News to know: Microsoft; Google; CRM; Firefox

Microsoft, Google, CRM companies and Firefox's latest release are Tuesday headliners.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

News to know: Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily. For continuous updates are BNET’s around-the-Web tech coverage:

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft pulls Office from distribution channels on patent-infringement deadline day

Larry Dignan: Target names its tech team as it plans to migrate off Amazon.com's platform

Salesforce raises $500 million; Time to go shopping?

Google, Nexus One and the customer service risk

Ed Burnette: Are SSDs too fast?

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes:The biggest threat to Microsoft isn't Apple or Linux, it's falling hardware prices

Is Mozilla preparing to ditch Firefox add-ons as we know them?

Joe McKendrick: Disruptive technologies: the top eight that left their mark in software development

Heather Clancy: No Energy Star 5.0 support, no EPEAT listing

Kodak Slice (photos)

Andrew Nusca: Is the iPhone touchscreen more accurate than Android? Study says yes

Jennifer Leggio: Social media RFP template, aka 'snake oil detector', separates strong from the weak

Paul Greenberg: CRM Watchlist 2010 - Part IIIA

BoomTown: Yahoo Will Announce Zimbra Sale to VMware Tomorrow, As It Considers Bids for Small Biz Unit

Jason Perlow: Managing iWhatever Expectations

Matthew Miller: CES 2010 ebook readers can't knock the B&N nook from my hands

Jason Hiner: Alpha geeks speak: The best tech at CES 2010

Larry Dignan: Verizon, Android and the tethering conundrum

Dana Gardner: The march of Progress Software: Savvion provides latest entry in BPM consolidation parade

Andrew Nusca: Five questions for: Aaron Patzer, VP and GM, Intuit; founder, Mint.com

TechCrunch: This Will Be The Year Adobe's 2 Million Flash Developers Come To The iPhone

TechRepublic: Six Enterprise Mega Trends to watch in 2010

Smart Planet: Toyota plots electric car in 2012; Prius family of hybrids

Christopher Dawson: Where will my thin clients be next year?

Glitch strands Microsoft business customers

PaidContent: AOL Begins New Round Of Layoffs; 1,100 Accepted Buyouts Offered In November

Gallery: The coolest laptops of CES 2010 (right)

Jono Bacon: Laying structure down in your community

Rachel King: Favi debuts RIOLED-Q and RIOLED-V wireless pico projectors

Doug Hanchard: White House open to dialogue with public. PR stunt or useful to Administration policies?

Dan Kusnetzky: CIOs indicate that Cloud Computing is on their


Dana Blankenhorn: The open source impulse goes beyond software

The CCR revolution

How SaaS streamlined finance operations

Churchill Club podcast: Vint Cerf Looks Ahead

Smartbooks at CES (photos)

Tom Foremski: GOOG Is Quick To Appease China Compared With ROW

Andrew Keen: Nick Carr's Big Switch

WSJ: World Wide Mush

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