Thursday’s Headline Roundup

Developers’ new opportunity: Retailers’ Open APIs [InfoWorld]
To compete with the likes of and Wal-Mart, retailers are turning to developers to boost their competitive advantage.

Apple’s Bozo Attacks on its Developer Lifeblood [InfoWorld]
Guarding the platform is one thing, but it’s a mistake to hobble developers working with Google or producing adult content

HP says IT Pros Need Own Social Network [ComputerWorld]
Despite the flood of existing social networking tools, Hewlett-Packard Co. will soon introduce its own social network, albeit specifically aimed at IT professionals

Security, Compliance Come Before Collaboration [ComputerWorld]
Enterprise 2.0 strategies are becoming more popular among companies, but serious logistical and legal challenges come with the expected benefits of using social collaboration tools.

With Bebo a No-Go, AOL Will Unload the Social Site [WSJ]
Ending a failed attempt to capitalize on the social-networking craze, AOL Inc. is close to selling its social-networking site Bebo to a private investment firm at a fire-sale price, according to people familiar with the matter.

SF Law Forces Disclosure of Phone Radiation Levels [cnet]
San Francisco appears poised to become the first city in the U.S. to require a cell phone makers to publicly display how much radiation their products emit.

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