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10:40 AM ET, January 30, 2007

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Launches Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 to Consumers Worldwide  —  Flagship products available at over 39,000 retail locations and online around the world.  —  On Jan. 30 the most significant product launch in Microsoft Corp.'s history culminates in the release to consumers …
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Chris Pirillo:
Windows Vista TV Commercials
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Live at the Windows Vista launch event
Discussion: Download Squad and LiveSide
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Vista's last mile  —  REDMOND, Wash.—Sitting behind a one-way mirror …
Discussion: MacUser and digg
Steve Lohr / New York Times:   First the Wait for Microsoft Vista; Now the Marketing Barrage
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
I'm excited about Windows Vista
Discussion: Tim Sneath
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Zoho Notebook Sneak Peak  —  Zoho continues to rock along, releasing new products every few weeks (see Zoho Wiki for example) that have turned their Ajax office suite into the best on the web, bar none.  See here for all of our previous Zoho coverage.
Discussion: Zoho Blogs and digg
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Zoho Announces Notebook - "Not Just Online OneNote"
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
AlwaysOn Feed:
Watch AO Media Live!  —  Click the image to the right to launch to live Webcast.  —  Viewers can join in the discussion by asking questions and sharing comments and see them beamed up on the big screen at our event.  —  No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction between its editors …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Find and compare local businesses  —  Many people come to Google.com to navigate the web, but are you aware that you can use it to navigate the real world as well?  Over the past few months, we've been hard at work making it easier to find and compare local businesses and services right from the standard web results page.
Discussion: Small Business SEM and ben barren
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds Local Reviews In Search Results  —  The Google Blog also announced that now when you conduct searches at Google.com for local specific information, you may get local reviews and business comparisons.  For example a search on pizza 10010 returns three results, all with five stars, from pizza restaurants in NYC.
MacNN:
Apple pays $700,000 for bloggers' legal fees  —  Bloggers and online journalists have completed their final victory lap in a protracted fight against Apple.  Earlier this month, a Santa Clara County Court ordered Apple to pay the legal fees associated with the defense of subpoenas issued …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
News Corp. Shuns Fox Interactive Group in ROO Deal  —  News Corp. Shuns Fox Interactive in ROO Deal  —  The Wall Street Journal reported (behind paywall) this morning that News Corp would announce a $12 million investment in online video startup ROO.  However, unlike other investments …
Discussion: Lost Remote
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Fox in talks to buy online ad company
Discussion: NewTeeVee and PaidContent
San Francisco Chronicle:
Correct Me If I'm Wrong...: "Pilotless Drone"  —  Almost every day, The Chronicle hears from readers (and some non-readers).  Most of these comments — voicemail, email and letters — don't make it into our letters column.  But they can be unusually passionate, irate, confounding and creative.
Discussion: Lost Remote and Freakonomics Blog
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Ask a Ninja Makes $300K Plus Ad Share  —  Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, the dynamic duo behind the web's most deadly source of advice, Ask a Ninja, have struck gold with a Federated Media payday, which includes a $300,000 upfront payment along with 60 percent of ad revenue, according to our sources.
Discussion: Mediaweek and Bloggers Blog
BBC:
Mobile internet use 'increasing'  —  Mobile phone users in the UK accessed the internet via their handsets about 15.9 million times throughout December 2006, says the Mobile Data Association.  —  The association's report shows an increase of one million unique sessions over November 2006, the prior record.
tomtom.com:
Isolated number of TomTom GO 910's may be infected with a virus  —  Isolated number of TomTom GO 910's may be infected with a virus  —  It has come to our attention that a small, isolated number of TomTom GO 910's, produced in one week in the last quarter of 2006, may be infected with a virus.
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Announcing the Network2 "How to Watch Internet TV" Contest:  —  I'm announcing our first internet video contest where I'm giving away a total of US$ 40,000 and where the Grand prize is US$ 25,000.  Submit an episode of your Internet TV show or a videoblog entry dealing with "How to Watch Internet TV …
Alex Ionescu / Alex Ionescu's Blog:
Update on Driver Signing Bypass  —  I apologize for the lack of news, but after attending CUSEC, I had to spend my time on catching up the two weeks of school and work that I had missed, and exploiting Vista ended up going on the backburner, especially as I had to re-install VMWare 6.0 …
Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Seagate introduces "Dave," portable wireless storage device  —  You must have JavaScript and Flash 8 enabled to view this content.  See http://www.adobe.com/products/ flashplayer to download Flash.  —  Post to your WordPress.com blog »  —  Here, my sponsor, Seagate, releases a new product …
 
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Alec Saunders .LOG:
ADTRAN's Danny Windham to replace Mark Spencer as Digium CEO
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog and GigaOM
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
WHEN MICROSOFT (AND YAHOO) ARE SUCKING WIND, IS IT FUN TO BE GOOGLE?
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Zink presenting at DEMO 2007
Discussion: Scobleizer
Beth / Beth's Blog:
What I learned about Social Search on Yi-Tan and How It Applies …
Discussion: HighTouch
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
GOOGLE'S MOON SHOT
Discussion: Techdirt
Clay Shirky / Many-to-Many:
Second Life, Games, and Virtual Worlds
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Tribune Co. partners with video start-up for user content
Karen Freifeld / Bloomberg:
Priceline, Travelocity, Cingular Settle Adware Probe (Update6)
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Cameron Olthuis / Pronet Advertising:
Serph's Up  —  Last spring we started developing Serph …
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
How Will Microsoft Respond To Online Office Threat
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Lunching in LA: Monday at Tengu
Discussion: Beet.TV
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Whisher tackles FON — launches its own WiFi nation
Discussion: The Next Net
Matthew Aslett / businessreviewonline.com:
Will Oracle launch Unbreakable MySQL?
Robert MacMillan / Reuters:
Newspapers lose ground in Web-savvy schools: study
Tom Lowry / Business Week:
HD Radio Still Taking the Rap
Discussion: hypebot and Orbitcast
Molly Graham / Official Google Blog:
New sunrise layer on Google Earth
 

 
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