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9:05 AM ET, February 22, 2007

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Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Google Targets Microsoft With Launch Of Business Applications  —  The search engine giant adopts a subscription model with its corporate software bundle to counter Microsoft Office and Windows Live.  —  Having won over millions of consumers with its online search and productivity tools …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Google Package Challenges Microsoft  —  Google is taking aim at one of Microsoft's most lucrative franchises.  —  On Thursday, Google, the Internet search giant, will unveil a package of communications and productivity software aimed at businesses, which overwhelmingly rely on Microsoft products for those functions.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
It's G-Day: Google Launches Apps Premier  —  The day that everyone knew was coming has arrived with the announcement that Google has launched Google Apps Premier, its subscription package of premium, hosted business applications in direct competition with Microsoft.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Subscription-based Google Apps for businesses ready  —  Google plans to launch on Thursday a subscription-based version of its Google Apps hosted services for businesses, which offers more storage and customer support than the free, ad-supported version.  The Google Apps products …
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Google battles Microsoft head-on  —  The search and advertising giant is now selling a cheap competitor to Microsoft Office.  Fortune's Adam Lashinsky watches as Google takes the gloves off.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Fortune) — For more than a year now, whenever someone has accused Google …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google and the Office game  —  Google has always denied that it has any ambitions to take on Microsoft's flagship and very lucrative Office business with its online apps.  Not anymore.Fortune magazine "outs" Google's office ambitions.  The company has launched a paid version of its documents …
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Apps Premier Edition Coming
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Possible Major Google Announcement Tomorrow
Discussion: gSpy and Googling Google
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Apps Premier Edition Launches - One Small Step Towards Google Office
Discussion: Net and The Silent Penguin
Natalie Kerris / Apple:
Cisco and Apple Reach Agreement on iPhone Trademark  —  Cisco and Apple® today announced that they have resolved their dispute involving the "iPhone" trademark.  Under the agreement, both companies are free to use the "iPhone" trademark on their products throughout the world.
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Apple, Cisco settle iPhone trademark lawsuit  —  Cisco Systems and Apple said Wednesday they have settled the trademark-infringement lawsuit over the use of the iPhone name for Apple's new multimedia phone.  —  The agreement allows Apple and Cisco to use the iPhone brand on their own products.
MacNN:
Apple settles iPhone spat with Cisco  —  [digg this] Cisco and Apple today announced that they have resolved their dispute involving the "iPhone" trademark.  After more than a month of public sparring, the companies recently agreed to several legal extensions, following the Cisco lawsuit …
BBC:   Apple and Cisco share iPhone name
Brad Stone / New York Times:   Settlement Lets Apple Use 'iPhone'
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
The Apple iPhone It is!  —  Bad news for anyone who revels …
Discussion: Global Nerdy
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple and Cisco settle! iPhone name to be used by both
Discussion: Cult of Mac
Scrivs / Wisdump:
Why Blog Networks Failed  —  Do you remember those things that we called Blog Networks?  You might have paid attention or you might have went about your life like nothing changed and that's one of the reasons why they failed.  'Failed' might be a harsh term to use, but of the hundreds …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google sees video anti-piracy tools as priority  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc., racing to head off a media industry backlash over its video Web site YouTube, will soon offer anti-piracy technologies to help all copyright holders thwart unauthorized video sharing, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
Read/WriteWeb:
Future Of Web Apps, Day 2  —  Written by David Lenehan of Polldaddy and edited by Richard MacManus.  This is David's account of the second and final day of the Future Of Web Apps 2007 conference in London.  —  Adobe  —  Today started with Mark Anders, Adobe's senior principal scientist.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Microsoft kicks the tires on Revver  —  Don't expect Microsoft to stand pat in a video-sharing sector dominated by Google's YouTube.  —  A week after a test version of Microsoft's video site, Soapbox, went live, the company sized up at least one potential acquisition target, sources say.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Profy.Com and Lost Remote
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Streamburst Offers Innovative Non-DRM  —  Documentary film maker Steve O'Hear announced today that his film In Search of the Valley is now available for download using an innovative service called Streamburst - a move he hopes will raise the project's sales after disappointing initial DVD sales.
Discussion: Techquila Shots
 
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PBWiki Raises $2m
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CBC News:
Java creator named to Order of Canada
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