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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: HP's second quarter on target; Big units take revenue lumps; Headcount cuts ahead

Mary Jo Foley: Where is Vista SP2?

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Put together a solid barebones system for $350

Jennifer Leggio: Brand impersonation: A cautionary tale

Bits: Is Boston Still a Venture Capital Hotbed? 

Robin Harris: RAIDfail: Don't use RAID 5 on small arrays

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft opens My Phone beta to the public

TechCrunchFacebook Turns Down $8 billion Valuation Term Sheet, Claims 2009 Revenues Will Be $550 million 

Dana BlankenhornBlumenthal offers deadlines but puts off the hard decision

The plaintiffs' problem with no software liability

Christopher DawsonUpdate on the Latitude 2100: options=sticker shock.

Tom Steinert-ThrelkeldCat Got Your Tongue: How Gossip Will Become The New Media

Rachel King: Price drops on digital cameras

Zack Whittaker: Can you go without gadgets for a week?

Kingsley-Hughes: Will these be the first DirectX 11 GPUs?

Leggio: Powered steps up branded communities with Facebook Connect integration

Bergen: Gadget Gal's daily deals: Sony Bravia HDTV, Logitech Harmony remote, ASUS LCD Monitor

Richard Koman: Judge: Shield law doesn't protect online commenters