Larry Dignan: Salesforce.com: It's all about the UI.Gallery (right). Verizon Wireless files suit over FCC auction rules. The lawsuit. Google public policy blog: Consumer choice is always the right answer. Techmeme.
Larry Dignan: Long-term storm clouds brewing over AT&T, Verizon Wireless. Apple, AT&T: Bosom buddies or odd couple?
Mercury News: Company vows to deliver big cuts in data center costs.
George Ou: Why the ban on mandatory RFID implants should be Federal. Google proposes global privacy standard. Larry Dignan: Don't sweat copyrights, it's good for the economy. Techmeme.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Microsoft giving stealth Windows updates. Microsoft responds. Screenshots. The Microsoft Update Product Team blog.David Berlind: Del.icio.us founder Joshua Schachter video demos preview of upcoming version.
VMware dangles next-gen virtualization goodies. Parallels making virtualization jump to servers. VMWorld gallery (right).
Google to put $30 million behind lunar robot. Gallery. Garett Rogers: Google paying scientists to shoot for the moon.
Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft to force Messenger users to upgrade.
Paula Rooney: MySQL to get dynamic load balancing in 2008.
Survey: A third of IT projects exceed budget. Dennis Howlett: Salesforce.com + Facebook = Faceforce. SAP's vox populi.
Computerworld: 8 'hidden gems' in data protection software.
Russell Shaw, Packet8 CEO: in light of SunRocket'sdemise, we're hearing rumors of more VoIP market exits.
Dana Blankenhorn: Open source in its boom phase.
Images: Observatories at the top of the world. Ryan Stewart: Brightcove launches Brightcove.tv. Dana Blankenhorn: Is HIPAA killing medical automation?
Larry Dignan: Study: 4.68 million UMPC units by 2012.