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Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Massive Frontal PR is incompatible with Ship Early and Often  —  Microsoft's new (beta!) portal page, live.com, doesn't work in Firefox, and doesn't work too great in IE either.  The first thing I used it for was to search for "firefox market share."  —  Like every search engine, you get a list of search results.
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Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
Microsoft's Live: Monopoly 4.0  —  So I actually get Microsoft's new Live initiative.  It makes perfect sense for Microsoft to really go after the online application space as not only are they the standard bearer for many of the desktop apps which online apps emulate, but technically …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Microsoft Introduces Web Services, Competing With Google and Yahoo  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1 - Microsoft introduced on Tuesday two new advertising-supported Web services, Windows Live and Office Live, as a direct response to the formidable challenges posed by its major competitors, Google and Yahoo.
microsoft.com:
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 …
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
Microsoft Livens Up Web 2.0  —  Summary: My Day 1 impressions of Windows/Office Live are positive and I think Microsoft is taking up the challenge of an increasingly Web-based software world, while at the same time sticking to their desktop software knitting.
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Microsoft: I speak Web 2.0  —  If you lived in Manhattan, then you are all too familiar with the comical sight of a 40-year-old man squiring a 20 something "IT" girl.  —  The latest in footwear from Italy, a shiny new car (possibly paid for by an advance on the 401K plan) …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:   Windows Live Messenger and Mail
press.nokia.com:
Presenting the Nokia N92: TV goes Mobile  —  The world's first integrated DVB-H mobile device makes prime time any time  —  Nokia Mobility Conference 2005, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland - At the Nokia Mobility Conference, Nokia today proudly presented the Nokia N92, the first integrated DVB-H mobile device …
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press.nokia.com:   Open your world to mobile multimedia with Nokia N71
press.nokia.com:
Nokia Nseries enters the digital home with Nokia N80
Discussion: Engadget and Matt Croydon
www2.sprint.com:
Nick Sweers, (913) 794-3460  —  Comcast:  —  Time Warner Cable:  —  Cox Communications:  —  David Grabert, (404) 269-7054 (office) or (678) 592-2258 (cell)  —  Advance/Newhouse Communications:  —  Investor Contacts:  —  Sprint:  —  Comcast:  —  Time Warner Inc.:
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Marguerite Reardon / ZDNet:
Cable companies call on Sprint Nextel … A consortium of U.S. cable companies announced on Wednesday that they will form a joint venture with Sprint Nextel to offer mobile service to their customers.  —  Comcast, Time Warner, Cox Communcations and Advance/Newhouse Communications plan …
Discussion: PaidContent.org
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Marketing Yahoo Search in its Google Results  —  Yahoo Marketing Yahoo Search in its Google Results  —  Yahoo is testing a clever marketing tactic in its search results outside of the United States.  If you search for "google" on Yahoo Australia & NZ, then Yahoo will serve a …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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Matt Cutts:
Hand-coded shortcuts on Yahoo
Discussion: Stuntdubl
sec.gov:
SEC FILES EMERGENCY ACTION AGAINST ESTONIAN TRADERS TO STOP ONGOING FRAUDULENT HACKING SCHEME  —  Foreign Traders Used Computerized "Spider" Program to Fraudulently Steal Nonpublic Issuer Press Release Information from Commercial Wire Service  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission …
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Business Wire:
Business Wire Comments …
Barry Fox / newscientist.com:
Invention: Coffee beer  —  For over 30 years, Barry Fox has trawled the world's weird and wonderful patent applications each week, digging out the most exciting, intriguing and even terrifying new ideas.  His column, Invention, is available exclusively online.  —  Read previous Invention round-ups:
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businessweek.com:
Byte of the Apple  —  And Speaking of Things Michael Dell Said About Apple  —  And while I'm thinking of Michael Dell, something else he said about Apple - this much more recently - came to mind following Apple's release last week of a new round of PowerMac G5 and PowerBook portable computers.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Sony Raids Hacker Playbook  —  New research from Mark Russinovich over at Sysinternals (the company I've blogged about before as the source a ton of excellent and free software utilities) indicates that Sony BMG has configured some of its music CDs to install antipiracy software …
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Rubel Rocking at Blogging Enterprise  —  Steve Rubel is delivering the keynote here at The Blogging Enterprise in Austin.  He's rocking.  He spotlights the impact of blogging on PR and the traditional media.  He held a moment of silence im memory of the old media, then swung into the key aspects …
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Rich Karlgaard / Digital Rules:
Broadway Joe Was A Blogger  —  In 1965, immediately after the Alabama football team lost a squeaker in the Orange Bowl, the cocky owner of the professional New York Jets signed the cockier yet 'Bama quarterback, Joe Namath to a contract.  Do you remember the terms?  It was shocking —

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