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8:50 PM ET, October 13, 2006


 Top Items: 
Microsoft Says on Track to Release Windows Vista on Schedule  —  New operating system will be released in Europe and Korea on schedule, following "constructive dialogue" with competition authorities.  —  Microsoft Corp. today confirmed that it is on track to deliver Windows Vista&trade …
Sprint Joins Motorola, (PRODUCT) RED™ and the Global Fund to Help Fight AIDS in Africa with Upcoming U.S. Availability of RED MOTORAZR™  —  RED MOTORAZR on high-speed Power Vision network benefits (RED); offers exclusive Sprint content and live television channels
DickMcVengeance / Destructoid:
Jack Thompson Ruling!  —  While Niero is at the courthouse, he's asked me to blog this for you, so that we can get the information out as soon as humanly possible.  —  At 1:51, Niero called, saying that the judge will not prohibit the the sale of Bully.  In the time that he played the game …
Todd Weiss / Computerworld:
Could a 30-in. monitor help you do your job faster?  —  A French IT consultant says yes, but productivity experts disagree  —  October 10, 2006 (Computerworld) — Providing employees with 30-in. computer monitors can boost worker productivity at companies where 17- or 19-in. monitors are typically used …
Ted Samson / InfoWorld Tech Watch:
Apple-paid research touts 30-inch monitors  —  If you're hankering for a snazzy large-screen monitor, consider telling your manager that a recent study found users running the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display could be up to 65 percent more productive than those using a 17 incher.
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
TV Spectrum to Be Opened for Other Uses  —  The FCC agrees to give technology companies some access to the white space between channels for wireless devices.  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday struck a compromise that would give technology companies some access …
Christian Zappone /
Help!  YouTube is killing my business!  —  An Ohio company's sales get 'killed' as YouTube surfers cripple, a pipe equipment seller's web site.  —  NEW YORK ( — One place where YouTube's success isn't being celebrated is in the offices of Universal Tube and Rollerform Equipment Corp. near Toledo, Ohio.
Discussion: Mashable!, Slashdot and digg
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Value is in the eyes of the beholder
Light Reading:
Cisco's Triple Threat  —  5:00 PM — From The Philter's They Can Patent Anything file, I present to you hard proof that Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO - message board) owns the triple play.  —  Patent 7075919, awarded to Cisco earlier this year, states that Cisco is the proud owner of any …
Discussion: Techdirt
Michael Kanellos / ZDNet:
Transmeta hits Intel with patent suit … Having failed to beat Intel in the marketplace, Transmeta is turning to the courtroom  —  Transmeta, the chip designer that once tried to take on Intel in the notebook market, is suing Intel for patent infringement.
Murlocker / Urlocker On Disruption:
Sony's 3Ds: Downgraded, Delayed and Disrupted —What Went Wrong?  —  Sony Corp. was the great innovator in consumer electronics for 30 years, but you'd never know it reading the latest headlines or watching the stock:  — Sony bonds Downgraded by Fitch in anticipation of further financial weakness
Discussion: Mark Evans
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
Fujitsu laptops also ditching hard drives for flash  —  Fujitsu will soon join two other major PC makers in putting on sale a portable computer that uses flash memory in place of the traditional hard-disk drive.  —  The company will offer a 16GB or 32GB flash memory disk as an option …
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Tech Report and jkOnTheRun
Josh Greenbaum / Enterprise Anti-matter:
The Future Of Software is Software  —  I just spent an hour catching up with IBM's latest briefing on the completion of its acquisition of MRO Software, and it reminded me how much the future of software is really more of the same.  This sanity check comes at the end of a week that showcased …
Discussion: Open Sources
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mylo Freeloads On T-Mobile  —  Sony is starting to realize its WiFi-only Mylo might not make waves until more users have easy access to more WiFi-networks.  To meet that need Sony announced a deal with T-Mobile that gives Mylo-users a year of free access to T-Mobile's WiFi hotspots …
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
T-Mobile to let mylos use HotSpot for free
Discussion: CrunchGear
Joris Evers / CNET
Windows kernel protection expected to break soon  —  MONTREAL—PatchGuard, a Microsoft technology to protect key parts of Windows, will be hacked sooner rather than later, a security expert said Thursday.  —  Hackers will break through the protection mechanism soon after Microsoft releases Windows Vista …
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Mike / Techdirt:
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Whither news  —  At the Shorenstein Center at Harvard …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CNET Is Bleeding Traffic
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Fujitsu Stylistic ST5112 gets Core Duo-ized
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Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Kris Graft / Next Generation:
Clover Studios to Dissolve
 Earlier Items: 
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
PRWeb Discontinues Free Press Releases
Google Blogoscoped:
Picasa With Video Upload
Mike / Modern Dragons:
Citizendium  —  Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia …
Kablenet / The Register:
EC boosts open source
Discussion: Open Sources and AC/OS
Kevin Dean / Microsoft Higher Education:
Internet Explorer 7 is coming ... Are you ready?
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
The ECA, a consumer advocacy group for gamers
Palm Announces Low-End Treo 680
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