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2:10 PM ET, January 30, 2007

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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
No one is lining up for Windows Vista in San Francisco  —  Earlier tonight I attended a Windows Vista launch event in San Francisco and was surprised to find not a single person in line to buy the software less than an hour before launch.  CompUSA stayed open late to provide hands-on demonstrations …
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
First the Wait for Microsoft Vista; Now the Marketing Barrage  —  Microsoft's power in the technology industry, some analysts insist, is waning.  It faces a host of rivals from a reinvigorated Apple on the desktop to Web-based challengers like Google, delivering services and software online.
Discussion: Valleywag and IP Democracy
Brad Stone / New York Times:
A Lively Market, Legal and Not, for Software Bugs  —  Microsoft says its new operating system, Windows Vista, is the most secure in the company's history.  Now the bounty hunters will test just how secure it is.  —  When its predecessor, Windows XP, was released five years ago …
Discussion: Slashdot
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Live at the Windows Vista launch event
Discussion: Download Squad, Mark Evans and LiveSide
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: digg
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Zoho Announces Notebook - "Not Just Online OneNote"  —  Disclosure: Zoho is a sponsor of R/WW.  —  At DEMO today Zoho, the Web Office suite company, will announce an interesting new preview product called Zoho Notebook.  I was given a run-through of the product by Raju Vegesna.
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Find and compare local businesses
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 …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Power blogging 101  —  Want to be a power blogger?
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 …
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Getting printers down to iPod size  —  Zink wants to take the printer off your desk and put it in your pocket.  The question now is whether you want it there.  —  The Waltham, Mass.-based start-up has created—with help from Polaroid—a way to print photographs or documents without ink or an ink cartridge.
Discussion: The Raw Feed and VentureBeat
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Zink presenting at DEMO 2007
Discussion: Scobleizer
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Ask a Ninja Makes $300K Plus Ad Share  —  Update: John Battelle, chairman of Federated Media, emailed to deny that any payments have been made to Ask a Ninja.  Our sources maintain that a portion of the ad revenue guaranteed by Federated Media is to be 'floated' up front to the Ask a Ninja team …
MacNN:
Apple pays $700,000 for bloggers' legal fees  —  Bloggers and online journalists have completed their final victory lap in a protracted fight against Apple.  Earlier this month, a Santa Clara County Court ordered Apple to pay the legal fees associated with the defense of subpoenas issued …
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Announcing the Network2 "How to Watch Internet TV" Contest:  —  I'm announcing our first internet video contest where I'm giving away a total of US$ 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 …
Google:
Google Mini™ Integrated Solution Now Offers Secure Search for Businesses of All Sizes  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) - Google today announced that the Google Minii now offers sophisticated search features for finding and sharing information within small businesses and departmental groups …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
How Will Microsoft Respond To Online Office Threat  —  Written by Jay Fortner and edited by Richard MacManus  —  With the consumer release today of Microsoft Office 2007, it's a good time to look at the online office space - and what, if anything, Microsoft will do to address this growing market.
Discussion: AccMan and The Last Podcast
Kim Zetter / Wired News:
I Was a Cybercrook for the FBI  —  By the time David Thomas eased his Cadillac into the parking lot of an office complex in Issaquah, Washington, he already suspected the police were on to him.  —  An empty Crown Victoria in one of the parking spaces confirmed it.
Discussion: Tech_Space
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Tribune Co. partners with video start-up for user content  —  Tribune Co., a card-carrying member of the old-media establishment, has turned to video-sharing start-up vMix to add a "user-generated" presence to its 50 newspaper sites.  —  One-year-old vMix will supply the technology …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Devicescape connects your device to WiFi hotspots  —  Devicescape releases a software today that connects any of your WiFi devices automatically to a WiFi hotspot or muni network.  —  This is significant, because more cellphones are being equipped with WiFi, as the cost of WiFI chips hit bottom rates of $2.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News and GigaOM
 
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Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
A Key Benefit of Vista
Discussion: The Apple Blog and TechSpot
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Is Microsoft's Web war lost?
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple busts out $1.99 802.11n Enabler
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
My Currency, lets "wisdom of the crowds" estimate real estate prices
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Mobio — the useful mobile service
Discussion: Screenwerk
Business Wire:
NDS Announces Peer-to-Peer Content Sharing and Distributed-DVR …
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Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
GOOGLE'S MOON SHOT
Discussion: Techdirt and The Last Podcast
Clay Shirky / Many-to-Many:
Second Life, Games, and Virtual Worlds
Karen / Official Google Blog:
SMS on orkut  —  While orkut users love having an online social network …
tomtom.com:
Isolated number of TomTom GO 910's may be infected with a virus
Cameron Olthuis / Pronet Advertising:
Serph's Up  —  Last spring we started developing Serph …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Correct Me If I'm Wrong...: "Pilotless Drone"
Discussion: Lost Remote
BBC:
Mobile internet use 'increasing'
Tom Lowry / Business Week:
HD Radio Still Taking the Rap
Discussion: hypebot and Orbitcast
 

 
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Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
Michael Wolff on HBO, CBS Streaming: TV Is Disrupting the Internet

 
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