News to know: Microsoft, Android army, Dell Streak, Facebook

A management shakeup at Microsoft. the momentum of the Android army and the first takes of the Dell Streak are today’s themes.

A management shakeup at Microsoft. the momentum of the Android army and the first takes of the Dell Streak are today’s themes. Get the rolling posts via TwitterRSS, or email.

Here’s a look at Wednesday, March 26:

That was quite a management shakeup over at Microsoft, though outgoing Chief Experience Office J Allard, the company's "Boy Genius," says no chairs were thrown.  Allard's departure, along with the retirement of Entertainment and Devices president Robbie Bach, were among a number of changes that CEO Steve Ballmer is rolling out as part of the reorganization.

As the Android army continues to gain momentum, Jason D. O'Grady chmes in with a Top 10 list of things that Android can learn from iPhone OS. That momentum also has Jason Hiner asking if Android, with its many flavors, is destined to become the Windows of smartphones. Meanwhile, Matthew Miller continues to discover new things out of the weekend rollout of Froyo on the Nexus One, including bluetooth voice support. Also see: Would the iPhone rule the world if Apple broke AT&T exclusivity?

The Dell Streak, a 5-inch Android-powered tablet, made its debut in the UK Tuesday but the reaction wasn't overwhelming. What's exciting about it? So far, not much. Still, there is some buzz about the Android tablet army starting to form - but beyond that...

Forrester's IT Forum kicks off in Las Vegas today and to get things started, a poll found that IT consolidations are intensifying as four in 10 businesses are moving to private clouds. Meanwhile, Larry Dignan wonders if European economic woes will cast a shadow over IT spending.

As Facebook rolls out new, overly-simplified privacy settings today, a new breach shows that users who are careless with their private data need to share in the blame, as well.

And for your viewing pleasure, take a peek at some screenshots from Microsoft Office 2010 Web apps.

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