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.

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 enterprise and 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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