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Sorry, just an old chunk of monopolist boilerplate we had on a save string

Old habits die hard, especially at Microsoft, which can occasionally be a bit absentminded when it comes to niggling little annoyances like, say, antitrust sanctions. According to the latest final judgment compliance report from the Department of Justice, Microsoft, Read More →

Fair use is what Sergey says is fair use

Google is holding fast to its claim that its controversial book-scanning efforts are fair use, so much so that it seems to have claimed an eminent domain of sorts over all published works. Asked about the outcry and legal Read More →

DVD format race still awaiting returns from key porn precincts

The battle over the next-generation DVD standard is finished. At least according to Sony. The consumer electronics giant this morning proclaimed its Blu-ray disc the premier format after Warner Brothers Entertainment said it would produce high-definition DVDs in Blu-ray Read More →


"419 is just a game, you are the losers, we are the winners.
White people are greedy, I can say they are greedy
White men, I will eat your dollars, will take your money and disappear.
419 is just a Read More →

Damndest thing — now at the bottom of my search results, it says "Mooooooooooola"

If I didn't know any better, I'd say Google's true corporate mission was to organize the world's wealth, not its information. After market close Thursday, the Internet bellwether again extended its streak of stronger-than-expected quarterly performances, reporting a Read More →

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Microsoft feels your pain. Meet Microsoft WSYP and two from McSweeney's: Doctor Doom for Homecoming King and Giant Squid Takes Us Weekly to Task

Last week was the breaking point for Giant Squid. There you were, Read More →

These days, we call it being "Kai-fued"

Former Motorola president and COO Mike Zafirovski is bringing more than just his 401(k) rollover with him to Nortel. He's bringing some pending litigation as well. Just two days after he was named the company's chief executive (see "Read More →

Next Cisco router to be cooled with mango lassi

Cisco is heading to the spice bazaar. The company announced yesterday a plan to invest $1.1 billion in India, its largest research and development investment outside the States. Cisco says $750 million of that sum will be funneled Read More →


"People say 'I'm going to MSN you' in Holland and Korea."

-- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recounts a recurring dream to attendees of Gartner's Symposium/ITxpo

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