News to know: Here are today's notable headlines. You can get News to Know via email alert and RSS daily. For continuous updates are BNET's around-the-Web tech coverage:
Sam Diaz: Sony's comeback: Can copycat products bring it back to the top?
Dave Greenfield: SalesForce Chatter Goes LIve
Sam Diaz: Google adds free cloud "backup" to Apps, feature that reduces risk of data loss
Doug Hanchard: Cloud computing at RSA: It's not all fluff
Sam Diaz: Comdex returns - minus the flight, hotel and cab fare
Larry Dignan: PC shipments set to surge in 2010, says Gartner
David Morgenstern: Apple's stealth TV patent
Ryan Naraine: Microsoft Patch Tuesday heads-up: 2 bulletins, 8 vulnerabilities
Christopher Dawson: Is the WTO the answer to Google's China woes?
Heather Clancy: How do you figure out if one vehicle is greener than another? Telematics
David Morgenstern: First looks at Apple's iPad user experience guidelines
Mary Jo Foley: It's official: Existing Windows Mobile apps won't run on Windows Phone 7
TechCrunch: YouTube Launches Auto-Captions For All Videos
Andrew Mager: How to quantify 10 billion tweets on Twitter
Andrew Nusca: J.D. Power: T-Mobile ranks highest in customer satisfaction; smartphone users more demanding Yelp Blog: Different Day, Different Lawyer, Same Meritless Claim: A Classic Race to the Courthouse
Christopher Dawson: There has to be a way to make cheap VDI work
Heather Clancy: Dialight targets municipal street light retrofits with energy-efficient LED
Mary Jo Foley: The cloud slide Steve Ballmer should have shown
Zack Whittaker: Ubuntu gets a facelift: More appealing to the first time user?
David Morgenstern: Mystery MobileMe $1 charge explained
Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft's 'Pink' phones: What's inside?
Tom Foremski: The smart money values Farmville $1Bn Over Twitter...
Yahoo Mail Blog: Facebook Friends: Meet Yahoo! Contacts
Dennis Howlett: RightNow shifts the needle on enterprise value
Heather Clancy: FalconStor gets flash-y with latest SAN appliance
Christopher Dawson: Google starred searches: kind of like Gmail, only different
John Carroll: Why I (now) hate Apple
Phil Wainewright: RightNow promises an end to SaaS shelfware
Jason Perlow: Virtualization: An easy way to kill Apple's HTC lawsuit
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Can Ubuntu 'out-sexy' Apple?
Jennifer Leggio: Securing your social networking brand
Dennis Howlett: StepStone and Economist survey points to more nuanced talent management
Matthew Miller: Do you ever reach the Plateau of Productivity with your smartphone?
Andrew Mager: 8 Burning Questions for Plancast CEO Mark Hendrickson
Joel Evans: Google rewarding top Android developers with free Android phone
Mary Jo Foley: Could Silverlight be Microsoft's next app for Android?
Matthew Miller: No Java needed; Opera Mini goes native on Windows Mobile
Dennis Howlett: Oracle's flip flop on SaaS...err...cloud
Dana Blankenhorn: The economic boom of HIMSS 2010
Dave Greenfield: Get Plugged In: Three Communication and Collaboration Startups to Keep an Eye On
Matthew Miller: Does the BlackBerry Slider form factor appeal to you?
Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft (re)confirms HTC HD2s won't run Windows Phone 7 operating system
Larry Dignan: Apple's HTC lawsuit: Is it biting off more than it can sue?
Rachel King: Super Talent introduces SuperCrypt USB 3.0 drives with 256GB of space
Shari McLeish: Microsoft's no-win IE6 browser mess
Dana Blankenhorn: Microsoft has stake in Novell fight
Sam Diaz: Skimlinks brings revenue-filled links to online content without compromising credibility
ZDNet UK: Cray, Microsoft join forces on cloud datacenters
Rachel King: Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 with Core i3/i5 now available; starts at $999
Sean Portnoy: Logitech releases a pair of Harmony universal remotes that finally cost under $100
Matthew Miller: Hands-on video with Facebook on the Zune HD
Sean Portnoy: Would you buy Coby's 7-inch smartbook for $85?
Ed Bott: Windows Activation Technologies: an unauthorized inside look
TR Dojo: Create and configure Windows 7 HomeGroup
Rachel King: Acer debuts ultra-compact, lightweight K11 pico projector at CeBIT
Sean Portnoy: AMD debuts 890GX chipset with Radeon HD 4290 integrated graphics, ready for 6-core CPUs