News to know: SAP-Sybase, Office 2010, Chrome OS, Blackberry

Thoughts on Sybase-SAP, as well as Office 2010. mixed with some rumors about tablets - one running Chrome OS and the other running Blackberry - and you've got today's top headlines.

Thoughts on Sybase-SAP, as well as Office 2010. mixed with some rumors about tablets - one running Chrome OS and the other running Blackberry - and you've got today's top headlines. Get the day’s rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.

Here are the key themes for Friday, May 14:

SAP's $5.8 billion acquisition of Sybase raises a bevy of questions and sparks a good bit of head scratching. Is this deal about the mobility or dinging Oracle?

As the Office 2010 buzz starts to settle, the question remains: Can it be Google at its own game? And speaking of the rivalry, which one has the edge? Finally, how quickly can it close the gap between SharePoint and SharePoint Online?

Is the long-awaited Google Chrome OS finally ready to make a debut? Rumor has it that Acer will be launching Chrome devices next month.

Is the world ready for a Blackberry Tablet? Rumor has it that RIM is working on a tablet that would complement the smartphone.

The imagination is the limit when you conduct science experiments. Check out the gallery from the Intel Science Fair in Silicon Valley.

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