Good afternoon. Another late start, still catching up. Plus all the Google stuff this week has thrown me for a loop. At least something is happening.

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Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein says Palm isn't in a "game over" situation now that HP owns the company and its technology. But maybe he just hasn't been around HP enough yet. "HP didn't have a mobile strategy," he said. "A company like HP needs to be in control of its own strategy." The problem, of course, is that Palm didn't have a mobile strategy either. Palm has good technology. But the company was clearly pretty rudderless.

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Like its co-conspirator Microsoft, market leader Intel seems curiously unable to foresee and set industry trends. So it's following other smaller, more innovative companies instead. Case in point: The netbook and tablet markets, which Intel has responded to by just now creating a new business unit that it calls the netbook and tablet group. At Intel, that's called leadership.

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Netflix is adding Disney/ABC content to its instant streaming service.

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Love Angry Birds? Own an iPhone 4? Well, you're batting .500 at least. Now grab one of these fun Angry Birds cases and improve your reception in the process.

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Microsoft writes in to say Exchange 2010 Turns One! Read more at the Exchange Team Blog.

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Apparently not everyone is as excited about Google Chrome OS as (I think) I am.