Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft begins big ad push — Microsoft kicked off its fancy new ad campaign for Windows on Thursday with an ad featuring Bill Gates trying on shoes at a store with Jerry Seinfeld. — The ad, which is also set to be posted on Windows.com, aired during the NFL kickoff game on NBC …
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: New MSFT Ad: Funny, Won't Sell Vista
Jemima Kiss / PDA: The new Jerry Seinfeld Microsoft ad
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Microsoft Seinfeld Ad Not Exactly a Hit
George Nimeh / i-boy: Microsoft's Shoe Circus
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: New Vista advertisement debuts and flops
Michael Barkoviak / DailyTech: Microsoft Launches Latest Windows Advertising Push
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Microsoft commercial with Bill Gates, Jerry Seinfeld
Rex Hammock / RexBlog.com: Shoe Circus is just like a mini-mall for shoes
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: The Seinfeld Ad Microsoft Paid Millions For: Pro and Con Opinions
Geoff Fox / AppScout: Seinfeld Gates Vista Ad “Shoe Circus” Debuts
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: First Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld Advertisement. Where's The Microsoft?
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse 2.0: Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates Go To Shoe Circus
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Can anyone explain the 1st Bill Gates- Jerry Seinfeld Microsoft Commercial?
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide - News blog: Bill Gates adjusts his shorts for Seinfeld - new ad campaign begins
Jacob Morgan / Blog World Expo Blog: First Jerry Seinfeld Microsoft Ad
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Seinfeld & Gates: Was this ad supposed to be funny? — The long-awaited $300 million ad campaign that Microsoft launched to counter Apple's successful “I'm a Mac, I'm a PC” campaign aired during the Thursday night kickoff to the NFL season. Did you see it? I missed it on TV but caught it on YouTube.
Brian Kraemer / ChannelWeb Complete Feed: Gates, Seinfeld, Yada, Yada
Paul Thomasch / MediaFile: Bill Gates + Jerry Seinfeld = What?!!???
Scott McNulty / MacUser: What's the deal with this commercial? No, seriously.
Michelle Kessler / Technology Live: Internet disses new Microsoft commercial
Ernst-Jan Pfauth / The Next Web: First episode of Gates/ Seinfeld ad campaign is genius
Wayne Schulz / Gear Diary: Jerry Seinfeld laughs all the way to the bank
Microsoft Kicks off new Windows Campaign with Star Power — “This is the Conquistador,” explains Jerry Seinfeld, showing a befuddled Bill Gates a brown loafer. “They run very tight.” — After seeing the new ad from Microsoft, which debuted today, some may wonder what Jerry Seinfeld …
Discussion: Tech Tracks and Bloomberg
Benjamin J. Romano / Tech Tracks: Internal Microsoft memo describes initial Windows ad as ‘icebreaker’ …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Ads: First Phase To “Engage Consumers, Spark Conversation” — So the tech and geek crowd is a little underwhelmed by the new $300 million Microsoft advertising campaign featuring Jerry Seinfeld that kicked off tonight. It's mostly content free, with just one mention of Microsoft near the end.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, Search Engine Land, The Apple Blog, The Mac Observer, Engadget and Electronista
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Shoe Circus: the Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates advert (updated)
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: I Don't Get The Microsoft TV Ad But I Like It
Josh Pigford / The Apple Blog: Windows ad featuring Jerry Seinfield airs
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Poll: Is Microsoft's new ad working?
Microsoft's first “Seinfeld ad” a bigger disaster than the Hindenburg — Wow. You can't buy this kind of chemistry! Actually, i guess you can, which is likely the problem here. Suddenly I am not all that worried about the rumored $300 million Seinfeld/Bill Gates Microsoft ad campaign meant …
Discussion: GEARFUSE, Apple Gazette, Mac Soda, MacRumors and VentureBeat
Mykbibby / Mac Soda: The Easiest 10 Million Bucks Ever Made
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Forget Seinfeld. Can Windows gurus help the Windows brand? — The day after it launched the first ad in its $300 consumer-focused make-over campaign, Microsoft is going public with some of the other planned Windows-branding fixes it has in the pipeline. — Microsoft isn't opening brick-and-mortar Microsoft stores.
Discussion: SuperSite Blog, jkOnTheRun and Tech Tracks
Pthurrott / SuperSite Blog: Telling the story of Windows
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: It's official- Tablet PC is just a feature of Windows
Benjamin J. Romano / Tech Tracks: Microsoft launching Windows ad campaign at 5:15 p.m. with spot …
Tim Weber / BBC:
Google at 10 — It's the success story to beat all internet success stories. — Ten years ago, on 7 September 1998, two young graduate students at Stanford University incorporated a company with the (then) odd-sounding name “Google”. — Today, Larry Page and Sergey Brin are billionaires.
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google is 10 — Happy Birthday Goooooooooogle.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google At Age 10 — Google applied for incorporation …
Google At Age 10 — Google applied for incorporation …
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Justin Scheck / Wall Street Journal:
Dell Plans to Sell Factories In Effort to Cut Costs — Dell Inc. is trying to sell its computer factories around the world, a move to sharply overhaul a production model that was long a hallmark of the PC giant's strategy but is no longer competitive. — In recent months …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, Techland, Between the Lines, CNET News.com, The Register, Epicenter, Valleywag and BloggingStocks
Scott Moritz / Techland: Dell looks to sell factories worldwide
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: End of an era: Dell may dump its factories
Dan Farber / CNET News.com: Dell planning to ditch factories
Chris Williams / The Register: Dell plots worldwide factory sell-off
John C Abell / Epicenter: Dell Shops Its Made-To-Order Factories
Paul Boutin / Valleywag: Dell to sell factories worldwide
Douglas McIntyre / BloggingStocks: Dell may sell manufacturing business at its own peril
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Michael Moore plans Net-only film premiere — Filmmaker Michael Moore plans to premiere his latest documentary exclusively on the Internet for free, forgoing the traditional theatrical release. — Slacker Uprising , which documents Moore's 62-city tour through swing states during …
Discussion: Podcasting News, Download Squad, Mashable!, p2pnet, last100, AppScout, WebProNews, Distorted-Loop.com and Valleywag
James Lewin / Podcasting News: Micheal Moore Releasing Latest Film, Slacker Uprising, Free On The Web
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Michael Moore to pull a Joss Whedon, distribute next film online for free
Daniel Langendorf / last100: Moore's “Slacker Uprising” to forgo theaters and debut exclusively on Web
Brian Heater / AppScout: Michael Moore Releasing New Film For Free on the Web
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Moore To Release Election Film Online For Free
Jackson West / Valleywag: Michael Moore's latest agitprop will be free at Blip.tv
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Chrome Not Ready For Enterprise — We've covered the launch of Google's new browser Chrome extensively this week. But as we near the end of the week, one of the questions yet to be answered is how Chrome will fare in the enterprise. As we all know Google is making a strong push …
Discussion: TechnoKimchi, Between the Lines, Colin Walker and VentureBeat
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Video: Google Apps adoption rates up
John Leyden / The Register:
Sophos DNS snafu creates update problems — Bad hair day nothing to do with hackers — Domain name system problems left some users of Sophos unable to get security updates on Friday. The same issue, blamed on a mistake by one of the security firm's service providers rather than hostile action …
Discussion: Liquidmatrix Security Digest
Dave Lewis / Liquidmatrix Security Digest: Sophos ISP DNS Whoops
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
iSkoot acquires social networking client Social.IM — iSkoot, a provider of carrier-friendly Internet voice calling services, has acquired Social.IM for an undisclosed price. — The move takes the mobile company, which we profiled earlier this year, in a new direction.
Discussion: Mashable! and VoIP Watch
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Facebook Chat App Social.IM Snagged By iSkoot
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: iSkoot Takes Aim At Well, AIM and MIG33
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mobile VoIP Startup iSkoot Buys Social.im
Mobile VoIP Startup iSkoot Buys Social.im
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook: Facebook IM Client Social.im Bought by iSkoot
Josh Elman / Facebook Developers:
The New Profile: Full Rollout Is Coming — Over these past few weeks and months you've been able to see how your applications work on the new profile and how users are integrating them into their profiles. Over 30 million people have checked out the new profile, and many are using it as their profile full time.
Discussion: AppScout, All Facebook, WebProNews, SEO and Tech Daily, Stay N' Alive, VentureBeat and Inside Facebook
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Say Goodbye to Old Facebook Profiles
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook's Mysterious New Feature
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Facebook Redesign Days Away
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Facebook - Ready or not - Here we come !
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive: Facebook to Launch to All Next Week
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Spore - changing the game — Spore is one of the most eagerly awaited games in years and has both players and pundits watching its every move. — The game takes evolution as its broad theme and is the creation of famed developer Will Wright. Many believe it will change gaming just like his previous effort The Sims did.
Discussion: CNET News and Blue's News
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: Behind the prototyping of ‘Spore’
Nokia Lowers its Third Quarter 2008 Mobile Device Market Share Outlook — Nokia (NYSE: NOK - News) today updated its mobile device market share outlook for the third quarter 2008. Nokia now expects its mobile device market share in the third quarter 2008 to be lower than in the second quarter 2008.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, Electronista and Between the Lines