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8:25 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
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
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
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
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 …
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 …
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
Billmonk / Notes from the BillMonk:
BillMonk is now an Obopay company!  Settle up online.  —  We are delighted to announce that BillMonk has been acquired by Obopay, Inc.  —  Obopay built the first comprehensive mobile person-to-person payments service in the US that lets you instantly send money to anyone using your mobile phone …
Financial Times:
Microsoft tackling threat from Google model  —  Microsoft's next big challenge is to address the threat posed by advertising-supported business models such as Google's, Steve Ballmer, chief executive, signalled on Monday as the software group launched Vista, its new operating system.
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?
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Spanish start-up Whisher promises free Wi-Fi for all  —  A small Spanish start-up called Whisher is thumbing its nose at U.S. broadband providers as it prepares to launch a new service that lets people share their broadband connections via Wi-Fi.  —  Whisher, based in Barcelona and backed …
 
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Nick Wilson / Performancing.com:
3 Reasons Why Snap Preview is Ruining Your Blog, and Hurting Your Readership
Discussion: digg
Greenslade:
Telegraph net ad debunked by real figures
Jim Doyle / San Francisco Chronicle:
Sea search for missing Microsoft scientist
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Interest in Wii outpaces 360, PS3
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Holland Considers Banning DRM, Legalizing Filesharing
Discussion: Light Reading and digg
kroah.com:
Free Linux Driver Development!
Discussion: Jeremy's Blog, digg and Slashdot
Kennethn / Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog:
Docs & Spreadsheets integrates with Gmail
Carlo / Techdirt:
Mix-Tape SWAT Raid Based On Non-Copyright State Copyright Law
 Earlier Items: 
Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
A Key Benefit of Vista
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?
Discussion: media landscaping
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Mobio — the useful mobile service
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Getting printers down to iPod size
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
GOOGLE'S MOON SHOT
Discussion: Techdirt and The Last Podcast
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 …