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Fed up with Microsoft's defiance, EU regulators to slap new fines (AFP)
Microsoft logo at the office in Herndon, Virginia. European regulators are poised to slap huge new fines on Microsoft on Wednesday as Brussels loses its patience with the US software maker for defying a 2004 EU antitrust ruling(AFP/File/Paul J. Richards)AFP - European regulators are poised to slap huge new fines on Microsoft on Wednesday as Brussels loses its patience with the US software maker for defying a 2004 EU antitrust ruling.


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EU to cap Microsoft daily fine at 3 mln euros (Reuters)
European Union's Court of First Instance Judge Bo Vesterdorf (C) of Denmark presides a hearing on Microsoft's case in Luxembourg April 28, 2006. The European Commission plans to raise the ceiling of future fines on Microsoft to 3 million euros ($3.8 million) a day if the company continues to defy an antitrust decision, a diplomatic source said on Monday. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters)Reuters - Europe's competition watchdog plans to fine Microsoft up to 3 million euros ($3.8 million) a day if the U.S. software giant continues to defy a landmark antitrust decision, a diplomatic source said on Monday.


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Microsoft Vs. The EU May Hit Another Level (Investor's Business Daily)
Investor's Business Daily - The European Union hopes to get Microsoft to comply with its more than 2-year-old antitrust ruling by threatening to boost the daily fines it can levy against the software giant.

EU regulators prepare to fine Microsoft (AP)
AP - The European Union's battle against Microsoft Corp. is heating up as regulators prepare to fine the company for flouting a 2004 antitrust ruling that said it deliberately tried to cripple rivals.

Microsoft Revamps Vista Assessment Tool (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - In the wake of criticism from computer manufacturers, Microsoft has updated its Windows Vista PC assessment tool.

Bill Gates touts technology to tackle African development problems (AFP)
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, seen here in June 2006, touted technology as a solution to Africa's development problems, saying his organisation aimed to boost development on the world's poorest continent.(AFP/File/Nicholas Robert)AFP - Microsoft founder Bill Gates touted technology as a solution to Africa's development problems, saying his organisation aimed to boost development on the world's poorest continent.


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Windows 98, Me Support Ends, WinXP SP1 Next (TechWeb)
TechWeb - After two stays, Microsoft will drop all support for Windows 98, 98 SE, and Millennium after Tuesday.

Microsoft Shows Off New Vista Basic Look (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Microsoft last week confirmed that Vista will offer a more attractive look-and-feel to users who don't have the graphics horsepower to run the new Aero interface.

Analysis: Microsoft Shakes the Apple Tree (PC Magazine)
PC Magazine - A few educated guesses on what a viable iPod competitor would look like.

Source: EU To Cap Microsoft Daily Fine At $3.8 Million (TechWeb)
TechWeb - The European Commission plans to raise the ceiling of future fines on Microsoft to 3 million euros ($3.8 million) a day if the company continues to defy an antitrust decision, a diplomatic source said on Monday.

Media firms queue up for U.S. wireless auction (Reuters)
Reuters - As U.S. telephone carriers move into the television business, media conglomerates are eyeing ways to grab valuable wireless airwaves as another way to deliver profitable high-speed Internet and other services.

Matsushita to sell record 103-inch plasma TVs (Reuters)
Reporters look at a Panasonic 103-inch plasma screen at the company's news conference at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 4, 2006. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd, the maker of Panasonic brand electronics, said on Monday it hoped to start selling the world's largest plasma television by early next year. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)Reuters - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (6752.T), the maker of Panasonic brand electronics, said on Monday it hoped to start selling the world's largest plasma television by early next year.


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Agency to probe if Nokia infringed Qualcomm patent (Reuters)
Shoppers stop to look at the cellular phone display in the Nokia store in Chicago, Illinois, June 24, 2006. Qualcomm Inc. on Monday said the U.S. International Trade Commission has launched a probe into whether handset maker Nokia engaged in unfair trade practices by importing and selling phones that infringed on Qualcomm's mobile communications patents. (Frank Polich/Reuters)Reuters - Qualcomm Inc. on Monday said the U.S. International Trade Commission was investigating whether handset maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE) engaged in unfair trading practices by importing and selling mobile phones that infringed on Qualcomm's patents.


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EU to cap Microsoft daily fine at 3 mln euros (Reuters)
European Union's Court of First Instance Judge Bo Vesterdorf (C) of Denmark presides a hearing on Microsoft's case in Luxembourg April 28, 2006. The European Commission plans to raise the ceiling of future fines on Microsoft to 3 million euros ($3.8 million) a day if the company continues to defy an antitrust decision, a diplomatic source said on Monday. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters)Reuters - Europe's competition watchdog plans to fine Microsoft up to 3 million euros ($3.8 million) a day if the U.S. software giant continues to defy a landmark antitrust decision, a diplomatic source said on Monday.


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Google to announce Michigan research center (Reuters)
Reuters - Google Inc. plans to announce on Tuesday plans to build an office and research center in Ann Arbor, Michigan that will have up to 1,000 employees, The New York Times reported.

Montreal man parlays red paper clip into a home (AFP)
A man with a dream of home ownership turned a red paper clip into a three-bedroom house in western Canada through a series of shrewd Internet trades over the past year(AFP/File/Jean Ayissi)AFP - A man with a dream of home ownership turned a red paper clip into a three-bedroom house in western Canada through a series of shrewd Internet trades over the past year, he told AFP.


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Apple Rumored To Be Working on Talking iPod (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - It seems ages ago that Apple first introduced a snazzy digital-music player with an innovative click-wheel and counterpart online music store. A few generations of the device later, the company added video and left many wondering what might be next.

Qualcomm says ITC to launch Nokia probe (AP)
AP - Wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. said Monday the United States International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether Finland's Nokia Corp. and its U.S. unit engaged in unfair trade practices and infringed upon six Qualcomm patents.

IBM does Notes for Linux (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - IBM released a version of the Lotus Notes collaboration software that runs on the Linux operating system, part of an IBM plan to lower the barriers to enterprise adoption of desktop Linux, a company executive said.

Fed up with Microsoft's defiance, EU regulators to slap new fines (AFP)
Microsoft logo at the office in Herndon, Virginia. European regulators are poised to slap huge new fines on Microsoft on Wednesday as Brussels loses its patience with the US software maker for defying a 2004 EU antitrust ruling(AFP/File/Paul J. Richards)AFP - European regulators are poised to slap huge new fines on Microsoft on Wednesday as Brussels loses its patience with the US software maker for defying a 2004 EU antitrust ruling.


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Montreal man parlays red paper clip into a home (AFP)
A man with a dream of home ownership turned a red paper clip into a three-bedroom house in western Canada through a series of shrewd Internet trades over the past year(AFP/File/Jean Ayissi)AFP - A man with a dream of home ownership turned a red paper clip into a three-bedroom house in western Canada through a series of shrewd Internet trades over the past year, he told AFP.


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Congress debates ban on Internet gambling (AP)
Graphic shows estimated Internet gambling revenue. (AP Graphic)AP - Congress may deliver a blow to gamblers who prefer going online to going to Las Vegas.


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Japan may require NTT to share its new IP network (Reuters)
Reuters - Japan's government said on Tuesday it may require Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) to open the new high-speed Internet communications network it is developing to other firms, a move aimed at spurring competition in the market.

Media firms queue up for U.S. wireless auction (Reuters)
Reuters - As U.S. telephone carriers move into the television business, media conglomerates are eyeing ways to grab valuable wireless airwaves as another way to deliver profitable high-speed Internet and other services.

Sony Pics joins Net community with Guba deal (Reuters)
Reuters - Online multimedia site Guba has signed a deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment that makes it the first video-sharing community to distribute Sony Pictures movies online.

Emmys leap into broadband with interactive finalists (Reuters)
Reuters - The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has named the finalists for its 2005-06 Interactive Television Emmys, with this year's competition also recognizing television broadcast content distributed solely over broadband.

Group sues Fletcher for blocking Web site (AP)
AP - An advocacy group sued Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher and two of his top administrators, claiming they violated the constitutional rights of a political commentator by blocking access to his Web site on government computers.

Summary: House to vote on Web wager bill (AP)
AP - CARDS REJECTED: The House plans to vote Tuesday on a bill that would ban credit cards for paying online bets and could padlock gambling Web sites.

Apple Rumored To Be Working on Talking iPod (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - It seems ages ago that Apple first introduced a snazzy digital-music player with an innovative click-wheel and counterpart online music store. A few generations of the device later, the company added video and left many wondering what might be next.

Vonage Sued in VoIP Patent Infringement Case (PC World)
PC World - Federal suit claims Vonage infringed another firm's patent for Internet telephony voice mail.

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