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2:00 PM ET, March 25, 2006

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David Richards / smarthouse.com.au:
Apple A Threat To Windows Vista.  Re Write Confirmed  —  The marketing director of a key Microsoft partner has confirmed that key elements of Windows Vista are currently being re written.  —  Mr Raymond Vardanega, the Marketing Director, of Acer Australia has confirmed independently …
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Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
The Allchin Tax Cut  —  Mike Arrington missed the Gillmor Gang taping today, even though he changed his travel arrangements to be there.  I forgive him, because he's understandably starry-eyed by his lunch with Bill Gates at the Mix06 conference.  But I don't forgive Robert Scoble for not inviting me, or Waggener Edstrom either.
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Mary Jo Foley / microsoft-watch.com:   Microsoft Memo Details Latest Windows Unit Reorg
IEBlog:
Announcing Internet Explorer Feedback  —  Many customers have asked us about having a better way to enter IE bugs.  It is asked "Why don't you have Bugzilla like Firefox or other groups do?"  We haven't always had a good answer except it is something that the IE team has never done before.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Teenage auteur ignites buzz about video graphics  —  Marketing experts pay heed: A video clip produced by a teenage girl has become a mini-blockbuster on a popular video upload site while also helping to introduce Logitech Web cameras to a legion of young people.
Christine Hurt / Conglomerate Blog:
The Democratization of Expertise  —  ProfB has an interesting post on the wisdom of crowds versus the wisdom of experts.  One of the intriguing aspects of the Internet has been the democratization of authority.  Thirty years ago, if you were writing a paper for school, you found facts and support for your paper in written materials.
gizmag.co.uk:
New data transmission record - 60 DVDs per second  —  March 24, 2006 As the world's internet traffic grows relentlessly, faster data transmission will logically become crucial.  To enable telecommunications networks to cope with the phenomenal surge in data traffic as the internet population moves past …
Discussion: Engadget
Steelieboy / F**kedGoogle:
S & P 500 chairman admits he market timed the Google addition:  —  EDIT: Their chairman, or Standard and Poor's itself, is a monumental liar.  When they announced the addition in the press release they said that "price was not a consideration in our decision."
Michael Swanson / Michael Swanson's Blog:
MIX06 Session Recordings  —  The MIX06 conference in Las Vegas is over, and it was an outstanding event.  Feedback has been almost universally positive, and attendees are encouraging us to do this again.  MIX06 was a smaller, more intimate conference, and many of our presentations and panels were driven by our customers and partners.
Discussion: JD on EP and RossCode.com
Alexandros Roussos / macosXrumors.com:
Leopard to include VMWare-like virtualisation software?  —  Reliable sources informed MacosXrumors that Apple is developing virtualisation software that could be added to Apple's next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard.  The technology will allow users to create and run virtual machines with Mac OS X …
Discussion: The Tao of Mac and MacSlash
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Vast.com and Its Ilk Please Some, Annoy Others  —  Vast.com may be the latest classified ad aggregator to hit the market, but the service is raising some familiar concerns.  —  Like its competitors, the firm insists it is simply scouring the Web for relevant information based on user queries …
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Fans put satellite radio on cellphones, draws fire  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fans of U.S. satellite radio have been waiting eagerly for nearly a year to get XM or Sirius on to their cell phones.  —  But as the two satellite radio providers carefully ponder their mobile strategies and chew …
Discussion: Techdirt
David Walker / ehomeupgrade.com:
Easy DivX to Xbox 360 Streaming with MCE Video Encoder  —  Until now, in order to play your DivX encoded copies of The Matrix on your Xbox360, you had to resort to a "hack", which was functional, but required you to be somewhat computer savvy to get it running.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
A bunch of stuff  —  Here's some quickfire blogging before I go to sleep.  —  Larry Osterman, a developer who's worked at Microsoft for 21.5 years, laughs at the report that Microsoft would rewrite 60% of Vista in two months: "Anyone who's ever worked on a project that involves more than a thousand …
news.designtechnica.com:
The Quandary  —  We find ourselves in a bit of pickle: either (a) our definition of podcasting is insufficient or inaccurate, or (b) 80% of those who we call "podcasters" are nothing of the sort.  —  Before we write off 80% of podcast users as being posers, perhaps we should reconsider …
Discussion: Jaffe Juice
bradsoft.com:
FeedDemon 2.0 RC2 (Build 2.0.0.19) … If you encounter a bug or have feedback about the beta, let us know by posting a message in the FeedDemon 2.0 Beta Forum, and please include 2.0.0.19 in the subject line of your message.  When reporting a bug, be sure to state:  — The exact steps to reproduce the problem
Discussion: RossCode.com and Micro Persuasion
web2.wsj2.com:
MIX 06: MASHING UP WEB 2.0 AND LIVE SOFTWARE  —  The much-anticipated MIX 06 event finished up yesterday in Las Vegas and I've been pondering the meaning of the whole thing since.  Without question Microsoft is holding out an olive branch to the concepts in the Web 2.0 practice set (SPARK being one of the biggest examples).
 
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
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