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12:40 AM ET, March 7, 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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BBC:
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 News.com:   Microsoft chastises Google on copyrights
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
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 …
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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 …
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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
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?
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
New and improved Desktop  —  For the past several months …
Discussion: arghyle
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 …
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.
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.
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Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:   My Yahoo Upgrade Coming Soon
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
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Forrester Report Claims R&D Studies Are Biased  —  Despite U.S. spending of almost $300 billion on knowledge, the analyst firm found common flaws: bias, flawed analysis, and shortsightedness.  —  National investments in innovation are largely wasted and technology studies confirm the political …
Discussion: Techdirt
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.
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch and VC Ratings
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Scribd "YouTube for Documents" Gets $300K  —  Scribd, a site for sharing documents, is coming out of private beta this morning with a fresh Angel investment of $300K on top of their original Y Combinator nest egg of $12,000.  Scribd is most easily described as a text version of YouTube.
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com and digg
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.
mamamusings:
why twitter matters  —  I'm completely fascinated by Twitter right now—in much the same way I was by blogging four years ago, and by ICQ years before that.  —  If you haven't tried it yet, Twitter is a site that allows you to post one-line messages about what you're currently doing—via the web interface, IM, or SMS.
WordPress.com:
OpenID  —  You can now use your WordPress.com blog as an OpenID.  —  Are you fed up with having to remember dozens of usernames and password?  Does the idea of creating yet another account on yet another site leave you cold?  —  OpenID is a new standard that hopes to alleviate some of the pain …
Discussion: Kveton, Blogging Pro and FactoryCity
 
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Danny O'Brien / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Senate Committee: Broadcasting Treaty Must Be Limited
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J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
What's that you say? Phone for seniors slows down voices, eh?
Discussion: Gizmodo and textually.org
Microsoft:
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
Joe / Techdirt:
Pets Just Can't Compete With Video Games When It Comes To Kids' Attention
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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
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Steve Jobs, Spymaster
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