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5:40 PM ET, September 12, 2007


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Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Office Ultimate 2007: Just $60! (for students)  —  Starting in 59 minutes, 35 seconds, Microsoft will begin offering Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for students for the amazing price of just sixty dollars.  This special offer for students only represents a $620 discount off the retail price of $680, a 91% savings.
Student Promotion Provides Steal of a Deal for Office Ultimate 2007  —  Q&A: Alan Yates, Microsoft general manager of Worldwide Education, highlights how Microsoft is providing college students with easier access to tools for academic success.  —  Microsoft today announced The Ultimate Steal …
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft says college students can 'steal' Office
Ryan Block / Engadget:
First free, open, GUI iPhone unlock software tested: it works!  —  HaRRo over on the iPhone Dev Team has already upped the ante — just hours after the release of the first free, open source iPhone SIM unlock software, he's already got an early beta version of the graphical one-click iPhone-based software cooking.
Martin LaMonica / CNET
Sun to ship Microsoft Windows Server on its hardware  —  Longtime rivals and occasional collaborators Sun Microsystems and Microsoft announced on Wednesday that Sun will ship 64-bit servers with Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 operating system.  —  Within 90 days, Sun will offer Windows Server 2003 …
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Gavin Clarke / The Register:   Sun turns Microsoft Windows server OEM
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Sun to sell Windows Server boxes
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Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Microsoft sneaks 1GB of memory into new laptop mouse  —  Microsoft has a handful of new laptop mice the company wants you to know about this morning.  And while Microsoft isn't usually the first brand name that springs to mind when you think of computer hardware (software's another story) …
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Microsoft Unveils First Notebook Mouse With 1 GB of Flash Memory Built …
Nick / Rough Type:
The people formerly known as informed  —  So what happens when "the people formally known as the audience," as the citizen journalism hypesters like to say, take charge of the dissemination of news?  A study released today by the Project for Excellence in Journalism provides a hint, and it's not exactly encouraging.
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
New York Times Launches Facebook App  —  The New York Times takes a step into the social networking realm today by launching a Facebook application called the New York Times News Quiz.  The simple application presents users with a daily (Monday-Friday) 5 question, multiple choice quiz …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google secures and updates name servers  —  Google already owns, but it's unlikely that will be the final name of the service.  Like Gmail is technically "Google Mail", the real name for GDrive will likely be "Google Drive".  So that got me wondering about the domain "".
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hulu Makes First Acquisition; Chinese Video Startup To Form Backbone Of New Service  —  We haven't heard much about Bejing-based startup Mojiti before this week.  They popped up in the TechCrunch Forums in January and are notable because the founder, Eric Feng, was previously at Microsoft Research Asia.
Phone cancer doubts remain  —  The long-term cancer risk of mobile phone use cannot be ruled out, experts have concluded.  —  A major six-year research programme found a "hint" of a higher cancer risk.  —  But the UK Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme (MTHRP) …
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Yahoo's Open Invitation  —  Like counterparts at Facebook, CEO Jerry Yang plans to give developers more leeway in building tools designed to keep users on its pages longer  —  Last year it was the so-called Peanut Butter Manifesto, a sharply worded internal memo from a Yahoo! (YHOO) …
Business Wire:
Idearc Media Acquires URL; Makes Strategic Investment in  —  DALLAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Idearc Media Corp., home to® and publisher of the Verizon® Yellow Pages, has acquired the URL and made a strategic investment in …
Mathew /
Google: Welcome to Privacy 2.0  —  Although Google's "Street View" visual search service isn't in Canada yet, federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart already has her hackles up about the idea.  Why?  Because the service involves taking millions of photos of street-level scenery …
2007 Online Journalism Awards - Finalists  —  Finalists for the 8th annual Online Journalism Awards, honoring excellence in digital journalism, have been announced by the Online News Association and the USC Annenberg School for Communication.  —  A total of 70 finalists ranging …
Business Wire:
Lenovo Raises Energy-Efficiency Bar with Its Smallest, Quietest Desktop PC  —  RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Lenovo reinvigorated the desktop PC space today with the ThinkCentre A61e ultra small form factor desktop.  As the company's smallest, quietest and most energy-efficient desktop yet …
The Boy Genius Report:
HTC Juno?  Yes!  —  Remember the HTC Juno?  It is most certainly going to T-Mobile USA.  While Juno is the codename, we haven't got word of the official launch name yet.  It's a Windows Mobile based device and has a "consumer friendly interface, most likely HTC's TouchFlo," says our source.
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