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2:45 PM ET, January 30, 2007

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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.
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: The Shout and Slashdot
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:   Experts: Don't buy Vista for the security
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.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Zoho Announces Notebook - "Not Just Online OneNote"
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Announcing Zoho Notebook
Discussion: Scobleizer
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
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
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: VentureBeat and The Raw Feed
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Zink presenting at DEMO 2007
Discussion: Scobleizer
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: Engadget and CrunchGear
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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 $700,000 for bloggers' legal fees  —  Bloggers and online journalists have completed their final victory lap in a protracted fight against Apple.  Earlier this month, a Santa Clara County Court ordered Apple to pay the legal fees associated with the defense of subpoenas issued …
Matthew Aslett / businessreviewonline.com:
Will Oracle launch Unbreakable MySQL?  —  I had an interesting an enjoyable meeting with Marten Mickos, MySQL's chief executive officer this morning.  As usual Marten was in good spirits, and as usual he had some interesting things to talk about.  —  Here are just two things of note …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
FBI turns to broad new wiretap method  —  The FBI appears to have adopted an invasive Internet surveillance technique that collects far more data on innocent Americans than previously has been disclosed.  —  Instead of recording only what a particular suspect is doing …
Discussion: Slashdot
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Announcing the Network2 "How to Watch Internet TV" Contest:  —  I'm announcing our first internet video contest where I'm giving away a total of US$ 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
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
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Mobio — the useful mobile service  —  Mobio, a Cupertino start-up, is distinguishing itself by creating simple, useful services for the mobile phone.  —  We wrote about the company when it released its movie service — which lists movie reviews, times and maps.
Discussion: Screenwerk
 
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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 ships AirPort Extreme 802.11n router, busts out $1.99 802.11n Enabler
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Power blogging 101  —  Want to be a power blogger?
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
My Currency, lets "wisdom of the crowds" estimate real estate prices
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
GOOGLE'S MOON SHOT
Discussion: Techdirt and The Last Podcast
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Tribune Co. partners with video start-up for user content
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 …
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San Francisco Chronicle:
Correct Me If I'm Wrong...: "Pilotless Drone"
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BBC:
Mobile internet use 'increasing'
Tom Lowry / Business Week:
HD Radio Still Taking the Rap
Discussion: hypebot and Orbitcast
 

 
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Aereo May Be Dead, But Internet TV Will Live On

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