Last.fm strikes Sony music deal

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Social music site Last.fm, bought in May for $280m (£140m) by CBS Corporation, has signed a deal with the Sony BMG record label. The partnership will give the service's 20 million users access to the...

Acer Strikes Back at HP Lawsuits

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Acer Incorporated has hired intellectual-property lawyer Chris Ottenweller of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, who helped win a big patent case against Hewlett-Packard Company two years ago, to help fight two HP patent lawsuits. The...

Court strikes down Internet porn law

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Senior U.S. District Judge Lowell Reed Jr. has dealt another blow to government efforts to control Internet pornography, striking down a 1998 U.S. law that makes it a crime for commercial Web site operators to...

BBC strikes Google-YouTube deal

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The BBC has struck a content deal with YouTube, the web's most popular video sharing website, owned by Google. Three YouTube channels - one for news and two for entertainment - will showcase short clips...

Zune 2.0: the Empire Strikes Back

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I've already covered that the Zune is expected in Europe in the end of 2007 along with more Zune variants. What I haven't covered, however, is the juicy speculation and rumours that have charged in...

Sundance Strikes iTunes Film Deal

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It turns out Apple is not only interested in movies and TV shows but film festivals as well; take the Sundance Film Festival as an example. Festival films, 33 of 71 to be exact, will...

YouTube Strikes Verizon Deal

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A deal between YouTube and US mobile firm Verizon Wireless will see the popular video-sharing website extended to mobile phones Users who subscribe to Verizon's Vcast service will be able to view content on...

Apple Strikes Content Deals With TBS, Warner Bros.

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Apple is on a roll with securing video content agreements to flesh out its iTunes Music Store lineup. The iPod maker has struck several deals recently, including significant agreements with Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) and...

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat strikes gold

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Electronic Arts has announced that Battlefield 2 has gone gold. Modern Combat hit gold for PS2 and Xbox. B2:MC is the first game in the popular PC shooter series to make its way to consoles....

ATI Strikes Deal With Intel

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ATI and Nvidia remain focused on their discrete graphics card business, but apparently expand their reach into lower margin areas to increase production volume: While Nvidia is preparing the launch of its C51 integrated graphics...

Star Wars: Battlefront II strikes back

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Sequel to Pandemic's shooter gives SW fans a new hope and marks the return of Jedi on PS2s, Xboxes, and PCs. The Star Wars frenzy is really beginning to heat up. With...

Hacker strikes university computer system

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A computer hacker accessed names and Social Security numbers of about 1.4 million Californians after breaking into a University of California, Berkeley, computer system in perhaps the worst attack of its kind ever suffered by...

Two strikes for Eolas

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Microsoft was awarded another victory from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today regarding the on going dispute with Eolas and the University of California. While the University of California and Eolas aren't too...

Pixar strikes multi-game deal with THQ

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The publisher inks an agreement to make games based on four more computer-animated films from the computer-animation studio. Finding Nemo the amazing movie has now striked a deal with THQ and...

Intel strikes back with Nocona

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Infatuated with Itanium, Intel has long resisted the obvious: creating a 64-bit chip that simply extends the x86 architecture on which the company built its fortune. Instead, Intel has ceded that ground to AMD, whose...

Eolas strikes back; Microsoft prepares appeal

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The patent battle between Microsoft and the University of California's Eolas spin-off is heating up again, with each side pressing its case before the government. UC and Eolas filed a response to...

VeriSign strikes Microsoft authentication deal

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Security and billing applications maker VeriSign said Wednesday that it established a new partnership with Microsoft to build authentication services based on the software giant's Windows Server 2003 product line. VeriSign says...

RealNetworks strikes out in baseball deal

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RealNetworks ended negotiations to extend its exclusive deal to power Major League Baseball's Web business, the company confirmed Wednesday. The breakdown comes as no surprise, since RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser has prepared...

Microsoft Strikes Up Orchestration

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The next version of Microsoft's Windows Server operating system will include business process orchestration features to allow users to link together Web services, among other tasks, without the need for additional middleware. The technology will...

Sun Strikes Software Deal With United Kingdom

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Sun Microsystems's software strategy will pick up more steam Monday when the company plans to unveil an agreement with the U.K. government to distribute its Java enterprise software and Linux-based desktop operating system. ...

Opera strikes licensing deal with Adobe

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Adobe Systems Inc. will include the cross-platform rendering engine from niche browser maker Opera Software ASA of Norway in its future products using the Macintosh and Windows operating systems, Opera announced Tuesday. "Our SSR (small-screen...

Court strikes down anti-porn law

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A federal appeals court has ruled that a law meant to safeguard children against Internet pornography is riddled with problems that make it "constitutionally infirm." A three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit...

Kazaa strikes back at labels

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Thanks to Nathan for emailing us. The Australian company behind the world's most popular online music swapping site has accused the music and movie industries of conspiring against it to crush competition. ...

Hybrid DDoS worm strikes MS servers

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A known vulnerability in Microsoft SQL server systems is being targeted by a hybrid worm that combines a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) with the automated propagation techniques used by worms such as Code...

Nintendo Strikes Back with GameCube

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One is a purple, toy-like cube. The other two are bulky, black, computer-like boxes. All three are powerful 128-bit videogame systems. Nintendo Co Ltd will launch its long-awaited GameCube system on Friday...

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