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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
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 …
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."
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, …
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: TechSpot and GROKLAW
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.
Discussion: house of warwick
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Will Wal-Mart sell $398 notebooks, desktops?  —  Wal-Mart and Hewlett-Packard will likely celebrate this Thanksgiving season by attempting to crush their competitors with low-price desktops and notebooks, according to a Web site that tracks bargains.  —  Black Friday 2005 …
Discussion: Rough Type, Gizmodo and Engadget
iTunes store counts 1 million video downloads  —  Apple Computer said on Monday that it has sold more than 1 million videos in the 19 days since it launched its video iPod and started selling TV shows, short films and a wider assortment of music videos.  —  In a statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs …
Discussion: business2blog
Greg Dyke on Broadcasting  —  Why content will be king in the great British battle for 'triple play'  —  For 20 years the phrase "content is king" has been bandied about in the television world suggesting that, in the next era of television or the one after that, the producers and owners …
Jade Boyd /
Mathematicians get a handle on centuries old shape  —  Theorem puts new twist on topology of minimal surfaces  —  It has been almost 230 years since French general and mathematician Jean Meusnier's study of soap films - the same kind used by children today to blow bubbles …

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