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4:20 AM ET, October 14, 2006

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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.  —  Update 1: Read how it went down, blow by blow at the courthouse today.  —  At 1:51, Niero called, saying that the judge will not prohibit the the sale of Bully.
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Google Blogoscoped:
Google Gdrive Client Leaked  —  I've been able to get hold of Google's internal Gdrive client, named "Platypus"* (information on the project leaked a while ago).  Please note that Gdrive, from what it looks like, is not a product for general release, but a way for Google employees to store and share files.
Microsoft:
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 …
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
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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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: VentureBeat, Techdirt and Slashdot
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 and JD on EP
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CNET Is Bleeding Traffic  —  CNET has had a difficult time lately.  CEO Shelby Bonnie resigned earlier this week in the midst of an option repricing scandle that has already claimed General Counsel Sharon Le Duy, Senior Vice President Heather McGaughey of Human Resources, and former CFO Doug Woodrum.
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 …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Former Facebook Engineer Spills Beans, Moralizes  —  What's a guy to do after vesting his options and leaving a hot startup?  Tell all!  Well, kinda.  —  I was laid up in bed sick this week, and had the time to read Karel Baloun's Inside Facebook: Life, Work and Visions of Greatness.
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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.
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Todd Weiss / Computerworld:
Could a 30-in. monitor help you do your job faster?
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
YouTube will stay independent, really!  —  The video site will keep its identity after its $1.65 billion sale to Google is complete, its CEO insists, but 'a lot [needs] to be figured out.'  —  (Fortune) — One gets the feeling that Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the youthful founders of YouTube …
Discussion: Valleywag
Miguel Carrasco:
Blue Screen of Death Top 10  —  The now infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) has been around since Windows 3.1.  However, by chance, this screen made an appearance back in Windows 1.0!  Have we finally discovered the original origins of this beast!  There are many causes for this error …
Discussion: digg
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Whither news  —  At the Shorenstein Center at Harvard for a 20th anniversary session on the future of news, Prof. Frederick Schauer begins by talking about news as a public good like symphonies, parks, museums, universities — things that are needed but for which there may not be a commercial model of support.
Jeff Nolan / VentureBeat:
The best of Office 2.0  —  [Editor's note.  We attended the Office 2.0 conference this week, and noted a lot of interesting innovation happening with interactive applications for office workers.  We asked Jeff Nolan, a former venture capitalist at SAP Ventures, to report about what he saw.
Discussion: Techdirt and Kevin Maney
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.
 
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Apple's new iTV universal remote control patent is revealed
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Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org:
Anyone know what the deal is with Zango and all these angry Adult Webmasters?
Kotaku:
Nice Character Transfer System, Blizzard
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Dell:
Dell Expands Digital Entertainment Portfolio
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Mylo Freeloads On T-Mobile
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Fujitsu Stylistic ST5112 gets Core Duo-ized
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Reuters:
University joins Google library project
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Sony's 3Ds: Downgraded, Delayed and Disrupted —What Went Wrong?
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J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
Fujitsu laptops also ditching hard drives for flash
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PRWeb Discontinues Free Press Releases
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Help! YouTube is killing my business!
 

 
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