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4:15 PM ET, January 30, 2007

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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: The Shout and Slashdot
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
Microsoft:
Microsoft Launches Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 to Consumers Worldwide
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Zoho Notebook Sneak Peek  —  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: TechAddress and Scobleizer
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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J. Angelo Racoma / The Blog Herald:
Apple Compensates Bloggers For $700,000 In Legal Fees
Discussion: Cathode Tan
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
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 …
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: Engadget, VentureBeat and The Raw Feed
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Zink presenting at DEMO 2007
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Welcome to Seagate's "D.A.V.E.": wireless portable storage  —  Disclaimer: Seagate is the only sponsor of my ScobleShow, so, consider that I've been paid for telling you about Seagate stuff.  —  On Thursday, at the Demo Conference, Seagate will show off its new product: D. A. V. E., which stands for "Digital Audio Video Experience."
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Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Seagate introduces "Dave," portable wireless storage device
Discussion: Engadget and CrunchGear
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: Many-to-Many and Eric Rice
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 …
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
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?
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
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?
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 …
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.
 
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A Key Benefit of Vista
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