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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: Microsoft: 'We are not immune' to economy; Cuts 5,000 jobs; Earnings fall short

Sam Diaz: Google reports strong Q4; announces employee stock option exchange

Mary Jo Foley:  Microsoft seeking Win 7 testers for netbooks?

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft blames netbook appeal, marketing costs for Windows drop

Andrew Nusca: Obama staff: White House in tech 'dark ages'

Richard Koman: White House is IT backwater

Sam Diaz: Advice for Obama: Keep the Blackberry; Get a Mac

Oliver Marks: Obama Memorandum - Transparency and Open Government: Collaborate!

Matthew Miller: Palm Treo Pro available from Sprint

Sam Diaz: Steve's Apple: 35,000 "wicked smart" people will keep things humming

Reuters: Sony warns of $2.9 billion loss

Andrew Nusca: New Storm OS beta leaked, includes portrait QWERTY?

Heather Clancy:  Green kitchen tech program now overseen by independent advisors

Mary Jo Foley: Mcrosoft to merge Windows Live and Office Live

Zack Whittaker: Windows 7: taming (and tweaking) the beast within

Sam Diaz:  RIM's co-CEOs face record fines in options backdating matter

Larry Dignan: Polycom: Travel budgets, green tech driving video conferencing

John Morris: Quad-core price war breaks out

Michael Krigsman: 10 steps to prevent IT myopia

Dennis Howlett: SAP cans SAPPHIRE Europe

Zack Whittaker:University students sends city of Canterbury to the dial-up age

Matthew Miller:  HTC announces an updated Touch Cruise, new software on old hardware

Jason Hiner: U.S. 3G broadband comparison crowns a surprise winner ... Sprint

Zack Whittaker: Ethical hacking: the next generation security specialists

Andrew Nusca: Best. Lenovo. Ad. Ever? Harry Fuller:What is my breakfast orange juice doing to our planet?

Ryan Naraine: Mac OS X Malware found in pirated Apple iWork 09

Dennis Howlett: Enterprise meltdown?

Jennifer Leggio: NHL digital roll-out drumbeats to All Star Game

Jason Perlow: My BlackBerry is an Obese Glutton

Dana Gardner: Case study: IT repositories help Wachovia manage change amid complex bank consolidation

Paula Rooney: Alfresco launches new community edition, web design tool for CMS

Jason D. O'Grady: Pirated version of iWork '09 may contain a Trojan

Dancho Danchev:  GPU-Accelerated Wi-Fi password cracking goes mainstream

Tom Foremski: Thanks for all the fish - cash rich tech companies fire workers

Dana Blankenhorn: $20 billion is the number on health IT stimulus

Jason D. O'Grady:  Developer drops app pricing to 99¢, asks for donations

Joe McKendrick: SOA repositories pave the way for financial mergers

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