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8:50 PM ET, November 6, 2006


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Spaceland is Live!  —  The next major release of Virtual Earth is out the door and flowing to our production app server cluster.  It should be live as you read this, but if you try it out and it appears to be the previous version wait a minute or 2 and refresh your browser to load the latest.
Microsoft Adds 3-D City Models to Live Search  —  Microsoft Virtual Earth platform powers Live Search and provides a more immersive mapping experience for consumers, enterprises and developers.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced U.S. availability of Virtual Earth™ 3D …
Microsoft mapping goes 3D  —  Microsoft on Monday unveiled a new, downloadable browser application that brings the photorealism and maneuverability of gaming into its online mapping and local search service.  —  In Virtual Earth 3D, which is part of Microsoft's Live Search, users can "fly" …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Virtual Earth - Now in 3D and With Billboards
Discussion: Monkey Bites
Rory / Channel 9:
Duncan Lawler - Virtual Earth 3D: What. How. Why.
Discussion: Microsoft 10 and
2007 Microsoft Office System Is Golden  —  2007 Office system released to manufacturers; the company looks ahead to worldwide business availability.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the completion of the 2007 Microsoft® Office system code and confirmed its release to manufacturing (RTM).
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Office goes gold. Here come the tools
Discussion: TechBlog
TiVo Package Payment Plans (Includes TiVo DVR and Service): Monthly or Prepay  — Unless otherwise stated, TiVo Package Payment Plans include an 80-Hour TiVo® Series2™ DVR, included as part of the price of the package, and a subscription to the TiVo Service for one combined fee (a "TiVo Package").
Discussion: PVRblog
Darren Murph / Engadget:
TiVo raises rates, limits WPA to own WiFi adaptor
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny
Kenneth Li / Reuters Blogs:
CBS stages open call for tech entrepreneurs  —  Veteran dealmaker Quincy Smith has joined CBS Corp. as president of CBS Interactive.  Reuters caught up with the 35-year-old executive, who returns to an operations role after spending the last few years negotiating deals at media …
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Quincy Smith President Of New Company-wide CBS Interactive …
Dave Sifry / The Technorati Weblog:
State of the Blogosphere, October, 2006  —  Hey, it's that time of the year again!  We're well into the crisp days of autumn and its time for the quarterly State of the Blogosphere report.  —  The State of the Blogosphere continues to be strong.  —  The last few months have prompted …
Tom Espiner / CNET
Wikipedia used to spread malicious code  —  A Wikipedia page has been used by hackers in an attempt to spread malicious code.  —  The entry for the MSBlast worm in the German version of the popular online encyclopedia was altered to include false information about a new version of the Lovesan/MSBlast worm …
Sharon Khare / India:
Wikipedia Hijacked to Spread Malware
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Fox Interactive Gets Into Widgets Game
Discussion: Mashable!
Jon Fine / Business Week:
Google's New Frontier: Print Ads  —  With a slew of big-city newspapers on its side, Google sets out to reproduce the success of its online ad programs—offline  —  Google (GOOG) is rolling out its most ambitious print advertising initiative yet, an online marketplace that will let advertisers place bids …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Raises $15M  —  News aggregation site has attracted $15 million in a new round of funding from Gannett Co., Tribune Company, and The McClatchy Company.  The company says this is equivalent of its Series B round, though it is already majority owned by the three newspaper companies.
Discussion: Business Logs and
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
Interview with Adam Lasnik of Google  —  Spotlight on Search - Interview with Google's Adam Lasnik  —  One of the fun things about being involved with the search marketing industry is getting to meet really bright and interesting people.  Whether they are long time SEO gurus …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and digg
Rick Broida / Lifehacker:
8 killer Windows Media Center plug-ins  —  Just as extensions make Firefox better, so do plug-ins add extra goodness to the Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system (MCE).  —  For the uninitiated, MCE provides DVR and other multimedia features wrapped in an attractive 10-foot interface.
Discussion: PVR Wire and digg
NTP slaps Palm with patent infringement suit  —  NTP, the company behind the epic patent infringement lawsuit against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, is now going after Palm.  —  In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia on Monday, NTP asserted that Palm's products, services …
Discussion: Techdirt, The Tech Report and Copyfight
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Microsoft To Enter VoIP World  —  Never first, usually not second, but always a tour de force, Microsoft has signaled the market that they plan on making a huge push in 2007 in the VoIP and Video Communications sector.  —  What does this mean?  Well likely in January Microsoft will begin …
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Mashery API Management Service is Open For Business
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