Microsoft confirms Windows 7 is final name

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Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 will be the final name for the next generation operating system. In a blog, Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President, Windows Product Management confirmed the news. "Since we began development...

Nation upset at use of name Microsoft Fiji.

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Fiji's government says it's still trying to contact the Microsoft Corporation to discuss the company's plans to launch a product called Microsoft Fiji. Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told Fijilive his country wants an amicable...

Google Fights Domain Name Tasting

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Google Inc. announced yesterday that it would begin to take increasing measures against domain name tasting, a practice which exploits a grace period originally designed to rectify legitimate mistakes, such as registrants mistyping the domain...

China firm sues Google over name

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A Chinese firm is suing the internet giant Google over its Chinese name, saying it is too much like its own name and is harming its business. Google's Chinese subsidiary has transliterated its name to...

BenQ New English Name to be 'Qisda'

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While BenQ just announced it will change its Chinese name from "Jia Da" to "Jias Da" (transliterated from Chinese) last week, the company recently stated the official English name for the new company will be...

Microsoft Windows Server Code Name Longhorn Beta 3

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Microsoft Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" helps you to increase the flexibility of your server infrastructure while saving time and reducing costs. Powerful new management tools and security enhancements allow you to have more control...

Microsoft will fight to keep Office Live Name

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Office Live LLC filed a trademark-infringement suit against Microsoft in the U.S. District Court of Central California in Los Angeles earlier this month over Microsoft's Web-based small business package of the same name. Microsoft Office...

Apple, Cisco reach agreement on iPhone name

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Thank you to Tech_Dude_5000 for submitting this to our front page. It seems Apple Incorporated has successfully evaded a particularly problematic trademark issue with network equipment maker Cisco Systems Incorporated. Cisco sued Apple for trademark...

This Web Site can name that Tune

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Midomi. Try to remember that name, chances are it will come in handy when you can't figure out which song is stuck in your head. The technology allows searching for a song by typing the...

Owner of PalmOS changes name to GarnetOS

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Access announced today that it was renaming the PalmOS operating system for mobile devices (latest version being PalmOS 6) to "GarnetOS." The company is going to market the OS and devices that use it under...

Unused Domain Name for U.S. Isles Gone

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The organization behind ".um", the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute, decided the domain wasn't worth the effort. Since it wasn't being used anyway, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers unanimously decided...

Longest Product Name Ever: MWVUULNSE

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Microsoft has finally pulled it off, the longest product name ever: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate UPGRADE Limited Numbered Signature Edition. It was so long, I couldn't fit it in the neowin title box by itself....

Skype Founders Name New Video Start-Up Joost

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Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, the duo that brought the world Skype and Kazaa, have chosen the name 'Joost' for their new online-video start-up. The name has no meaning in Danish, it was simply chosen...

Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

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Thanks to maash for posting this in BPN. Cisco Systems Inc. has owned the name "iPhone" since 2000 and today announced that it is suing Apple Inc. in federal court. Cisco obtained the trademark...

Secure Your PS3 Network Name Now

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Sony promised that users around the world hoping to buy a PS3 could register their online name on launch day, this promise, although kept, has been released a month late, but of course, is very...

Official Name for Windows Live Mail Desktop Revealed

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Unsurprisingly given yesterday's announcement that the Windows Live Search client will be called Windows Live Search Center, Mail Desktop is to follow suit and become Windows Live Mail Center. Ignoring the fact that the...

Microsoft may Dump Proposed RSS Name

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A well-known Microsoft Corp. Web logger Tuesday downplayed the proposed use of a new name for RSS (Really Simple Syndication) in the next version of Internet Explorer (IE) following several days of intense discussion about...

Legal row over iTunes domain name

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An internet entrepreneur is taking legal action against computer giant Apple over the iTunes domain name. Benjamin Cohen, 22, registered itunes.co.uk in 2000, but earlier this month the UK domain name registry, Nominet, handed the...

Spaces vs. Spaces; Blog Name Games

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When Microsoft launched their free weblog service, MSN Spaces, many of you (this writer included) might have thought that you'd seen that name before in a similar context. You'd be right. Edict, a company based...

Reports name Wario Ware GBA sequel

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Although Wario Ware's GameCube outing is an enticing prospect for some, there was understandably some disappointment when Nintendo opted to stick mainly to the mini-games (sorry, microgames) that comprised the original Game Boy Advance offering....

In name dispute, it's Googles vs. Google

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Now a days it seems like everyone wants a piece of Google. It's either another search engine, Fortune 500 Company, or in this case a company that sells children's goods called Googles. Googles has...

Domain Name registration again in vouge

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Domain name buying is back in fashion once again--with registrations reaching levels last seen in 2000. While domain name carpetbagging became a sport during the dot-com boom, as entrepreneurs snapped up URLs they...

Court Allows Lindows to Keep Its Name

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In a case that could have forced Linux vendor Lindows to change its business name worldwide, a Netherlands court ruled this week that Lindows' current limited use of the Lindows name does not violate Microsoft's...

Sex.com, VeriSign settle domain name suit

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The original owner of the Sex.com domain name has settled his lawsuit against VeriSign, ending a protracted battle over the transfer of the domain. The settlement comes roughly nine months after the U.S....

Microsoft wins round in name case

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Lindows, a firm which markets a user-friendly version of the Linux operating system, has bowed to Microsoft in a lengthy dispute over its name. The company said it would no longer be...

Lindows in need of a new name

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After being forced to stop selling Lindows in The Netherlands earlier in the week, Lindows CEO Michael Robertson is now asking his users to come up with a possible temporary name that could be used...

Lindows Concedes Name Game to Microsoft in Benelux

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Lindows.com Inc., a maker of low-cost computers running Linux software, on Friday said it had halted operations in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg in the latest round of its cat-and-mouse legal battle with Microsoft Corp....

Next Linux kernel gets Aussie animal name

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The next release of the Linux kernel will be named after an Australian animal following a frenzied bidding war at Linux.conf.au 2004 in Adelaide. As part of the Penguin Dinner held for attendees...

Zelda Changes Name

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Next years Zelda games have had their names changed: Tetra's Trackers has been renamed "Navi's Trackers" and Four Swords is now "Hyrule Adventure". PLUS! A new game Legend of Zelda: Shadow Battle has...

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