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10:35 PM ET, November 2, 2006


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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
News: Revision to Windows Vista retail licensing terms  —  I'm very pleased to let you know you this morning (or afternoon, or evening, depending on where you are when you read this) that the Windows division has revised the retail license terms for Windows Vista in a significant way.
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft backtracks on Vista transfer limits  —  REDMOND, Wash.—Reversing a licensing change announced two weeks ago, Microsoft said on Thursday that it will not limit the number of times that retail customers can transfer their Windows Vista license to a different computer.
Dana Gardner / Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect:
Microsoft and Novell: Fox marries chicken, both move into henhouse  —  The stunning news that Microsoft will partner with Novell to support SuSe Linux as an alternative deployment platform to Windows — and that they announce it on the cusp of the arrival of Windows Vista! — is one of the most intriguing events in IT in some time.
Email On-the-Go Now Even Easier — Google Launches New Mobile Application for Speedier Access to Gmail  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the release of an innovative new mobile client, Gmail for mobile devices.  This freely downloadable Java application delivers Gmail users …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Gmail gets wings, goes mobile
YouTube to Go Mobile  —  And Other Revelations From OgilvyOne's Digital Media Summit  —  NEW YORK ( — Soon, you'll be able to take your YouTube with you.  Within the next year YouTube hopes to "have something on a mobile device," said Chad Hurley, addressing advertising executives at today's OgivlyOne Digital Media Summit.
Discussion: CrunchGear and AdJab
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
Beet.TV Alert: Revver is Nominated for Emmy Award!
Discussion: LIVEdigitally and DV Guru
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
YouTube Going Mobile... in 14 Months?
Discussion: The Gong Show and Revver blog
Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Surfer Is Newest Silicon Valley Power Broker  —  Michael Arrington  —  Uses His Tech Blog  —  To Critique Start-Ups  —  MENLO PARK, California — When Ted Rheingold wanted some publicity for his Internet start-up Dogster Inc. late last year, he turned to Silicon Valley's newest power broker, Michael Arrington.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Group of University Researchers to Make Web Science a Field of Study  —  The Web has become such a force in commerce and culture that a group of leading university researchers now deems it worthy of its own field of study.  —  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University …
Discussion: Bokardo, Tech_Space and Slashdot
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Tim Berners-Lee Announces Web Science Initiative - Studying the Social Web
Discussion: BBC
Peter J. Howe / Boston Globe:
FCC rebukes Logan, says Continental can offer WiFi  —  A two-year effort by Logan International Airport officials to shut down private alternatives to the airport's $8-a-day wireless Internet service was decisively rejected yesterday by federal regulators, who blasted airport officials …
Alexander Panetta / Globe and Mail:
Videotron lobbying for Internet 'transmission tariff'  —  OTTAWA — With video and music downloads gobbling up Internet bandwidth at an ever-expanding pace, cable company Videotron is pushing for content providers like movie studios to share some of the cost to expand broadband pipelines.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Groups Ask FTC to Probe Online Ad Profiling  —  Two consumer advocacy groups asked the Federal Trade Commission yesterday to investigate online advertising practices of Internet companies, asserting that the practices violate consumer privacy.  —  In a 50-page complaint …
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Pictures, With Map and Pushpin Included  —  Geotagging allows users to plot where they have taken their pictures.  The Flickr Web site displays the data and pictures on a users' personal Web page.  —  KATHLEEN BENNETT recently bought a device that keeps track of her location with help …
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World:
Vista, Office 2007 Coming Later This Month  —  Business users will be able to get their hands on the new software on November 30.  —  After years of waiting, U.S. business customers will finally have a chance to get their hands on Windows Vista and Office 2007 when Microsoft launches …
Media Alert: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Deliver Industry Announcement Today  —  Details of the announcement will be provided during a press conference.  —  What:  —  Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer will deliver an announcement during a press conference today in San Francisco.  —  When:
Discussion: Scobleizer and
Ron Grover / Business Week:
HBO's Bold Broadband Plans  —  The premium channel may offer its wares online—a move that could rankle cable and satellite operators  —  Just about every TV network worth its satellite transponders has rushed to the Internet in recent months.  Thanks to the out-of-nowhere popularity …
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:
Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor  —  Quad-core computing arrives on the desktop  —  YOU'VE GOTTA LIKE Intel's Core 2 Duo processors.  After struggling mightily with performance and power consumption problems in the latter-day Pentiums, Intel came roaring back with the Core 2 Duo …
Discussion: and Slashdot
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Thomas Crampton / International Herald Tribune:
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Discussion: Techdirt
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Firefox Kid Blake Ross to launch Parakey — this could be big
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Darren Waters / BBC:
Microsoft considers China policy