Samsung Hires Steve 'Cyanogen' Kondik
I don't think Steve Kondik is the type that would stop supporting what he started. Plus there are a bunch of other devs that also work on it. Samsung gave 5 of the CyanogenMod devs free Galaxy S2 phones and only asked that they make CyanogenMod work on it. Hiring Steve may allow for Samsung to ship their phones already running CyanogenMod. That gives them 1up on other vendors, hardware that officially supports CyanogenMod.
Google's Reach Hits Your Tivo
If they are able to provide target ads for viewers, this could be good for digital video distribution. This market really needs to go and improve. Cable TV is too overpriced for the "content" they provide. We put the phone on the internet and now its time to put the TV there as well.
Simple, Free Web Remote PC Control?
Using Dropbox you can even add the ability to transfer files back and forth.
States Claim There is No Match for Microsoft
MS does have a habit of spreading FUD about Linux. They claimed Linux infringes on ~235 of their patents but still won't say what they are. There are plenty of other examples but I'm too tired right now.