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8:55 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.
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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 …
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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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
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.
Google:
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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Gmail gets wings, goes mobile  —  Gmail, Google's popular email service is going primetime, by going mobile.  The Mountain View, Calif.-based search engine has just released a new Java based Gmail application that runs on most modern phones and mainstream handsets including Motorola RAZR.
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Google Updates Mobile Services: New Downloadable Application Speeds Up Gmail  —  Google has just announced an upgrade to their suite of mobile services, and for the first time Gmail will have an on-device helper application that dramatically improves the user experience.
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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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.
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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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 …
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
Darren Waters / BBC:
Microsoft considers China policy  —  Technology editor, BBC News website, Athens  —  A senior executive for Microsoft has said the firm could pull out of non-democratic countries such as China.  —  Fred Tipson, senior policy counsel for the computer giant, said concerns …
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 …
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: Read/WriteWeb, Tech_Space and Slashdot
 
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
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Carlo / Techdirt:
Disney Following The Content-Based MVNO Model: Hype, Slash Prices, Fail
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Thomas Crampton / International Herald Tribune:
Coming to (free) mobile phones for youths: Ads
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Firefox Kid Blake Ross to launch Parakey — this could be big
Wil Harris / bit-tech.net:
Multi-core in the Source Engine
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Ian Austen / New York Times:
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Yahoo Dishes Out New Food Site
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