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News to know for Tuesday, April 8, 2008

News to know for April 8, 2008 features more on the Microsoft-Yahoo showdown, including what a merger could mean for the future of Windows and Office, more negative jobs news in March, using virtual worlds for corporate meetings, layoffs at AMD, new MacBook designs, and much more.

"News to know" is a joint venture between TechRepublic and ZDNet. The original post publishes every morning on business days in Between the Lines.

Notable headlines:

Toni Bowers: March marks third consecutive month of job losses Bill Detwiler: Virtual worlds invade the average business meeting Jason Hiner:  What would a Microsoft-Yahoo deal mean for Windows and Office? Paul Mah: Virginia mandates Internet safety lesson Andy Moon: EU regulators plan to press for more privacy protection Yahoo vs. Microsoft: Thanks for the letter Steve; Now give us more money or get lost Mary Jo Foley: Google App Engine: When will Microsoft field a competitor? Michael Krigsman: Heathrow T5 failure: What really happened Larry Dignan: AMD: Sales weak; Layoffs on tap Rik Fairlie: Intel splits Wi-Fi signal to create two adapters Jason O'Grady: New MacBook enclosures? It's about time Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft to deliver first Live Mesh beta in late April

Harry Fuller: Behold the used printer cartridge--a green project David Morgenstern: Can BootCamp mess with your Mac's PRAM? Dana Blankenhorn: Open source market making arrives with Marketcetera Gartner: $100 laptop still too expensive for the emerging markets Christopher Dawson: Time for a new model of ULPC? TechCrunch: “Deep Integration” Between Google Apps and Salesforce to Be Announced Next Monday

The next big thing? Crimeware-as-a-service

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Hardware 2.0 - Best software applications/tools/utilities. Gallery (right). Heather Clancy: Infor software offers insight into consumption patterns New York Times: Facebook to Settle Thorny Lawsuit Over Its Origins Dana Gardner: As SOA hype turns five, IBM turns to Smart SOA Social Network to bind communities of users

XML-empowered documents extend SOA's connection to people and processes

Jason O'Grady: I don't need GPS in my iPhone. Dennis Howlett: Oracle Ironman and other super heroes TechCrunch: Amazon Web Services Gets Another Hiccup

At MTI Micro, pushing fuel cells for portables

Paul Murphy: Is Java Windows for Unix?

Photos: An end to 'wrap rage'?

News.com: Can Sony get 50% market share for Blu-ray this year? Electronista: Motorola settles in fight with Carl Icahn John Sheesley: Bring out your dead (equipment)!

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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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