“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)!


Stay on top of the latest tech news

Get this news story and many more by subscribing to our free IT News Digest newsletter, delivered each weekday. Automatically sign up today!