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5:05 AM ET, October 19, 2006


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MSDN Blogs:
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Available Now  —  Today we released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP.  I encourage everyone to download the final version from  —  We listened carefully to feedback from many sources (including this blog) …
Microsoft Releases Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP  —  Enhanced security technologies, new experiences enable customers to browse the Web with confidence and ease.  —  Microsoft Corp. today released to the public Windows® Internet Explorer® 7 for Windows XP …
Ina Fried / CNET   Microsoft hopes 7 is lucky number for IE
Apple Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter Results  —  Ships Record 1.61 Million Macs  —  Apple® today announced preliminary financial results for its fiscal 2006 fourth quarter ended September 30, 2006.  These preliminary results may be subject to significant adjustment as a result of a likely restatement of historical results.
New York Times:
Music Companies Grab a Share of the YouTube Sale  —  YouTube's young founders may have been the biggest beneficiaries of last week's $1.65 billion deal with Google, but they have some unexpected bedfellows — old-line media companies that had been considered YouTube's biggest legal threat.
Davis / Davis Freeberg's Digital Connection:
San Francisco Local Politics Derail Free WiFi Project  —  San Francisco land of the nuts and fruits.  I can only say that because I live here and consider many of them my close friends, but if you were a fly on the wall at last night's EarthLink Google WiFi meeting you would know what I mean.
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Turning your laptop into HDTV
Discussion: 1080eye, CrunchGear and digg
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
AllOfMP3 loses Visa account, switching to ad-supported  —  AllofMP3, the notorious Russian music-selling site, has lost its Visa account and says it will switch to giving away free, ad-supported music.  The site claims that its activities are legal under Russian law.
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Moscow Music Site Defends Free Downloads
Discussion: Techdirt
CRN Breaking News:
Vista, Office 2007 To Launch in NY After Thanksgiving  —  Microsoft plans post-Turkey-Day kickoff in the Big Apple.  —  6:26 PM EDT Tue.  —  The long-touted Microsoft Vista/Office 2007 tandem launch is on for the last week in November in New York, sources said.  This event will focus on business usage and scenarios.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Allchin: Vista won't RTM next week
Wall Street Journal:
Record Labels Turn Piracy Into a Marketing Opportunity  —  A video clip from Jay-Z's live concert in June at Radio City Music Hall is popping up on all sorts of illicit music-sharing hotspots.  But Jay-Z isn't upset.  —  That's because the rapper, at the request of Coca-Cola Co. …
Discussion: Techdirt, Clickety Clack and Slashdot
Touchscreen iPod Comes This December  —  Touchscreen iPod Comes This December  —  The iPod/iPhone rumour mill is something so clouded that as TR News Ed I made the executive decision to circumvent the vast majority of it a long time ago, but yesterday I had a conversation with an extremely well informed exec which I'm going to share.
Philiplinden / Official Linden Blog:
1,000,000 residents = Happy!  Crushing Signup Load = Sad!  —  Congratulations to the whole SL community and all of us at Linden Lab on reaching 1 Million residents signed up!!  Second Life is growing because together we are all building content, welcoming new people, expanding the community, and adding new capabilities to the system.
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants:
Ms. Dewey: Taking cute too far  —  If you haven't seen Ms. Dewey, you will probably be hearing about her.  She's trying to kill the memory of Jeeves, who you formerly asked.  She's also a disaster as far as UI goes.  —  Built in Flash, Ms. Dewey is an antropomorphized search page that features …
Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
BusinessWeek looks to web in battle for readers  —  For the editor-in-chief of the world's biggest business magazine, one goal is paramount: keeping his title on the "must read" list.  —  "You don't want to be a discretionary read, that is too dangerous," says Stephen Adler …
Discussion: and Romenesko
Alexbarnett / blog:
Support tagging  —  Christopher Carfi threw out a interesting idea yesterday...  The post Christopher refers to by Shel is here.  It's classic blogger behaviour: I have a problem and hopefully one of my readers can help me out.  —  I do this from time to time myself and it works.  Many do this.
Patrick Barnard / TMCnet:
LiveJournal Adds Gizmo, Letting Users Make Free VoIP Calls  —  For months, maybe even years now you've been reading about how click-to-call VoIP services are gradually being integrated into Web sites to facilitate peer-to-peer voice communications between users.
Paul F. Roberts / InfoWorld:
Microsoft: Excuses on iPod virus not credible  —  Redmond virus scanning expert offers to help clean up iPod mess  —  Security and quality assurance experts reacted negatively to Apple Computer's efforts Tuesday to blame manufacturing problems that resulted in iPod MP3 players shipping …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube Could Be Hit By European TV Rules  —  YouTube and other video-sharing sites may have to be licensed like TV if a European Commission proposal isn't stopped.  Even worse: video bloggers posting clips to their personal sites may have to seek a license to operate a "television-like service".
Discussion: Bloggers Blog, digg and Slashdot
Declan McCullagh / CNET
FBI director wants ISPs to track users  —  FBI Director Robert Mueller on Tuesday called on Internet service providers to record their customers' online activities, a move that anticipates a fierce debate over privacy and law enforcement in Washington next year.
Phil Windley's Technometria:
When You Pick Your Tools, Pick Those That Can Build Tools  —  This morning I was listening to Karl Fugel talk about tools developers need and thought about Doug Kaye.  Here's why...  Yesterday Doug sent out a note to a few friends asking what editor they used to writing code on OS X …
Discussion: Labnotes
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Another Odd Post To An Official Google Blog Raises Security Concerns
Kim Zetter / Wired News:
Building a Better Voting Machine
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
Google + YouTube = Media 2., or Why Andy Kessler is Dead Wrong …
Tinic Uro /
Flash Player 9 for Linux Beta 1
Tumi's Solar-powered Backpack Charges Your Gadgets on the Go
Discussion: Shiny Shiny and digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Personalized News: A Market Overview
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Logitech acquiring Slim Devices
Rod Oracheski / Gaming Edge:
Sony clarifies some PS3 controller talk
Discussion: Joystiq, You NEWB and digg
 Earlier Items: 
Frank Barnako:
Rocketboom meets Wall Street
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Second Life Hits One Million Accounts
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Performancing launches ad network for bloggers
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Use that Blackberry as a Mac OS X modem
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Screenshots of SlingPlayer for the Mac
Discussion: Engadget, Monkey Bites and Gizmodo
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Dodgeball goes Gauth, reveals GOOG's masterplan to p0wn your ass
Joshua Chaffin / Financial Times:
Universal sues video-sharing websites
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
T@lkster: A New Voice 2.0 Company