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Microsoft's Zune deal with Universal Music Group to benefit artists?

This morning, Microsoft and Universal Music Group jointly announced that the two would be making songs from UMG's artists that are specially formatted to work with Microsoft's forthcoming Zune portable audio player available for online purchase (presumably through Microsoft's online Zune music store).

November 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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Zimbra demos offline client

Zimbra showed an offline AJAX client, which has the same look and feel as the online client. Mail, calendar, contacts, and documents are cached and then synched with the server when the user gets back online.

November 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Try Microsoft's Photosynth

After seven months of development, Microsoft is making Photosynth tech demo available. You can't upload photos but it's a cool demo of how to navigate a photo site.

November 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Yahoo embeds IM in mail

Ethan Diamond, director of product management for Yahoo Mail, demonstrated some cool new features that integrate instant messaging chat into mail client. Users can see if contacts are logged on to Yahoo Mail and initiate a chat, and then have the contents of the chat automatically inserted in an email, or email contents inserted a chat with the Mail application.

November 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Ed Bradley 1941-2006

ZDNet's condolences go to CBS News correspondent Ed Bradley's family after he passed away earlier today. Bradley apparently succumbed to leukemia.

November 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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FCC sets airport WiFi precedent. Battle lines drawn?

In a decision that will most certainly prove to set a precedent for all American airports and that draws a very clear line in the sand, the FCC has rejected the assertions of Logan International Airport (Boston) officials who have maintained that they have the right to prevent Continental Airlines from running its own free WiFi network in its airport lounge. Not surprisingly, you can follow the money on this one.

November 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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China's own document standard: A clear message to US IT vendors?

Fresh off giving a keynote speech in Beijing during an event that was organized by the Chinese National Institution of Standardization (the CNIS), Andy Updegrove is now stateside with a report that the Chinese government has come up with its own document standard called the Uniform Office Format or UOF. Wrote Updegrove:What UOF is:  It's called the Uniform Office Format (UOF), and it's been in development since January of 2002; the first draft was completed in December of last year.

November 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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IBM's Jeff Jonas: Reducing corporate amnesia

Jeff Jonas lives in Las Vegas and used to make his living helping casinos reduce fraud and three letter agencies find the bad guys with unique technology as founder and chief scientist of Systems Research & Development. His software can sift through information captured in multiple database and correlate data, such as identifying individuals listed under different names in separate databases.

November 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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