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7:45 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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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 and The Shout
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.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:   Experts: Don't buy Vista for the security
Joe / Techdirt:
Release Of An Operating System Just Not The Big Deal It Used To Be
Discussion: Wired News
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Look, there's exactly three of you camped out here — I really …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Vista launch: The day after  —  When I was shopping for a new laptop …
Discussion: Monkey Bites
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Andy Beal Spamming MyBlogLog?  —  Hey Andy, this isn't too cool:  —  And I suspect that you know better.  You're a smart guy.  So how about setting a good example instead of making me wonder how we should treat people trying to take advantage of the system?  It's a pretty cheap stunt, ya know?
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Jeremy Zawodny Get A Damn Clue  —  Jeremy's decided that he needs to suggest to his readers that I am spamming MyBlogLog.  Yep, Jeremy believes that he is the guardian of all that Yahoo decides to buy and he should make wild claims - maybe he's just pissed because we discovered the spammy tactics Yahoo was employing.
Discussion: Shoemoney
Yahoo! Search blog:
Yahoo! Site Explorer: Authenticate your site via a META tag and more goodies  —  We spend a lot of time listening to our users, and I am happy to say we've gotten better at it.  We've been using feedback forms and message boards, and finally at the Chicago SES last December, we launched our new Site Explorer Suggestion Board.
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Jeremy Luebke / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Yahoo Delete URL Feature Disaster Waiting to Happen
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
FBI turns to broad new wiretap method  —  The FBI appears to have adopted an invasive Internet surveillance technique that collects far more data on innocent Americans than previously has been disclosed.  —  Instead of recording only what a particular suspect is doing …
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 and digg
Robert Scoble / PodTech.net:
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: Scobleizer, jkOnTheRun and CrunchGear
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Seagate unveils "D.A.V.E." drive with Bluetooth and WiFi
Discussion: The Tech Report
AppleInsider:
High-quality images of Apple's first orange iPod (shuffle)  —  Apple on Tuesday graced its affordable line of iPod shuffle digital music players with a fresh array of hues, including orange — a first for the iPod family.  —  The Cupertino-based company also broke the shuffle's gender barrier …
Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com:
Yahoo! Search Marketing More Broke Than Ever  —  When Yahoo! bought Overture they had the market default position as being THE KEYWORD TOOL.  As a company that makes most of its profits from selling keywords, how dumb is is for them to let their keyword research tool die without warning?
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Says Overture Keyword Tool Not Gone
Fred / A VC:
The Seminal Web 2.0 Service  —  I wrote the following about YouTube the other day: … I am an afficianado of web services.  I love using them, figuring out how they work, the neat stuff you can do with them.  I learn so much from using the web.  And I try to write about it as much as I can.
Discussion: Joe Duck
Valleywag:
SECOND LIFE: Put your money on World of Warcraft  —  CLAY SHIRKY — If we don't start off by lumping Second Life with World of Warcraft as virtual worlds, a question emerges: why do virtual game worlds outperform non-game worlds in their adoption?  —  I have never doubted …
Discussion: Eric Rice and Many-to-Many
kroah.com:
Free Linux Driver Development!  —  Yes, that's right, the Linux kernel community is offering all companies free Linux driver development.  No longer do you have to suffer through all of the different examples in the Linux Device Driver Kit, or pick through the thousands of example drivers …
Discussion: Jeremy's Blog, digg and Slashdot
Cameron Olthuis / Pronet Advertising:
Serph's Up  —  Last spring we started developing Serph, a tool that helps you find what other people are saying on the web right now.  For a couple of months now we have slowly been inviting a handful of people into our closed beta for testing and feedback.
 
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Jim Doyle / San Francisco Chronicle:
Sea search for missing Microsoft scientist
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Intel prepping Core 2 Extreme laptop CPUs
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Interest in Wii outpaces 360, PS3
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Holland Considers Banning DRM, Legalizing Filesharing
Discussion: Light Reading and digg
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Spanish start-up Whisher promises free Wi-Fi for all
Carlo / Techdirt:
Mix-Tape SWAT Raid Based On Non-Copyright State Copyright Law
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Business Wire:
NDS Announces Peer-to-Peer Content Sharing and Distributed-DVR …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds Local Reviews In Search Results
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
GOOGLE'S MOON SHOT
Discussion: Techdirt and The Last Podcast
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