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3:05 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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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 …
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.
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 …
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
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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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.
Benjamin Pimentel / San Francisco Chronicle:
Palm shares drop on rumors  —  Reports say it hired Morgan Stanley to explore options  —  Palm Inc. shares dropped nearly 10 percent Monday on reports that the Sunnyvale technology company has consulted an investment bank to explore strategic options, including the possible sale of the company.
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Carlo / Techdirt:
Is The Best Way To Ensure Success To Lock In Your Customers?
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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 …
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.
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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CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: It's Adobe's game to lose, CEO says
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Ajit / Open Gardens:
Nokia ad service is launched!  A potentially revolutionary milestone for Mobile advertising..  —  The Nokia Adservice may well be one of the most significant announcements this year and I believe, it will transform the industry.  —  Here is my analysis on the Nokia ad service.
Discussion: StartupSquad.com and Vecosys
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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 …
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Google CEO: No big deals ahead  —  Eric Schmidt tells Wall Street to expect more growth from online video and mobile search from Google but no major mergers.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Mobile advertising and online video advertising are going to be two big areas of growth for Google …
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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).
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
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
David Kaplan / PaidContent:
Movie Studio Revenues Would Rise With Dual DVD/Theatrical Releases, Study Says  —  It might sound counterintuitive, but releasing a movie and its DVD version both in theaters and on DVD in the same window could boost studio revenue, according to a new study by a group of international researchers to be published this October.
 
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