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2:35 PM ET, February 10, 2007

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Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Microsoft: Vista follow-up likely in 2009  —  VP of development hints at possible features, code name for Microsoft's next client OS  —  With Vista just out the door, Microsoft is now drawing up plans to deliver its follow-up client operating system by the end of 2009 …
Duncan Riley / 901am:
Wikipeda could shut within 3-4 months: Wikimedia  —  In a rather extraordinary example of begging for money, Florence Devouard, Chairwoman of the Wikimedia foundation has told an audience at the Lift07 conference that Wikipedia has the financial resources to run its servers for another 3-4 months …
Ccoc / Colin's Corner:
The transformation of IDG  —  For over four decades we've had print blood running through the veins of the corporate body.  But over the last few years we've seen dramatic change.  Today the absolute dollar growth of our online revenues now exceeds the decline in our print revenues.
Discussion: PaidContent and Technovia
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Debunk: Microsoft files for Zune phone with FCC — probably not  —  There's some buzz going around right now about a "Zune phone" filed with the FCC — we did a little extra digging, and we're not really convinced that's what's at hand.  We know a Zune phone is in the works …
Discussion: MobileWhack, Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Parallels: "We won't virtualize OS X until Apple says so"  —  When the news came out that Parallels was actually owned by enterprise software maker SWSoft about a month ago, there was a not-so-tiny detail from Forbes article that drew a lot of interest.  That detail was that SWSoft's CEO hinted …
Discussion: All about Microsoft and MacUser
Graeme Wearden / CNET News.com:
Price of cybercrime tools shrinks  —  SAN FRANCISCO—It's becoming cheaper and easier to get hold of the tools needed to launch a cybercrime attack, according to security company RSA.  —  Jens Hinrichsen, the company's product marketing manager for fraud auction, said Thursday that RSA …
Steve Gordon / The Register:
The slow death of DRM  —  Column The DRM walls are crumbling.  Earlier this week, Steve Jobs called on the major record labels to allow online music sales unfettered by digital rights management restrictions.  —  Today, the Wall Street Journal disclosed that EMI is in negotiations …
Discussion: PaidContent and digg
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Apple Embraces Casual Gaming  —  The consumer electronics maker is rolling out games for the iPod and is in talks with EA about games for the forthcoming iPhone  —  As iconic as Apple may be in consumer electronics—from personal computing to digital music and, now, mobile phones—it hasn't exactly set the gaming world on fire.
Discussion: Macsimum News and Infinite Loop
Think Secret:
Mac OS X 10.5, iLife '07, iWork '07 as early as March  —  Development of Mac OS X 10.5 is wrapping up faster than many at Apple even anticipated, and at present, a release can be expected as early as late March, sources say.  —  Alongside the release of Version 10.5, code-named Leopard …
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Webomatica, Wired and digg
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Pimp My YouTube - Vidavee Heralds the Start of a YouTube Ecosystem  —  YouTube add-ons are great in principle, but finding something unique that YouTube won't copy in a few months is a real challenge.  One idea that could work is cloning applications like Zingfu, RockYou or Slide.com, but for video.
Discussion: Webware.com and digg
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Google: Web is OK for TV (despite what you may have read)  —  Does Google really think the Internet, as well as its own infrastructure, isn't up to the task of delivering Web TV?  That's the impression you might have been left with had you read any permutations of a Reuters story out of Amsterdam …
Zee Linden / Official Linden Blog:
State of the Virtual World - Key Metrics, January 2007  —  In December I posted a number of key metrics for the first time.  As part of our effort to drive toward complete transparency and openness, Logan Linden and I have upgraded some of our internal systems to create the Excel Workbook posted here.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian Unlimited:
More WeMedia Miami  —  11:23 Craig Newmark says the technology is just a means to a democratic end, and that the newspaper may have just been a precursor to the internet.  —  Scroll down for updates  —  08:00 Craig Craigslist Newmark is one of the big draws today, though Craig very modestly wouldn't agree with that.
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon XV6800 in the flesh
Discussion: Gizmodo and dailywireless.org
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Future of Cable TV in an Open World
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
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A Taxonomy of Social Networks?
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Your search for "How do we build a Google killer?" returned 0 results
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AP and NowPublic.com announce a collaboration
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
EMI reportedly contemplating DRM-free music
Kevin Kelly / Joystiq:
Today's Mario-est video: World of Warcraft Super Mario Theme
Discussion: You NEWB, WOW Insider and digg
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Feds defend oversight of e-voting testing
Discussion: Techdirt
Paul Miller / Engadget:
CE-Oh no he didn't!  Part XXIV - Jack Tretton wants to give you $1,200
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