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1:55 PM ET, October 26, 2007

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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Office and Vista: Can't we give Microsoft some props?  —  Microsoft posts its best fiscal first quarter in years and Wall Street cheers.  But the angst goes on.  — Derrick Shields at SeekingAlpha asks how can Microsoft stay competitive.  The common refrain: The days of Office and Vista are numbered.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Microsoft Machine Keeps Chugging Along
Discussion: Microsoft News Tracker and Gizmodo
Colleen Healy / Seeking Alpha:
Microsoft F1Q08 (Qtr End 9/30/07) Earnings Call Transcript
Discussion: paidContent.org
Jay Greene / Business Week:
Microsoft Results Turn Heads
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Karl / DSLreports:
AT&T Wants $300 From Wildfire Victim - They didn't think to grab their Dish network receiver...  I was hit hard by the floods in the Northeast last year.  Everything I owned was destroyed by eight feet of raging mud water.  Obviously, mud and electronics do not play well together …
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Student's Ad Gets a Remake, and Makes the Big Time  —  The idea that you do not have to be a professional to create a good commercial is becoming widespread, in a trend known as consumer-generated content.  Leave it to Apple to — paraphrasing the company's old slogan a bit — think differently.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Senate OKs 7 more years of tax-free Net access, e-mail  —  Scarcely a week before an existing ban on Internet access taxes is set to expire, the U.S. Senate late on Thursday voted to let it live on for seven more years.  —  The compromise bill, which was approved by a voice vote …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Fastest Growing Facebook Group Now Has A Million Members  —  Unfortunately, the fastest growing Facebook group ever is not a very spontaneous affair; it's part of a US presidential candidate's campaign.  However, the results are quite astonishing.  —  Responding to Barack Obama's Facebook …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Colbert fan group on Facebook soars like an eagle
Discussion: Editor and Publisher
LabRats / Mozilla Labs Blog:
Prism  —  Personal computing is currently in a state of transition.  While traditionally users have interacted mostly with desktop applications, more and more of them are using web applications.  But the latter often fit awkwardly into the document-centric interface of web browsers.
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
MYSPACE LOVE$ FACEBOOK VALUE  —  If Facebook is worth $15 billion, then MySpace is worth $65 billion.  —  That's the take of RBC Capital Markets analyst David Bank, who applied the $357 Microsoft ascribed to each of Facebook's 42 million registered users in Wednesday's deal …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft now takes blame for WSUS update error  —  It changes story and apologizes, but angry admins say trust is broken  —  On the same day it tried to refute reports that enterprise customers' PCs were being force-fed the Windows XP desktop search tool, Microsoft Corp. did a turnabout and admitted it had messed up.
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Wsus / WSUS Product Team Blog:
WDS update revision follow - up
Discussion: BetaNews and Techworld.com
Robert Andrews / Wired News:
'Naughty' Facebook App Throws Real-World Parties  —  It turned the real-life sex-toy trade into a popular virtual diversion; now it's turning it back again.  Naughty Gifts, one of the most used Facebook applications, is throwing a series of adult parties in the real world this week.
Discussion: broadstuff
InfoWorld:
Oracle calls BEA's price 'impossibly high'  —  Oracle has rejected BEA Systems' proposed purchase price of $21 per share, calling it "impossibly high" for Oracle or any other company to pay.  —  In a letter to BEA's board dated Oct. 25, Oracle again urged the company to accept its offer of $17 per share …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   Oracle: $21 Is Way Too High.  BEA: $17 Is Way Too Low.  Holders: I'm Outta Here
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
SearchMash, Now in Flash  —  SearchMash, Google's experimental site launched last year to test new user interfaces for search results, has a Flash version (requires IE/Firefox and Flash 9).  The site uses tabs to let you seamlessly switch between different search engines: web search …
Hiroko Tabuchi / Associated Press:
Nintendo rules out Wii price cut  —  TOKYO - Fresh off bumper earnings, Nintendo Co. ruled out a price cut for its smash-hit Wii video game console Friday and announced the company will begin selling the Wii in China next year.  —  Nintendo President Satoru Iwata also unveiled a gift-giving feature …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Joystiq, Gadgetell and Gizmodo
Daniel Schuhmann / Tom's Hardware Guide:
Windows Server 2008 Reviewed  —  Windows Server 2008 RC0  —  Microsoft will release Windows 2008 Server as the direct successor to Windows 2003 Server in the spring of next year.  The new server OS, code named Longhorn, shares the same kernel with Windows Vista and incorporates many additions compared to its predecessor.
Discussion: Slashdot
Vivek Wadhwa / Business Week:
The Science Education Myth  —  Forget the conventional wisdom.  U.S. schools are turning out more capable science and engineering grads than the job market can support  —  Political leaders, tech executives, and academics often claim that the U.S. is falling behind in math and science education.
Discussion: Channel 9 and Slashdot
 
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Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech:
Intel Slates "Nehalem" for Q4 2008
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Haochi / Googlified:
Preview YouTube's New Design
Discussion: CyberNet and Googling Google
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Sprint unlocking settlement may pressure others to follow
PC World:
Apple's Leopard Pounces on Tokyo
Lisa Leff / Associated Press:
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Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Microsoft confirms PDF attacks, urges caution
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Strong Halo 3 launch helps Microsoft gaming to first profit in years
Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com:
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay To Bring Back OiNK
Discussion: Mashable!
Nate Lanxon / Crave at CNET UK:
Photos: Hands-on with the iRiver B20
Discussion: Engadget
Bill Ray / The Register:
UK mobiles not worth stealing
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Omniture To Buy Visual Sciences; Sees Q3 Results Above Old Guidance …
New York Times:
Merrill's Chief Is Said to Consider a Bid to Merge
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
AdSense Disallowed On URLs Containing "Google", Google Says
Discussion: Search Engine Land
David Pogue / New York Times:
More Goodies in Apple's New Operating System
canada.com:
UBC tracked his 'theft of time'
Discussion: The Chronicle