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Microsoft Looks Beyond Windows

BBC: “Microsoft is looking beyond Windows for technologies to fuel the future growth of the company. Talking to financial analysts Bill Gates said search software, games, consumer goodies and lab research would all help Microsoft grow. During his speech Mr Gates showed off early versions of programs designed to compete with arch-rival Google. He said novel technologies had to fuel expansion because markets for other Microsoft products were saturated.”

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Google Replied Me…

Here is their reply:

“Hello Ali,
I apologize for the frustration that you have been experiencing.
We thank you for your feedback and comments. Regarding your inquiry about refunding advertisers, we adhere to strict policies and follow them accordingly. Unfortunately, we may not be able to provide specific information.
Please feel free to reply to this email if you have additional questions or concerns. For technical support, please email adsense-tech@google.com.
Sincerely,
The Google Team”

My reply:

“Hi there,
In case of following policies, there wasn’t such a policy of refunding someone’s money while I was applying for your services.
As I said before, you should have informed me once you changed your policy against my country and then take the action.
Policy is policy in all matters, if you talking about the matter of respecting policies in your company, then why this new privacy was not shown to me before taking the action.
I still don’t see any ‘reason’ from your side, I am not in need of your apologizes, just give me logical reasons so I at least don’t count your actions as an ‘look on in’ one.
Regards,
Ali Parvaresh
Http://www.aliparvaresh.com/
P.O Box: 14155-7466 (Ali Parvaresh), Tehran, Iran”

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Iran Book Place by Holding Japan

CHONGQING, China, July 28 (Reuters) – Iran booked a spot in the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday after holding Japan in an absorbing 0-0 draw. Three-times champions Iran finished on five points, two behind holders Japan in Group D. They will play Group B winners South Korea on Saturday while holders Japan face Jordan. Iran, who only needed a draw to secure the group runners-up spot, were missing three suspended players but still created the better chances in sweltering Chongqing.

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New Web-Based MSN Messenger

Microsoft Watch: “The “Mess With MSN Messenger” site is reporting on a new version of MSN Messenger in the works. The forthcoming Web-based MSN Messenger, called MSN Web Messenger, will allow users to chat with their MSN contacts even on PCs where they can’t download the MSN client software.”

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EBay Hacked!!!

Matt Hartley from Lockergnome: “While I am still trying to confirm all of the details, it appears that eBay may have been hacked into by the Nigerian 419 syndicate. South African police are claiming that those affected by this potentially serious situation are South African credit card holders. I have received no information whatsoever regarding other countries at risk. Reports are indicating that eBay is not commenting at all regarding this situation.”

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Google Answered Me….

This is what I received from them yesterday:
“Hello Ali,
Thank you for your comments and suggestions.
I understand that you are disappointed with our current policies. We apologize for the inconvenience due to the closure of your account.
Thank you for your feedback, and please know that we are working hard to make the AdSense program available to as many web publishers as we can.
Please feel free to reply to this email if you have additional questions or concerns. For technical support, please email adsense-tech@google.com.
Sincerely,
The Google Team”
And I am still looking for their reasons…

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Google Recovers After Virus Hits

BBC: “Net search engine Google appeared to resume normal service in the UK around 2000BST after a virus crippled its search engine. Net security firms reported that the havoc seemed to have been caused by a new variant of the MyDoom virus. Google confirmed a number of users in the UK and some US and French users were experiencing problems. The search engine is one of the most popular on the net, dealing with 200 million global queries a day.”
I experienced this issue yesterday at around 8PM by Tehran time. What way is Google moving on?

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