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7:55 AM ET, March 6, 2007


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John Gapper / Financial Times:
Microsoft attacks Google on copyright  —  Microsoft on Tuesday launches a fierce attack on Google over its "cavalier" approach to copyright, accusing the internet company of exploiting books, music, films and television programmes without permission.  —  Tom Rubin, associate general counsel …
Microsoft Attacks Google on Copyright  —  The Microsoft Corporation, the software giant, has prepared a blistering attack on rival Google, arguing that the Web search leader takes a cavalier approach to copyright protection.  —  In remarks prepared for delivery on Tuesday to the Association …
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 …
Mike / Techdirt:
Microsoft Attacks Google On Copyright — Statements Will Come Back To Haunt Microsoft  —  from the not-such-a-good-idea dept  —  The press is having a field day over the fact that a Microsoft lawyer is trashing Google's position on copyright.  These weren't offhand statements made in passing either …
Tom Drapeau / The Netscape Blog:
The Rebirth of My.Netscape  —  At long last, the Netscape team is proud to release a Beta of the next generation My.Netscape, at:  —  This site will be live tomorrow (Tuesday 3/6).  —  My.Netscape will retain its identity as a personalized homepage, with a minimum of ad clutter.
Discussion: franticindustries and 901am
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
My.Netscape Being Re-Born as Web 2.0 Personalized Homepage  —  Not content with re-making the portal into a Digg clone, the Netscape 2.0 crew are at it again - this time with a new version of My.Netscape.  Tomorrow (Tuesday US time) it will release "a Beta of the next generation My.Netscape".
Discussion: TechCrunch
Simeon Simeonov / HighContrast:
The Real Google Phone  —  Andy Rubin has a team of about 100 people at Google working on the Google Phone.  So people have been paying attention.  Andy was the founder of Danger and later Android, which he sold to Google in August of 2005.  Andy is a systems guy and so it's a good bet …
Elinor Mills / CNET
More Google Phone talk  —  A venture capitalist says he has details on the rumored Google Phone.  Simeon Simeonov of Polaris Venture Partners writes in his High Contrast blog that an inside source has told him that it will be a Blackberry-like device running C++ at the core …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Joris Evers / CNET
Microsoft patches Xbox 360  —  Microsoft has quietly released a fix for a security vulnerability that could let Xbox 360 owners run their own applications or operating systems on the console.  —  The update corrects a problem with a tamper protection mechanism on the Xbox 360.
Discussion: Gizmodo, TechSpot News and CrunchGear
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo Mixd Closes - Peanut Butter Manifesto in Action?  —  After a two-month pilot, Yahoo's Mixd mobile service has closed down.  Mixd first came to light in November last year.  It was a group mobile messaging tool for the youth market and had an experimental, trendy design.
Discussion: MoCoNews
Mya Frazier / AdAge:
Costly Red Campaign Reaps Meager $18 Million  —  Bono & Co. Spend up to $100 Million on Marketing, Incur Watchdogs' Wrath  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio ( — It's been a year since the first Red T-shirts hit Gap shelves in London, and a parade of celebrity-splashed events has followed …
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Right Media's Big Ambitions  —  Owned in part by Yahoo, the upstart wants to transform the way display ads are bought and sold online.  It's a tall order  —  Right Media had hardly moved into its new, bigger Park Avenue office in February before Chief Executive Michael Walrath began thinking …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Diebold may leave e-voting business  —  Diebold, the makers of touch-screen e-voting machines at the center of a fairly large number of voting problems and controversies in the US, may be considering getting out of the e-voting business.  According to the company's recent annual report filed …
Discussion: digg
Joris Evers / CNET
Apple plugs eight QuickTime holes  —  Apple on Monday released updates to its QuickTime media player software to repair eight serious security vulnerabilities.  —  The vulnerabilities expose both Macs and Windows PCs to cyberattack, Apple said in a security alert.
Discussion: JD on EP, TechSpot News and
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Pandia Offers Custom Search For Search Information  —  Pandia is offering a free custom search called the Search Engine Detective, a meta search engine which lets you do specialized searches for anything search engine related.  Search Engine Detective give you two options …
Discussion: ResearchBuzz
Jennifer Jones /
SEO: The Best Way To Get People to Your Website
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Lego MMO Revealed
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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Stan Beer / ITWire:
ODF threat to Microsoft in US governments grows
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Another Stanford University Startup coming September 2007