse

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Tom Steinert-ThrelkeldWhat Price Bandwidth? Time Warner Cable Should Not Back Off

Richard KomanTWC defends tiered pricing, while one DSL provider is happy to pick up fleeing customers

Dennis Howlett: Enterprise vendors: in pursuit of reality

Jennifer BergenTrade-in your unwanted electronics at RadioShack

Joe BrockmeierYet another "Mac vs. PC" article that misses the point

Andrew Mager: Tweetmeme: Faster, more viral than Digg

Diaz: iTunes price hikes: Still too soon to measure impact

Christopher Dawson: If a teacher had designed Twitter

Global PC shipments down 6.5% in Q1 2009; HP is No. 1

Images: Kepler catches first planet-hunting territory sightings

Chris Jablonski: New atomic clock loses only a second every 300 million years

Dana Blankenhorn: Connecting hobby and business in open source

Jennifer Leggio: Is it time for a Chief Social Media Officer?

QlikTech taps into BI via the iPhone

Why Nokia needs the U.S. more than ever

Sun to IBM: We're willing to talk again; Big Blue not interested

Paul Miller: The Semantic Web Gang discuss ontologies

ReadWriteWebOperation Basement Dad: How 4Chan Could Beat CNN & Ashton Kutcher

Richard KomanBreaking news in Tenenbaum: No webcasting, orders First Circuit

Andrew Nusca: Quickfire Deal: High-end Navigon 7200T GPS navigation, $199

Gadget Gal's daily deals: 16GB Sony Walkman, Pentax Optio E60 digital camera, iPod/iPhone backup battery

Zoho goes gadget happy; Brings apps to social networks

What do you do when the Internet goes out?

IBM's chip gang touts 28-nanometer advancement