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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.
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
UPDATE 3-Microsoft delays consumer launch of Windows Vista
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:   UNDERSTANDING WINDOWS VISTA'S DELAY (YES, ANOTHER)
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Consumer Windows Vista Delayed
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Finance Disappoints
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 …
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
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Develops Version of Internet Software Tools  —  Microsoft faces a potent challenge as software is increasingly built and distributed as a service on the Internet.  The company yesterday offered the most detailed glimpse to date of its strategic response: embrace the Internet software model …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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Seán Byrne / cdfreaks.com:
Starforce enforces DRM by instant reboot (without warning)  —  Despite all the problems DRM has been causing lately, it seems like companies involved in copy protection just keep trying to create more dangerous copy protections.  Originally, they were more of a nuisance causing compatibility issues, installing wanted software, etc.
Discussion: Engadget and Neowin.net
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Become a Gmail master  —  Gmail is hands-down the best web-based email service on the 'net.  Conversation threads, search, tagging, and keyboard shortcuts have completely revolutionized the way I look at my inbox.  I manage all of my email from my personal Gmail inbox, including the daily flood of Lifehacker messages.
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Bringing Botnets Out of the Shadows  —  Online Volunteers Monitor Illegal Computer Networks  —  Nicholas Albright's first foray into some of the darkest alleys of the Internet came in November 2004, shortly after his father committed suicide.  About a month following his father's death …
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Announces Xbox 360 Inventory Surge and Spring Games Lineup  —  Xbox Live on Xbox 360 speeds past 10 million downloads.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — March 21, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the broader availability of Xbox 360™ consoles and provided details about the new games …
 
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Polymer Vision Screen Thin as Paper, in Cellphones Someday
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