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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
A quick report from the Company Meeting  —  I just got back from Microsoft's Company Meeting.  My first "real" meeting.  This is the one they hold in a local baseball stadium with 10s of thousands of employees.  The sheer scale of Microsoft is impressive.  Knowing that probably only 1 out 4 employees are even at the stadium.
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Microsoft Company Meeting 2005  —  (Updated: reposted with Post-Company Meeting immediate reactions.)  —  Pre Company Meeting  —  So I'm getting ready for the Microsoft Company Meeting, ready to get to campus early and jump on a bus and get my morning box lunch, feeling deep sympathy …
John / Microsoft Weblog:
Post Microsoft Company Meeting
Preston Gralla / O'Reilly Network:
Does Vista Really Matter?  —  Microsoft will ultimately spend many hundreds of millions of dollars developing and marketing Vista in a bet-the-farm strategy on the new operating system.  —  Unasked is the question: Does Vista really matter?  —  The real danger to Microsoft …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Red Herring:
Bronfman Fires Back at Apple  —  The duet between Apple and the music industry struck a sour note as the industry takes aim at Steve Jobs.  —  The gloves are off in the battle between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the music industry over the price of downloaded songs.
Matt Cutts:
UI fun: Remove result  —  One request we sometimes hear is for the ability to modify Google results, especially to block unwanted sites.  A few eagle-eyed people may have noticed a user-interface experiment on Google that adds the ability to remove results.  Here's what you'd see.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Testing Remove Results Feature
CHAPTER 1 - MORNING APRIL FOOLS DAY 2003 - EPISODE 3  —  Interview of Donna Langhorne by Detective Cohen (continued)  —  Q: When was the last time you saw the deceased alive?  —  A: When I left the office last night.  His office door was closed but I could hear him talking on the phone.
Have your say on the News Messageboard Office blunders caused by computer jargon  —  Office workers are baffled by computer jargon and make serious business blunders because they see 'IT speak' as a foreign language, a survey has revealed.  —  Among office workers 26% aren't sure …
Federico Biancuzzi /
RMS: The GNU GPL Is Here to Stay  —  In a recent interview, ESR shocked a lot of people when he said, "We don't need the GPL anymore."  Federico Biancuzzi recently contacted RMS, founder of the Free Software Movement and initial developer of the GNU system (the G in "GLAMP"), to talk about the past …
Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Battling Google, Microsoft Changes How It Builds Software  —  Delay in New Windows Version  —  Drove Giant to Develop  —  Simpler, Flexible Product  —  Engineers Get Trip to 'Bug Jail'  —  REDMOND, Wash. — Jim Allchin, a senior Microsoft Corp. executive, walked into Bill Gates's office …
Dan / PSP Sony PlayStation Portable:
2.0 Overflow Found and Working  —  We have received an email from someone named 'foo bar' with a file made by unknown, which allows a buffer overflow to be run via the photos menu in Sony PSP firmware v2.0.  Although it is not currently possible to run homebrew code with this exploit, the door is wide open for the future.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadgetophile
Gizmodo, The Gadget blog:
Step Right Up For Gizmodo Comments  —  One of the best things about Gizmodo is that it is self-correcting.  In those extremely rare instances when I get something wrong, say eight times per day, a smarter and often more foul-mouthed reader sends a tip to set the record straight.
Discussion: Blog Tips and
Net takes power from music's big four  —  The internet has fundamentally changed the relationship between music's so-called "big four" labels, independents and consumers, industry analysts have said.  —  Seventy per cent of the world's music market is controlled by four companies - EMI, Warner, SonyBMG and Universal.

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