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9:20 AM ET, March 25, 2006

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Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
The Allchin Tax Cut  —  Mike Arrington missed the Gillmor Gang taping today, even though he changed his travel arrangements to be there.  I forgive him, because he's understandably starry-eyed by his lunch with Bill Gates at the Mix06 conference.  But I don't forgive Robert Scoble for not inviting me, or Waggener Edstrom either.
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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Where the heck is Scoble?  —  The Vista Office blog asks "what is going on here?"  I was traveling from Las Vegas yesterday.  I was just burned out and tired.  So I took a day off from looking at my computer.  —  Whenever you see a story that says 60% of any OS is gonna be rewritten …
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Rewrite 60% of Windows?  Hogwash!  —  Out of Australia comes the report that up to 60% of Windows Vista will need a rewrite.  What utter crap!  60% of Windows is millions and millions of lines of code.  You can't rewrite that much code, and ship in January.  Maybe January 2009 if a 60% rewrite is needed, but not January 2007.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Rewrite of Windows Vista underway?  Hogwash!  —  I can't believe that headlines get written like this.  Totally 100% false.  Provably so.  I totally agree with Alec Saunders.  Can the journalist and editor who wrote this do some homework please?  —  Update: I just talked with Frank Shaw …
Mary Jo Foley / microsoft-watch.com:   Microsoft Memo Details Latest Windows Unit Reorg
IEBlog:
Announcing Internet Explorer Feedback  —  Many customers have asked us about having a better way to enter IE bugs.  It is asked "Why don't you have Bugzilla like Firefox or other groups do?"  We haven't always had a good answer except it is something that the IE team has never done before.
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Stepto / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Recent exploits regarding the Internet Explorer HTML handling vulnerability.  —  Hi everyone, Stepto here.  Today the MSRC became aware of public reports of attacks on some PC users utilizing the vulnerability that Lennart posted about in Internet Explorer.  —  Here's what we know.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Confirms Timeline for 2007 Microsoft Office System  —  Product on track for October RTM.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — March 24, 2006 — Yesterday, Microsoft Corp. confirmed the timeline for release and availability of its 2007 Microsoft® Office system.
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gizmag.co.uk:
New data transmission record - 60 DVDs per second  —  March 24, 2006 As the world's internet traffic grows relentlessly, faster data transmission will logically become crucial.  To enable telecommunications networks to cope with the phenomenal surge in data traffic as the internet population moves past …
Discussion: Engadget
Alexandros Roussos / macosXrumors.com:
Leopard to include VMWare-like virtualisation software?  —  Reliable sources informed MacosXrumors that Apple is developing virtualisation software that could be added to Apple's next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard.  The technology will allow users to create and run virtual machines with Mac OS X …
Discussion: The Tao of Mac and MacSlash
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John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
Five years of Mac OS X
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Teenage auteur ignites buzz about video graphics  —  Marketing experts pay heed: A video clip produced by a teenage girl has become a mini-blockbuster on a popular video upload site while also helping to introduce Logitech Web cameras to a legion of young people.
Steelieboy / F**kedGoogle:
S & P 500 chairman admits he market timed the Google addition:  —  EDIT: Their chairman, or Standard and Poor's itself, is a monumental liar.  When they announced the addition in the press release they said that "price was not a consideration in our decision."
Jeff Chester / The Nation:
Google's Wi-Fi Privacy Ploy  —  The digital gold rush is on across America, as cities scramble to develop free or low-cost Wi-Fi zones.  These public on-ramps to the Internet are designed to provide every citizen with a form of always-on, high-speed Internet access—at the playground, in the office or at home—at low or no cost.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
worldblogcenter.com: lying turdmongers  —  BoingBoing reader Darren Rowse just pointed us to a shady site called World Blog Center, which touts itself as "prestigious virtual real estate location in which blogs from a variety of industry sectors are housed."
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Vast.com and Its Ilk Please Some, Annoy Others  —  Vast.com may be the latest classified ad aggregator to hit the market, but the service is raising some familiar concerns.  —  Like its competitors, the firm insists it is simply scouring the Web for relevant information based on user queries …
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Fans put satellite radio on cellphones, draws fire  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fans of U.S. satellite radio have been waiting eagerly for nearly a year to get XM or Sirius on to their cell phones.  —  But as the two satellite radio providers carefully ponder their mobile strategies and chew …
Discussion: Techdirt
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Verizon PAYS Content Provider  —  at&t Chairman Ed Whitacre said that content providers who expect to use "his" pipes for free are "nuts".  Maybe he's right: if a recent Verizon deal is any indication, at&t will have to pay content providers to use their pipes.
Discussion: Techdirt and Clickety Clack
 
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Vonage put emergency caller on hold
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Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
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MIX 06: MASHING UP WEB 2.0 AND LIVE SOFTWARE
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This time, they've gone too far
Katie Kafner / New York Times:
Wary of a New Web Idea That Rings Old
Discussion: Message and All Points Blog
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Intel Inside for cell phones—sort of
Discussion: TechBeat
CNN:
Coming soon: Download-to-own films