Microsoft Readies New Windows Phone 7 Launch

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SEATTLE/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s last-ditch attempt to reclaim its prominence in the smartphone market won favorable early reviews on Monday, but it may come too late to claw back customers from Apple Inc and Google Inc.

The world’s largest software company, along with network carriers and handset makers, is planning to spend more than $100 million on marketing the phones, which analysts said could compete with Apple’s iPhone, but that may be a struggle.

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Microsoft is attempting to hit the market with its Windows Phone 7 series, featuring a completely brand new home screen and user interface experience, robust Xbox LIVE and Zune integration and vastly improved
social networking tools.

It aims to conquer a good market share, and its launch coincides with this coming 2010 holiday season. However, it’s still too soon to determine if it will be enough to compete with Apple and Google’s mobile platforms.


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China Net censorship could start trade war with United States

U.S. politicians have responded to China’s threat to Google by announcing a bill that would try to pressure nations with trade sanctions.

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A bill introduced Thursday, the One Global Internet Act (PDF), would require the federal government to identify “priority” Internet concerns overseas. Then the U.S. Trade Representative would be directed to begin an investigation under the 1974 Trade Act, which authorizes sanctions and retaliatory actions.

Section 301 of the 1974 law permits retaliation when a “practice of a foreign country is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce”, according to the USTR. If the problem is severe enough, retaliation becomes mandatory.

“Preserving an open and truly global Internet should be a top priority for the U.S. government,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat whose district includes the heart of Silicon Valley. Lofgren’s legislation is cosponsored by seven fellow Democrats and two Republicans, including Bob Goodlatte of Virginia.

While the Great Firewall of China isn’t new, imposing trade sanctions to try and bring down the wall would be a move that would benefit neither country.

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