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10:50 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 …
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Reuters:
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: Digital Markets
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: http://my.netscape.com  —  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
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
My.Netscape Being Re-Born as Web 2.0 Personalized Homepage  —  Not content with re-making the Netscape.com 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: Search Engine Journal
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   MyNetscape to Launch Today: More Ajaxy Muck
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 …
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Google:
Samsung and Google Align to Create Rich Experience for Mobile Phone Users Worldwide
Discussion: My iPhone and CrunchGear
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
More Google Phone talk
Discussion: Gizmodo
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Adobe Creative Suite 3.0 launch confirmed for March 27  —  Adobe Systems will officially roll out its highly anticipated Creative Suite 3.0 software bundle at a special event in New York City on March 27, the company confirmed on Monday.  —  According to information obtained by Macworld UK …
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Cara Cassidy / Creative Solutions PR:
Adobe Creative Suite 3 To Be Announced March 27th
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 and Screenwerk
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Mixd Says "Peace Out" and Goes to DeadPool
Discussion: MoCoNews
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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Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
IDC: We face a looming crisis - we won't have anywhere to store …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
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 …
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.
Nokia:
Nokia announces platforms to connect advertisers and media publishers with mobile  —  Nokia Ad Service and Nokia Advertising Connector enable delivery of the right ad to the right mobile consumer  —  Espoo, Finland; New York, USA — Nokia today announced two mobile advertising services.
Discussion: StartupSquad.com and MoCoNews
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
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: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and TechSpot News
 
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