News to know: Skype outage, Dell, HP

Notable headlines:George Ou: Skype still down - Published DoS exploit may be culprit. Russell Shaw: Skype blames deficient networking algo blamed for service disruption.

Notable headlines:

George Ou: Skype still down - Published DoS exploit may be culprit. Russell Shaw: Skype blames deficient networking algo blamed for service disruption.

Marc Orchant: Worldwide Skype outage. Michael Krigsman: Skype failure and the Enterprise 2.0 mess. Techmeme roundup.

Larry Dignan: Dell restates financials; Says books were cooked. Goals lead to Dell cooking the books.

HP firing on all cylinders.

George Ou: Analysis of Sun's 'Niagara 2' UltraSPARC T2. Dan Farber: IBM expands support for Sun’s Solaris 10.

Ed Bott: Gutmann: "I'm going to ignore" questions about Vista FUD.

Images: Streaking star carries a tail of seeds. Mary Jo Foley: A (Microsoft) Code Name a Day: Harmonica.

George Ou: Vista puts Mac OS X font rendering to shame. Dana Blankenhorn: The iPhone bill demonstrates need for open spectrum. Father of the compact fluorescent bulb looks back. TechCrunch: Sifry, The “Great Leader,” Leaves Technorati. PodTech Also Loses CEO. Techmeme.

News.com: Microsoft's anti-Google lobbyists, revealed.

Canonical dismisses Ubuntu security concerns. What does 'open access' mean?

Start-up wants Feds to decide on free Wi-Fi plans.

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Why Apple doesn't get more of my cash. Which is more hassle to set up - Mac or PC? Ars Technica: Welcome Xohm: Sprint's WiMAX service gets name, $5 billion price tag.

Couple in China tries to name baby '@'

Adobe: No threat from PDF spam. David Berlind: Get ready for the 'Twitterization' of mainstream media. Joe McKendrick: Another view: Don't expect SOA to fix ERP quagmire.

Dana Blankenhorn: Can kiosks save healthcare?

Ryan Naraine: Beware of strange Yahoo Messenger webcam invites.

Photos: Philips gear syncs music with devices.

Larry Dignan: Mortgage upheaval could ding online advertising.

OMG! Study finds iPhone texting 2x slower than QWERTY. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: User Centric iPhone study proves, well, nothing really.

Steve O'Hear: Has Facebook abandoned privacy?

TV vs. tech: Battle over white space.