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4:16 AM ET, January 30, 2007


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Beth Snyder Bulik / AdAge:
Microsoft Pumps $500 Million Into Vista Marketing Campaign  —  Seeks Global 'Wow' Reaction to New OS Features  —  YORK, Pa. ( — "There won't be a PC sold anywhere in the world that doesn't have Vista within six months," said Endpoint Technology Associates analyst Roger Kay …
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 …
Anildash / Movable Type News:
Movable Type Enterprise and Microsoft Office 2007: Blogs for Business  —  Today, Microsoft is making some of their biggest announcements ever — if you're even remotely interested in technology news, you're going to hear about the launch of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007.
Josh Goldman / CrunchGear:
Six Good Reasons Not To Upgrade To Vista
Ina Fried / CNET
Vista's last mile  —  REDMOND, Wash.—Sitting behind a one-way mirror …
Discussion: MacUser and digg
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Live at the Windows Vista launch event
Discussion: Download Squad and LiveSide
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
@ Vista Launch: Ballmer: Vista Is The Center of Connected Entertainment Strategy
Discussion: MediaVidea
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Vista: Where are the killer apps?
Discussion: JD on EP and Ars Technica
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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Fox in talks to buy online ad company  —  Fox Interactive Media, after a period of relative quiet, is getting acquisitive again.  The company is said to be in talks to acquire Strategic Data Corp., a company based in Santa Monica, California, that helps online publishers optimize their online advertising yields.
Discussion: PaidContent and NewTeeVee
Dave Girard / Ars Technica:
Adobe announces pricing, availability for Lightroom  —  Well, it's official: after an initial public beta test that seems to have gone pretty smoothly, Adobe's first major RAW-oriented photography workflow app is set to hit the shelves on February 19.  The Windows and Universal Mac versions …
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Adobe sets mid-February ship date for Lightroom  —  After getting downloaded more than 1 million times as a beta, Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom is ready for prime time.  Adobe announced that version 1.0 of its photography workflow application will ship on February 19; it's available for pre-order now.
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 …
Discussion: Boing Boing, Engadget, digg and Slashdot
2010: Apple larger than Microsoft?  —  We are not talking about an Arthur C. Clark space odyssey, but could it be that Apple has a shot at outgrowing Microsoft within the next 5 years?  —  Both Microsoft and Apple have seen healthy revenue growth in the last 5 years.
Discussion: The Mac Observer and Macsimum News
Molly Graham / Official Google Blog:
New sunrise layer on Google Earth  —  Posted by Clint Stinchcomb, EVP & GM, HDTV & New Media, Discovery Networks U.S.  —  Many of us aren't lucky enough to experience one of nature's most glorious sights—the beauty of the sunrise—every day, let alone on demand.  That is, until today.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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 …
Tom Lowry / Business Week:
HD Radio Still Taking the Rap  —  High-definition broadcasting faces big rivals—iPod, satellite, broadband—for the nation's ears, but radio executives hope folks tune in this year  —  The rap against the broadcast radio business has been that it was a laggard when it came to technology.
Discussion: Orbitcast
New York Times:
Levi's Turns to Suing Its Rivals  —  United States Patent and Trademark No. 1,139,254 is not much to look at: a pentagon surrounding a childlike drawing of a seagull in flight.  —  But the design for a Levi's pocket, first used 133 years ago, has become the biggest legal battleground in American fashion.
Discussion: The Trademark Blog and digg
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.
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Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
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Tom Hume:
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LinkedIn connects with $12.8 million
Discussion: The Next Net
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
YouTube and Google: Quantifying the Synergy
Discussion: Mashable!, Reel Pop and NewTeeVee
Paul Miller / Engadget:
How to nab free T-Mobile WiFi lovin' without running Vista
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