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8:20 PM ET, May 24, 2006

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PC World:
Ballmer: Vista Launch Could Slip Further  —  Consumer version of the OS is scheduled to launch in January 2007, but that could change.  —  The launch of the consumer version of Windows Vista, Microsoft's new operating system, could be pushed back past the stated January launch date …
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Gary Krakow / MSNBC:
Windows Vista Beta 2: The key word is 'Beta'  —  Trials and tribulations with an operating system under development  —  On the right side of Vista's home screen is the new Windows Sidebar - with little applets the user can choose.  —  Gary Krakow  —  I've just spent the past four days living …
Discussion: Gizmodo and M-Dollar
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Vonage shares slide on first day  —  update Vonage's Internet phone service wasn't the only thing selling at a discount on Wednesday.  So was its stock.  —  Shares of the new public company slid more than 14 percent from its initial offering price after the company's stock completed …
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Wall Street Journal:
Should the Net Be Neutral?  —  The "net neutrality" debate has reached a fever pitch as Congress mulls legislation that would allow Internet service providers to charge Web sites for preferred delivery of digital content.  —  Net neutrality advocates, including Internet giants like Google and Amazon.com …
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Web inventor warns of 'dark' net  —  BBC News science and technology reporter in Edinburgh  —  The web should remain neutral and resist attempts to fragment it into different services, web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said.  —  Recent attempts in the US to try to charge for different levels …
USA Today:
Apple, Nike exercise iPods to track workouts  —  NEW YORK — Apple and Nike have unveiled an iPod gizmo to put more rhythm in your run: the Nike+iPod Sports Kit, the first product coming out of a new partnership between the companies.  —  The wireless kit lets Nike's new Air Zoom Moire shoes …
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Chris Pratley / Chris Pratley's OneNote Blog:
OneNote 2007 and Outlook: Best Buddies  —  How doth OneNote 2007 love Outlook?  —  Let me count the ways...  From the beginning of OneNote we've had a lot of requests to deepen our integration with Outlook.  In 2003 we had several connection points: you could email notes directly from OneNote …
Nick / Rough Type:
The death of Wikipedia  —  Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that "anyone can edit," was a nice experiment in the "democratization" of publishing, but it didn't quite work out.  Wikipedia is dead.  It died the way the pure products of idealism always do, slowly and quietly and largely in secret, through the corrosive process of compromise.
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Microsoft Says New Windows Is on Schedule  —  Microsoft said yesterday that Vista, the much-delayed new version of its Windows operating system, was ready for its last and broadest round of testing.  —  Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman, announced the release of the final test version of the program …
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Dell to Open Stores in 2 Malls as Experiment  —  Dell, which built its business selling PC's and other electronics directly to customers by phone and online, has decided to try something new: a storefront.  —  Dell said yesterday that it would open two mall stores this summer as a test …
Tanya Palta / MobileWhack.com:
Mitsubishi PK10 PocketProjector - Worlds Smallest Projector Tried Out In A Mitsubishi Concept CT Car  —  Mitsubishi found the perfect place to display their new LED PK10 PocketProjector.  The company showcased their revolutionary pocket projector in a Mitsubishi Concept CT car and used …
Steve Ranger / CNET News.com:
A car that slows you down  —  Vehicles in London could soon be fitted with technology that would automatically slow them down if they break the speed limit.  —  Transport For London, or TFL, said it is investigating the technology and plans to run a trial next year in an attempt to cut road traffic deaths.
Discussion: Techdirt
Chris Pirillo:
Windows Vista Feedback  —  I spent a few hours with Windows Vista last night, per Jim Allchin's request to send him feedback about what I discovered in terms of discrepancies and oversights.  I took that task seriously, and stayed up late to compile this far-from-comprehensive list.
Ephraim Schwartz / InfoWorld:
Imagining a day without Microsoft  —  If the company we love to hate disappeared tomorrow, we'd be in for still more headaches  —  Did you ever hear the warning, "be careful what you wish for, it might come true?"  Well, because Microsoft is the company most people love to hate …
Discussion: Larry Borsato, M-Dollar and The Browser
Read/WriteWeb:
Top Ten Underserved Web 2.0 Markets  —  Recently I posted a meta-list of Web 2.0 lists.  My current favorite list is the eConsultant's Web 2.0 Directory.  It has "1007 Web 2.0 sites/services/links in 50+ categories".  Sacred Cow Dung's is another easily-scannable catagorized list.
Discussion: Changing Way
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Gizmo Project 2.0, Out Now  —  Gizmo Project, a soft phone developed …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Morpheus makers file suit against eBay
Richard Whitt / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Spam filter gobbles up phone bid for Cobb schools
Microsoft:
Microsoft Introduces New Version of Windows Live Local
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
News.blog: Mac Mini is my most 'Vista Ready' PC
 

 
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