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Windows 7 OEM pricing: What could and should Microsoft do?

Windows 7 OEM pricing: What could and should Microsoft do? Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft still has yet to go public with its Windows 7 price list. But that hasn't stopped customers and partners from publicly hoping for the best (cheaper than Vista) and fearing the worst (any kind of increase). What should Microsoft do?

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RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 announced for Verizon, Sprint

RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 announced for Verizon, Sprint Andrew Nusca: Research in Motion has unveiled its newest device, the RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630, a long-rumored 3G-enabled, QWERTY, dual-mode world phone with a 2.44-in. display, slim profile and GPS. It will be available from both Sprint and Verizon Wireless later this summer.

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Iranian protesters take to the tweets

Iranian protesters take to the tweets Richard Koman: With Iranian authorities essentially locking foreign journalists in their hotels, shutting down websites and blocking text messaging, Iranian protesters have taken to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook with a passion ? both to get the word out about what's happening in the country and to communicate logistics.

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Opera 'reinvents the Web'; Will anyone notice?

Opera 'reinvents the Web'; Will anyone notice? Larry Dignan: Opera on Tuesday unveiled technology it calls Opera Unite, which turns your plain old PC into a Web content server. Overall, the effort is quite innovative, but with Opera's browser market share, it's possible that no one will notice.

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Pentagon kills $6.3 billion missile technology project

Pentagon kills $6.3 billion missile technology project Michael Krigsman: The Pentagon canceled Northrop Grumman's Kinetic Energy Interceptor program amid accusations by Defense Secretary William Gates that the system's design would not accomplish key military objectives.

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Will touchscreen Windows 7 netbooks be hot or not?

Mary Jo Foley: I am not among the true believers who are convinced that adding multi-touch support to Windows 7 PCs is going to spur sales. To me, touch still seems more like a novelty than a must-have when it comes to PCs. But what about netbooks?

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Ubuntu aims at healing Linux's 'paper cuts'
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