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2:00 AM ET, November 3, 2006

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Microsoft:
Microsoft and Novell Announce Broad Collaboration on Windows and Linux Interoperability and Support  —  Companies also announce a patent agreement covering proprietary and open source products.  —  Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. today announced a set of broad business and technical collaboration agreements …
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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.
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.
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
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.
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.
AdAge:
YouTube to Go Mobile  —  And Other Revelations From OgilvyOne's Digital Media Summit  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — 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
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
YouTube Going Mobile... in 14 Months?
Discussion: The Gong Show and Revver blog
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
Beet.TV Alert: Revver is Nominated for Emmy Award!
Discussion: LIVEdigitally and DV Guru
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 …
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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
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Tim Berners-Lee Announces Web Science Initiative - Studying the Social Web
Discussion: BBC
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 …
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Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700  —  Intel successfully launched its eagerly-anticipated Core 2 Duo desktop processor line up in the middle of July, just a week before Chief Executive Paul Otellini started talking about the company's next move in the desktop microprocessor market.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
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Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:
Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor
Discussion: bit-tech.net
Gizmodo:
PS3 Web Browser First Look  —  Sony's been throwing a PS3 fest here in New York and along with Gawker's video guru, Richard Blakeley, gave us a first hand look at the PS3's web browser interface.  Typing URLs with the controller is somewhat clunky as you can see from the video itself …
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Clips: PS3 Movie Browser
Discussion: Gizmodo
Microsoft:
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 Neowin.net
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Firefox Kid Blake Ross to launch Parakey — this could be big  —  We first met Blake Ross at Silicon Valley's Cafe Coupa more than a year ago.  —  As a teenager, the self-taught coder had been central to the launch of the successful Firefox browser.  —  When we met, he'd just co-founded …
Stephen Speicher / Engadget:
The Clicker: Dear Microsoft, "help me help you."  —  Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology:  —  Whenever the subject of Microsoft's WMV codec comes up, I can't help but break out into my best Jerry McGuire impersonation.  "Help me help you," I beg.
Discussion: Seeking Alpha and Zatz Not Funny
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Introducing Business 2.0 Beta  —  Readers of this blog may notice something different the past week or so.  For one thing, it is no longer called B2Day.  That is because we are finally pulling back the covers on Business 2.0 Beta, our new experiment with blogging at the magazine.
Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail Offers to Open XLS in Spreadsheets  —  Caleb sent in a screenshot showing how Gmail suggests to open attached XLS (Microsoft Excel) files in Google Spreadsheets.  I'm not sure if everyone can see this feature yet.  —  I guess we can expect much more of this cross-integration to be rolled …
Discussion: Googling Google
Network World:
Spam that delivers a pink slip  —  New trick lures worried employees to visit malicious site.  —  Last week, a handful of employees at Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga., received e-mails saying they were being laid off.  The subject line read "Urgent - employment issue," …
 
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