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10:25 AM ET, February 29, 2008

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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft chops Vista retail prices  —  In what may be an unprecedented decision, Microsoft said Thursday that it plans to lower the retail prices for several flavors of Windows Vista.  —  For those in the U.S., Microsoft is cutting prices only on the higher-end versions of Vista …
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Microsoft Reduces Price on Several Retail Stand-Alone Versions of Windows Vista  —  Q&A: Brad Brooks, corporate vice president for Windows Consumer Product Marketing at Microsoft, discusses changes to pricing of Windows Vista retail stand-alone editions.  —  Since its release …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Vista price slash
Discussion: Channel 9
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Don't get too excited about those Vista price cuts
Discussion: Gawker
Reuters:
Microsoft cuts Vista prices to urge upgrades
Discussion: Engadget
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Steve Chen: YouTube to Add Live Video  —  YouTube will support live video before the end of this year, co-founder Steve Chen told Pop17 videoblogger Sarah Meyers.  Check out the clip:  —  The background party music is thumping, so here's a transcript:  —  Meyers: “When are you guys gonna do live video on YouTube?”
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Live Video On YouTube This Year  —  First rumored in January, YouTube is definitely doing live video, and it's happening this year.  —  Sarah Meyers got the scoop (video above), transcript as follows care of NewTeeVee: … Now for the guessing game: which live video startup …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Portfolio.com
Vladimir Vukievi:
Finding the OS X Turbo Button  —  Some of you may have noticed that the Firefox 3 nightly builds have felt a lot snappier since a few weeks ago.  There's an interesting story in that, one that I finally have time to write up.  We've had a number of bugs on the Mac where people were complaining …
Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
Will New Blu-ray Drives Suck Your Laptop Battery Dry?  —  Watching a Blu-ray movie in all its high-definition glory on your laptop may finally become an affordable prospect this year.  Just don't wander too far from a power outlet.  —  With the Sony-backed HD format emerging victorious …
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage and Slashdot
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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Stop! Why It Still Isn't Safe to Buy Blu-ray
Discussion: Crave and Hacking NetFlix
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Final goodbye for early web icon  —  A web browser that gave many people their first experience of the web is about to disappear.  —  Netscape Navigator, now owned by AOL, will no longer be supported after 1 March 2008, the company has said.  —  In the mid-1990s, as the commercial web began to take off …
Discussion: p2pnet and PalmAddicts
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
“Googirl” article vanishes from Web  —  115,000 copies of San Francisco magazine, on newsstands throughout the city, name Marissa Mayer as Google's “Googirl.”  But on the Web, the article has gone missing.  Could the editors have belatedly Googled “googirl”?
Discussion: PDA, The Register and sanfranmag.com
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Survey: CIOs moderately upbeat about IT spending  —  Cisco, Dell and others have seen lumpy customer demand, but the folks that are producing those volatile sales patterns-CIOs-are moderately optimistic and expect solid technology spending in 2008, according to a survey by UBS.  —  In its survey, UBS noted that:
Jessica Dolcourt / Webware.com:
The many flavors of Twitter  —  Pedestrians repeatedly thumbing their cell phones could be playing the latest mobile game, but it's just as likely they're microblogging addicts updating their Twitter accounts.  Twitter's short-form service makes it ideal for two-sentence contributions from mobile phones …
Discussion: broadstuff
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
News: iPhone/iPod SDK: Apple to approve, distribute apps, limit add-ons  —  iPhone/iPod SDK: Apple to approve, distribute apps, limit add-ons  —  According to several sources familiar with Apple's iPhone and iPod touch software development kit (SDK) plans, the company will use a March 6 event in Cupertino …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Lifestreaming Comes to Yahoo! with MyBlogLog Overhaul  —  Yahoo! owned MyBlogLog flipped the switch tonight on a major overhaul of user profile pages and now integrates activity data from other services around the web.  —  Less than a week after a small investment in the ex-Googler founded …
Discussion: everwas and LucaFiligheddu.com
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple MacBook Pro Penryn tests: a little more speed, a lot less heat  —  Sure, more speed is great, but on OS X most bumps don't have an appreciable effect on everyday work (unless all you're doing is video encoding).  We were more interested in what Intel's Penryn processors …
Discussion: Gizmodo and PaulStamatiou.com
Marisa Guthrie / Broadcasting & Cable:
Jeff Zucker to Print Reporters: Drop Dead  —  NBC Universal CEO on MSNBC, NBC News, Fox Business Network, the Newspaper Industry and CNBC  —  The future of NBC News is not on the broadcast network, but at MSNBC and online, said Jeff Zucker, president of CEO of NBC Universal.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
 
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Artists to music labels: Where's our Napster money?
Discussion: WebProNews and Techdirt
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Book Search Adds a Social Layer
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
LiveJournal Filled With Awesomeness: Lessig, Dyson and boyd Join Board of Advisors
Discussion: LiveJournal 2008 and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's MyBlogLog Adds An Activity Stream Feature
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Guest Post: Lenovo's Web Strategist David Churbuck “Corporate …
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
SCi to cut 25 per cent of jobs, cancels 14 projects
Discussion: Joystiq and GoNintendo
John Leyden / The Register:
Gooner fan site nobbled by malware
Discussion: TrendLabs
Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Dutch tax office deletes 730,000 tax returns
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Amazon Offering User Generated Video Hosting and Monetization
Heidi Moore / WSJ.com:
Sprint Nextel: Officially a ‘Deal From Hell’
Simon Carless / GameSetWatch:
Interview: The Next Big Puzzle Game Wave? iPhone + Accelerometer!
Discussion: Kotaku and Boing Boing Gadgets
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Google Sites the Next Sharepoint? …
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