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Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Live Software  —  I'm at a Microsoft press event in San Francisco to introduce the concept of "Live Software."  The big takeaway: Microsoft is fully engaged with thinking about what I've called "Web 2.0." They are focused on the internet as the platform, on software as a service …
Discussion: Rough Type and Scobleizer
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."
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Windows Live - More than an AJAX Desktop  —  I blogged my raw notes on CrunchNotes real time from the Windows Live announcement presentation earlier today.  One of the two major announcements was Windows Live (best viewed on IE of course).  Office Live was also announced, which I will be writing about later tonight.
Steve Hamm / TechBeat:
Microsoft: 1995 redux?  —  Today's San Francisco briefing by Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie bears an eerie resemblance to a fateful day almost exactly a decade ago: Dec. 7, 1995.  That was the day that Microsoft invited an army of analysts and reporters to Seattle to roll out its plans for mastering the World Wide Web and browsing.
Ina Fried / CNET
Gates: We're entering 'live era' of software  —  update SAN FRANCISCO—Kicking off what he called the "live era" of software, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday that the company plans to launch new Internet-based complements to its core products.  —  Gates said Microsoft is working …
Discussion: TechBeat and Download Squad
AdamKinney /
Getting Started with Gadgets
Discussion: Jeff Sandquist and OpsanBlog
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
Microsoft Announces The Live Era
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 …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Hollywood after the Anal.  Hole again  —  Hollywood has fielded a shockingly ambitious piece of "Analog Hole" legislation while everyone was out partying in costume.  Under a new proposed Analog Hole bill, it will be illegal to make anything capable of digitizing video unless it either …
Mike / Techdirt:
Hollywood One Step Closer To Demanding DRM Helmets
Discussion: Moore's Lore
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 …
Jeff Nolan / Venture Chronicles:
The Looming Attention Crisis
Discussion: Steve Shu's Blog
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:   The Economics & The Attention Crisis
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.
J. Alex Halderman / Freedom to Tinker:
CD DRM Makes Computers Less Secure  —  Yesterday, Sysinternals's Mark Russinovich posted an excellent analysis of a CD copy protection system called XCP2.  This scheme, created by British-based First4Internet, has been deployed on many Sony/BMG albums released in the last six months.
Discussion: Techdirt and Between the Lines
Garett Rogers / ZDNet:
Google: Thinking about the future of TV ads  —  The New York Times published an interesting article yesterday that gives some insight into how Google operates and what may be coming in the advertising arena.  I was particularly intrigued by the mention of television ads …
Is Windows Vista Out of Sync?  —  All the years in the making might hurt more than help the adoption of Windows Vista, Microsoft Corp.'s next client operating system.  —  The release of the software giant's new operating system will be one of Microsoft's most important product launches this decade, when it goes live next year.
Discussion: and JD on MX
Top US cable co's land Sprint Nextel deal-source  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three top U.S. cable operators on Monday reached a deal to resell wireless phone services with Sprint Nextel <S.N> to compete against telephone operators entering the video market, sources familiar with the situation said.

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