Today in Tech: News around the Web

September 16, 2010: 8:18 AM ET

A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.

Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the morning's most newsworthy bits below.

  • Microsoft (MSFT) and Facebook are in talks to expand their search partnership, which could give Bing access to anonymized data from consumer usage of the social network's "Like" button. (BoomTown)
  • Interview of the week: The Wall Street Journal's sit-down with IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano. During the revelatory chat, Palmisano trash talks HP (HPQ), basically calling it a has-been innovator. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Speaking of IBM (IBM), the company also acquired OpenPages, which deploys software to help companies isolate and manage enterprise risk elements, for an undisclosed amount. (VentureBeat)
  • Mobile ad network Greystripe, which became popular because it enables animated, interactive on Apple's Flash-free devices, says advertisers are shifting their attention from apps to mobile Web sites. Advertisers are apparently drawn because there are fewer native apps to advertise in on non-Apple platforms, which are booming; meanwhile publishers are shifting gears because they're tired of releasing different versions of the same app across multiple devices. (ReadWriteWeb)
  • E-tailer to watch: One Kings Lane. Backed by Kleiner Perkins, First Round Capital, and Reid Hoffman, the curated site's revenue is up 500% over last year. (TechCrunch) More
  • Adobe tries to upstage Steve Jobs

    Using an independent advertising platform to get Flash in the iPhone and iPad's back door

    Here's an odd twist.

    In a press statement scheduled for release two hours before Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote, Adobe (ADBE) has announced that it is teaming up with an independent mobile advertising network to bring advertisements written in Flash to a variety of mobile devices, including Apple's (AAPL) iPhone and iPad and Google's (GOOG) Android phones.

    According to MORE

    - Jun 7, 2010 11:00 AM ET
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