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Microsoft, Yahoo tweak privacy policies (AP)
AP - Hopping on the privacy-protection bandwagon, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. are limiting how long their Internet search engines retain potentially sensitive data about their users.

Microsoft and Ask call for heightened Internet privacy (AFP)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/microsoft/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070723/tc_afp/technologyusinternet"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070723/capt.sge.eod30.230707223518.photo00.photo.default-512x352.jpg?x=130&y=89&sig=CP_3oPx.1rffuGavUOxtsA--" align="left" height="89" width="130" alt="Photo of Microsoft&#39;s logo. Microsoft and Internet search rival Ask.com are bolstering online privacy and calling for a tech industry summit devoted to that goal, they said Monday.(AFP/File)" border="0" /></a>AFP - Microsoft and Internet search rival Ask.com are bolstering online privacy and calling for a tech industry summit devoted to that goal, they said Monday.</p><br clear="all"/>

Acer: PC Industry 'Disappointed' with Vista (PC World)
PC World - Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.

Microsoft: Next Version Of Windows Due In 2010 (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Microsoft is beginning to discuss Windows 7, the internal code name for the next version of the Windows client, with select customers and partners.

Microsoft Set To Show Off Hosting Tools, Apps (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Microsoft said it will provide users with a look at several new technologies that it plans to include or support in its forthcoming Windows Server 2008 server operating system.

Microsoft, Ask.com pressure Google on privacy (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - Microsoft is joining Ask.com in offering new privacy features for Web searchers, and the two companies are now calling on the search and online advertising industry to develop a common set of privacy practices.

Microsoft Promotes Privacy in Search (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - With search engine privacy growing as a hotbutton issue, Microsoft announced Sunday that it is instituting an &quot;enhanced set of privacy principles&quot; for its Live Search and online-advertising technologies. The privacy measures parallel some of those taken recently by Google and Ask.com.

PC maker Acer hits out at Windows' Vista operating system (AFP)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/microsoft/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070723/tc_afp/germanyustaiwanitsoftwarecompanymicrosoftacer"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070723/capt.sge.ejy69.230707124357.photo00.photo.default-512x454.jpg?x=130&y=115&sig=U7YSJPWq3e3sJmyBcM70kQ--" align="left" height="115" width="130" alt="Microsoft&#39;s Windows Vista operating-system software is on display at a store in Fairfax, Virginia. The head of Taiwan-based personal computer maker Acer, Gianfranco Lanci, hit out at the Vista operating system, saying that the &quot;entire industry&quot; was disappointed by it.(AFP/File/Paul J. Richards)" border="0" /></a>AFP - The head of Taiwan-based personal computer maker Acer, Gianfranco Lanci, hit out at Microsoft&#39;s Windows Vista operating system, saying that the &quot;entire industry&quot; was disappointed by it.</p><br clear="all"/>

Microsoft: Privacy Champion? (BusinessWeek Online)
BusinessWeek Online - In its haste to build software that gives computer users new ways to communicate, store data, and scour the Web for information, the tech industry has unleashed a raft of threats to consumer privacy. Recently, though, companies from across the tech spectrum have begun taking pains to rein in such risks amid a backlash from legislators, regulators and consumer advocates. Are the efforts lip service aimed at quelling the furor or might the tech industry finally be getting serious about protecting privacy?

Microsoft and Ask.com Join Google In Shedding Light On Search Data Retention (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Microsoft outlines incremental improvements to its privacy principles for its Live Search and online advertising services.

Researchers hack into iPhone via Web (AP)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/tech/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070723/ap_on_hi_te/iphone_hack"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070724/capt.sge.eoj75.240707000917.photo00.photo.default-350x512.jpg?x=88&y=130&sig=WLIXpcPRD6qxb1Pmvj_1ag--" align="left" height="130" width="88" alt="Newly released iPhone is displayed at an Apple store in Santa Monica, California. A computer security firm said Monday that it found a way to hack into Apple&#39;s new iPhones, take command of the devices and steal stored information.(AFP/File/Gabriel Bouys)" border="0" /></a>AP - Hackers could take control of an iPhone if its owner visits a doctored Web site or Internet hotspot, security researchers reported Monday.</p><br clear="all"/>

TiVo to debut a lower-priced HD DVR (AP)
AP - When TiVo Inc. introduced a high-definition digital video recorder last fall, it touted the long-awaited set-top box as a best-in-class product with a price tag to match.

Microsoft, Yahoo tweak privacy policies (AP)
AP - Hopping on the privacy-protection bandwagon, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. are limiting how long their Internet search engines retain potentially sensitive data about their users.

Ultra-flexible fiber optics on the way (AP)
AP - Corning Inc. is finding its way around very tight corners to help high-speed Internet service reach high-rise apartments and condominiums.

Researchers seek cash for software flaws (AP)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/tech/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070724/ap_on_hi_te/selling_security_info"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070717/capt.c1e6603ce8fa48a48c1f6ce9d3454e2f.world_series_of_poker_nvjh102.jpg?x=88&y=130&sig=9Flw7NrHJRW0a2Lu_Q8IWw--" align="left" height="130" width="88" alt="Nine final poker players compete at the final table of the World Series of Poker held at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Tuesday, July 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)" border="0" /></a>AP - For some security researchers who uncover flaws in leading computer programs, a nod of appreciation from software companies is no longer enough.</p><br clear="all"/>

Nokia to buy photo-sharing site Twango (Reuters)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/tech/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070724/wr_nm/nokia_twango_dc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20070724/2007_07_24t030036_450x299_us_nokia_twango.jpg?x=130&y=86&sig=XqlP297ssTi8S7rOJ0Gknw--" align="left" height="86" width="130" alt="People visit Nokia's stand during the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, February 15, 2007. Nokia (Albert Gea/Reuters)" border="0" /></a>Reuters - Nokia, the world&#39;s top mobile phone maker, said on Tuesday it would buy U.S.-based photo-sharing social networking site Twango (http://www.twango.com/), but did not disclose the price.</p><br clear="all"/>

TiVo to sell trimmed down premium TV video recorder (Reuters)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/tech/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070724/tc_nm/tivo_hdtv_dc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20070724/2007_07_24t014659_450x304_us_tivo_hdtv.jpg?x=130&y=87&sig=YOYGUWM6VvbIpZ9_dcYCKg--" align="left" height="87" width="130" alt="A screen shows Internet services available through an broadband-connected TiVo digital video recorder at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 5, 2006. TiVo Inc. introduced a trimmed-down, less expensive version of its digital video recorder for high-definition televisions on Tuesday, hoping to spur mainstream demand 10 months after a pricey first foray was received coolly. (Steve Marcus/Reuters)" border="0" /></a>Reuters - TiVo Inc. introduced a trimmed-down, less expensive version of its digital video recorder for high-definition televisions on Tuesday, hoping to spur mainstream demand 10 months after a pricey first foray was received coolly.</p><br clear="all"/>

Insider Info on the First Fully Open-Source Cell Phone (PC World)
PC World - A Q&amp;A with OpenMoko on its upcoming Neo 1973, called a hacker&#39;s answer to the iPhone.

Study: Red Hat Benefiting from MS-Novell Deal Fallout (PC Magazine)
PC Magazine - Alfresco&#39;s survey of 10,000 users finds Red Hat adoption tripling, while Novell usage stays stagnant.

U.S.-China joint probe nets $500 mln fake software (Reuters)
Reuters - More than $500 million worth of pirated software, including counterfeit Microsoft and Symantec products, has been seized in a long-running joint probe by Chinese police and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, officials from both countries said on Tuesday.

Nokia to buy photo-sharing site Twango (Reuters)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/internet/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070724/wr_nm/nokia_twango_dc"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20070724/2007_07_24t030036_450x299_us_nokia_twango.jpg?x=130&y=86&sig=XqlP297ssTi8S7rOJ0Gknw--" align="left" height="86" width="130" alt="People visit Nokia's stand during the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, February 15, 2007. Nokia (Albert Gea/Reuters)" border="0" /></a>Reuters - Nokia, the world&#39;s top mobile phone maker, said on Tuesday it would buy U.S.-based photo-sharing social networking site Twango (http://www.twango.com/), but did not disclose the price.</p><br clear="all"/>

Netflix profits gain in second-quarter (AP)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/internet/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070724/ap_on_hi_te/earns_netflix"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070723/capt.14cd7b65b21c47cea0bb89246e4f6d5c.earns_netflix_nybz172.jpg?x=130&y=87&sig=ovZzVnw0QwgVokQcpOFuqg--" align="left" height="87" width="130" alt="Netflix customer Carleen Ho holds up DVD movies, 'Talladega Nights' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' that she rented from Netflix, at her home in Palo Alto, Calif., in this Jan. 24, 2007 file photo. Netflix is expected to release quarterly earnings on Monday, July 23, 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)" border="0" /></a>AP - Netflix Inc.'s profit grew in the second quarter even as the number of people subscribing to its online DVD rental service shrank for the first time in its 8-year history.</p><br clear="all"/>

Malaysia denies crackdown on bloggers (AFP)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/internet/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070724/tc_afp/malaysiapoliticsmediainternetrights"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070724/capt.sge.epe91.240707052331.photo00.photo.default-512x347.jpg?x=130&y=88&sig=dz7bUrTMb4vwMTpS9fPKTA--" align="left" height="88" width="130" alt="Kuala Lumpur Internet surfers. Malaysia&#39;s deputy prime minister denied the government is clamping down on bloggers after a prominent ruling party politician lodged a police report against a website, reports said Tuesday(AFP/File/Teh Eng Koon)" border="0" /></a>AFP - Malaysia&#39;s deputy prime minister denied the government is clamping down on bloggers after a prominent ruling party politician lodged a police report against a website, reports said Tuesday.</p><br clear="all"/>

Hearst reaches out to male Web users in Ugo deal (Reuters)
Reuters - Publisher Hearst Corp., seeking a bigger chunk of the male Internet audience, will acquire Ugo Networks Inc., a network of Web sites devoted to video games, movies and other entertainment, the company said on Tuesday.

Medium, not the message, the star in '08 Web debate (AFP)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/internet/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070724/pl_afp/usvote2008democratsinternet"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070724/capt.sge.eop93.240707020226.photo00.photo.default-512x341.jpg?x=130&y=86&sig=Jmjx._RbNFal0VpNjiVSVw--" align="left" height="86" width="130" alt="Democratic presidential candidates, New York Senator Hillary Clinton (L) and Illinois Senator Barack Obama (R) stand on stage prior to the start of the CNN/YouTube Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate, at the Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina. Democratic White House hopefuls Monday faced a grilling from voters who posed questions in Internet videos, in a unique debate showcasing the Web&#39;s rising role in politics.(AFP/Stan Honda)" border="0" /></a>AFP - Democratic White House hopefuls made history Monday, parrying Internet video questions from voters soured on modern politics, in a sign of the Web&#39;s booming role in elections.</p><br clear="all"/>

Web debate sends Democrat '08 hopefuls into cyberspace (AFP)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/internet/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070723/pl_afp/usvote2008democrats"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070724/capt.sge.eop93.240707020226.photo00.photo.default-512x341.jpg?x=130&y=86&sig=Jmjx._RbNFal0VpNjiVSVw--" align="left" height="86" width="130" alt="Democratic presidential candidates, New York Senator Hillary Clinton (L) and Illinois Senator Barack Obama (R) stand on stage prior to the start of the CNN/YouTube Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate, at the Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina. Democratic White House hopefuls Monday faced a grilling from voters who posed questions in Internet videos, in a unique debate showcasing the Web&#39;s rising role in politics.(AFP/Stan Honda)" border="0" /></a>AFP - Democratic White House hopefuls Monday faced a grilling from voters who posed questions in Internet videos, in a unique debate showcasing the Web&#39;s rising role in politics.</p><br clear="all"/>

Ultra-flexible fiber optics on the way (AP)
AP - Corning Inc. is finding its way around very tight corners to help high-speed Internet service reach high-rise apartments and condominiums.

Researchers hack into iPhone via Web (AP)
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/internet/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070723/ap_on_hi_te/iphone_hack"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070724/capt.sge.eoj75.240707000917.photo00.photo.default-350x512.jpg?x=88&y=130&sig=WLIXpcPRD6qxb1Pmvj_1ag--" align="left" height="130" width="88" alt="Newly released iPhone is displayed at an Apple store in Santa Monica, California. A computer security firm said Monday that it found a way to hack into Apple&#39;s new iPhones, take command of the devices and steal stored information.(AFP/File/Gabriel Bouys)" border="0" /></a>AP - Hackers could take control of an iPhone if its owner visits a doctored Web site or Internet hotspot, security researchers reported Monday.</p><br clear="all"/>

Microsoft, Yahoo tweak privacy policies (AP)
AP - Hopping on the privacy-protection bandwagon, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. are limiting how long their Internet search engines retain potentially sensitive data about their users.

Rivals Try New Tactics to Unseat Search King (AdWeek.com)
AdWeek.com - NEW YORK When Microsoft released its much-awaited MSN Search to compete with category leader Google in early 2005, it did so with the kind of fanfare expected from its marketing machine: a wide-ranging TV, print, outdoor and online campaign, including Super Bowl spots, with an estimated budget of $150 million. Yet afterwards, Microsoft was left in a familiar position: distantly trailing Google, and even losing ground.

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