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8:00 PM ET, November 6, 2006


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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 …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Live Local In 3-D  —  Tomorrow Microsoft will bring dramatic 3-D mapping to the browser window.  Windows Live is set to launch photorealistic 3-D imagery for the "urban core" of 15 U.S. cities: San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Detroit, Phoenix …
Discussion: LiveSide and
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.
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
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 …
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fox Interactive Launches Desktop/Website Widget Platform  —  Fox Interactive Media will announce a new widget platform called SpringWidgets on Monday morning at the Widgets Live Conference in San Francisco.  It is a unique offering in the increasingly complicated widget space …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Fox Interactive Gets Into Widgets Game
Discussion: Mashable!
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  —  Computer users are being warned against opening unsolicited mails after hackers took advantage of the popular Wikipedia encyclopedia in their attempt to spread malicious code.  —  Wikipedia allows anyone to create and modify articles …
Darren / Digital Camera Reviews, Ratings …:
Nikon D40  —  Keep up with the Latest Digicam News and Tips in our Free Weekly Newsletter  —  Over the last few days there's been a lot of buzz about a new Nikon DSLR reportedly coming out in the coming months - the Nikon D40.  —  Causing the stir are a series of pictures of the Nikon D40 (see left and below).
Discussion: Gizmodo and VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Nikon D40 budget DSLR pics leaked
Discussion: Shop Talk and
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
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
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 …
Newspapers invest $15 million more in  —  update News aggregator on Monday announced that it has received an additional investment of $15 million from the three newspaper groups that already own a majority stake in the company.  —  After the latest funding …
Discussion: ResourceShelf and Mark Evans
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Raises $15M
Discussion: Business Logs and
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
How to run Gmail locally on a Pocket PC  —  Pocket PC users are kind of screwed when it comes to mobility software.  Although our devices are far more capable than modern phones, almost all online mobility software caters to the phone using contingent.  Consider Gmail Mobile …
Discussion: Lifehacker
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube is Time's Invention of the Year  —  Everyone has been surprised with YouTube's near-exponential growth since its launch in February 2005.  Now Time Magazine is recognizing that success, naming YouTube their "Invention of the Year".  The phenomenon that gave birth to lonelygirl15 …
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Discussion: PaidContent
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Workday begins its work day
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Peter Dille, Sony Computer Entertainment's SVP of Marketing
Jason Harris / My Dream App:
Granny Smith Threatened By Golden Delicious?
Discussion: ThinkMac Blog and digg
Target Stores Wii Allocations Revealed?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Broadlogic, Cable's Secret Weapon
Nick Selby / 451 CAOS Theory:
Red Hat: The Poland of Software Vendors (also: Shuttleworth weighs in)
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Intec offers up another Xbox 360 cooling solution: the $100 Power AC Adaptor
Discussion: CrunchGear
Muhammad Saleem / The Blog Herald:
The Digg Economy: Socialist Bookmarking
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Mashery API Management Service is Open For Business
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
TiVo Raises Rates (In Time For The Holidays)
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
State of the Computer Book Market, Q306, Part 2
Woz highlights celebration of Apple's history