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August 6, 2008 1:06 PM

Some can't get access to live Olympic video, replays on NBCOlympics.com

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano


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Not everyone can get all live video and replays NBC is putting online from the Olympics.

I wrote today about NBC's unprecedented online video presentation of the Olympics and its partnership with Microsoft. But it turns out not everyone gets to see the best features of the service, including live video, long-form event replays and NBC encore video.

People who don't have a television, tune in an over-the-air broadcast or subscribe to a cable provider that's not one of NBC's "distribution partners" are left out in the cold. NBC said this is a small slice of the U.S. audience, less than 10 percent by its own reckoning.

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August 6, 2008 9:29 AM

'Significant' data and storage announcement; buyback talk; Yahoo recount

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

Microsoft veep Ted Kummert will make a "significant" announcement relating to the company's Data Platform and Storage Division at 10 a.m., a spokesman said. We'll be covering the teleconference. (Update, 10:02 a.m.: The "significant" news is that Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008, its database and business intelligence server software.)

Meanwhile, Bloomberg is quoting top-rated software analyst Heather Bellini, who thinks Microsoft will rev up its share buyback engine in the coming months.

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