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5:20 PM ET, November 2, 2006

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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 …
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David Flynn / APC:
Vista gets official release dates  —  Microsoft has set November 30 as the release date for Vista (and Office 2007) to business customers and January 30, 2007 as the date for the official launch to consumers and The World At Large.  —  Five years, three months and five days after Windows XP made its debut …
Discussion: Download Squad, Engadget and Scobleizer
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.
Discussion: The Tech Report and TechBlog
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:   Microsoft changes Vista license terms
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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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.
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.
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 …
Susan Crawford blog:
Interfering with competition  —  In the middle of a very long trip some time ago, I leaned against a wall at LAX and plugged in my laptop.  A wireless signal came up — it turned out that I was near the Continental lounge and they were providing open access.
Discussion: Public Knowledge and CNNMoney.com
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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 …
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
The virtual world taxman arriveth... in Oz  —  Analysis  —  Kermitt Quirk, consult your accountant quick!  —  Online world entrepeneurs and gold farmers dodged the tax bullet only a couple weeks ago, when an American policymaker announced there'd be no taxing of income earned by activity in virtual worlds and MMOs.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Nick Miller / The Age:
Virtual world: tax man cometh
Discussion: Second Life Insider
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:
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.
Discussion: Frank Barnako and Business Filter
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.
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
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 …
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Yahoo Dishes Out New Food Site  —  Yahoo launched a new vertical content section today, in response to growing ad demand from CPG advertisers.  Yahoo Food is filled with content that addresses both everyday and special occasion food needs of users.  —  The new food section is expected …
 
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Jordan Running / Download Squad:
Zamzar: Free online file conversion
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Network World:
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Brian / Copyblogger:
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Thomas Crampton / International Herald Tribune:
Coming to (free) mobile phones for youths: Ads
Discussion: Techdirt
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Firefox Kid Blake Ross to launch Parakey — this could be big
Paul Miller / Engadget:
PlayStation 3 gameplay preview
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BBC:
Google ad revenue 'to surpass TV'
Wil Harris / bit-tech.net:
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Google thanks bug hunters
Discussion: ReveNews
Mike / Techdirt:
Forgent Settles Patent Case; Ends Up With Over $100 Million For No Innovation
Billy T / the cool hunter:
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
MobiTV Raises Even More $$$s
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