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4:45 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: Microsoft Pri0, eWeek and CircleID
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: 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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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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
Nintendo moves right along  —  FEMALE FANS: Women try out a Wii at a computer fair in Germany in August.  Of those who play a Wii, 50% are female, a Nintendo executive says.  —  Sales of Wii and DS consoles remain strong even during the economic crisis, an executive says.
Discussion: Engadget and Joystiq
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 …
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.
 
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Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Perhaps iPods Aren't Replacing Radio
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FlickrDown: bulk photostream downloader
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Scott Kirsner / Boston Globe:
The possibilities of a ‘portable eye’
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Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register:
Ubuntu goes more mobile with 8.10 release
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Owen Bowcott / Guardian:
Police will use new device to take fingerprints in street
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple to sweeten Snow Leopard with more Cocoa
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
With Smartphones, Cher Wang Made Her Own Fortune
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Guy proposes to his girlfriend with hacked Chrono Trigger ROM
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