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6:15 AM ET, November 9, 2006


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Ina Fried / CNET
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
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.
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Windows Vista RTM Screenshot Galleries
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
America's Laziest Man?  —  Last year, Barry Diller took home a pay package worth $469 million, making him the highest-paid chief executive in America.  —  His shareholders didn't do so well.  Stock in the main company he runs, IAC/Interactive, declined 7.7 percent last year.
Discussion: New Media Musings and PaidContent
Martin LaMonica /
OLD MEDIA ADJUSTS TO MATURING WEB  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Entertainment on the Web has matured to the point that professional production companies should invest in original programming for the Web, said media mogul Barry Diller at the Web 2.0 Summit.  —  Diller and New York Times Co. Chairman …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:   More from the Web 2.0 Summit  —  Yesterday's Web 2. Summit included …
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Microsoft Strikes Deal for Music  —  In a rare move, Microsoft said yesterday that it had agreed to pay a percentage of the sales of its new portable media player to the Universal Music Group.  —  Universal Music, a unit of Vivendi, will receive a royalty on the Zune player in exchange …
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 …
Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
How to Get in TechCrunch  —  Here's a video of my interview …
Discussion: Scobleizer and MYBLOG by Ouriel
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.
Tim Smalley /
G80: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX  —  DirectX 10 and Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system have been looming on the technological horizon for some time now.  Although the two aren't going to be available until next year, many hardware enthusiasts have decided to save up in readiness …
Discussion: Engadget, Slashdot and digg
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
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Social Networking by the Numbers  —  Some interesting figures from social networking company executives here at the Web 2.0 Summit.  Cyworld and MySpace are, more than ever, heads and shoulders above the competition.  —  SK Communications CEO Hyun-Oh Yoo reports Cyworld has 20 million subscribers in Korea …
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: Kotaku and digg
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.
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