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2:50 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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Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Few Rush Out to Buy New Windows Vista  —  Microsoft's Long-Delayed Vista Operating System Hits Retail Shelves, but Few Rush Out to Buy  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers can finally get their hands on Microsoft Corp.'s long-delayed Windows Vista, but unlike the mad midnight rushes retailers saw …
Ryan Shrout / pcper.com:
Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared … Introduction  —  Introduction  —  Chances are you might have heard of some software package that was released today; a new version of Windows or something like that.  It's only the biggest software release in the last five or so years …
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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.
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  —  Steve Rubel somehow came across a new Digg-like Technorati product called "WTF," which stands for "Where's the Fire?"  It was briefly live at technorati.com/wtf, but is no longer available.  —  From the screen shots (see below, care of Rubel) …
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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]  —  Flickr needs to reverse the asinine decisions made today to force people to merge their accounts with Yahoo and to place new limits on your contacts and tags.
Discussion: Geek News Central and digg
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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... .
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 …
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 …
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.
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
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Alleged porn spammer settles with FTC  —  An alleged marketer of online porn has agreed to pay a $465,000 penalty to settle spam charges, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday.  —  Under a proposed settlement, TJ Web Productions has also agreed to adhere to federal spam laws, the FTC said in a statement.
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