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10:15 PM ET, March 6, 2007


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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
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.
Microsoft attacks Google on books  —  Microsoft is to launch an attack on Google, saying the search giant's rival book-scanning service "systematically violates copyright".  —  Since December, Microsoft's project - Live Search Books - has allowed users to access certain publications which were no longer under copyright.
Declan McCullagh / CNET   Microsoft chastises Google on copyrights
Tom Krazit / CNET
New iTunes version still not fully Vista-ready  —  A new version of Apple's iTunes software released Monday addresses a number of compatibility issues with Microsoft's Windows Vista, but a few problems remain.  —  The updated version supports the upcoming Apple TV product and includes …
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 …
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple TV to dual as casual gaming device?
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 …
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Commodore set to introduce high-end gaming PCs
Discussion: digg
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
"Commodore" announces new gaming PCs
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 …
Live Search's WebLog:
Breaking Out of the Browser  —  Got Vista?  Then check out these two Live Search gadgets for your Vista Sidebar and stop waiting for that browser to load!  Today we're announcing the launch of two new gadgets that bring some of the most popular Live Search services directly to your desktop:
Discussion: LiveSide and WebProNews
Inside Google Desktop:
The New Sidebar and Gadgets  —  With the dramatically increasing amount of content out there, you need better ways to find relevant information, whether searching your computer or reading the latest headlines in sidebar.  How could we improve the way you stay up-to-date with sidebar and gadgets?
Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
France bans citizen journalists from reporting violence  —  Law could lead to imprisonment of amateur videographers and Web site operators who publish their images  —  The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists.
Google Blogoscoped:
Ex-Google Answers Researchers Launch Q&A Site  —  This just in: 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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch and VC Ratings
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.
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
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.
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Geni Raises Another $10 Million  —  Geni, the social networking startup that lets you and your relatives build a collaborative online family tree, just raised $10 million from Charles River Ventures.  That gives the barely two-month-old startup a $100 million valuation.
Danny O'Brien / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Senate Committee: Broadcasting Treaty Must Be Limited  —  Eighteen months ago, we heard that the controversial proposed WIPO Broadcasting Treaty was not on the radar of U.S. congressional representatives.  That has changed, thanks to your letters, and much hard work by a broad coalition …
Discussion: Techdirt and Boing Boing
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Scribd "YouTube for Documents" Gets $300K
Discussion: digg
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
What's that you say? Phone for seniors slows down voices, eh?
Discussion: Gizmodo and
Microsoft Research Unveils More Than 100 Innovations for Future of Computing
Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Profy.Com:
Web 2.0 Content - Can You Trust It?
Discussion: BBC
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Avinash Kaushik / Occam's Razor:
Next Stop, Wonderland
Alltel Reportedly Looking For A Buyer
 Earlier Items: 
Rory / Channel 9:
Microsoft Research TechFest - Intro, DynaVis, and FastDash
Carlo / Techdirt:
Is The Best Way To Ensure Success To Lock In Your Customers?
Discussion: MarketWatch
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
What Comes After AJAX?  —  I've been thinking about AJAX a lot recently.
Discussion: Burningbird and Business Wire
Stan Beer / ITWire:
Novell drives nail into Microsoft Office coffin
Discussion: Zoli's Blog, Channel 9 and Slashdot
Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
Google/Apple working on more 'new things'
Fujitsu Introduces World's First 2.5" 7,200 RPM 3.0 Gb/s Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive
8 Confessions Of A Former Verizon Sales Rep