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Mike / CrunchNotes:
Microsoft Live Event - My Real Time Notes  —  Well, it's started.  I'm sitting about 20 feet from Bill Gates, who's speaking now.  Next to Niall Kennedy.  Dave Winer, Steve Gillmor and Dan Farber are at the table next to me.  About 200 people total are here.
Dan Farber / ZDNet:
Gates introduces Microsoft bet on 'live software'  —  In opening the event today, Bill Gates said that every five years Microsoft looks at its strategy and makes big bets-1990 was Windows, the Web in 1995 and Web Services .Net in 2000.  The next big bet, Gates said, is delivering new type of software experience, called "live software."
Todd Bishop / Microsoft Blog:
Posting from San Francisco  —  I'm down here at San Francisco's Palace Hotel this morning, where Bill Gates and Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Ray Ozzie are expected to disclose new details of Microsoft's online services strategy.  —  The company has been unusually secretive leading up to the event …
Google chase could trip up Microsoft … Microsoft has talked about accelerating its business by offering services, but some analysts worry its race to compete with Google and others could leave Microsoft's very profitable business model in the dust.  —  Tuesday morning, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates …
Michael Gartenberg:
Window Live and Office Live - First Take  —  We spent a lot of time with Microsoft talking about this over the last few months and today, it's all been revealed.  Microsoft announced a new series of online services today, called Office Live and Windows Live.
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
Microsoft Announces The Live Era  —  Microsoft just announced its new Web-based Windows and 'software as a service' strategies.  After first announcing the Xbox 360 will be released on Nov 22 in North America, Gates talked about their new "Live" brand (thanks Mike from TechCrunch for the news - he has pictures too).
Discussion: Paul Mooney
Yardena Arar / Today @ PC World:
Live from San Francisco: Bill Gates on Next-Gen Software
Discussion: Techdirt
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Ross doesn't trust Microsoft's approach to Web  —  SocialText's founder, Ross Mayfield, nails why a bunch of my friends don't trust Microsoft and are finding what Microsoft's Web offerings quite boring (or, even worse, worthy of derision).  —  As I've been going around the world I've …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Turn on a Dime  —  Tomorrow Bill Gates (convicted monopolist) and Ray Ozzie (respect) are expected to announce the third coming of Microsoft.  Just as they turned a massive organization on a dime to embrace the Internet, they will break with the past to offer software as a service.
Discussion: Microsoft Weblog
John / Microsoft Weblog:
Is Scoble Ruby Off the Rails?
Discussion: Keep Trying and Scobleizer
Coming soon, Nightly News, free and online  —  Next week, America's No. 1 newscast will stream worldwide after it airs  —  NBC News announced Monday that "NBC Nightly News" will soon become the first and only network newscast to be offered free on the Internet in its entirety.
Staci /
Interview: Charlie Tillinghast, President, …
Stephen Shankland / CNET
SCO describes alleged IBM Unix misuse to court  —  It took more than two and a half years, but the SCO Group finally has disclosed a list of areas in which it believes IBM violated its Unix contract, allegedly by moving proprietary Unix technology into open-source Linux.
Fred / A VC:
The Looming Attention Crisis  —  Umair Haque said something (or actually quoted someone) at our Sessions event that has been rattling around my brain for the past week.  —  Umair said: … So I went to Wikipedia and looked up Herbert Simon and found out that he was a cognitive psychologist …
Danny O'Brien / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Halloween on the Hill … - The Crypt, Disney's The Haunted Mansion  —  Halloween is traditionally the time when the undead walk; preposterous monstrosities that no-one could imagine living stumble and moan through the land.  —  So guess what the entertainment industry decided to dust off …
Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
DRM Crippled CD: A bizarre tale in 4 parts  —  DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE: Ever come across something that only gets stranger and stranger the deeper you delve into it?  That was my experience when I almost purchased a new CD — a DRM crippled CD — this weekend.
Paul Holmes / Reuters:
Wikipedia may go to print, says founder  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Entries from Wikipedia, the popular free online encyclopedia written and edited by Internet users, may soon be available in print for readers in the developing world, founder Jimmy Wales said on Monday.
Wall Street Journal:
Google Will Return to Scanning Copyrighted Library Books  —  Google Inc. will resume scanning copyrighted library books into its search engine after a self-imposed hiatus, despite the efforts of some publishers and authors to block it from doing so without the copyright holders' permission.
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