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3:40 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 …
InfoWorld:
Microsoft launches Windows Azure for the cloud
Discussion: The Register, eWeek and CircleID
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
Ray Ozzie Keynote - Live!
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
Steve Woolf / smashface blog:
EPIC FU to Leave the Revision3 Network
Discussion: The Social and TechCrunch
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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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.
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Peter Birch / Google LatLong:
Google Earth now available for iPhone
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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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Cox Unveils Wireless Plans to Keeps Telcos on the Offensive
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 …
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 …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile G1 coming to Walmart at a slashed price?
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.
APC:
WORLD FIRST review of Inspiron Mini 12: Dell's super-slim netbook! … Let's set the scene.  I'm in Shanghai attending a regional Dell event with selected media, analysts and partners.  During a break between sessions I grab a much-need coffee in the ante room.
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 …
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.
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.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple to sweeten Snow Leopard with more Cocoa  —  According to developer build notes leaked on the web, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard's new Finder and “almost all” other graphical apps will be delivered using Cocoa.  Here's why, and what benefit this additional use of Cocoa will provide to users.
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 …
Discussion: Podcasting News, Slyck and Epicenter
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Verizon's third quarter on target; iPhone dings wireless churn  —  Updated: Verizon's third quarter results were in line with Wall Street estimates courtesy of a solid performance in the telecom giant's wireless business.  But wireless churn was up as the company did take a hit due to the popularity of the iPhone.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft readies pre-beta release of ‘Windows 7 Server’  —  Microsoft is readying a beta of Windows Server 2008 R2, a k a “Windows 7 Server,” and will share some more details about the features and rollout plans for that product during the company's Professional Developers Conference kick-off keynote on October 27.
Discussion: Electronista, eWeek, Bink.nu and Gizmodo
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Microsoft About To Open Surface For Developers In Search For Killer App  —  At this week's Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft is set to make a slew of announcements about its product lines, and hopefully show a glimpse of some exciting new ones.  One of the first gems to, um …
 
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