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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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Windows Live - More than an AJAX Desktop  —  I blogged my raw, unedited notes from the Microsoft press meeting today real time on CrunchNotes.  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.
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.
Microsoft Previews New Windows Live and Office Live Services  —  Company outlines software-based services strategy.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Nov. 1, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. today previewed two new Internet-based software services — Windows Live™ and Microsoft® Office Live …
Discussion: Paul Mooney and OpsanBlog
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
WHAT "LIVE" IS  —  Microsoft rightly launched the Office and Windows Live services with stuff that is available, at least as betas, today.  I should say that availability applies to Windows Live.  The Office Live services won't enter beta until 2006.  It seems pretty clear …
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.
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."
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
WHAT "LIVE" IS NOT  —  This afternoon, Microsoft announced two new services brands, Office Live and Windows Live.  Together, they represent a major repositioning of MSN, as I predicted in the September JupiterResearch report, "Microsoft's 2006 Product Strategy: What It Means for Partners and Competitors."
Discussion: and BetaNews
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.
AdamKinney /
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Ina Fried / CNET
Gates: We're entering 'live era' of software
Discussion: TechBeat and Download Squad
Mary Jo Foley /
Microsoft 'Live': 'Hailstorm' Take 2
Discussion: JD on MX
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 …
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
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.
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
SXSW TECH BOOK TOUR: INTERACT WITH AUTHORS  —  "Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution"  —  Book People  —  600 North Lamar, Austin  —  The SXSW Interactive Festival is proud to team with Book People for the SXSW Tech Book Tour: InterAct with Authors.
Discussion: blogher and Worker Bees Blog
Wendy Davis / MediaPost Publications:
Consumer Spending For Web Content Nears $1 Billion  —  LED BY A SURGE IN entertainment spending, U.S. consumers shelled out $987 million for online content during the first half of this year, marking a 16 percent increase from the first half of 2004, according to a report issued Monday by the Online Publishers Association.

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