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3:20 PM ET, September 12, 2007

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Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Office Ultimate 2007: Just $60! (for students)  —  Starting in 59 minutes, 35 seconds, Microsoft will begin offering Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for students for the amazing price of just sixty dollars.  This special offer for students only represents a $620 discount off the retail price of $680, a 91% savings.
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Microsoft:
Student Promotion Provides Steal of a Deal for Office Ultimate 2007  —  Q&A: Alan Yates, Microsoft general manager of Worldwide Education, highlights how Microsoft is providing college students with easier access to tools for academic success.  —  Microsoft today announced The Ultimate Steal …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft pushing Office 2007 with promos galore
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iUnlock released: the first free, open source iPhone SIM unlock software  —  It looks like the battle's officially over between iPhoneSIMfree and the numerous unique groups of open source hackers trying to software SIM unlock the iPhone.  As we've been following in our previous post on the topic …
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Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Microsoft sneaks 1GB of memory into new laptop mouse  —  Microsoft has a handful of new laptop mice the company wants you to know about this morning.  And while Microsoft isn't usually the first brand name that springs to mind when you think of computer hardware (software's another story) …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Microsoft unleashes 2 LifeCams and 3 Mice, we've got the hands-on to prove it
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google secures GoogleDrive.com and updates name servers  —  Google already owns GDrive.com, but it's unlikely that will be the final name of the service.  Like Gmail is technically "Google Mail", the real name for GDrive will likely be "Google Drive".  So that got me wondering about the domain "GoogleDrive.com".
Journalism.org:
THE LATEST NEWS HEADLINES—YOUR VOTE COUNTS  —  If someday we have a world without journalists, or at least without editors, what would the news agenda look like?  How would citizens make up a front page differently than professional news people?  —  If a new crop of user-news sites …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hulu Makes First Acquisition; Chinese Video Startup To Form Backbone Of New Service  —  We haven't heard much about Bejing-based startup Mojiti before this week.  They popped up in the TechCrunch Forums in January and are notable because the founder, Eric Feng, was previously at Microsoft Research Asia.
BBC:
Phone cancer doubts remain  —  The long-term cancer risk of mobile phone use cannot be ruled out, experts have concluded.  —  A major six-year research programme found a "hint" of a higher cancer risk.  —  But the UK Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme (MTHRP) …
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
New York Times Launches Facebook App  —  The New York Times takes a step into the social networking realm today by launching a Facebook application called the New York Times News Quiz.  The simple application presents users with a daily (Monday-Friday) 5 question, multiple choice quiz …
Discussion: Mashable!
Palm - Company:
Palm Launches Treo 500v on Windows Mobile 6 for Vodafone Customers  —  Mobile High Speed 3G/UMTS Internet Access and Multiple Forms of Communication Combined in One Compact Handset  —  Palm Europe Ltd today announced the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 500v smartphone which combines multiple forms …
Chris Mellor / PC World:
NetApp Storage for Medium-Size Businesses  —  NetApp's new FAS 2020 and FAS 2050 storage arrays are designed for companies with between 100 and 1000 employees.  —  Recommend this story?  —  NetApp has, as predicted, announced its new FAS 2020 and FAS 2050 storage arrays.
Discussion: Between the Lines
journalist.org:
2007 Online Journalism Awards - Finalists  —  Finalists for the 8th annual Online Journalism Awards, honoring excellence in digital journalism, have been announced by the Online News Association and the USC Annenberg School for Communication.  —  A total of 70 finalists ranging …
cabel.name:
Coda Toolbar and the Three Pixel Conundrum  —  (Which, by the way, would make a great band name.)  —  The toolbar in Coda — it doesn't seem so special, does it?  In fact, you might not have even noticed that it's any different than any other toolbar on the Mac.  But oh, my friend, you would be ever so wrong.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
NYT: August Ads Drop -3.2%  —  The New York Times (NYT) ad business is still dwindling away, but the rate of decline actually moderated slightly in August.  And thanks to a circulation price hike, overall revenue increased 0.6%.  —  Overall, the story remains the same.
Discussion: paidContent.org
 
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Peter Moon / PC World:
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Business Wire:
FORA.tv Announces Groundbreaking Health & Wellness Channel
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Hacker / security expert charged with massive credit card theft
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Sun to ship Microsoft Windows Server on its hardware
Discussion: Epicenter and Computerworld
The Boy Genius Report:
HTC Juno? Yes!
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Karl / dslreports.com:
Cable Wins Some, Loses Some At FCC
Discussion: Ars Technica and Engadget
Paul Hales / Inquirer:
AMD almost promises "no core wars"
Discussion: WinBeta
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Disgruntled investors aim to derail Acer-Gateway deal
Discussion: eWEEK.com
 Earlier Items: 
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Windows Vista Crippled By WGA (Again)
Discussion: CNET News.com
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Report: MMORPGs revenues to explode over next few years
Discussion: EMAC
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Fairlight's $28,000 XYNERGI keyboard makes Optimus look Minimus
Discussion: Crave
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Wikia Gaming Launches With 250,000 Articles
Discussion: HipMojo.com and MediaWiki
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Street View Might Violate Canadian Privacy Law
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Flip Video Ultra Camcorder Makes Love To YouTube
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Ways in Which iTunes's Just-Released Official Ringtone Support …
Business Wire:
Idearc Media Acquires LocalSearch.com URL; Makes Strategic Investment …