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11:35 PM ET, November 6, 2006

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virtualearth.spaces.live.com:
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.
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Microsoft:
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 …
CNET News.com:
Microsoft mapping goes 3D
Discussion: LiveSide and reBang weblog
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Virtual Earth - Now in 3D and With Billboards
Discussion: Monkey Bites
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Live Local In 3-D
Discussion: Clickable Culture and Screenwerk
Rory / Channel 9:
Duncan Lawler - Virtual Earth 3D: What. How. Why.
Discussion: Microsoft 10 and ActiveWin.com
Microsoft:
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).
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Office goes gold. Here come the tools
Discussion: TechBlog
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 …
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Quincy Smith President Of New Company-wide CBS Interactive …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft's Xbox Live Video: HDTV and HD movie downloads for your 360  —  This may sound a bit familiar to those paying close attention, but on November 22nd — the year anniversary for the Xbox 360 — Microsoft is announcing something fairly momentus, not for the gaming community, but for the CE industry.
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Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
Woo Hoo! TV Shows on Xbox Live!
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
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 …
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Sharon Khare / Tech2.com India:
Wikipedia Hijacked to Spread Malware
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 …
tivo.com:
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
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
TiVo raises rates, limits WPA to own WiFi adaptor
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Newspapers rush to launch new mesothelioma sections  —  Now that Google's sucked so much financial air out of print media's room, it's offering the industry a rescue breath of sorts.  This morning the search giant announced plans to sell advertising in the print editions of more than 50 daily newspapers.
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Jon Fine / Business Week:
Google's New Frontier: Print Ads
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 …
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
CNET News.com:
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, Copyfight and The Tech Report
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Jeremiah headed to Podtech!  —  This is a bittersweet post, it's also a bit awkward as I'm traveling on vacation right now through Asia.  I'm currently in Hong Kong but have some important news to share...  Deployed Social Media  —  Over the last year, I've been very thankful …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Laughing Squid
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 …
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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Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
More Vloggies Vids . . .  Everybody and I mean everybody …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Workday begins its work day
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Peter Dille, Sony Computer Entertainment's SVP of Marketing
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Granny Smith Threatened By Golden Delicious?
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