France unveils anti-piracy plan

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French web users caught pirating movies or music could soon be thrown offline. Those illegally sharing files will face the loss of their net access thanks to a newly-created anti-piracy body granted the wide-ranging powers....

U.S. partners with Google on energy savings plan

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A partnership between the Google-founded Climate Savers Computing Initiative and a National Governors Association program has already yielded a commitment from two state governments to buy more energy-efficient computers. The governors of Kansas and Minnesota...

Intel backs wireless Africa plan

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Craig Barrett, chairman of Intel, believes that Africa needs to embrace wireless broadband since it is "cheaper, easier and more efficient to communicate wirelessly." Less than 1% of Africans have access to broadband and only...

Wi-fi sharing plan launched in UK

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BT has backed a global wireless sharing service called Fon, touting it as the "world's largest wi-fi community" since it lets people share a "small portion" of their home broadband connection by opening up a...

Germany approves plan for TV on phones

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German anti-monopoly authorities have approved plans by mobile phone operators T-Mobile, O2 and Vodafone to create a joint technical platform to bring television to mobile phones. The three operators will work to develop broadcasts on...

AT&T quietly offers $10 DSL plan

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AT&T Incorporated has started offering a broadband Internet service for $10 a month, cheaper than any advertised plan. The DSL plan introduced Saturday is part of the concessions made by AT&T to the Federal Communications...

Dell denies plan to exit LCD TV business

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If you caught my previous story, my apologies for the mix-up. Dell Incorporated has denied reports that it plans to stop making LCD TVs. A report in the Taiwanese newspaper Economic Daily suggested that Dell...

Feds Ready Plan to Fight ID Theft

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The federal government will release its plan to combat identity theft in the U.S. on Monday. After nearly a year's work, the President's Identity Theft Task Force will release its findings Monday at a press...

Sirius: Lower Price Plan With XM Buy

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Sirius Satellite Radio Incorporated has announced that its customers would get the option to pay below the current $12.95 per month subscription fee for just the channels they want, if the company's plan to buy...

Internet Plan for MTV Video Clips

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US media company Viacom has been planning, for many months now, to allow people to take videos from a number of its websites and post them on their own blogs and sites. Viacom, which is...

Samsung's Plan for Terabit Flash Memory

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Researchers at Samsung, one of the leading producers of flash-memory chips, recently announced a new chip that can hold twice as much data as before, and without an increase in its footprint on a circuit...

Cablevision Pursuing Wireless Service Plan

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Cablevision Systems Corporation said on Tuesday it plans tomake its digital home phone network compatible with any U.S. wirelessnetwork, allowing subscribers to transfer calls between the two.PatriciaGottesman, Cablevision's executive vice-president of product managementand marketing, told...

Microsoft Plan Averts Conflict Over Antitrust Pact

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Microsoft Corp. has averted a looming conflict with U.S. officials by agreeing to disclose more information about its Windows server operating system, according to documents filed in federal court on Wednesday Lawyers at the U.S....

Plan to Charge Businesses for E-Mail Triggers Outcry

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America Online's plan to start charging businesses to send commercial e-mail messages is creating an uproar among some marketers, a newspaper reported Monday. Some marketers argue AOL's plan to implement a certified e-mail system, which...

House Passes Compromise Digital TV Plan

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The House of Representatives on Monday approved legislation to complete the country's transition to new, higher-quality digital television by February 17, 2009. Under a deal negotiated by Republicans in the Senate and House, a $1.5...

Google's Plan for City Signals Wi-Fi Ambitions

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Google's expansion into public Wi-Fi could be a boon to the embattled municipal broadband movement and presents intriguing new possibilities for the search giant, though putting the traditional carriers out of business isn't likely to...

Google Pauses Online Books Plan

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Google's most recent service, Google Print, has been temporarily suspended until November. The aim of Google Print is to make the world's books accessible to internet users with full-text search. Books would be scanned from...

Congress Crafts National Tech Recycling Plan

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Recycling paper, plastic, and glass has become routine, but what are you supposed to do with the old laptop or analog television that's taking up precious storage space in your attic or basement? Electronic devices...

Developers slam Microsoft's Visual Basic plan

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More than 100 influential developers using Microsoft products have signed a petition demanding the software company reconsider plans to end support for Visual Basic in its "classic" form. The developers, members of...

Microsoft plan lets subscribers download away

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Chris Gorog is convinced people won't continue to pay $1 a song for online music. That is despite Apple's record string of recent achievements, including 200 million songs sold at its iTunes Music Store, and...

Intel Cancels Plan to Enter Digital TV Chip Market

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Intel Corp. on Thursday said it has scrapped plans to enter the digital television chip business, marking a retreat from a major component of its consumer electronics initiative. The cancellation, which follows a string of...

Microsoft to Enforce Antispam Plan

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Wasting no time with its fight with SPAM Microsoft plans on rolling out its own antispam plan called Sender ID. Microsoft announced that it will incorporate Sender ID into Hotmail, MSN, and its Microsoft.com...

Microsoft documents detail SAP buyout plan

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During the whole PeopleSoft and Oracle trial nothing has come up more than Microsoft's plans to purchase SAP. Earlier last year Microsoft talked to SAP about a possible merger. Oracle continues to shift...

Intel's deskbook CPU platform merger plan

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When exactly does Intel plan to align its desktop and notebook processor families around the same architecture? Recent roadmaps cited by Japanese web site PC Watch put it in 2006 with the launch of 'Merom'...

Xbox Next game plan at GDC?

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Microsoft's Robbie Bach will reportedly discuss next-gen software strategy at the San Jose developer's summit. The consensus in the industry is that the Xbox Next probably won't be released until 2005--at the...

Intel 64-bit plan baffles AMD

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Intel's announcement that it would finally release its own 64-bit extension to developers next US fiscal quarter has raised eyebrows at rival chip-maker AMD. (Oh I donno... Seems like this baffles not just AMD, but...

Yahoo composing music download plan

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Yahoo, rethinking earlier plans, is quietly exploring ways to develop a music download service as archrivals Microsoft and America Online place bigger bets on digital song sales. According to knowledgeable sources, Yahoo...

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