Antone Gonsalves

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posted in January 2006

Microsoft Outlines Blog Policy

Under the new rules, Microsoft will remove access to blog content only when it receives a government-issued, legally binding notice indicating that the material violates local laws. This framework comes after Microsoft was criticized for removing the blog content of an outspoken Chinese journalist.

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Google Wins Nevada Copyright Case

A judge found that serving pages of a story on a writer's Web site, from the Google cache, was protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This ruling could help Google with other legal issues it's facing in its bid to scan books and other copyrighted materials.

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Google News Is Out Of Beta

And, as a new feature for the three-year-old service, users logged in from their Google accounts will see recommended articles based on what they previously read.

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Microsoft Defends Handing Over Search Data

Some have criticized Microsoft and the other companies that gave information to the Justice Department as giving in too easily. Microsoft countered that it's still protecting its customers' privacy because it provided some aggregated logs that listed queries and how often they occurred.

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Google Opens IM, VoIP Services

Google opened its instant-messaging and Internet telephony services to any company willing to support XMPP. That will help other vendors build apps that interoperate with Google's.

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Microsoft Unveils Ad-Technology Lab

The lab will develop technologies for its upcoming AdCenter, which will provide paid search, analytical tools and other services for advertisers. It is said to be the linchpin of Microsoft's strategy for catching up with rivals Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. in linked online search.

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Levi's Launches iPod-Ready Jeans

The dungarees feature a special joystick in the watch pocket for operating the iPod, a special pocket for the iPod itself, and retractable headphones so they don't get tangled.

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Google Video DRM Raises Questions

In announcing its online video store, Google said it's developed its own digital rights management software to prevent people from distributing downloads in violation of partners' copyrights. But some bloggers are complaining that they don't want yet another incompatible DRM system.

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Yahoo Plans TV Access

Upcoming software will allow Yahoo subscribers to search the Web, of course, but also search and watch online video, use Yahoo's photo service to build slide shows, store and share photos--and watch it all on what's often the largest screen in the house.

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Disney Ups Video Offerings On iTunes

The Walt Disney Co. has increased the amount of programming for sale on Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes music store to include this week's college bowl games, with more video available later this month from ESPN and ABC news, sports and entertainment.

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Blogs Buzzing With Google PC Report

A Los Angeles Times' story says the search-engine company has been chatting with Wal-Mart and others to sell a computer that would run a Google-developed operating system, not Microsoft's Windows.

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