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Chrome OS: Rusty by 2010?

Chrome OS: Rusty by 2010? Mary Jo Foley: After reading the few Chrome OS details that Google smartly dropped just weeks before Microsoft announces the RTM of Windows 7, I've got a few doubts about the search giant's entry into the operating-system game. It's also telling that many Google fans assume Microsoft is standing still.

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Windows 7 Family Pack, Anytime Upgrade prices leak

Windows 7 Family Pack, Anytime Upgrade prices leak Ed Bott: Three years ago, Amazon Canada inadvertently published the price list for Windows Vista before it had been officially announced. Now, thanks to some similarly careless online retailers, I've found details confirming both the availability and price of the Windows 7 Family Pack and three Anytime Upgrade products.

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Optimum Ultra: So how fast is it? Jason Perlow: Optimum Online's $99-per-month Ultra DOCSIS 3.0 service is one of fastest residential broadband offerings available today. But is it really "Up to" 101Mbps as advertised?

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Transmitter.C mobile malware spreading in the wild

Transmitter.C mobile malware spreading in the wild Dancho Danchev: Researchers are reporting a newly discovered mobile malware variant (Transmitter.C) distributed through a modified version of legit mobile app. Upon execution, the malware attempts to automatically spread by sending hundreds of tainted text messages.

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Spammers like shortcut URLs, too. Should Twitter be worried?
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SmartPlanet: Marketing mobile in an economic downturn

SmartPlanet: Marketing mobile in an economic downturn Andrew Nusca: In an economic downturn, consumers are reevaluating the privilege of paying mobile service providers $50 to $150 (or more) per month for their cell phone. According to Boost Mobile president Matt Carter, that's a smart thing worth calling someone about.

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Trafficking in Michael Jackson

Trafficking in Michael Jackson Jason Perlow: The news of Michael Jackson's death and subsequent coverage of his memorial service brought the Internet to a crawl and saturated even the most robust of content delivery networks. Have we learned anything about unplanned media streaming and how to prepare for it?

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Are we falling out of love with the Dell Adamo?

Are we falling out of love with the Dell Adamo? Andrew Nusca: Next Friday marks the four-month anniversary of the proper debut of Dell's Adamo luxury ultraportable laptop, and it occurred to me recently that Dell hasn't done much since then to promote or reposition the ultra- premium notebook. What happened?

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