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5:30 PM ET, October 27, 2008

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Windows Azure at Professional Developers Conference  —  Company releases comprehensive Azure Services Platform for the cloud, offering unprecedented power of choice and open connections for developers.  —  Today, during a keynote speech at the Microsoft Professional …
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Nick / Rough Type:
Microsoft launches Windows Azure, its “cloud OS”  —  Having spent billions constructing a data center network over the last couple of years, Microsoft this morning launched, in limited “preview” form, Windows Azure, its platform for cloud computing.  The announcement was made by Microsoft's …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft launches Windows Azure  —  LOS ANGELES—Microsoft on Monday announced a version of Windows that runs over the Internet from inside Microsoft's own data centers.  —  Dubbed Windows Azure, it's less a replacement for the operating system that runs on one's own PC than it is an alternative …
InfoWorld:
Microsoft launches Windows Azure for the cloud
Discussion: All about Microsoft, eWeek and CircleID
Windows Live Dev:
Windows Live ID Becomes an OpenID Provider  —  Windows Live ID Commits to Support OpenID  —  Beginning today, Windows Live ID is publicly committing to support the OpenID digital identity framework with the announcement of the public availability of a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Windows Live ID OpenID Provider.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Windows Live Adds Support For OpenID, Calls It De Facto Login Standard
Discussion: The Real McCrea
Revision3 » blog:
Changes to Revision3's Programming Lineup  —  As any student of media knows, birthing new media can be a tremendously fun, engaging and rewarding endeavor, but it's also rarely a straight shot to success.  —  15 years ago we were posting magazine articles to the web; fast forward to today …
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
UPDATED: Revision3 Makes Layoffs, as Does Smashface
Discussion: GigaOM and sarah. word.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Netflix finally brings ‘Watch Instantly’ to Macs via Silverlight  —  In a move that seemed like it would never, ever, ever happen, Netflix has finally managed to bring its streaming video technology (and decent library) to Macs everywhere, thanks to Microsoft's Flash-esque also-ran, Silverlight.
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Netflix:
Netflix Begins Roll-Out of 2nd Generation Media Player for Instant Streaming on Windows PCs and Intel Macs  —  Based on Microsoft Silverlight, New Player Features Enhanced Dynamic Streaming, First-Time Use for Macs and Breakthrough Navigation for Fast-Forward and Rewind
Electronista:
iPhone could hit $99, rule smartphones  —  Apple has the room to cut the price of the iPhone to where it could take command of the smartphone market, analyst Charlie Wolf of Needham Research says today in a research note.  The financial expert estimates that the average …
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Time to Leave the Laptop Behind  —  For more mobile workers, phones increasingly give them much of what they need — with a lot less hassle  —  It's time to think about leaving your laptop at home.  —  For years, mobile workers have been ditching their desktop computers for laptops that they can take wherever they go.
David Lieberman / USA Today:
Cable operator Cox to launch cellphone service  —  NEW YORK — Cox Communications (CCI) plans to rock the wireless phone business Monday by unveiling plans to launch cellphone service in the second half of 2009 that ultimately will make the No. 3 cable operator a rival of AT&T, (T) Sprint Nextel (S) and Verizon.
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Scrambles to Patch Buffer Overrun Exploit in Android G1  —  Table of Contents:  —  Security expert Charlie Miller leverages a flaw within an SDK component of Google's open-source Android operating system.  The buffer overrun flaw lets hackers hijack the Web browser …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Goes Mainstream  —  A lot more people — and businesses — are finding new ways to tweet  —  One of the hottest technologies in Silicon Valley is also one of the simplest.  —  The online service from Web start-up Twitter Inc. prompts users to do one thing: answer the question, “What are you doing?” in 140 characters or less.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile G1 coming to Walmart at a slashed price?  —  Word on the street is that the top ten Walmarts in each market will be getting hooked up with the T-Mobile G1 on the 24th of November.  That in itself isn't really news — big boxes have really been ramping up their wireless sales as of late …
Peter Birch / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Earth for iPhone  —  Even before we introduced Google Earth back in 2005, the team had long dreamed of being able to carry the Earth around in your pocket.  Well, today that dream becomes a reality as we introduce Google Earth for iPhone and iPod touch.
CodeWeavers:
CODEWEAVERS' SOFTWARE FREE FOR DOWNLOAD THANKS TO GEORGE W. BUSH AND FALLING GAS PRICES  —  Giveaway Triggered in CodeWeaver's Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge; “We take full responsibility for global economic collapse,” says CEO  —  The catastrophic cratering of the global economy …
Esteban Kozak / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn Search: Finding that former colleague of yours just got easier  —  I'd like to announce today the launch of our new search platform, currently released to a small percentage of our LinkedIn users.  In addition, a certain percentage of the remaining users can explore the new search experience …
Adam Wright / ipsos-na.com:
Online Video Streaming Going Mainstream  —  According To Recent Findings from Ipsos MediaCT's MOTION Study, Online Video Services Are Building a Mainstream Audience as the Number of Women and Older Adults Streaming Video Online Increases … New York, NY - Over the past six months …
New York Times:
To Survive, Net Start-Ups Slow Their Metabolism  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley has always been a land of big, bold dreams.  In the first Internet boom its start-ups either grew fast or died trying, sometimes spectacularly.  The casualties of the bust, like Pets.com and Webvan, became legendary.
Josh Catone / SitePoint Blogs:
Aviary SaaS Image Editing Software Leaves Beta  —  ReadWriteWeb is reporting that Aviary, a much-hyped and long awaited suite of online image editing tools, is about to leave private beta.  Aviary was developed by the people behind the popular Photoshop contest site Worth1000 using Adobe's Flex …
Discussion: Mashable! and ReadWriteWeb
George Colony / George F. Colony:
Why this tech recession will be different  —  Quickly: For tech, this recession will be different than 2001-2003  —  Content: I'm not an economist.  But I've been present for a bunch of recessions and watched how technology markets survived.  And I spend a lot of my time talking …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Finally Truphone for Blackberry Is Ready  —  Truphone, the service that allows you to make cheap long distance phone calls using VoIP technology on a mobile phone, is now available to users of BlackBerry devices as a beta offering.  This product is called Truphone Anywhere for Blackberry.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How Not to Run a Big Music Company: A Tutorial Brought to You by a Big Music Company  —  Even people who don't know anything about the music business know what's wrong with music business: No one wants to buy music anymore.  —  Right?  —  Well, sort of.  —  While people are buying …
Discussion: The Register
 
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Ubuntu goes more mobile with 8.10 release
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Police will use new device to take fingerprints in street
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Apple to sweeten Snow Leopard with more Cocoa
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Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
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IT pays the price for your fun at work
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