News to know: HP; Google; IE 7 zero day flaw; Office; Drobo

HP earnings, Google, a critical IE 7 flaw, Office Starter 2010 and Drobo are today's headliners.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

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:

Andrew Nusca: Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Best Bluetooth headsets

Sam Diaz: HP reports Q4; raises outlook for 2010

Larry Dignan: Analyst: News Corp.'s Google saber rattling really about MySpace

Ryan Naraine: Exploit published for critical IE 7 zero-day flaw

Opera patches 'extremely severe' security hole

Matthew Miller: Windows Mobile is better than you think

Joe McKendrick: SOA Manifesto: Manes explains manifesto's aims

Doug Hanchard: Internet: A threat to government or the other way around? (Part 4)

Mary Jo Foley: Office Starter 2010: The fine print on Microsoft's Works replacement

Andrew Nusca: AT&T, Apple to Verizon: 'Can your phone and your network do that?'

Android 1.6 officially receives Google Maps Navigation

Data Robotics debuts enterprise-ready DroboElite, five-bay Drobo S

Larry Dignan: LinkedIn's platform debut: Late but important

Dennis Howlett: Fawning over Chatter and how SAP missed its chance

Bloomberg: GE Said to Lean Toward IPO of Vivendi's 20% Stake in NBC Universal Unit

Sam Diaz: Apple's Schiller defends app approval process; misses the point

Top-rated reviews of the week (photos)

Joe McKendrick: Cyber Monday approaches -- should companies clamp down on employee online shopping?

Matthew Miller: Did HTC address Windows Mobile 6.5's initial shortcomings?

Rachel King: LG and AT&T join forces on X120 netbook

Paul Greenberg: Chatting (Not Chattering) About Salesforce - Part I

Paid Content: MSNBC.com Taking Over @BreakingNews Twitter Feed; Signs On As BNO News' First Client

Michael Krigsman: Social computing and the enterprise, part one

T-Mobile Tap photos

Christopher Dawson: Falling behind in science? No kidding!

Is your culture getting in the way of your IT success?

Jason Perlow: Hands on with new Roku Channel Store; is cable TV still worth the cost?

Jennifer Leggio: Quick'n'Dirty episode 23: TripIt and Twitter lists top talk

Large Hadron Collider back in operation

Heather Clancy: Video: Adura commercial lighting technology saves on power costs

Zack Whittaker: Let's get rid of usernames and passwords for good

Chrome OS: More questions than answers?

Brainstorm Tech: Does AT&T turn into a pumpkin in June?

Dana Blankenhorn: Google goes all-in with an open source cloud

The medical home is reform without objections, so far

Dan Kusnetzky: Microsoft Windows Azure and SQL Azure

Bloomberg: Zynga May Be Valued at $1 Billion on Facebook Craze

Andrew Nusca: AOL ditches the triangle; previews new brand identity, logos

Is Wikipedia maxed out?

Diaz: Meet Pearltrees: Bookmarks with a social twist

Beware business cloud dangers, says EU agency

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