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    NEWSLETTERS

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    A women polishes a dais before the Google global Chinese name launch on April 12, 2006 in Beijing, China.

    China makes first response to Google
    In a regularly scheduled press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu says China's Internet is "[already] open" and that hacking of any sort is against Chinese law.

    The Washington Post starts to cobble together a list of the companies hit by the same attacks that hit Google.

    High-Tech Meeting at the White House
    Craig Newmark will be one of several tech leaders to meet at the White House today to talk about how to make the federal government's IT work better.

    Oracle to Cut 13,000?
    Brent Thill at UBS says Oracle could cut half the remaining workforce at Sun Microsystems if and when the merger goes through. The company is waiting on approval from the European Union, which it should get by the end of the month. In the meantime, sales of Sun devices has fallen, because customers are uncertain who will own the company.