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6:40 PM ET, March 26, 2007

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Microsoft:
Windows Vista Debuts with Strong Global Sales  —  More than 20 million licenses were sold in the opening month of general availability for the new operating system, as new tools and programs ease the transition for consumers.  —  Initial sales figures from Microsoft show …
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft sells 20 million Vista licenses  —  Microsoft claims Windows Vista is off to a fast start, having sold more than 20 million copies since its January 30 consumer release.  —  By comparison, in its first two months, Windows XP sold 17 million copies, Microsoft said.
Discussion: TechSpot News and ZDNet News
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft: Windows Vista sales double that of XP
Mary Brandel / Computerworld:
Web anonymity can sink your job search  —  Your Web presence can make or break a job application  —  If someone searches for you on the Web and comes up empty-handed, do you exist?  —  Considering that a growing number of recruiters and hiring managers are using search engines …
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Looking for a Job?  Make Sure You Have a Web Identity!  —  Computer World takes a look at how a lack of a web presence can hurt a candidate's chance of getting a job interview, let alone the actual job.  While we've probably all tried "Googling" a date or famous celebrity …
Discussion: Global Nerdy
The Independent:
So, how many podcasts did you download today?  —  Simon Kelner of 'The Independent' caused a stir last week when he said he didn't know anyone who'd used a podcast.  What a dinosaur!  But, discovers Tim Luckhurst, he can't be alone.  Most days, responses to newspaper blogs barely …
Discussion: Telegraph Blogs and Greenslade
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
HTC Shift — the cellphone company finally goes UMPC  —  It's been a long time in coming, but after HTC's long, gradual feature buildup all the way from the very first Pocket PC phone in 2002, they're finally putting the "computer" in High Tech Computer by making the jump to ultraportable PC-maker.
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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Introducing the HTC Advantage and Shift
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and PalmAddicts
PhysOrg.com:
'Juiced-up' Sugar-Fueled Battery Could Power Portable Electronics  —  Juicing up your cell phone or iPod may take on a whole new meaning in the future.  Researchers at Saint Louis University in Missouri have developed a fuel cell battery that runs on virtually any sugar source …
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:   Sugar fueled batteries could power portable electronics
Valleywag:
AOL: Powerpoint paralysis  —  Ever wonder precisely why big companies such as AOL are so painfully sluggish?  Here's an insight.  AOL recently launched an enhanced search service which, alongside search results from Google, showed capsule reviews, videos and other content from AOL itself.
BBC:
Many net users 'not safety-aware'  —  Fewer than half of the UK's 29m adult internet users believe they are responsible for protecting personal information online, a survey suggests.  —  One in six of the 2,441 people surveyed felt responsibility rested with banks.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Helio:
MEET THE NEW HELIO OCEAN  —  One of a Kind Dual-Slide Device Serves Up Definitive Mobile Experience in Uncompromising Form Factor  —  Introducing Ocean™, the world's first dual-slider combining a traditional numeric keypad and a separate full QWERTY keyboard in a single device.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Phone Scoop
Financial Times:
Mini-blog is the talk of Silicon Valley  —  Silicon Valley is abuzz over a new mini-blogging service for mobile phones that some predict will be a mass-market hit with the reach of a YouTube or MySpace.  —  Over the past two weeks, Twitter has attracted the sort of hyperbole the Valley reserves …
Discussion: Vecosys and Bloggers Blog
Jim Benson / Broadcasting & Cable:
The CW Gets Into the Web Game  —  YouTube may soon get a taste of its own medicine if The CW greenlights a reality pilot that would put the Web's best user-generated content on weekly TV.  —  Ghen Maynard, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group's alternative programming guru …
Bob Garfield / AdAge:
Bob Garfield's Chaos Scenario 2.0  —  The Post Advertising Age  —  Maybe you'd better lean forward.  Presently you will be given five reasons to consider something barely imaginable: a post-apocalyptic media world substantially devoid of brand advertising as we have long known it.
Sony Ericsson:
Meet the W580: the Walkman® phone with street style  —  Sony Ericsson's new W580 WALKMAN® phone announced today is the music phone that's pure street style.  This slim slider phone speaks volumes in urban cool while delivering the full-on Walkman® phone music experience.
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sprint announces Samsung UpStage, 99 cent songs over the air
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
David Dreger / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Xbox 360 Elite production shots
Discussion: Engadget, Kotaku, Neowin.net and digg
Sean P. Murphy / Boston Globe:
Voting device pact at issue
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Khosla Invests In Email Analytics Firm Xobni
Discussion: GigaOM
Read/WriteWeb:
Is Google a Semantic Search Engine?
Discussion: Profy.Com
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Everything you ever wanted to know about Microsoft Office Communicator 2007
Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
Calacanis - SEO's Next Evangelist?
Ross Rader / The Tucows Blog:
Questions to Ask Before You Pick Your Domain Name Registrar
Discussion: Global Nerdy and Joho the Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Orbitcast:
XM's Touchscreen Patent Application
Ars Technica:
IBM doubles CPU cooling capabilities with simple manufacturing change
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Google canvasses for political ads
PR Newswire:
Vonage Comments on Recent Court Proceedings, Outlook for Appeal …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Intel to produce chips in China
Discussion: Macsimum News
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Yankee Group: Novell gaining (with Microsoft's help) at Red Hat's expense
Discussion: Open Sources
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Build Your Own Justin.tv With Ustream
John Markoff / New York Times:
Hot Spectrum Draws Cash, and Ideals