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Top IT news for May 5: Penalizing net censorship, IBM-Google partnership, can open source save Sun?

Top IT news for Monday, May 5, 2008: Microsoft abandons Yahoo bid, new bill would penalize net censorship in U.S., IBM and Google team up in the cloud, can open source save Sun, 48% see themselves running XP in 2014, and much more.

Top five headlines

  1. Microsoft abandons its bid for Yahoo (see below)
  2. Bill would penalize companies that aid net censorship (ZDNet)
  3. IBM-Google hug in the cloud (ZDNet)
  4. Will open source save Sun? (CNET)
  5. 48% see themselves running Windows XP in 2014 (ZDNet)

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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 upcoming book, Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).


I tried corresponding with Sun but got no response.I downloaded it and it didn't work.I came to the conclusion that nobody uses SUN.


All this bill is going to do besides creating another government department is put U.S. corporations between a rock and a hard place. The countries involved will simply use non-US companies to do their censoring.

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