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5:50 PM ET, March 6, 2007

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Microsoft:
Thomas C. Rubin: Association of American Publishers  —  Text of Prepared Remarks by Thomas C. Rubin, Associate General Counsel for Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secrets, Microsoft Corporation  —  "Searching for Principles: Online Services and Intellectual Property"  —  Association of American Publishers Annual Meeting
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Jessica Mintz / Associated Press:
Microsoft lawyer takes aim at Google's book-scanning project  —  SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft is taking aim at Google Inc.'s rival book-scanning project, saying the search company "systematically violates copyright."  —  In prepared remarks he is scheduled to deliver Tuesday to a publishing industry group …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Dissecting Microsoft Slams At Google As Copyright Infringer  —  Last October, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer gave us a taste of how Microsoft was going to position Google as a copyright infringer.  Today, Microsoft launched a full-out assault on the company.  Google deserves some of this, no doubt.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Microsoft chastises Google on copyrights  —  news analysis Google's narrow view of the protections that copyright law offers creators has famously made enemies of book publishers, news organizations and professional photographers over the last few years.  —  Now Microsoft, which is increasingly …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Microsoft lawyer rips Google on copyrights - Why?  —  Oh boy, here we go.  Microsoft attacks Google on copyright regarding their book scanning project, and then takes a swipe at YouTube as well.  Really dumb move!  What are these Microsoft lawyers thinking?
Mike / Techdirt:   Microsoft Attacks Google On Copyright — Statements Will Come …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Microsoft takes a cheap shot at Google
Discussion: WebProNews
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
New iTunes version still not fully Vista-ready  —  A new version of Apple's iTunes software released Monday addresses a number of compatibility issues with Microsoft's Windows Vista, but a few problems remain.  —  The updated version supports the upcoming Apple TV product and includes …
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple TV to dual as casual gaming device?
Gizmodo:
Rumor Smashed: No Apple TV Games
Discussion: The Tao of Mac
James Orry / Pro-G - All Updates:
Commodore returns with new gaming PCs  —  Commodore Gaming has announced it will launch a new breed of gaming PCs that will see the return of the legendary Commodore brand.  —  Commodore is a name which will bring memories flooding back to many a gamer and it's been announced that the legendary brand …
Discussion: Engadget, Gadget Lab and CrunchGear
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
"Commodore" announces new gaming PCs
Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Tech researchers calculate digital info  —  BOSTON - A new study that estimates how much digital information is zipping around (hint: a lot) finds that for the first time, there's not enough storage space to hold it all.  Good thing we delete some stuff.  —  The report, assembled …
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Carlo / Techdirt:
Is The Best Way To Ensure Success To Lock In Your Customers?  —  from the never-knew-dear-abby-gave-advice-to- tech-companies dept  —  The downslide of Palm is a long-running tale, and the latest development is another round of rumors that the company is up for sale.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Benjamin Pimentel / San Francisco Chronicle:
Palm shares drop on rumors
Discussion: MarketWatch
CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: It's Adobe's game to lose, CEO says  —  newsmaker It isn't always easy being on top.  —  Adobe Systems may have a clear lead in the market for so-called creative software: things like photo editing, Web page design and layout tools.  But the world has changed.
Discussion: JD on EP
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Consumerist:
8 Confessions Of A Former Verizon Sales Rep  —  A former Verizon sales rep, let's call him Steve, wrote to us recently offering insider advice to all Consumerist readers.  We were excited because by knowing how the sales force at Verizon are compensated, consumers can get an edge when haggling over a new phone.
Stan Beer / ITWire:
Novell drives nail into Microsoft Office coffin  —  The news that Novell has released an Office Open XML (OOXML) translator for OpenOffice.org is yet another nail in the coffin of the office productivity franchise known as Microsoft Office.  However, if the open source crowd is really serious …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog, Channel 9 and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
$100 Million Valuation For Geni  —  Seven week old Geni raised a $10 million second round of financing last week, led by Charles River Ventures (see our coverage of CRV here), with a post-money valuation of $100 million.  George Zachary from CRV is joining the Geni board of directors.
Fugitsu:
Fujitsu Introduces World's First 2.5" 7,200 RPM 3.0 Gb/s Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive  —  Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of the new MHW2 BJ series of world's first(1) 7,200 rpm 2.5" hard disk drives (HDDs) with a serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s interface(2).
cellular-news:
Alltel Reportedly Looking For A Buyer  —  WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) — Alltel is reportedly seeking a buyer and has talked to all its larger rivals, but prospects of a deal are unclear.  —  The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Little Rock, Ark.-based Alltel has solicited AT&T …
Discussion: Engadget and broadbandreports.com
Valleywag:
PAY PER POST: How marketers buy gadget editorial  —  One would have thought that the attitude of blog publishers, including Gawker Media, publisher of this site, was clear: Pay Per Post, the blog marketing scam backed by Tim Draper, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist, is payola journalism.
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Rory / Channel 9:
Microsoft Research TechFest - Intro, DynaVis, and FastDash  —  If you could see me now, I'm a giddy, happy, silly little niner.  —  I just learned about something at Microsoft that happens every year called "TechFest".  It's a convention for Microsoft Research, meant to provide a glimpse …
 
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Avinash Kaushik / Occam's Razor:
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Lifehacker:
How to clean your keyboard  —  Blogger StyleyGeek took apart …
Discussion: Gizmodo and DailyTechRag
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
VMware puts a virtual machine in your pocket
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
Evan Blass / Engadget:
More details emerge on the mythical Google phone?
David Kaplan / PaidContent:
Movie Studio Revenues Would Rise With Dual DVD/Theatrical Releases, Study Says
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
What Comes After AJAX?  —  I've been thinking about AJAX a lot recently.
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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Companies to pull ads from Coulter's Web site
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Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Steve Jobs, Spymaster
Discussion: MacUser
Cameron Olthuis / Search Engine Land:
Buttons, Buttons, Everywhere - Site Owner, Beware!
Chris Kohler / Wired News:
An ITunes for Games? Not Yet
Discussion: Cathode Tan
Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
Google/Apple working on more 'new things'
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Where Artists and Inventors Plot to Save the World
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
My.Netscape Being Re-Born as Web 2.0 Personalized Homepage