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Submission + - Microsoft Looks to refuel talks with Yahoo

froggero1 writes: "Software-but-not-so-much-search giant Microsoft wants to rekindle the takeover talks with Yahoo. According to the New York Post article, Yahoo! has repeatability turned away their offers, but Microsoft hopes that a lucrative 50 billion dollar offer will bring them back to the table. This move would increase Microsoft's web search market share to roughly 38%. But will one company being in control of the second and third ranked search engines have any impact on Google?"

Submission + - AACS Body Responds to Key Postings

massivefoot writes: Bloggers "crossed the line" when they posted a software key that could break the encryption on some HD-DVDs, the AACS copy protection body has said. An AACS executive said it was looking at "legal and technical tools" to confront those who published the key.

Feed I, Columbine Killer (wired.com)

The infamous Super Columbine Massacre role-playing game is in the news again after being slammed from Slamdance. But is the game sick or is it a serious examination of the massacre? Unlike most knee-jerk critics, Clive Thompson actually plays the game to find out.

Technology (Apple)

Submission + - Cisco on the brink of losing iPhone trademark

An anonymous reader writes: Just when everyone thought that Apple had made a big mistake by announcing the iPhone when Cisco held the rights, it seems Cisco could lose the rights in iPhone in Europe through non-use, according to Out-law.com. There's a trade mark attorney talking about it in their podcast (mp3). So what happens if Cisco has the rights in USA and Apple has the rights in Europe?

Submission + - Crazy Microsoft telnet bug deletes your data!

havardi writes: "Don't ask me why you'd enable telnet on your Windows XP machine, but if you do be prepared to lose some data. When you logout of your telnet session, virtually everything and anything in Documents & Settings\Username\Local Settings\ is deleted!! Go ahead, give it a ride!"

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