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Comment Re:Not patent-worthy (Score 1) 358

You didn't in my view demonstrate that it led to a worse overall outcome. I suggest at least knowledge was disclosed to the public. Who knows, maybe because of the patent the original inventor got additional development money, or even quit an expensive project that would have been too far before it's time to succeed. Given the absurdly high failure rates in innovation it's not as though inventors have wonderful forsight about invention quality until they start to put themselves out there - through information sharing or product release.
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft wants review of Google/Doubleclick deal

LMFAO writes: Microsoft, a veteran defendant of epic antitrust battles in the United States and Europe, is urging regulators to consider scuttling Google's plan to buy DoubleClick, an online advertising company. Bradford L. Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, said in an interview yesterday that Google's purchase of DoubleClick would combine the two largest online advertising distributors and thus "substantially reduce competition in the advertising market on the Web." — New York Times
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Submission + - How to resurrect reputation

athloi writes: "This is probably a dumb question, but it might relate to the large number of phantom accounts on Slashdot. What happens when a user, such as myself, makes some useful contributions but then stumbles into a fractious area like, say, Windows Vista fandom or Mac advocacy, and then gets modded down to the point where no future posts are even considered? With karma at -1, without any trolling or other bad behavior, it seems my only choice is to create another account and try again. Is this what Slashdot editors or users want, or is there another way to get in the good graces of a site I enjoy, even if I sometimes make slightly snarky comments about our large corporate overlords?"
Censorship

Submission + - Google Censors Liveleak?

pacalis writes: Does google censor competitors? The owners of liveleak.com, an online video service, recently posted a video http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6a6_1176066336 claiming that Google has stopped indexing them. A quick peak http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=liveleak seems to add credibility to this arguement, and addtionional information is found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_by_Google.

Is google censoring this service? Is is for business or political reasons? Is this predatory? Does google have a responsibility to index this site?

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