CrunchGear Week in Review: Lookout Edition

Vista Point Ahead (Time to Pull Over and Seek Relief)
Philipp Goedicke

Blake thinks predictions of Business Week meek,
So he gave us a glimpse of the havoc they wreak [1].
But, hey, how would conservative investors stay aloft, mister,
Without betting on Google [2] and MicroSoft’s Vista [3]?
Since Vista’s gaming gives causes to shout [4],
Let’s get it right now, though it’s not really out.
You can trade for a latte [5], or get one pre-0wn3d [6],
Or get it online [7] (though it’s slightly de-boned).
Or order ahead and get hotspots for free [8]
(Well, for ninety days, small print ties “free” up [9], you see).
Hardware makers are ready, advertent [10] or in- [11],
And some software refuses to be a has-been [12].
Microsoft’s ready in service capacity [13]
Or perhaps their phone lines are equipped with mendacity. [14]
But if you seek our endorsed, valid new year’s predictions [15, 16]:
Our bet is on downloads with fewer restrictions [17].

[1] Business Week Picks Obvious 2007 Tech Stocks
[2] Google Tops Global Branding List
[3] CompUSA Banks on Windows Vista or Money Back Guarantee
[4] Vista Gaming: 10 Reasons Why It Will Be Hot, 5 Reasons Why We’re Worried
[5] Black-Market Vista Hits the Streets in China for Less Than a Latte
[6] Vista Gets 0wn3d
[7] Windows Vista Now Available From NewEgg
[8] Get Vista, Get Free T-Mobile Hotspottage
[9] Buy An iPhone, Get 1.5 Years Of Free Service
[10] Asus Vista Happy Mobos
[11] Boot Camp: Free for Leopards, $30 for Tigers
[12] XP To Live Until 2010
[13] Vista Service Pack 1: A Band-Aid for a Baby
[14] New Service from Sprint Helps You Lie
[15] HD DVD to Fail, PS3 Bites Back, and Big TVs For Cheap: CNET Predicts
[16] One Man’s Wii-pinion
[17] We’re All Pirates