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1:20 AM ET, November 9, 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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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.
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.
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
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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Martin LaMonica / Webware.com:
OLD MEDIA ADJUSTS TO MATURING WEB
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:   More from the Web 2.0 Summit  —  Yesterday's Web 2. Summit included …
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.
Andrew / zBiz.TV:
How do I get my company profiled on TechCrunch?  Mike Arrington chats with Guy Kawasaki  —  Click To Play  —  How do I get Mike Arrington to profile my company on TechCrunch?  How do I get his attention in the first place?  —  The answers to these questions and more were explored …
Discussion: Scobleizer
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Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
How to Get in TechCrunch  —  Here's a video of my interview …
Discussion: MYBLOG by Ouriel
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 …
Scott Kessler / Business Week:
Old Media and New Media: Friends, Not Foes  —  Search and advertising services from Google and Yahoo! are helping traditional media companies extend their content online and generate revenue  —  If content is king, then its queen is making money.  This marriage of substance and sales …
Discussion: PaidContent
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
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 …
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.
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 …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Bezos banks on Amazon's utility services  —  Chief Amazon Jeff Bezos was first on stage on the second day the Web 2.0 Summit.  Bezos pitched Amazon's compute and storage services, EC2 and S3, in the cloud, which grew out of what it took to run Amazon's shopping business.
Hitwise US:
Social Networking Sites Recover from September Decline, Facebook visits up 16%  —  Today we released the Hitwise US Consumer Generated Media Report, which examines trends in social networking, photo hosting and sharing, and online video.  According to the report, the market share of visits …
 
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Nick / Rough Type:
Welcome back to frugal computing
Discussion: Glass House
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Social Networking by the Numbers
Muhammad Saleem / The Mu Life:
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Josh Bancroft / TinyScreenfuls.com:
Intel's "SuiteTwo" Web 2.0 play - the Good, Bad, and Ugly
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
AOL, MSFT, GOOG: What Are They Doing in the Sandbox?
broadbandreports.com:
A Democratic House's Impact on Telecom
Discussion: Techdirt and dailywireless.org
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
AOL Acquires Financial News & Info Search Technology Firm Relegence …
James Bannan / APC:
Every Vista PC to get a domain name
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
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Mike / Techdirt:
When You Quote The Inventor Of The Web Out Of Context, He Fights Back On The Web
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Official Wal-Mart launch details
Discussion: Go Nintendo and digg
Jess Smee / Guardian:
Second Life gets its first tabloid
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen at Web 2.0 Summit
Discussion: JD on EP
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Justice FTW: Eriksson pleads guilty, gets three years and a one-way plane ticket
Discussion: MobHappy
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast:
New Sirius InV Plug-and-Play Receiver
Phillip Torrone / MAKE Magazine:
Homemade USB cable for the new iPod shuffle
William Patry / The Patry Copyright Blog:
What the Election May Mean for Copyright