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News to know: Google; iPhone; OLPC; IT management; Palm

Google vs. Apple in mobile advertising; iPhone enterprise sales; IT management and the One Laptop Per Child project lead today's headliners. Oh and don't forget the Star Wars geek gifts.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

Google vs. Apple in mobile advertising; iPhone enterprise sales; IT management and the One Laptop Per Child project lead today's headliners. Get the rolling posts via TwitterRSS, or email.

Here’s a look at Friday, March 28:

Google closed its acquisition of AdMob almost a week after the Federal Trade Commission gave its blessing. The move comes just a few days before Apple kicks off its iAd initiative with the rollout of iPhone 4.0. Now the fun really begins. The mobile ad battle kicks off at Apple's WWDC in a few days. Related: Ballmer not speaking at WWDC. Is Silverlight in the iPhone cards?

AT&T’s Ron Spears, CEO of the telecom company’s Business Solutions unit, said Apple’s iPhone has plenty of traction in the enterpriseand in some cases is replacing a laptop purchase. In fact, 40 percent of iPhone sales are to the enterprise.

The One Laptop Per Child project is plotting an XO-3 prototype later this year. What's the real role of the OLPC to the industry? More:

Sam Diaz has a few dispatches from the Forrester CIO conference in Vegas: Email needs an overhaul; techie CIOs have drawbacks and a look at cloud strategy.

And Digital Daily reports that the man behind Palm's WebOS user interface has left to go to Google.

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