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3:40 PM ET, October 26, 2006

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Wil Harris / bit-tech.net:
Microsoft clarifies Vista activation to bit-tech hacks  —  Microsoft today talked to bit-tech in a bid to reassure the enthusiast community about the licensing terms of Windows Vista.  —  We previously read that Vista could prove to be a nightmare for enthusiasts who upgrade often …
Discussion: The Tech Report and Neowin.net
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Jim Allchin / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Welcome to Our New Team Blog!  —  Welcome to the new and improved Windows Vista blog.  A few months back, I pushed our team to bring the blog from the blogging Dark Ages into something a little more modern.  The blog back then wasn't quite doing the job.  Postings were infrequent, and the site wasn't particularly helpful.
evhead:
The Birth of Obvious Corp.  —  I'm very excited to announce something that I've wanted to do forever.  —  Odeo has been acquired by a new company called Obvious Corp. Obvious Corp was started by myself, with help from long-time collaborator, Biz Stone, and other Odeo people.
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Mark Evans:   Odeo: A Sign of Things to Come?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Odeo RIP, Hello Obvious Corp
Discussion: Valleywag
Nick / Rough Type:
Larry Ellison and the business of social production  —  As open-source software programs mature and become commercial products, the work of developing them naturally shifts, to one degree or another, from the original community of unpaid volunteers to professional programmers who are employed …
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CNET News.com:
Oracle to offer Red Hat Linux support  —  update SAN FRANCISCO—Oracle will sell support to Red Hat Linux customers and offer its own free clone of the open-source operating system, posing a major competitive challenge to the leading Linux seller.  —  "As of this moment …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Web Browser Faceoff  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus.  —  The last few weeks have been packed with browser action and the two market leaders, Internet Explorer and Firefox, have launched major new versions.  So to round out our recent browser coverage …
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Michael Calore / Wired News:
A Tale of Two Web Browsers  —  In the last two years, the web has gone through a truly vibrant period of innovation.  We've seen advancements in file sharing, social networks and rich media presentation, as well as the proliferation of Ajax and full-fledged applications that run within the browser.
Discussion: digg
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
A New Campaign Tactic: Manipulating Google Data  —  If things go as planned for liberal bloggers in the next few weeks, searching Google for "Jon Kyl," the Republican senator from Arizona now running for re-election, will produce high among the returns a link to an April 13 article from The Phoenix New Times, an alternative weekly.
Team Vox:
Happy Vox Launch Day!  —  It's been a long time in the making, but the day of the official Vox launch is here.  —  Drawing Vox by Marc John … In anticipation for this event, we asked all of you guys to share what aspect you most appreciate or like about Vox.
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Jordan Running / Download Squad:   Vox goes live, open to the public
Tris Hussey / The Tucows Blog:
Annecdotes from Jason Calacanis on Weblogs Inc. and blogging  —  Jason Calacanis, love him or hate him, is a poster boy for making money from blogs.  Weblogs Inc, now owned by AOL-TimeWarner of course, is one of those storied parts of the blogosphere.  I think (I hope) there is going to be …
David Pogue / New York Times:
The Cellphone Costs $1,275.  In Love Yet?  —  Want to have some real fun the next time you're in a room with geeks and gadget freaks?  Here are two words that when uttered aloud will not only get their attention, but set off hyperventilation, pupil dilation and drooling: " Apple phone."
Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Internal Company Goals  —  A company paper* Google published internally earlier this year and which I got hold of outlined some of Google's big goals and directions for 2006.  The list included several items, for example:  — Google wants to have an improved infrastructure to make their engineers more productive.
Discussion: Googling Google and Download Squad
Roy Furchgott / New York Times:
Phones for That Other System  —  MAKING phone calls using voice-over-Internet protocol seems not only inexpensive, but so very modern.  Known by the zippy acronym VoIP (rhymes with practically nothing), it lets you make voice calls over the Internet to anywhere in the world for pennies; no old-fashioned phone company required.
Valleywag:
Did Dell Hire JibJab to Handle Advertising?  —  Dell's Michael Dell, EMC's Joe Tucci, Oracle's Larry Ellison, AMD's Hector Ruiz and Intel's Paul Otellini, drunk on power and hubris made the most upsetting corporate ad I seen to date.  Even the poor Linux penguin is debased in this flick …
John Chow / John Chow dot Com:
Making Money With Domain Names  —  If you are a regular reader of this blog then you will know the name Markus Frind.  He is the owner of Plenty Of Fish, the biggest free dating site on the Internet.  Markus likes to point out the fact that he is a one-man operation and the biggest individual Google AdSense earner.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests and digg
 
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
How To Get Around Xbox 360's Country Lock
Discussion: CrunchGear and InsideMicrosoft
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TIOTI To Combine Legitimate TV, Bittorent Feeds
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Talking About Disclosure Round Table Recap
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget HD:
How-To: Upgrade your Series3 drive
Discussion: PVR Wire and Zatz Not Funny
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Why So Little Attention to Botnets?
Discussion: digg
Ben / Ben Metcalfe Blog:
Google can go shove their lexicographical 'advice' up their ass
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
T-Mobile Dash now available
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and MSDN Blogs
Josh Bancroft / TinyScreenfuls.com:
Ask me anything about Intel, and I'll blog the answer
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Ultra's Hydra: Ohio's full-featured 2GB MP3 player for just $60
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Transclick: Mobile Translation For Borderless Business
Discussion: 21talks
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Comparison Shoppers Get New Tools
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Spending the Day With Getty Images, the Largest Stock Photography …
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
IE Address Bar Issue
Discussion: Windows-Now.com and Bink.nu
 

 
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