Microsoft Bans 1 Million Xbox Live Accounts

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It's being reported today the Microsoft has banned up to 1 Million Xbox Live Accounts. Fresh on the heels of the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release Microsoft has stepped up their attack on...

Impulse Exceeds One Million Customers

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Stardock announced that its digital download platform, Impulse has exceeded one million customers since its launch last summer. Impulse enables users to purchase and download PC software including games, utilities and applications. The nine-month-old Impulse...

100 million credit cards compromised

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Yesterday during the biggest day in America's history, Heartland Payment System finally revealed that it's systems were compromised by hackers in late May of 2008. Speculation around the blogosphere is that the company waited until...

TorrentSpy must pay $110 million to MPAA

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A clear message to all torrent websites hosted on the US soil was sent all over the world today: A federal judge is hitting the shuttered TorrentSpy service with a $111 million penalty for facilitating...

Amazon to acquire Audible for $300 million

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By the second quarter of 2008, Amazon.com Incorporated plans to acquire Audible Incorporated, the leading online provider of premium digital spoken word audio content. Through its web sites in the US and UK and alliances...

Copy a CD, owe $1.5 million

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Not content with the current (and already massive) statutory damages allowed under copyright law, the RIAA is pushing to expand the provision. The issue is compilations, which now are treated as a single work. In...

Chinese Internet Users Up to 210 Million

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The official China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) announced yesterday that the country's online population was now at 210 million, having grown 53%, from 137 million reported at the same time last year, and was...

Toshiba HD DVD sales hit 1 Million in North America

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In 2007, Japan's Toshiba Corporation sold 1 million HD DVD digital video recorders in North America, according to Toshiba executives speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Only two days after Warner Bros...

Sirius Radio Exceeds 8.3 Million Subscribers

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Sirius Satellite Radio today announced that it ended 2007 with 8,321,785 subscribers, up from the company's 2006 ending subscriber base of 6,024,555. During 2007, SIRIUS added approximately 2.3 million net subscriber additions. "Sirius' subscriber base...

Symantec Awarded $21 Million due to Piracy

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The United States District Court for the Central District of California has awarded Symantec Corporation $21 million in damages against a large network of distributors selling counterfeit Symantec software. In civil cases filed in November...

DS Hits 20 Million In Japan

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Sales monitor Media Create has announced that Nintendo's handheld DS system has passed the 20 million sales barrier in Japan. Released in December 2004, the Nintendo handheld sold six million units in Japan by February...

Mininova: 1 Million Torrents Uploaded

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First it breaks the 3 billion .torrent download mark, then Alexa ranks it as the 46th most visited website on the Internet, and now Mininova can claim that it has had over 1,000,000th torrents uploaded...

Apple: a Quarter Million iPhones are Unlocked

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During Apple's fourth-quarter fiscal 2007 earnings conference call, Apple COO Tim Cook revealed that some 250,000 (18%) of all iPhones sold since the devices were released in June have been unlocked. A total of 1.4...

Microsoft: 88 Million Copies of Vista Shipped

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Despite frequent reports of Windows Vista being a failure, Microsoft Corporation has now shipped 88 million copies of its latest operating system, almost double the number of copies of XP in the same amount of...

Mozilla's 2006 revenue: $66.8 million

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Mozilla, the group behind the open-source Firefox Web browser, disclosed its 2006 revenue Monday night: $66,840,850. That's a 26 percent bump up from the $52.9 million that Mozilla garnered in 2005. And with 2006...

Halo 3: Over $300 million in one week

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Interactive entertainment will never be the same, with the launch of one title that has changed the way the world thinks about video games. "Halo® 3" has captured the attention of consumers worldwide and has...

Halo 3 Reaches $170 Million In First Day Sales

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Microsoft has announced that its Halo 3 has sold an estimated $170 million in its first day, making it "the biggest entertainment launch in history," noting that it has now beat out opening day theatrical...

Sun Microsystems CEO Gets $7.7 Million in Compensation

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According to Associated Press calculations, Sun Microsystems Inc. Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz received a compensation package which the company valued at $7.7 million for beating financial goals. The new CEO helped the server and software...

Acer to acquire Gateway in $710 million deal

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Acer plans to acquire Gateway in a deal worth $710 million that Acer says will make it the world's third-largest PC vendor. Under terms of the agreement announced Monday, Acer will purchase all of...

Monster admits 1.3 million users hit in hack

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Monster.com has confirmed hackers who used servers in Ukraine stole login details from employers registered with the site. They then used those details to glean personal information from 1.3 million users who had logged resumes...

EMusic Sells 150 Million Downloads

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Less than nine months after it passed the 100 million mark, the second largest independent online music retailer (after Apple's iTunes Store) claims it has sold more than 150 million downloads. EMusic sells songs in...

Nokia Recalls 46 Million Batteries

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Nokia, the world's No. 1 mobile phone maker, warned today that over 46 million Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries manufactured by Matsushita could overheat and that it would replace them for customers at no cost. The company...

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