Antone Gonsalves

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posted in March 2006

Britannica Slams Nature's Wikipedia Comparison

In an industry known more for gentility, Encyclopedia Britannica came out swinging like a street fighter, calling on Nature to retract a study that was published in the magazine in December. In comparing online scientific articles from both publications, Nature had said Wikipedia "comes close" to Britannica in its coverage of scientific topics.

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AirPlay Hopes To Merge Live TV With Mobile Phones

The service would allow viewers to use their cellular phones as gaming devices to, for example, choose winners and losers in reality TV programs, compete against contestants in game shows, and predict plays in football games and other sporting events.

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Google To Offer Online Access To Books

The new service, which would be available through Google Book Search, would make books available only after a person signs in to his or her personal account. People would not be able to store a copy of the book in their computer or copy pages.

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Brief: Google Shows Maps Of Mars

In honor of the birthday of 19th century astronomer Percival Lowell, Google Inc. on Monday offered views of the planet Mars through a service developed in conjunction with NASA researchers.

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Microsoft Hints Fan Origami Project Buzz

The company is hyping the project--which some think might be a handheld device to watch video, among other things--but is releasing no details. The building buzz has sparked some concern that expectations may greatly surpass the product's capabilities.

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AP Launches Online Video Network

There's no charge for the content, but subscribers must commit to placing links to the video player in prominent locations on their home pages and within related text stories.

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