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4:25 PM ET, January 31, 2007

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Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Microsoft Confirms Vista Upgrade Limitations (Updated with Workaround)  —  With a support note quietly posted to its Web site, Microsoft confirmed what enthusiasts have long feared: Users who purchase Upgrade versions of Windows Vista will not be able to perform clean installs of the operating system.
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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Workaround Discovered For "Clean Install" With Vista Upgrade DVDs  —  Microsoft internal documentation reveals workaround for Vista Upgrade DVDs with no need for a previous version of Windows  —  Just when everyone thought that all hope was lost when it comes to performing a clean install …
Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Google loses European GMail trademark battle  —  Google has failed to win the right to register the term "Gmail" as a wide-ranging European trademark.  —  The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), the body which is responsible for European community trademarks …
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Google Blogoscoped:   Another Round of G-Mail vs Gmail
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Google can't use "Gmail" name in Europe
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
There's Some Mighty Pissed Off Flickr Members Right Now  —  Taken from the Flickr Blog announcing Yahoo's acquisition, March 2005  —  [I am CEO of Zooomr] … Limiting your most active users from further social networking on a social networking site is the most idiotic thing I've seen in a long time.
Discussion: Anil Dash, Geek News Central and digg
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flickr.com:
Official Old Skool Merge Topic  —  heather says:  —  If you've any questions or feedback regarding today's announcement regarding the upcoming account merge deadline, this topic's for you.  —  < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next >  —  FlyButtafly (ncient) says:  —  Nooooooooooooooo...oooooo...oooooooo... .
BBC:
Flickr to require Yahoo usernames
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Planning to Add 100 Web Sites for Entertainment  —  Yahoo said Tuesday that it planned to build individual Web sites around 100 entertainment "brands" this year that would pull together content from Yahoo's sprawling array of online properties.  —  The effort, called Brand Universe …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Has Yahoo Picked Marketing as Its Game?  —  Yahoo is cooking up new media model — one that involves creating little-to-no content.  The company is harnessing its ability to build online audiences around brands, something it trumpeted at a media lunch held Tuesday at its Sunnyvale headquarters.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
New Technorati "WTF" Feature Clones Digg  —  Technorati has launched a new feature called Technorati WTF.  No, it doesn't stand for "what the..." It's short for "Where's the Fire?"  —  Basically, Where's the Fire appears to be a digg clone.  It allows users to share what's hot.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati's Mysterious Disappearing WTF Product  —  Steve Rubel somehow came across a new Digg-like Technorati product called "WTF," which stands for "Where's the Fire?"  It was briefly live at technorati.com/wtf, but is no longer available.  —  From the screen shots (see below, care of Rubel) …
Discussion: Mark Evans and John Chow dot Com
Foster Klug / Associated Press:
Tech Firms Seek Action on Net Censorship  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - American technology giants urged the U.S. government Tuesday to do more to confront China and other countries about Internet censorship.  —  Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. also defended themselves against accusations …
Discussion: Infothought
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Mike / Techdirt:   Tech Firms To State Dept: Stop Us Before We Help Censor The Internet In China Again
Lee Rainie / Pew Internet:
Tagging  —  Just as the internet allows users to create and share their own media, it is also enabling them to organize digital material their own way, rather than relying on pre-existing formats of classifying information.  —  A December 2006 survey has found that 28% of internet users …
BBC:
PC World says farewell to floppy  —  The time has come to bid farewell to one of the PC's more stalwart friends - the floppy disk.  —  Computing superstore PC World said it will no longer sell the storage devices, affectionately known as floppies, once existing stock runs out.
Andrew McAfee:
HBS Case on Wikipedia  —  My colleague Karim Lakhani and I have just finished the first Harvard Business School case on Wikipedia.  Like Wikipedia itself, this case is available for free online and published under the GFDL.  —  It's focal point is the articles for deletion process on Wikipedia's …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
MySQL prepping for an IPO  —  MySQL, the open source database vendor and a key beneficiary of the Web 2.0 boom is planning to go public, by end of the year, CEO Marten Mickos told the Computer Business Review.  —  MySQL had raised $18.5 million in series C funding in early 2006 (total $39 million) …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Games That Sell While Others Languish  —  Some of the video game industry's smartest minds thought that couch potatoes wanted richer graphics and more challenging virtual worlds.  It turns out that a lot of potatoes simply wanted to get off the couch.  —  That may be the best explanation …
Discussion: Kevin Maney
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
DEMO opening presenters.  Corpspeak on the dais  —  The session opened with a potpourri of 15 consumer, small business, enterprise, online, on-computer software and hardware, about half from large public companies.  No one hit it out of the park at least from where I sit behind home plate.
Discussion: Chip Griffin and Dawn Patrol
Peter / The Local Onliner:
Boston.com Ties Hyperlocal, Local Search  —  Newspaper sites have done a lot of window dressing with "hyperlocal" by adding neighborhood blogs and whatnot.  But now some papers are challenging themselves to embrace hyperlocal in all things, as they seek to tame Google and Yahoo in search …
 
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
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The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog:
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Oracle launches 5 new releases; touts integration, on-demand
Discussion: oracle.com and AccMan
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
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Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Google's Bosworth: Why AJAX Failed (Then Succeeded)
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Mike / Techdirt:
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Mainstream Media Usage of Web 2.0 Services is Increasing