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Mike / CrunchNotes:
Microsoft Live Event - My Real Time Notes  —  UPDATE: My Windows Live full profile is up on TechCrunch.  —  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.
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."
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: Scobleizer
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.
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 Technical 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 …
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
Steve Hamm / TechBeat:   Microsoft: 1995 redux?  —  Today's San Francisco briefing …
AdamKinney /
Getting Started with Gadgets
Discussion: OpsanBlog and Jeff Sandquist
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
Microsoft Announces The Live Era
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:   WHAT "LIVE" IS NOT  —  This afternoon, Microsoft announced …
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 …
Discussion: IP Democracy and
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
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.
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.
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, …
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 …
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.
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: JD on MX

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