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Matt Haughey / PVRblog:
TiVo 7.2 OS adds content protection, blocks transfers, and auto-deletes some shows  —  We got a bit of a disturbing report over the weekend from a reader: … Unfortunately, he didn't have any photos of what he saw, so I started looking around for similar reports.  It didn't sound like an isolated or accidental incident.
Discussion: Techdirt, TechBlog and eHomeUpgrade
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:   TiVo won't save certain shows or allow moving them
Google Blog:
Judge clears way for Dr. Lee  —  A Washington state judge ruled today that Dr. Kai-Fu Lee can immediately begin working for Google.  (There's a profile of Dr. Lee in today's San Francisco Chronicle.)  We're thrilled, and he's excited to get right to work on several big things, including recruiting …
Gene Johnson / Associated Press:   Judge rules former Microsoft executive Lee can recruit for Google
The Logic Behind Ebay's Acquisition of Skype  —  The first salvo was from Yahoo when it acquired Dialpad.  The counter punch then came from Google with its release of Google Talk.  Now comes the big haymaker with Ebay's acquisition of Skype.  Many observers can easily comprehend the logic …
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse:
John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Microsoft Should Confuse the Market More  —  Back in January there were numerous news stories about how Microsoft Longhorn might be sold in as many as seven variations.  The story died down, and I figured that the company wouldn't be so nutty as to confuse the market with so many variations on a theme.
Gates on Google  —  Would you buy Windows Vista?  —  For Bill Gates and Microsoft, that's the big question.  This week at the software giant's Professional Developers Conference, Gates rallied the troops—software developers, Microsoft's most important audience—to build enthusiasm for Vista … Developer Center Preview  —  Today Microsoft announced Microsoft gadgets at PDC with three flavors of Gadgets for Windows Sidebar, Gadgets for and Gadgets for Windows Sideshow.  On that note we welcome you to a preview of the developer center.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Videos up on Channel 9  —  I just loaded six videos up on Channel 9.  The two that I think will be most viewed are the Office 12 UI video and the Windows Vista Explorer video.  —  Also there now are the AERO interface video, the 10 things devs need to know to build a great Windows Vista video …
Miker / This is Mobility:
Photos  —  We had a Mobile Monday focused on photos this evening.  The presentations were great, and I just wanted to get down some of the thoughts here.  Both to share and so that I don't forget them myself.  Erik from Shutterfly led off the presentations, and put up some great info …
Hilton Locke / TabBlogger:
Touching is Good (finale?)  —  Well, for those of you who have kept up with this series of posts, I've been dropping hints as to our newest announcement.  —  It is being announced at PDC05 that OEMs will be allowed to ship Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 (aka Lonestar) on their touch-enabled tablets.
Michael Coates / OpsanBlog:
PDC05 - WPF/E Session  —  Quick hits on WPF/E (Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere) Jim Allchin announced this in his keynote.  Apologies for any inaccuracies; they were running through some cool stuff very quickly:  —  The goal: to work everywhere.  Macs, FireFox, everywhere.
Michael Gartenberg:
Office 12 has new UI and cool RSS Support  —  This seems to be the month for bold moves.  Microsoft has tossed out the old Office UI and replaced the pull down menus and toolbars with a series of visual tabs.  IT certainly doesn't look like anything I've seen before.  I'm not sure I totally love the new Office "12" UI.
Tasmania powers up 12Mbps broadband  —  Internet service provider Datafast, in partnership with Aurora Energy and hardware vendor Mitsubishi Electric, today kicked off a 12Mbps broadband over power line service in Hobart, which the company claims is the world's first large-scale commercial trial.
Discussion: TechSpot
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
So, You Wanna Fund a Startup?  —  For investors determined to be first in detecting the promise of a burgeoning technology, picking through publicly traded stocks can make for a disappointing approach.  —  Sure, if you'd discerned the promise of Microsoft back in 1986 …
Discussion: The Stalwart and
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Report: Blogs And Free Content Are Hurting B-To-B Publishers  —  Newspaper companies and business trade publishers face disruption from online competitors such as Google and Yahoo.  —  The news and trade market is in for some rough weather, according to report released Monday by researchers …

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