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7:00 PM ET, November 8, 2006

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Microsoft:
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.
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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.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft: Vista is ready to roll  —  update After five years and many twists and turns, Microsoft on Wednesday said that development of Windows Vista is complete.  —  Windows chief Jim Allchin said Microsoft signed off on the code less than an hour ago.  "It's rock solid and we're ready to ship.
Rory / Channel 9:
Jim Allchin: It's time - Windows Vista RTM  —  Charles Torre had the pleasure of speaking with Jim Allchin recently about Windows Vista going RTM.I don't think there's much else to say about it - just watch the video
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Riya's Like.com 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 …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Riya reborn is really cool way to search
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 HipMojo.com
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Apple:
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 …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple's MacBook goes Core 2 Duo, too
Discussion: Gizmodo, jkOnTheRun and The Tech Report
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
'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.
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:   More from the Web 2.0 Summit  —  Yesterday's Web 2. Summit included …
Reuters:
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 …
RADAR:
APPLE DITCHES 'MAC GUY' IN NEW ADS  —  Apple's "I'm a Mac" campaign is almost perfect: It's funny, memorable, and efficiently lays out the advantages of Macs over PCs.  Its only defect: Virtually everyone who watches it comes away liking the "PC guy" while wanting to push the "Mac guy" under a bus.
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
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Rumsfeld resignation summarized in Mac OSX screenshot  —  Created by BoingBoing reader Brian Topping.  Previously: Rumsfeld to resign.  Who is Bob Gates?  Link, and more.
Jess Smee / Guardian:
Second Life gets its first tabloid  —  A 'postcard' from the Second Life cyber-community.  —  The weird and wonderful parallel cyber-community that is Second Life is to get its first tabloid.  Axel Springer, the publisher of Germany's top-selling Bild newspaper, is poised to launch …
 
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Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Justice FTW: Eriksson pleads guilty, gets three years and a one-way plane ticket
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New Sirius InV Plug-and-Play Receiver
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NEC and Takara unveil Duke Nukem-approved notebook: the TYPE-N01
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