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9:10 AM ET, March 22, 2006

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microsoft.com:
Microsoft Updates Windows Vista Road Map  —  Business availability for Windows Vista in November 2006, consumer availability in January 2007.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — March 21, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today confirmed that Windows Vista™, the next generation of the Windows® client operating system …
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Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Vista 2007.  Fire the leadership now!  —  2007. It certainly sounded like Microsoft leadership committed to us, our customers, our partners, and our shareholders that Vista would be out in 2006.  —  Slip!  —  We should have asked for more details around the "or else" part of that commitment.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Vista debut hits a delay  —  update Microsoft on Tuesday announced a delay of Windows Vista that will mean PCs with the new operating system won't go on sale until January.  —  The software maker said it will still wrap up development of the operating system this year and make it available to volume licensing customers in November.
New York Times:
Microsoft to Delay Next Version of Windows  —  Microsoft's long effort to deliver the next version of its Windows operating system suffered another setback yesterday when the company said that the system would not be ready for consumer personal computers for the holiday sales season.
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
UNDERSTANDING WINDOWS VISTA'S DELAY (YES, ANOTHER)  —  It's true.  This afternoon, Microsoft delayed Windows Vista.  I won't play semantics.  Microsoft can technically argue that the operating system will ship in 2006, because it will be ready for some businesses (assuming there are no more delays).
BBC:
Microsoft delays launch of Vista  —  Microsoft plans to delay the consumer launch of its much-anticipated Windows Vista operating system to January 2007.  —  It had originally aimed to launch Vista - the first major update since Windows XP was introduced five years ago - in the second half of 2006.
Discussion: Ken McGuire Blog
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Windows Vista delayed into January 2007  —  Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system has been beset with another delay.  After clearly pinpointing the holiday season of 2006 for launch, the company has now revised their primary launch period to 2007.  —  Jim Allchin, co-president …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
UPDATE 3-Microsoft delays consumer launch of Windows Vista  —  SEATTLE, March 21 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Tuesday it plans to delay the consumer launch of its much-anticipated Windows Vista until after this year's holiday shopping season, sending its shares down nearly 3 percent.
Discussion: Techdirt
Reuters:
Microsoft to delay launch of Windows Vista
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Windows Vista delayed
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Consumer Windows Vista Delayed
Discussion: Bink.nu and Paul Kedrosky's …
Timothy B. Lee / cato.org:
Circumventing Competition: The Perverse Consequences of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act  —  Timothy B. Lee is a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute in St. Louis.  He holds a degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota and is the science and technology editor …
Discussion: Boing Boing
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Tim Lee / The Technology Liberation Front:   The DMCA, IBM Clones, and Intra-platform competition
Reuters:
Apple says proposed French law smacks of piracy  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. said on Tuesday a proposed French law that would force Apple to make sure that songs bought on its iTunes music store can work on any portable player would result in "state-sponsored piracy."
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danah.org:
Friendster lost steam.  Is MySpace just a fad?  —  [Note: this is an essay that would've been a blog post but it got too long.]  —  A lot of folks have asked me "What went wrong with Friendster?  Why is MySpace any different?"  I guess i never directly answered that question, even though i've addressed the causes in other talks.
Discussion: apophenia, Larry Borsato and It's Rishi
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
Your Guide to Personalized News Sites  —  The great thing about getting your news online is that you are the person in control of your experience.  You can visit the news sites and blogs that you like, and follow a trail of hyperlinks to learn about events happening around the world.
Discussion: Geeking with Greg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Microsoft IPTV - Now For The Big Push  —  Update: Yup, my little birdies were spot on with the DT-Microsoft information.  The very same cities where Alcatel is selling gear, Microsoft is doing IPTV.  Press Release is here!  —  With TelecomNEXT, the newest telecom trade show going great guns in Las Vegas …
Melissa J. Perenson / PC World:
No Copying From First High-Def Players  —  The first HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc players will ship soon—without any support for consumer copying.  —  Imagine Olympic skaters lined up at the starting line, but the ice ahead of them isn't ready for the race—not a pretty sight.
Discussion: HDBlog.net and Engadget
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to offer cheap Xbox 360 game development kit?  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—Since last spring when the Xbox 360 was first announced, one of the biggest concerns was that it would be too expensive for most game developers to create games for the next-generation console.
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Winer on wikis: Just add OPML  —  According Dave Winer, wikis could use a bit of OPML (Outline Processing Markup Language).  Now that I've had my hand at running a public facing wiki for three months (see the Web site for Mashup Camp) to which many other people have contributed …
Discussion: Scripting News and EirePreneur
ansa.it:
ROBOT GUIDE FOR MUSEUM VISITORS  —  Cicerobot to steer tourists round Agrigento museum  —  (ANSA) - Palermo, March 21 - A flaming-red robot will soon be guiding tourists round a Sicilian archaeological collection .  —  The 1.5-metre-high robot, named Cicerobot by his creators …
 
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Reuters:
Nokia sees end for makers of MP3 players, video cams
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