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Here are today's notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily.

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.

Ed Bott: Measuring Windows 7 performance

Dancho Danchev: Click fraud facilitating Bahama botnet steals ad revenue from Google

Ryan Naraine: Monster Patch Tuesday on tap: 13 bulletins, 34 vulnerabilities

Mary Jo Foley: Ballmer: Testers didn't ring Vista warning bells; Could the same happen with Windows 7?

IBM launches 'pureScale': Front runs Oracle's database attack

Michael Krigsman: Workday, SaaS, and failure: 'A matter of trust'

BoomTown: Twitter Talking Separately to Microsoft and Google About Big Data-Mining Deals

Andrew Mager: Google suggests making Ajax content crawlable

TechRepublic: Tips for support technicians booting Windows on Macs with Boot Camp

John Morris: Can a laptop ever be too thin?

Short clip: Verizon CIO: Quick failures, generate quick learning Shadman Zafar, CIO of Verizon Telecom, talks about how focusing on the growth of the company acts as a great incentive for employees to innovatively come up with ideas and create new business cases around those ideas.

Foley: Microsoft delays Forefront business security client six months

Jennifer Leggio: Sears Holdings Corporation: A silent giant in social media

WSJ: Barnes & Noble Plans e-Book Reader

Larry Dignan: Barnes & Noble's e-reader triplets and the e-commerce distribution game

Information workers loaded with tech they don't use, need

Jason O'Grady: Apple releases iPhone OS 3.1.2

Brian Sommer: Selling that Technology: Functions, Features & Fools

Slate: The FTC's Mad Power Grab

Andrew Nusca: Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 offers up to 4TB of efficiency, simplicity

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: It's time to bring the EULA madness to an end!

Sam Diaz: CTIA: Qualcomm, AT&T execs reflect on Mobile's past, future

Smart Planet: Inventors create ‘radiant fryer’ oven; healthier fried foods without oil

Steve Jobs tops list of most influential people in tech

Jason O'Grady: Verizon ad trashes AT&T's 3G coverage

Garett Rogers: OH Canada! You've finally got Street View

Comcast to send infected-PC alerts

Engine Yard raises $19 million in VC funding

AdAge: Google Lures Local Advertisers by Subverting Its Own Search Policies

Jennifer Bergen: Gadget Gal's daily deals: LG Bluetooth car visor, Klipsch speakers, MoviePix camcorder

How much is too much for an iPod speaker dock?

Dana Blankenhorn: Flu shot controversy illustrates compliance problem

ZDNet China, Green Dam and lawsuits