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5:20 PM ET, November 8, 2006


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Riya's Is First True Visual Image Search  —  Silicon Valley startup Riya, currently a photo search company focusing on facial recognition, is making a significant strategic and product shift this morning.  Riya will continue as is, but the company is leveraging the core technology …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Riya launches visual similarity shopping  —  Riya's facial search service was one of the first darlings of the Web 2.0 world.  The company garnered more than $15 million in venture capital to make facial and object search as easy as text search.  It turned out that searching …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Riya reborn is really cool way to search
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Riya Finds Business Model in Fashion
Discussion: Geeking with Greg and
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Riya tries again as
Discussion: ben barren and
Q&A: Microsoft Windows Vista Released to Manufacturing  —  As Windows Vista hits the Release to Manufacturing milestone, Microsoft looks back at what it took to build the most heavily tested, highest quality and most secure operating system in the company's history.
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista releases to manufacturing  —  Great news!  Today we're announcing the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Vista.  —  Yes, you read it right — development of Windows Vista is complete.  —  Want proof?  Watch this video and hear it from Jim Allchin himself.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google CEO denies rumor of YouTube legal reserve  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Chief Executive Eric Schmidt on Tuesday denied a widely circulated rumor that his company had set aside $500 million to settle copyright claims by media companies …
Discussion: IP Democracy and
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt: We would never trap user data  —  John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly kicked off the industry heavyweight portion of the Web 2.0 Summit with a few remarks about Web 2.0 and the theme of the event, disruption and opportunity.  —  "Web 2.0 is about harnessing the network effect …
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
@ Web 2.0: Day One Highlights: Ad 2.0; Google CEO; Skype Content
Apple Unveils New MacBook With Intel Core 2 Duo Processors  —  Apple® today unveiled its new line of MacBook™ consumer notebooks that now include Intel Core 2 Duo processors.  Just one-inch thin, the new MacBooks are up to 25 percent faster than the previous generation and feature …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple's MacBook goes Core 2 Duo, too
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and The Tech Report
Google positioning for move into U.S. radio  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Web search leader Google is hiring scores of radio sales people and is spending heavily in a bid to expand its position in the $20 billion radio industry.  —  Google spokesman Michael Mayzel said this week that the company …
Elinor Mills / CNET
'Skypecasts' coming to your blog soon  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Internet telephony provider Skype plans to offer bloggers and others the ability to hold audio chats in the next version of its Net telephone product, co-founder Niklas Zennström said Tuesday night at the Web 2.0 Summit here.
William Patry / The Patry Copyright Blog:
What the Election May Mean for Copyright  —  With the fate of the Senate still unknown, a full picture of the election remains to be drawn.  On the House side, there is no uncertainty as to the majority, but we may not know for awhile who becomes chair of the IP subcommittee.
Red Herring:
Atari Founder Likes Xbox360, Disses PS3  —  Chuck E. Cheese, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell on the latest round of the console wars, and bringing food and games together... again.  —  Even if you only have a passing familiarity with the gaming industry, you've probably heard of Nolan Bushnell.
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and digg
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Hacking the Web 2.0 Conference  —  There's an interesting little detail that's not readily apparent about the Web 2.0 Conference — I mean the Web 2.0 Summit!  I keep forgetting that it's a Summit!  —  Even though the conference is fairly exclusive — invitation only, and a high price of admission …
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mobile 2.0, Will it Ever Rival Web 2.0?  —  While everyone is swarming around the Web 2.0 conference today, yesterday's Mobile 2.0 conference was a more calm event that showed off some interesting mobile startups and examined trends like mobile-created content, access to the web via cell phones and mobile browsers.
Miker / Mike Rowehl:
Mobile 2.0 - Didn't Quite Do It
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Zephoria / apophenia:
what i mean when i say "email is dead" in reference to teens  —  When i was a child, i used to get super excited when the postman came.  Although i almost never got anything, those handful of letters from penpals were such joyous gifts.  Email was the same at first - even the pyramid schemes …
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Vista Ultimate Extras
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
SuiteTwo Launched: Enterprise 2.0 in a Box
Frank Barnako:
Election-night guide to the Net
Discussion: IP Democracy
Zune problems for MSN customers
Anne Broache / CNET
FTC: Policing online ads is 'daunting task'
'Enemies of the internet' named
Sony Ericsson to acquire UIQ Technology AB