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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.
Microsoft's Live Offerings  —  Windows Live and Microsoft Office Live are designed to deliver rich and seamless experiences to individuals and small businesses.  —  On Nov. 1, 2005, Microsoft Corp. previewed for the first time two new software-based service offerings called Windows Live™ and Microsoft Office Live.
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
Microsoft's Live: Monopoly 4.0
Mary Jo Foley /
Microsoft 'Live': 'Hailstorm' Take 2
Edward W. Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
CD-DRM Rootkit: Repairing the Damage  —  SonyBMG and First4Internet are in the doghouse now, having been caught installing rootkit-like software on the computers of SonyBMG music customers, thereby exposing the customers to security risk.  The question now is whether the companies will face up to their mistake and try to remedy it.
Associated Press:
Grandpa Is Sued Over Grandson's Downloads  —  MILWAUKEE - A 67-year-old man who says he doesn't even like watching movies has been sued by the film industry for copyright infringement after a grandson of his downloaded four movies on their home computer.  —  The Motion Picture Association …
Red Herring:
Sprint, Cable Hit Prime Time  —  Carrier and operators will invest in 'grand slam' services and coordinated distribution to 75 million U.S. homes.  —  Sprint Nextel, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, and Advance/Newhouse launched a joint venture on Wednesday that will cooperate …
Discussion: Techdirt and broadband
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 …
RELATED ITEMS:   Open your world to mobile multimedia with Nokia N71
Nokia Nseries enters the digital home with Nokia N80
Discussion: Matt Croydon
SGI Securities to Cease NYSE Trading  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., (November 1, 2005)—SGI announced today that it has been advised by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that its common stock - ticker symbol SGI - and its 6.5% Senior Secured Convertible Notes due June 1, 2009 - ticker symbol SGI 09 …
Andrew Orlowski /
SGI delisted, becomes penny stock
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Massive Frontal PR is incompatible with Ship Early and Often  —  Microsoft's new (beta!) portal page,, 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.
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.
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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Bethany Halford / National Geographic:
Bees Can Solve Complex Color Puzzles, Study Finds  —  As they buzz from blossom to blossom, it might seem that bumblebees need to see only flowers, honey, and hive.  But a new study suggests that bumblebees have a surprisingly sophisticated visual system.  —  Through a series of clever experiments …
Think Partnership Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire UK-based Web Diversity LLC  —  NORTHBROOK, Ill.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Nov. 2, 2005—  Headquartered in London and poised to expand into Hong Kong, Web  —  Diversity will work with THK's Smart Interactive operations in the
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim
Barry Fox /
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:
Discussion: Smart Mobs, Engadget and
Michele / Kevin Kelly:
Poly Business Card Book  —  I present to you my low-tech solution to a common hassle: what to do with all those business cards you collect?  If I were an organized person I would purchase one of those nifty electronic card-scanners and input the card's data into my contact software.
Jlewin / Podcasting News:
Sony Announces PSP Podcasting Support  —  Sony Media Software has announced PSP Media Manager, software for the PC that lets users move content from their personal computer to their PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.  Podcasts and video podcasts can be downloaded and encoded for PSP playback.

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