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7:00 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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Beth Snyder Bulik / AdAge:
Microsoft Pumps $500 Million Into Vista Marketing Campaign  —  Seeks Global 'Wow' Reaction to New OS Features  —  YORK, Pa. (AdAge.com) — "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 …
Chris Pirillo:
Windows Vista TV Commercials
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Live at the Windows Vista launch event
Discussion: LiveSide and Download Squad
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Vista's last mile  —  REDMOND, Wash.—Sitting behind a one-way mirror …
Discussion: MacUser and digg
Josh Goldman / CrunchGear:
Six Good Reasons Not To Upgrade To Vista
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  —  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 …
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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Adobe sets mid-February ship date for Lightroom
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 …
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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 …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Whisher tackles FON — launches its own WiFi nation  —  Honestly, we never got FON, the company that sells a WiFi router so that you can share your WiFi with others.  —  FON claims 50,000 nodes, and that it is the "largest WiFi network in the world," so it appears to be having some traction.
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Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
More Free WiFi: Fon Gets Competition From Whisher
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: Gizmodo, Boing Boing, Engadget, digg and Slashdot
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
Matt Asay / Open Sources:
Customer referrals that Microsoft licenses can't buy: Union Bank goes with Red Hat  —  I can't point to much that I'd call "positive" to come from the Microsoft/Novell pact.  It makes no sense on a range of different levels.  But one thing positive has come from it, and I hope it's not an isolated incident:
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Matthew Aslett / businessreviewonline.com:
Will Oracle launch Unbreakable MySQL?
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Lunching in LA: Monday at Tengu  —  Part one of a five-part series where I sit down to talk about the web video scene with the people who are both making it and making it possible in Los Angeles.  —  I made two mistakes planning my trip to LA: One, I'm staying downtown …
Discussion: Beet.TV
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.
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: hypebot and Orbitcast
Robert MacMillan / Reuters:
Newspapers lose ground in Web-savvy schools: study  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - More U.S. teachers are using national and international online news sites in the classroom, leaving behind newspapers that fail to grasp the Internet's importance in trying to reach students, a study found.
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
 
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YouTube and Google: Quantifying the Synergy
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