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7:15 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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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.
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 …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:   Microsoft chastises Google on copyrights
Mike / Techdirt:
Microsoft Attacks Google On Copyright — Statements Will Come …
Discussion: The Browser and CenterNetworks
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Microsoft takes a cheap shot at Google
Discussion: WebProNews
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 …
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Commodore set to introduce high-end gaming PCs
Discussion: digg
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
"Commodore" announces new gaming PCs
Gizmodo:
Rumor Smashed: No Apple TV Games  —  So you know how someone found "evidence" of game compatibility with Apple TV in the latest iTunes update?  Looks like it's more of an example of some lazy copying and pasting by developers than one of future features.  MacUser did some research and discovered …
Discussion: The Tao of Mac
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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
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 …
Reuters:
Yahoo CEO says business repairs done  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) spent 2006 fixing the basic plumbing of its Web search advertising system, preparing the company to allow its business to "come alive," Chairman and CEO Terry Semel said on Tuesday.
Microsoft:
Q&A: Visual Studio 2005 Refresh Helps Developers Take Full Advantage of Windows Vista  —  "Soma" Somasegar, chief of Microsoft's Developer Division, discusses opportunities and benefits that customers and partners can experience by harnessing the power of Windows Vista to build secure, reliable and connected applications.
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
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.
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
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 …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Exclusive: Microsoft and the Associated Press Teaming with Thousands of Newspapers and Broadcasters in New Online Video Network  —  The Associated Press, the world's largest news organization, and Microsoft have developed an online video platform for thousands of U.S. newspapers …
Google Blogoscoped:
Ex-Google Answers Researchers Launch Q&A Site  —  This just in: Uclue.com is a new website by a number of researchers who used to work for the (now cancelled) Google Answers program.  This is cool, and I wish my former colleagues all the best!  (Disclosure: I watched the site come to life from afar …
 
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Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
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Lifehacker:
How to clean your keyboard  —  Blogger StyleyGeek took apart …
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
VMware puts a virtual machine in your pocket
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David Kaplan / PaidContent:
Movie Studio Revenues Would Rise With Dual DVD/Theatrical Releases, Study Says
Discussion: Ars Technica
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
What Comes After AJAX?  —  I've been thinking about AJAX a lot recently.
Discussion: Burningbird and Business Wire
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Companies to pull ads from Coulter's Web site
Discussion: Adrants, Things That, Valleywag and digg
Stan Beer / ITWire:
Novell drives nail into Microsoft Office coffin
Discussion: Zoli's Blog, Channel 9 and Slashdot
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Steve Jobs, Spymaster
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Chris Kohler / Wired News:
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Discussion: Cathode Tan
Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
Google/Apple working on more 'new things'
Fugitsu:
Fujitsu Introduces World's First 2.5" 7,200 RPM 3.0 Gb/s Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive
Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Tech researchers calculate digital info
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
$100 Million Valuation For Geni
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