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John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Will Vista make an impact?  —  Commentary: It's just not the same as earlier Windows releases  —  BERKELEY (MarketWatch) — Investors want to know if there will be any effect on the market during the rollout of Microsoft's new operating system Vista.  Will sales of computers jump?  What about peripherals?
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft Officially Announces Vista and Office 07 - Web Briefly Mentioned  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced today the business availability of the Windows Vista operating system, the 2007 release of Microsoft Office, and other new business software offerings.  Vista and Office 07 be available from 30 January.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
What I learned at the Microsoft Vista business launch  —  Were there any surprises left for Microsoft's business launch of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 on November 30?  Surprisingly, there were a few.  —  As expected, Microsoft made available to its volume licensees …
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Zoho Announcements - How about three of them?  —  Today, we announce three different additions to Zoho.  —  1. Zoho Plugin for Microsoft Office  —  2. Zoho APIs  —  3. Desktopize for Zoho (Download)  —  We are very excited about the plugin for Microsoft Office as this extends …
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Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
The Real Office Live: Zoho Bridges Online And Offline Office Apps
Discussion: VentureBeat and Zoli's Blog
Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:
Zoho Brings Interactivity With Microsoft Office
Discussion: The 360 and Zoli's Blog
Ryan Block / Engadget:
CNET's James Kim and family missing — have you seen them?  —  We've received word that a respected member of our tech community, James Kim (whom many of you may know as CNET's senior editor of digital audio), and his family have gone missing.  As we understand it, last weekend James …
Discussion: Scobleizer and digg
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sfgov.org:
Missing Person: Kim Family  —  Missing Family  —  The San Francisco Police Department is seeking information regarding a missing San Francisco family of four.  On Friday, November 24, 2006, James Kim, his wife, Kati Kim, and their children, Penelope Kim and Sabine Kim left on a road trip to Seattle, Washington.
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
Seagate CEO: I help people "watch porn"  —  You think tech execs are boring?  Check out a freewheeling interview with Seagate's Bill Watkins, who might be Silicon Valley's most outspoken CEO.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Fortune) — Sitting at the arm of a tech CEO during a corporate dinner is rarely as interesting as you might imagine.
Masaki Kondo / Bloomberg:
Namco Bandai's Takasu Says PS3 Game Titles Must Sell 500,000  —  Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) — Namco Bandai Holdings Inc., Japan's second-biggest maker of video-game software, must sell at least half a million copies of a game for Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 console to make money on the title, said President Takeo Takasu.
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Annalee Newitz / Wired News:
Nike+ IPod = Surveillance  —  If you enhance your workout with the new Nike+ iPod Sport Kit, you may be making yourself a surveillance target.  —  A report from four University of Washington researchers to be released Thursday reveals that security flaws in the new RFID-powered device …
Joe / Techdirt:
NBC May Experiment With 'Friday Night Live' On The Web  —  from the friday-is-the-new-saturday dept  —  At the moment, nobody's figured out exactly how traditional television programming is going to adapt to the internet.  Simply trying to replicate the TV business model online …
Discussion: Global Nerdy
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Andrew Wallenstein / Reuters:   "Saturday Night Live" rehearsals may be webcast
TDavid / Things That:
How to add clickable Skype links inside Second Life and elsewhere  —  Earlier today I read Phil Wolff's post on new chat functions inside Second Life (SL) at Skype Journal (emphasis mine): … I thought, hey, that's a relatively easy fix and whipped up some code on one of our shorter domains.
Discussion: Skype Journal and VTOR
Bob Sullivan / The Red Tape Chronicles:
ATM system called unsafe  —  A U.S. Secret Service memo obtained by MSNBC.com indicates that organized criminals are systematically attempting to subvert the ATM system and unscramble encrypted PIN codes.  (Will Burgess / Reuters file)  —  Researchers who work for an Israeli computer security company …
Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
Video Nation: Agency Finds A Majority Now Create Their Own Video, But Few Post Them  —  IN A FINDING THAT UNDERSCORES the potential of a vast, untapped market for user-generated video, new research conducted by interactive agency Sharpe Partners indicates that more than half (54) …
Adam / Reuters:
Nintendo's Fils-Aime on Wii and Second Life  —  Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime sat down with bureau chief Adam Reuters on Wednesday for an interview inside the Reuters Auditorium in Second Life to talk about the company's popular new Wii console, the overlap between the Wii and Second Life …
Discussion: 4 color rebellion, Joystiq and Kotaku
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Anti-Jotspot/Google Post Deleted Under Pressure  —  Sometimes it isn't until a blog post gets deleted for one reason or another that it grabs people's attention.  That happened today when a relatively new blogger named "Kevin" deleted a titled "The JotSpot Google Merger," …
Discussion: OnoTech and Enterprise Web 2.0
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The Rojas-Winer-Calacanis podcast device  —  Michael Gartenberg made a list for the Rojas-Winer-Calacanis podcast device.  Peter responded positively to my query, so we're going to meet on the 21st, here in Berkeley, to talk about the device.  I agree with many of the things Michael says, but there are some I strenuously object to.
 
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