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  1. -01-30-06 Blackworm Countdown (TimesOnline.co.uk)
      "The clock is ticking on a dangerous computer virus programmed to delete millions of Word files stored on PCs when it reaches the end of its countdown on Friday." 01-06

  2. -03-30-06 Avoiding Tech Hassles (MSNBC Technology)
      "After more than five years of writing about the numerous pitfalls that plague technology consumers, one can't help but pick up some pointers. So here's my compendium of tips to help you avoid persistent tech problems and maybe even save a few bucks, too." 03-06

  3. -05-12-06 High Tech May Replace Some Caregivers (ABC News)
      "Across town, Louise who uses a walker to get around shows us how the system works. Her apartment is rigged with a series of motion detectors that track her movements and then transmit that information over the Internet to her family members." 05-06

  4. -06-30-06 Partnership Proposed to Combine GM, Nissan, and Renault (Bloomberg.com)
      "Kirk Kerkorian, General Motors Corp.'s biggest individual shareholder, urged the struggling carmarker to ally with Carlos Ghosn's Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA.'' 06-06

  5. -07-22-06 Panasonic Releases Largest Plasma TV (ABC News)
      "Measuring 103 inches diagonally or roughly the size of 7-foot-tall Shaquille O'Neal Panasonic's new high-definition plasma TV is the largest available to U.S. consumers." 07-06

  6. -10-07-06 Google May Buy YouTube (MSNBC News)
      "Internet search leader Google Inc. is in talks to acquire the popular online video site YouTube Inc. for about $1.6 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing a person familiar with the matter." 10-06

  7. -10-09-06 Google Buys YouTube.com (BBC News)
      "Google is buying video-sharing website YouTube for $1.65bn... in shares after a weekend of speculation that a deal was in the offing." 10-06

  8. -10-09-06 Warner Music and YouTube.com Make a Deal (BBC News)
      "Video-sharing site YouTube has signed a deal with media giant Warner Music to allow its material to be used legally." 10-06

  9. -10-16-06 We Are Losing Our Privacy: Do We Care? (MSNBC News)
      "Like it or not, increasingly we live in a world where you simply cannot keep a secret."

      "The key question is: Does that matter?" 10-06

  10. -10-23-06 Google Gets Political About Having an Open Internet (Guardian Unlimited)
      " 'We started this NetPAC in order to be able to support office-holders and candidates who share our vision of promoting and preserving the internet as a free and open platform for information, communication and innovation,' he says. 'Google has thrived thanks to the opportunities of the free market so we believe it is important to look at policymakers as they make decisions that impact our users and businesses.' " 10-06

  11. -11-27-06 Copiepresse Sues Google Over Linking to Their Newspapers (Bloomberg.com)
      "Copiepresse, a group of 17 French- and German-language newspapers, won a Brussels court ruling in September that forced Google to stop providing links to the papers' Web sites. The threat of legal action persuaded Microsoft Corp. to do the same. Now Copiepresse plans to take the fight to the rest of Europe." 11-06

  12. 01-12-03 Case Resigns as Chairman of AOL Time Warner (CNN)
      "Steve Case will step down as chairman of AOL Time Warner in May. However, he will continue as a board member, the company said Sunday in a news release."

      "Case was the driving force behind the 2001 merger of then-booming Internet portal America Online and Time Warner, the media giant that owned an array of film, TV, music and publishing companies, to form one of the world's largest media companies."

      "However, the company has experienced a severe drop in its market value since the merger, which came at the peak of the Internet stock price boom, and disgruntled shareholders had directed their ire at Case." 1-06

Papers
  1. -Editorial: What Should Be the New Global Role of the Internet? (MSNBC News)
      "Clearly the Internet must move beyond its U.S.-centric roots, but it's just as clear that it shouldn't look like the United Nations, or like China, or like a for-profit enterprise. Figuring out the right balance between commerce, culture and connectivity won't be an easy task. But there could be no better use for our global bandwidth right now." 05-06

  2. Brave New World for Television (ABC News)
      "It's a brave new world of television viewing so much so that many people are wondering if watching regularly scheduled programs will soon become a thing of the past." 06-06

  3. Futuristic Home (MSN Technology)
      "MSN Tech & Gadgets takes you on an exclusive tour of the Microsoft Home. Is this what your home could be like in 2015?" 10-06

  4. Wireless Coverage in the U.S. (ABC News)
      "Acess ABCNEWS.com's interactive Wi-Fi public hotspot map...." 06-06

   
   


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