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4:50 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.
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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 News.com:
Microsoft says college students can 'steal' Office
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
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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.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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) …
Discussion: How To Split An Atom and Gizmodo
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Microsoft unleashes 2 LifeCams and 3 Mice, we've got the hands-on to prove it
Discussion: Digital World
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 GoogleDrive.com and updates name servers  —  Google already owns GDrive.com, 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 "GoogleDrive.com".
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
Are Technology Limits In MP3s and iPods Ruining Pop Music?  —  If it seems like you are listening to music more but enjoying it less, some people in the recording industry say they know why.  They blame that iPod that you can't live without, along with all the compressed MP3 music files you've loaded on it.
Discussion: BloggingStocks and Coolfer
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   Blaming MP3s And iPods For Ruining Music
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.
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 …
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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) …
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.
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BBC:
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) …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
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 …
journalist.org:
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 …
Palm - Company:
Palm Launches Treo 500v on Windows Mobile 6 for Vodafone Customers  —  Mobile High Speed 3G/UMTS Internet Access and Multiple Forms of Communication Combined in One Compact Handset  —  Palm Europe Ltd today announced the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 500v smartphone which combines multiple forms …
Search Engine Watch:
The Local Search Landscape  —  Local search, and local online media in general, is one of the hottest topics in the industry right now.  Analysts are falling over themselves to predict just how many billions of dollars in revenue local will represent in five years.
louisgray.com:
Internal Linking On Some Tech Blogs Is Out of Control  —  It seems the more major bloggers tend to ask for the same rights, privileges and respect given traditional journalists, the more frequently I'm seeing some of them violate best practices for information sharing and news gathering.
 
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
NETSCAPE'S DIGG CLONE TO RE-LAUNCH AS PROPELLER
Discussion: paidContent.org
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FCC to cable: You must support analog TVs until 2012
Discussion: Gizmodo and Zatz Not Funny!
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Microsoft alum shows his ethanol race car
Discussion: Gizmodo
Pdp / GNUCITIZEN:
0DAY: QuickTime pwns Firefox
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
Microsoft swipes at Google Apps
Discussion: TechSpot News
Maile Ohye / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Google, duplicate content caused by URL parameters, and you
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Social networking: Should Web giants buy, build or integrate features?
Discussion: Scobleizer
 Earlier Items: 
Peter Moon / PC World:
Stallman: If you want freedom don't follow Linus Torvalds
Discussion: Boycott Novell and Slashdot
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Hacker / security expert charged with massive credit card theft
The Boy Genius Report:
HTC Juno? Yes!
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Windows Vista Crippled By WGA (Again)
Discussion: CNET News.com
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
NYT: August Ads Drop -3.2%
Discussion: paidContent.org
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Report: MMORPGs revenues to explode over next few years
Discussion: EMAC
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Coda Toolbar and the Three Pixel Conundrum
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Once Considered a YouTube Rival, MTV Does Away With IFilm.com
 

 
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