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Hitwise Watches 2008 Candidates

Hitwise announced yesterday their new Election 2008 Data Center. With only fourteen months to the next election, it’s a darn good thing they started now.

Okay, joking aside, it is a good thing they’ve started now: everyone else seems to have started.

Hitwise To Scrutinize Election 2008
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If you are a serious political junkie, then life just got a little better, as Hitwise has launched a new Election 2008 Data Center that offers online usage data about the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

2008 to be “Year of Linux on the Desktop?”

On Saturday at the iPhoneDevCamp someone was showing me his computer. It was running Ubuntu. Linux.

I noted to myself that it finally got over some of the ugliness that turned me off of earlier Linux-on-the-desktop attempts. He showed me, and a few other people some of the cool things (much nicer 3D switching than even OSX has, for instance). Damn, I thought to myself, it’s time to give Linux another look.

Hilary And Mitt Making A Mint

Another useful service has emerged from OpenSecrets.org, the site that tracks Congressional fundraising, with a look at how Presidential candidates spend what they have earned.

Yahoo Runs For The White House

The creation of the Presidential Election 2008 "über site" at Yahoo represents the portal’s desire to be the ‘town hall for voters across America.’

YouTube’s Role in Election 2008

YouTube is diving into political waters with their voter education initiative YouTube You Choose 08. The new initiative is designed to allow political candidates to communicate with voters about their campaigns using video.

2008 presidential hopefuls who currently have their own channel on YouTube are Republicans Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney. The Democrats are Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson.

No XP SP3 Until 2008

Windows XP Service Pack 3 won’t show until the first half of 2008, according to Microsoft’s Service Pack Roadmap page.

Nokia Holding WiMax Til 2008

Cell phone phenom Nokia said they’re going to wait and see what happens with the mobile WiMax market before they take the big leap. They are planning their release for 2008 giving time for the market to be established.

Google: 2008 For AOL IPO Date

The search advertising company should see a quick turnaround for its $1 billion investment in Time Warner’s AOL, as SEC filings from Google indicate.

Online Search To Hit $59.6 Billion in 2008

Research firm Outsell Inc forecasted an impressive $59.6 billion in revenue by 2008 for online search, aggregation and distribution. The report covers major search players including AOL, MSN, Yahoo and Google.

MSN New Year’s Webcast
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A century after the first official New Year celebration in New York City’s Times Square, people around the world will experience this New Year’s Eve tradition in a way never before available.