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10:55 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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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: Gizmodo and Monkey Bites
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:   Experts: Don't buy Vista for the security
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
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Seagate unveils "D.A.V.E." drive with Bluetooth and WiFi  —  The storage junkies over at Seagate are branching out a bit.  Instead of just seeing how many terabytes they can cram into increasingly smaller hard drive platters, they're getting a little creative with this new "D.A.V.E." (Digital Audio Video Experience) device.
Discussion: The Tech Report
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Robert Scoble / PodTech.net:
Seagate introduces "Dave," portable wireless storage device
Discussion: Scobleizer, jkOnTheRun and CrunchGear
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
Discussion: Shoemoney
Martin Fackler / New York Times:
Profit Slips at Sony on Losses for PlayStation 3  —  Sony, the Japanese electronics maker, said today that its profit had slipped in the third quarter as it took large losses on its new PlayStation 3 game console.  —  But the company raised its annual profit forecast following strong sales …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Interest in Wii outpaces 360, PS3
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 …
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 …
Nick Wilson / Performancing.com:
3 Reasons Why Snap Preview is Ruining Your Blog, and Hurting Your Readership  —  Snap's preview anywhere gizmo is ruining the reading experience for millions of people.  Its intrusive, obstructive and unuseful in almost every respect and use case.  The fact that so many big blogs are using it …
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
Stuart Dredge / pocketgamer.co.uk:
EXCLUSIVE: It's all systems go for next-gen Nokia N-Gage  —  Big publishers check the platform out at top-secret workshop  —  Product:  —  Manufacturer:  —  Format:  —  Mobile, N-Gage  —  What's happening with Nokia's next-generation N-Gage platform?
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 …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Holland Considers Banning DRM, Legalizing Filesharing  —  Recently Dutch Record Companies decided to no longer use copy protection on CDs because the costs didn't outweigh the benefits.  Politicians are now looking for alternative ways to compensate the Music Industry.
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
Mike Boland / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Live From NAA: Local SearchTakes Center Stage  —  I'm at the Newspaper Association of America Marketing Convention in Las Vegas this week.  The general chatter in and around the conference grounds has a palpable air of online strategy development.  These things have also had a thematic dominance …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Kelsey Group Blogs
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 …
 
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Digium podcast of Mark Spencer's new role
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Scott Knaster / Official Google Mac Blog:
Google Notifier tips and tidbits
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Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
Rogue Second Life Server Goes Open Source
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Microsoft tackling threat from Google model
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Sea search for missing Microsoft scientist
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Chris Wetherell / Official Google Reader Blog:
Getting embedded in Google Reader.
Discussion: The Blog Herald
kroah.com:
Free Linux Driver Development!
Discussion: Jeremy's Blog, digg and Slashdot
Kennethn / Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog:
Docs & Spreadsheets integrates with Gmail
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
Brad Stone / New York Times:
A Lively Market, Legal and Not, for Software Bugs
Discussion: Slashdot and The Shout
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
 

 
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