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4:53 AM ET, March 22, 2006

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microsoft.com:
Microsoft Updates Windows Vista Road Map  —  Business availability for Windows Vista in November 2006, consumer availability in January 2007.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — March 21, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today confirmed that Windows Vista™, the next generation of the Windows® client operating system …
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Vista debut hits a delay  —  update Microsoft on Tuesday announced a delay of Windows Vista that will mean PCs with the new operating system won't go on sale until January.  —  The software maker said it will still wrap up development of the operating system this year and make it available to volume licensing customers in November.
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Vista 2007.  Fire the leadership now!  —  2007. It certainly sounded like Microsoft leadership committed to us, our customers, our partners, and our shareholders that Vista would be out in 2006.  —  Slip!  —  We should have asked for more details around the "or else" part of that commitment.
BBC:
Microsoft delays launch of Vista  —  Microsoft plans to delay the consumer launch of its much-anticipated Windows Vista operating system to January 2007.  —  It had originally aimed to launch Vista - the first major update since Windows XP was introduced five years ago - in the second half of 2006.
Discussion: Ken McGuire Blog
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
UNDERSTANDING WINDOWS VISTA'S DELAY (YES, ANOTHER)  —  It's true.  This afternoon, Microsoft delayed Windows Vista.  I won't play semantics.  Microsoft can technically argue that the operating system will ship in 2006, because it will be ready for some businesses (assuming there are no more delays).
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
UPDATE 3-Microsoft delays consumer launch of Windows Vista
Discussion: Techdirt
Reuters:
Microsoft to delay launch of Windows Vista
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Consumer Windows Vista Delayed
Discussion: Bink.nu and Paul Kedrosky's …
BBC:
French MPs vote to open up iTunes  —  The French parliament has backed plans to give consumers more choice over music downloads from the internet.  —  MPs backed a draft law to force Apple, Sony and Microsoft to share their proprietary copy-protection systems by 296 to 193 votes.
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Laurence Frost / Associated Press:
French Lawmakers OK Online Copyright Bill  —  French Lawmakers OK Online Copyright Bill, Forcing Apple to Break Open Format Behind iTunes, iPod  —  PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers approved an online copyright bill Tuesday that would require Apple to break open the exclusive format behind …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to offer cheap Xbox 360 game development kit?  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—Since last spring when the Xbox 360 was first announced, one of the biggest concerns was that it would be too expensive for most game developers to create games for the next-generation console.
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mezzoblue § design, typography, and the web:
MIX06  —  Things you might not have expected to read on this site: I hung out with the Internet Explorer team, and they're fun people.  —  I decided to keep notes during MIX06 this week.  I was interested in coming to this event to hear about Microsoft's future plans for Internet Explorer.
Discussion: SitePoint Blogs and SimpleBits
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Tony Smith / The Register:
Samsung unveils 32GB Flash-based 'HDD killer'  —  Samsung has launched what it reckons its the world's first 32GB NAND Flash-based hard disk drive replacement unit.  The company claimed the so-called "solid state disk" can access data three times faster than an HDD can and write files …
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Wolfgang Gruener / tgdaily.com:
Samsung launches 32 GB Flash disk for mobile computers
Discussion: Neowin.net
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
Your Guide to Personalized News Sites  —  The great thing about getting your news online is that you are the person in control of your experience.  You can visit the news sites and blogs that you like, and follow a trail of hyperlinks to learn about events happening around the world.
Discussion: Geeking with Greg
Timothy B. Lee / cato.org:
Circumventing Competition: The Perverse Consequences of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act  —  Timothy B. Lee is a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute in St. Louis.  He holds a degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota and is the science and technology editor …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Microsoft IPTV - Now For The Big Push  —  Update: Yup, my little birdies were spot on with the DT-Microsoft information.  The very same cities where Alcatel is selling gear, Microsoft is doing IPTV.  Press Release is here!  —  With TelecomNEXT, the newest telecom trade show going great guns in Las Vegas …
GOODROI Internet Marketing:
Beta Test - Google Base added to serps  —  It appears that Google is testing the concept of adding a Google Base search box in their serps.  Below is a screen capture of what Google is showing for the keyword "homes for sale".  Since they are already showing three paid listings on top …
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Biz not sure how to treat upstart YouTube  —  The entertainment world is putting the squeeze on YouTube.com, but will it be more like a hug than a headlock?  —  In a few short months, the Web site has emerged from the obscure ranks of dozens of online viral-video outposts to dominate …
Reuters:
Nokia sees end for makers of MP3 players, video cams  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Mobile phones will deal a final blow to makers of music devices and video camcorders, having already hit the photo industry, a senior executive at handset maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE) told the Financial Times newspaper.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Kevin Maney
Read/WriteWeb:
Microcontent Design, Part 1  —  This is the first post in a series in which I will explore microcontent design. … When Associated Press CEO Tom Curley spoke those words in a November 2004 keynote speech to the Online News Association Conference, he also struck at the heart of a paradigm shift …
sierrawireless.com:
Sierra Wireless introduces product line for next generation EV-DO networks  —  The AirCard® 595 wireless wide area network card and the MC5725 PCI Express Mini Card embedded module will offer increased data rates and faster uploads  —  Vancouver, British Columbia - Sierra Wireless …
 
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Yahoo! Music at Mix06: AJAX YMU, RSS + SLE
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Ahbao / slashphone.com:
NEC Enables 50 Hours of Continuous Music Playback on Mobile Phones
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danah.org:
Friendster lost steam. Is MySpace just a fad?
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Starforce enforces DRM by instant reboot (without warning)
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