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6:35 PM ET, October 13, 2006

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Motorola:
Sprint Joins Motorola, (PRODUCT) RED™ and the Global Fund to Help Fight AIDS in Africa with Upcoming U.S. Availability of RED MOTORAZR™  —  RED MOTORAZR on high-speed Power Vision network benefits (RED); offers exclusive Sprint content and live television channels
Microsoft:
Microsoft Says on Track to Release Windows Vista on Schedule  —  New operating system will be released in Europe and Korea on schedule, following "constructive dialogue" with competition authorities.  —  Microsoft Corp. today confirmed that it is on track to deliver Windows Vista&trade …
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
No, there's no ban on virtual Vista  —  There's a lot of confusion going around about the new Windows Vista licenses.  I wrote about the two-machine limit earlier this week.  Now I see Gregg Keizer at TechWeb and Robert McLaws of Windows Now arguing that the new license bans the use …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
SOUR GRAPES: TIME TO SUETUBE?  —  Surprise: Time Warner is rattling copyright sabers (BoingBoing) over Google's acquisition of YouTube.  Let's pull back and take a look at this, shall we?  Time Warner not only owns a s**tload of content that is now playing on YouTube, it also owns AOL …
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Value is in the eyes of the beholder
Mike / Techdirt:
When Negotiating A Deal With YouTube, First Threaten To Sue Them...
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
Todd Weiss / Computerworld:
Could a 30-in. monitor help you do your job faster?  —  A French IT consultant says yes, but productivity experts disagree  —  October 10, 2006 (Computerworld) — Providing employees with 30-in. computer monitors can boost worker productivity at companies where 17- or 19-in. monitors are typically used …
Discussion: Web Worker Daily, Techdirt and Slashdot
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Ted Samson / InfoWorld Tech Watch:   Apple-paid research touts 30-inch monitors
Christian Zappone / CNNMoney.com:
Help!  YouTube is killing my business!  —  An Ohio company's sales get 'killed' as YouTube surfers cripple utube.com, a pipe equipment seller's web site.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — One place where YouTube's success isn't being celebrated is in the offices of Universal Tube and Rollerform Equipment Corp. near Toledo, Ohio.
Discussion: Mashable!, Slashdot and digg
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
TV Spectrum to Be Opened for Other Uses  —  The FCC agrees to give technology companies some access to the white space between channels for wireless devices.  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday struck a compromise that would give technology companies some access …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Fujitsu Stylistic ST5112 gets Core Duo-ized  —  Looks like we're on a Fujitsu kick today, but really, it's just coincidence.  An anonymous tipster just pinged me with an interesting Fujitsu Stylistic development over in Germany.  Looks like the uber-slate is getting the Core Duo treatment with an Intel U2500 ULV running at 1.2 GHz.
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile.com
Murlocker / Urlocker On Disruption:
Sony's 3Ds: Downgraded, Delayed and Disrupted —What Went Wrong?  —  Sony Corp. was the great innovator in consumer electronics for 30 years, but you'd never know it reading the latest headlines or watching the stock:  — Sony bonds Downgraded by Fitch in anticipation of further financial weakness
Discussion: Mark Evans
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
Fujitsu laptops also ditching hard drives for flash  —  Fujitsu will soon join two other major PC makers in putting on sale a portable computer that uses flash memory in place of the traditional hard-disk drive.  —  The company will offer a 16GB or 32GB flash memory disk as an option …
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Tech Report and jkOnTheRun
Michael Kanellos / ZDNet:
Transmeta hits Intel with patent suit … Having failed to beat Intel in the marketplace, Transmeta is turning to the courtroom  —  Transmeta, the chip designer that once tried to take on Intel in the notebook market, is suing Intel for patent infringement.
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
T-Mobile to let mylos use HotSpot for free  —  Today Sony and T-Mobile announced a partnership allowing all mylo users (mylers? mylites? mylanta — nevermind, that's already taken) to use T-Mobile's massive network of WiFi hotspots (appropriately known as HotSpot) for free until late 2007.
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mylo Freeloads On T-Mobile
Inside AdSense:
Introducing multiple custom channels  —  As of today, it is now possible to assign multiple custom channels to a single ad unit.  This feature enables you to track your ad performance with greater flexibility and view more granular information.  When generating your ad code …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CNET Is Bleeding Traffic  —  CNET has had a difficult time lately.  CEO Shelby Bonnie resigned earlier this week in the midst of an option repricing scandle that has already claimed General Counsel Sharon Le Duy, Senior Vice President Heather McGaughey of Human Resources, and former CFO Doug Woodrum.
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital … and digg
Kevin Dean / Microsoft Higher Education:
Internet Explorer 7 is coming ... Are you ready?  —  The final release of Internet Explorer 7 is fast approaching ... and I mean really fast ......and will be delivered to customers via Automatic Updates a few weeks after it's available for download.  Are your Web sites, extensions, and applications ready?
 
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Microsoft:
Microsoft President Says Families Deserve More Help Navigating …
DickMcVengeance / Destructoid:
Jack Thompson Ruling!
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Luke Smith / 1up.com:
Lost Planet Collector's Edition 'Bonuses?'
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Steampunk laptop comes complete with Morse key
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
COLBERT WANTS HIS CUT
Reuters:
University joins Google library project
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Kris Graft / Next Generation:
Clover Studios to Dissolve
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
PRWeb Discontinues Free Press Releases
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Mike / Modern Dragons:
Citizendium  —  Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia …
Kablenet / The Register:
EC boosts open source
Discussion: Open Sources and AC/OS
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
The ECA, a consumer advocacy group for gamers
Gizmodo:
Palm Announces Low-End Treo 680
Sogrady / tecosystems:
WHAT IS OFFICE 2.0?  —  The question put to me a few days ago …
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Looking Sharp  —  How many startups show me their stuff …
Discussion: down the avenue
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
How Do You Secure 100 Million Laptops?
CNET News.com:
Class action suit over ID theft tossed out
 

 
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Carpenter Media told a Sound Publishing union that it plans to lay off 62 people, including over half the unionized newsroom at The Daily Herald of Everett, WA

 
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