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7:50 AM ET, October 13, 2006

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Gregg Keizer / TechWeb:
Vista Licenses Limit OS Transfers, Ban VM Use  —  Microsoft has released licenses for the Windows Vista operating system that dramatically differ from those for Windows XP in that they limit the number of times that retail editions can be transferred to another device and ban …
Discussion: TechSpot, Open Sources and Neowin.net
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Nwhite / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Virtual PC 2007 Beta: Free and Available Now
Discussion: Teching It Easy and MSDN Blogs
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The PayPerPost Virus Spreads  —  Two new services that are similar to the controversial PayPerPost have announced their launch in the last few days: ReviewMe and CreamAid.  PayPerPost, a marketplace for advertisers to pay bloggers to write about products (with our without disclosure) …
Discussion: rexblog
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Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com:
Announcing ReviewMe!  —  In April I mentioned that I wanted …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Andy Hagans / Link Building Blog:   EXCLUSIVE: Announcing ReviewMe!!
Palm:
Palm Unveils New Slim, Sleek Treo Smartphone  —  MULTIMEDIA AVAILABLE:  —  For people who are ready to move up to a full-featured mobile phone that includes everything needed to stay organized, Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) today announced the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 680 smartphone, a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band world phone.
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Live from Palm's Treo announcement at DigitalLife
Discussion: Everything TypePad
Peter Rojas / Engadget:   Hands-on with the Treo 680  —  It was a total mob scene …
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Google faces copyright fight over YouTube  —  Dick Parsons, the chairman and chief executive of Time Warner, fired a shot across the bows of Google, saying his group would pursue its copyright complaints against the video sharing site YouTube.com.  —  Google paid $1.6bn for YouTube …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
More Evidence That Media 2.0 May Be Less Profitable Than Media 1.0  —  There is now macroeconomic data to support the theory that Media 2.0 won't be as profitable as Media 1.0 (from MediaPost): … "Increased competition & measurement" is one explanation, but there's also this (familiar) explanation:
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Akessler / Andy Kessler:   Media 2.Uh-Oh Part 1: Pipe
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Oprah and Bono to unveil Product Red iPod nano tomorrow  —  Exclusive: Activist and rock singer Bono, with help from Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities, is partnering with Apple Computer on a red-colored iPod to promote his new charity aimed at battling AIDS, AppleInsider has learned.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft and Adobe developer/designer death match  —  I was just adding stuff to my linkblog, cause we missed our plane to Greensboro (got another one that leaves at 1 p.m., we'll be spending the night in Chicago) and I saw a couple of things that got me to write about the coming Microsoft/Adobe developer/designer death match.
Jonathan Lumb / 1up.com:
Xbox 360 granted Good Design Award  —  A truly international design wins over Japan's judges.  —  Japan's Good Design Awards are handed out each year to well-designed products across a wide range of industries.  Past winners in the game industry have included Nintendo's DS lite and Game Boy micro and Sony's PlayStation 2 and PSP.
engtech:
IceWeasel - Why Proprietary Software Will Always Win Out  —  Recently I came across a news article that made me stop and check the source — I was sure I must have stumbled on to the Onion or BBSpot.  But no, this is really happening.  FireFox isn't "open source" enough, and thus IceWeasel was born …
Discussion: Forever Geek, JD on EP, digg and Slashdot
Nick / Rough Type:
United States vs. Google  —  Every era of computing has its defining antitrust case.  In 1969, at the height of the mainframe age's go-go years, the Justice Department filed its United States vs. IBM lawsuit, claiming that Big Blue had an unfair monopoly over the computer industry.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple MacBook owners organizing class action lawsuit  —  Owners of Apple Computer's new 13-inch MacBook notebooks, whose systems are plagued by intermittent shutdown issues, have become fed up with extended repair times and inadequate resolutions to the problem, and are now organizing a class action lawsuit against the Mac maker.
Inside AdSense:
Introducing multiple custom channels  —  As of today, it is now possible to assign multiple custom channels to a single ad unit.  This feature enables you to track your ad performance with greater flexibility and view more granular information.  When generating your ad code …
Discussion: ProBlogger Blog Tips
Microsoft:
Microsoft Acquires Colloquis to Enhance User Interactions Online  —  Uses include customer self-service, enterprise information access, marketing and community outreach.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it has acquired privately owned Colloquis Inc., a provider of conversational online business solutions …
Discussion: BeyondVC
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
How Do You Secure 100 Million Laptops?  —  If the plan is perfectly executed, Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child project will deploy 100 million laptops in the first year.  In one fell swoop, the nonprofit organization will create the largest computing monoculture in history.
Discussion: Slashdot
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Looking Sharp  —  How many startups show me their stuff, and I think: Maybe that's interesting, but I'll never use it.  (Answer: Most of them.)  —  It was almost unsettling, then, when Sharpcast CEO Gibu Thomas put me through the paces of his product demo.  I could think of numerous situations when I needed something just like it.
Discussion: down the avenue
 
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Sogrady / tecosystems:
WHAT IS OFFICE 2.0?  —  The question put to me a few days ago …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Preezo Enters Online Office Race
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Widgets Live! a conference
Discussion: Somewhat Frank
CNET News.com:
Class action suit over ID theft tossed out
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Accenture Technology finalizing persuasive mirror, behavior monitoring systems
Discussion: Tech Digest
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Linksys WRT350N Wireless-N Gigabit Router with Storage Link
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Andy Merrett / Tech Digest:
Britain's blogging A list
 Earlier Items: 
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
The new economics of Counter-Strike
Niero / Destructoid:
My afternoon with Jack Thompson
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Europe to suffer another PS3 delay?
Discussion: You NEWB and CrunchGear
Richard Koman / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Why copyright violations don't matter
Discussion: point being
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Book Review: Beyond Java
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
LinuxPhone, For Mobile DIY
Discussion: Download Squad
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony's NW-S700/600 series: the best sounding Walkmans, ever
Asack / A Sack of Seattle:
What's been hard at Judy's Book