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5:15 PM ET, January 31, 2007

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Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Microsoft Confirms Vista Upgrade Limitations (Updated with Workaround)  —  With a support note quietly posted to its Web site, Microsoft confirmed what enthusiasts have long feared: Users who purchase Upgrade versions of Windows Vista will not be able to perform clean installs of the operating system.
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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Workaround Discovered For "Clean Install" With Vista Upgrade DVDs  —  Microsoft internal documentation reveals workaround for Vista Upgrade DVDs with no need for a previous version of Windows  —  Just when everyone thought that all hope was lost when it comes to performing a clean install …
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
There's Some Mighty Pissed Off Flickr Members Right Now  —  Taken from the Flickr Blog announcing Yahoo's acquisition, March 2005  —  [I am CEO of Zooomr] … Update #2: The SmugMug blog is offering a 50% special discount for Flickr users that want to migrate over there.
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flickr.com:
Official Old Skool Merge Topic  —  heather says:  —  If you've any questions or feedback regarding today's announcement regarding the upcoming account merge deadline, this topic's for you.  —  < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next >  —  FlyButtafly (ncient) says:  —  Nooooooooooooooo...oooooo...oooooooo... .
BBC:
Flickr to require Yahoo usernames
Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Google loses European GMail trademark battle  —  Google has failed to win the right to register the term "Gmail" as a wide-ranging European trademark.  —  The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), the body which is responsible for European community trademarks …
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Google Blogoscoped:   Another Round of G-Mail vs Gmail
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Google can't use "Gmail" name in Europe
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Planning to Add 100 Web Sites for Entertainment  —  Yahoo said Tuesday that it planned to build individual Web sites around 100 entertainment "brands" this year that would pull together content from Yahoo's sprawling array of online properties.  —  The effort, called Brand Universe …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Has Yahoo Picked Marketing as Its Game?  —  Yahoo is cooking up new media model — one that involves creating little-to-no content.  The company is harnessing its ability to build online audiences around brands, something it trumpeted at a media lunch held Tuesday at its Sunnyvale headquarters.
Lee Rainie / Pew Internet:
Tagging  —  Just as the internet allows users to create and share their own media, it is also enabling them to organize digital material their own way, rather than relying on pre-existing formats of classifying information.  —  A December 2006 survey has found that 28% of internet users …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
New Technorati "WTF" Feature Clones Digg  —  Technorati has launched a new feature called Technorati WTF.  No, it doesn't stand for "what the..." It's short for "Where's the Fire?"  —  Basically, Where's the Fire appears to be a digg clone.  It allows users to share what's hot.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati's Mysterious Disappearing WTF Product
Discussion: Mark Evans and John Chow dot Com
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
The New Media Mogul—You  —  What do Blinkx, Magnify.net, Splashcast, Panjea, Eyejot, Vringo, and BUZ have in common?  They aim to give consumers control of their own media  —  Uploading video to the Internet is so 2006.  Now the question is what to do with those clips once they're in cyberspace.
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Microsoft Set to Take On Flash in Online Video with New Player …
Discussion: Channel 9 and All about Microsoft
Business Wire:
Michael Dell Assumes Duties as Chief Executive Officer of Dell Inc.  —  Dell Will Remain as Chairman of Board  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL - News) announced today that Michael Dell will assume the duties of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
BBC:
PC World says farewell to floppy  —  The time has come to bid farewell to one of the PC's more stalwart friends - the floppy disk.  —  Computing superstore PC World said it will no longer sell the storage devices, affectionately known as floppies, once existing stock runs out.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Taking the payola out of DEMO-ing: The TechCrunch 20 Conference (or, I'm back in the conference business baby!)  —  I've always loved DEMO-style conferences (like the one going on in Palm Desert today) where entrepreneurs show off their creations for the first time to an audience of their peers, the press, and investors.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Games That Sell While Others Languish  —  Some of the video game industry's smartest minds thought that couch potatoes wanted richer graphics and more challenging virtual worlds.  It turns out that a lot of potatoes simply wanted to get off the couch.  —  That may be the best explanation …
Discussion: Kevin Maney and Joystiq
Ritualistic:
Going Small - How the MumboJumbo Merger Will Affect Ritual  —  Last week, to the surprise of industry observers and gamers alike, MumboJumbo acquired Ritual Entertainment in order to reinforce its own army of developers and further strengthen its hold on the casual games market.
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
DEMO opening presenters.  Corpspeak on the dais  —  The session opened with a potpourri of 15 consumer, small business, enterprise, online, on-computer software and hardware, about half from large public companies.  No one hit it out of the park at least from where I sit behind home plate.
Discussion: Chip Griffin and Dawn Patrol
Om Malik / GigaOM:
MySQL prepping for an IPO  —  MySQL, the open source database vendor and a key beneficiary of the Web 2.0 boom is planning to go public, by end of the year, CEO Marten Mickos told the Computer Business Review.  —  MySQL had raised $18.5 million in series C funding in early 2006 (total $39 million) …
 
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Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
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Federal Trade Commission:
Sony BMG Settles FTC Charges
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Foster Klug / Associated Press:
Tech Firms Seek Action on Net Censorship
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Shankar Gupta / MediaPost Publications:
Google Exec Eschews Pre-Roll
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The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog:
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Oracle launches 5 new releases; touts integration, on-demand
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Earnings: NYTCO Writes Down New England Media Group; About.com Revenue …
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Alleged porn spammer settles with FTC
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Mike / Techdirt:
Patti Santangelo's Teen Son Fights Back With Every Possible Argument …
Peter Huber / Forbes:
The Inegalitarian Web  —  The new Congress is determined to enact a "net neutrality" bill.