Music Companies Sue Baidu and Sohu

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According to the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI), popular Chinese search engines Baidu.com and Sohu.com have been sued for aiding illicit online copying, in a move by the music industry to control piracy in...

SanDisk Accuses 25 Companies of Patent Infringement

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SanDisk has filed two separate lawsuits in the U.S. District Court in Wisconsin, seeking unspecified damages and a permanent ban on three patent infringements accusing a total of 25 companies of using SanDisk technology in...

Cable Companies Facing Big Bandwidth Crunch

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With internet usage expanding exponentially and demand for high-speed connections ever growing, cable internet companies may soon be facing serious bandwidth issues, according to a report by ABI Research. The problem comes from more demanding...

Companies and Party Aides Censor Wikipedia

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Editing your own entry on Wikipedia is usually the province of vain celebrities keen for some good PR. But a new website has uncovered dozens of companies that have been editing the site in order...

Taiwan companies team up on Microsoft smartphones

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Taiwanese companies E-ten Information Systems and Arima Communications have signed a technology agreement to develop 3G and 3.5G smartphones around the Windows Mobile OS, combining their technical expertise to deliver at least four new Windows...

Intel Invests in Another Six Companies

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Intel has invested a total of $31 million in six companies through the company's venture capital arm: Intel Capital. In the first quarter of this year, Intel Capital invested $154 million in 43 deals worldwide,...

Uwe Boll Blames Game Companies

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Uwe Boll, the butt of many jokes from the gaming and movie communities due to his generally lackluster video game to movie translations, is blaming the game companies for his movies' poor showings at the...

Companies Ramping up E-mail Monitoring

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The boss is getting serious about e-mail snooping. A new study has found that 63 percent of corporations with 1,000 or more employees either employ or plan to employ staff to read...

State AGs to warn file-sharing companies

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A group of state attorney generals are preparing a letter warning file-sharing companies that they could be targets of legal action if they don't take stronger action on privacy and intellectual property violations. ...

Linux companies hit play on Real's software

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Red Hat and Novell have announced plans to include RealPlayer 10 in their operating systems. The fun isn't stopping there; they're also planning on integrating Real's DRM technology Helix. While this comes as...

Antivirus companies muting false alarms

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They were wrong, and they were annoying, so now they've been stopped. With a new version of Symantec's SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) e-mail security product, the antivirus company is trying to...

Kazaa Owner Gets OK to Sue Movie, Record Companies

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A U.S. federal court has cleared the way for Kazaa file-sharing software owner Sharman Networks to sue the entertainment industry for copyright infringement, Sharman said on Friday. Sharman, targeted by studios and record companies because...

Senators ask P2P companies to police themselves

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A group of Washington lawmakers called on Friday for file-swapping companies to help stop distribution of copyrighted materials and pornography on their networks. In a letter sent to the heads of several leading...

iChat AV poses threat to phone companies

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Alex Salkever posits With iChat, Who Needs a Phone? in his latest Byte of the Apple column for BusinessWeek Online. Salkever doesn't think that iChat AV will replace the phone specifically, but talks in broad...

Anti-hacking law creates 'headache' for companies

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Businesses are unprepared for a new law under which they must notify customers if personal data is compromised, say legal experts. A new California law requiring companies to notify customers if their computerised personal data...

Cable companies considering download limits

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It has been reported that cable companies AT&T Broadband, Charter Communications, and Cox Communications are considering moves which could see the end of cheap bandwidth as they look towards limiting users and forcing them to...

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