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.
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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 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 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 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 $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 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 I don't need GPS in my iPhone.
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