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8:50 PM ET, July 26, 2007

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to Acquire AdECN, Inc.  —  Deal furthers Microsoft commitment to provide advertisers and publishers with a comprehensive search and display advertising platform.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it has agreed to acquire AdECN, Inc., an advertising exchange platform company based …
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft buying AdECN online ad exchange (Updated)  —  Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division, just told financial analysts here in Redmond that the company is acquiring AdECN, an online ad exchange.  There's no official word yet.  Here's what he said:
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft FAM: Kevin Johnson On Online Advertising; Buying AdECN Ad Exchange
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: Expect Windows installed base to hit 1 billion by mid-2008  —  The Windows installed base will hit the 1 billion mark by the end of Microsoft's fiscal 2008 (which ends on June 30), according to Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO.  —  "There will be more PCs running Windows than automobiles …
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Ballmer: We are 'hell-bent' on succeeding in ads  —  Hefty investments in online services and consumer electronics will let Microsoft maintain its historically rapid growth rate, CEO Steve Ballmer told financial analysts on Thursday.  —  The largest software company is hosting its Financial Analysts …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and WebProNews
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Another new Window Live buzzword is born  —  There's a new Windows Live buzzword in town: Windows Live Cloud Infrastructure.  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer mentioned publicly the elusive Windows Live Cloud Infrastructure during his remarks at Microsoft's Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM) on July 26 in Redmond.
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft FAM: The Search for Growth
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:   Microsoft CEO defends move beyond desktop
Mitchell / mitchell's blog:
Email Call to Action  —  Do you think email is important part of Internet life?  Are you interested in seeing something interesting and exciting happen in the mail space?  Believe that Thunderbird provides a much-needed option for open source email alternatives and want to see it get more attention on its own?
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:   Mozilla to push Thunderbird out of the nest
Open Source at Microsoft:
RSS: Get the latest on Open Source at Microsoft  —  By embracing diverse application development approaches and partner business models, Microsoft participates in a world of choice in which individuals and organizations can pursue their goals based on what uniquely inspires them, including open source.
Discussion: The Register
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Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft to Submit Licenses for OSI Approval
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Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Microsoft decides 'open' is better than 'shared': What this says about OSI
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Jonrosenberg / Port 25:
Intelligent Design, the OSI and Microsoft
Discussion: Matusow's Blog and Just code
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to get early Silverlight, Web tools out the door  —  Microsoft is readying releases of its Web development tools as it looks to replace Adobe's Flash platform with Microsoft's own Web browser plug-in Silverlight.  —  Later this week, Microsoft is set to release a string of a tools …
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Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Beta 2 Released  —  I'm very pleased to announce that the Beta 2 release of VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Beta2 is now available for download.  You can download the Visual Studio 2008 product here.  You can alternatively download the smaller VS 2008 Express Editions here.
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Microsoft Cuts Price of HD DVD Player, Offers Free Movies  —  Microsoft is cutting the price of its HD DVD player add-on to Xbox 360 and will give away five free movies with player purchases.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Microsoft Corp. is cutting the price of an HD DVD (high definition DVD) …
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:   Blu-ray v. HD DVD: Where do we stand?
John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Me and My Mac  —  That's right.  I'm using a Mac, and, surprise, I like it.  Deal.  —  Not too long ago, while beginning work on some projects for a company, I was asked whether I wanted a PC or a Mac—laptop or desktop—to use while in the office.  Since the place was essentially a Macintosh shop …
Reuters:
EU issues antitrust charge sheet against Intel  —  The European Commission issued formal charges against Intel on Thursday for allegedly using illegal tactics against smaller rival Advanced Micro Devices, a European Commission spokesman said.  —  The commission, the European Union's top antitrust regulator …
Discussion: Engadget
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Austin Modine / The Register:
EU files anti-trust charges against Intel
Discussion: TechSpot News
Matt Freestone / Windows Connected:
Why all the secrecy about Vista SP1?  —  One thing I have always loved about the computer industry is that if you're the big kid on the block, you're always wrong.  No matter what you do, you're wrong.  No matter how you approach things you're wrong.  And, most specifically …
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Video Podcasting Nearly Killed The Tech Blog Star  —  Anyone can read between the lines of my many Revision3 posts and tell I'm a big fan of the network.  I've also been a fan of Om Malik's tech writing.  That's why I've been struggling since yesterday trying to decide whether or not to post a review of the new Om Malik show.
Discussion: GigaOM
Karl / Press Esc:
US Senators call for universal Internet filtering  —  Submitted by Adam Thomas on Wed, 2007-07-25 20:47.  - Americas - Tech - United States - News  —  US senators today made a bipartisan call for the universal implementation of filtering and monitoring technologies on the Internet in order …
 
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Google juices Turing Award
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