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4:45 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 …
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 …
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.
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?
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 …
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 …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Microsoft takes a cheap shot at Google
Cara Cassidy / Creative Solutions PR:
Adobe Creative Suite 3 To Be Announced March 27th  —  The wait is nearly over!  We can now confirm that Adobe Creative Suite 3 will be announced March 27, 2007.  The company is celebrating the launch at an event in New York City that will be webcast live at 3:30pm ET.
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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
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple TV to dual as casual gaming device?  —  Apple's much anticipated Apple TV wireless set-top box will not only stream various types of media from Macs and PCs to widescreen TVs, but also serve as a casual gaming hub, the company appears to have inadvertently confirmed.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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Gizmodo:
Rumor Smashed: No Apple TV Games
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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".
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Eons:
BOOM BOOM BOOM!  EONS CLOSES $22 MILLION IN SERIES B FUNDING LED BY CHARLES RIVER VENTURES  —  50-Plus Media Company Continues Rapid Growth as it Challenges and Inspires Boomers to Live the Biggest Life Possible and Celebrate Life after 50  —  Eons™, the 50-plus media company …
Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
Google/Apple working on more 'new things'  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Google Inc. (GOOG : , , ) Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said Monday that Google and Apple Inc. (AAPL : , , ) are working together on "many more" new projects, which he did not identify.  Schmidt made his comments at a technology conference in San Francisco.
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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
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).
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 …
Chris Kohler / Wired News:
An ITunes for Games?  Not Yet  —  With all three major game consoles now supporting downloadable content, it's easy to envision an iTunes for gamers, with thousands of niche titles to satisfy all tastes.  The hard part is making it happen.  —  Virtually everybody in the video game business …
Discussion: Cathode Tan
 
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