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12:55 PM ET, March 22, 2006

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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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New York Times:
Microsoft to Delay Next Version of Windows  —  Microsoft's long effort to deliver the next version of its Windows operating system suffered another setback yesterday when the company said that the system would not be ready for consumer personal computers for the holiday sales season.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Windows Vista delayed  —  As you might have read by now, Windows Vista has been delayed.  —  I found this out while I was at Mix06 and in Las Vegas hanging out with the community.  I have not had time to get educated on this issue and so I'll reserve most comment on it.
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 …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Windows Vista delayed into January 2007  —  Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system has been beset with another delay.  After clearly pinpointing the holiday season of 2006 for launch, the company has now revised their primary launch period to 2007.  —  Jim Allchin, co-president …
Reuters:
Microsoft to delay launch of Windows Vista
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
BBC:
Microsoft delays launch of Vista
Discussion: Ken McGuire Blog
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Hasta la Windows Vista, Baby
Discussion: A Venture Forth
danah.org:
Friendster lost steam.  Is MySpace just a fad?  —  [Note: this is an essay that would've been a blog post but it got too long.]  —  A lot of folks have asked me "What went wrong with Friendster?  Why is MySpace any different?"  I guess i never directly answered that question, even though i've addressed the causes in other talks.
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 …
linuxboxadmin.com:
What you get with sudo  —  What are you really gaining by using sudo in the default Mac OS X configuration?  First, you gain some comfort that nobody can login as root, either locally or remotely via SSH or FTP and tamper with your machine.  Second, you get a log entry in /var/log/system.log every …
Tim Lee / The Technology Liberation Front:
The DMCA, IBM Clones, and Intra-platform competition  —  I'm pleased to announce that my new Cato Policy Analysis, "Circumventing Competition: The Perverse Consequences of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act," is now available for download.  —  A lot of DMCA critics have focused …
Discussion: cato.org
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Right-wing think-tank hates DRM
Discussion: The Stalwart
Tanya Palta / MobileWhack.com:
Samsung Q35 - World's Smallest Laptop  —  Trust Samsung Electronics to always take the unbeaten path.  Today Samsung Korea showcased the world's smallest dual-core notebook which also has an extremely stylish feel to it.  The Samsung Q35 is extremly mobile and once again Samsung has managed to stand apart from its rivals.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
USA Today:
Yahoo calls on customers to try its new phone service  —  LOS ANGELES — Internet giant Yahoo (YHOO) Tuesday launched a new way to get a local telephone number for just $2.99 a month.  —  The calls have to be initiated from a PC, but can be made to traditional landline phones and cellphones.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Return of Rakesh Mathur  —  Rakesh Mathur is someone I have known from a bubble ago.  He dropped me a note today saying that he has moved back to Silicon Valley from Seattle.  (That perhaps explains the torrential rains, which have followed Rakesh to the Bay Area.)
Discussion: SiliconBeat
Mike / Techdirt:
Now That Plaxo Spam Has Annoyed Enough People, It's Time To Fade It Out?  —  from the dubious-reasons dept  —  For years, plenty of people have complained repeatedly about the scourge of "Plaxo spam."  These are the constant bombardment of emails from new Plaxo users who have you in their address book …
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
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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John Cook / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
A new tactic in fight against pop-up advertising: public shaming
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China 'to block VoIP calls for two years'
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Melissa J. Perenson / PC World:
No Copying From First High-Def Players
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Apple says proposed French law smacks of piracy
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Iancr / Yahoo! Music Blog:
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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