News to know: Microsoft-Yahoo; Dell; National Broadband Plan; Apple; Backflip

The regulatory approval of the Microsoft-Yahoo search deal and Dell's earnings top today's headlines.

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Larry Dignan: Microsoft-Yahoo approved: Now the heavy lifting starts

Sam Diaz: Intuit earnings: A solid Q2 as Turbo Tax gains momentum

Christopher Dawson: National Broadband Plan: E-Rate changes are welcome news

Jason D. O'Grady: Apple's e-book pricing may match Kindle

Rachel King: Motorola Backflip to be AT&T's first Android-powered smartphone

Doug Hanchard: White House Press Secretary suggests tweets will be archived

Sam Diaz: PayPal and Facebook partner on ad, developer payments

Heather Clancy: HP emphasizes energy savings, recyled content in new retail photo printer

Oliver Marks: Typists in the Sky

Jason D. O'Grady: PowerPage Podcast Episode 126

Janice Chen: Sony announces thinnest waterproof digital camera and new wide-angle megazoom

Robin Harris: Holographic storage bites the dust

Sam Diaz: Webcams gone wrong: School sued for remote activation

Dancho Danchev: The Kneber botnet - FAQ

Heather Clancy: Making a switch: Blade adds DC-powered Gigabit Ethernet product

Ryan Naraine: Skeletons in Adobe's security closet

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: The end of Linux "distrohopping"

Sam Diaz: The "beta" label: A testing ground for techies or a welcome mat for the mainstream?

Matthew Miller: Kindle for BlackBerry application now available

Christopher Dawson: LXDE - the cure for what ails our older PCs

Ed Burnette: How MonoTouch gets around Apple's VM restrictions

Andrew Nusca: Report: Microsoft, Asus partner on mobile phone

Sam Diaz: When webcams go bad: Students sue school officials for remote spying

Doug Hanchard: California Senate Republican candidates answer tech questions

Dana Gardner: Mutual embrace of SOA and cloud computing builds into productivity waltz across the IT landscape

Jason D. O'Grady: Google buys reMail; kills iPhone application

Paula Rooney: Linux, open source driving smartphone revolution

CNET: :Zeus Trojan infects 74,000 PCs in global botnet

ZDNet UK: Google Buzz gets security fix

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: 86% of Windows 7 PCs maxing out memory ... really?

CNET: U.S. trade body investigating Apple, RIM over patents

Joe McKendrick: Small and medium businesses: we simply don't have time for SOA

Dana Blankenhorn: Practices win flexibility on 2011 meaningful use rules

Larry Dignan: RIM's growing app collection bolsters my opinion of BlackBerry

Matthew Miller: Ford secures spot in top 10 mobile award category with Google and Apple

Larry Dignan: IBM Labs cooks up Web browsing history sharing tool

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft's new pitch: 'Every .Net developer just became a Windows Phone developer'

Dana Blankenhorn: What it means when open source is no longer the underdog

Rachel King: Sony Ericsson CEO says they turned down building Google's Nexus One

Joel Evans: Microsoft got it rght by borrowing from the Zune

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft readies new rootkit detection tool in light of Windows XP patching problems

Rachel King: iiView Vpad tablet computer debuts with Intel Atom N270; starts at $499

Sean Portnoy: Shuttle to offer limited edition Clash of the Titans desktops

Matth3ew Miller: Windows Phone Classic to coexist with Windows Phone 7 Series

Dennis Howlett: Unit 4: how to succeed with on-premise and SaaS

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Microsoft: Malware behind XP update BSoDs/reboots

Dan Kusnetzky: Conferences and briefings: How to get my attention -- not

Larry Dignan: How HP thinks about R&D: It's about new products not spending

Tom Foremski: $1 million reward for content piracy whistleblowers

Larry Dignan: Dell's challenge: Can it keep up with HP?

TR Dojo: Locate a stolen laptop with Prey