Google courts broadcasters with YouTube ads

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Patrick Walker, European head of video partnerships at Google, has revealed that broadcasters and other content producers are working with Google on 30-second "pre-roll" ads meant to appear before a YouTube video is played. The...

Microsoft Courts Hollywood Allies

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When Apple Computer Inc. transformed the digital music scene in April 2003 by selling songs over the Internet, the richest man in the world was not amused. Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates had struggled for...

Microsoft courts governments in strategy shift

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Having faced high-profile antitrust cases in both the U.S. and European Union (E.U.), Microsoft Corp. may not immediately spring to mind as governments' favored friend. So it is perhaps not surprising that the software giant...

Vice City lawsuit switches courts

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The Haitian group suing Take-Two over alleged racist incitement in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is now pursuing the case as a state lawsuit in Florida, in a move which they believe will give them...

IBM courts smaller developers

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IBM will launch on Thursday several initiatives aimed at gaining the allegiance of software developers who can help raise IBM's profile with small and medium-size businesses. At its four-day DeveloperWorks Live 2003 conference...

New Yahoo IM courts broadband

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Yahoo on Thursday will launch a new version of its instant messaging software that will offer a boosted Webcam feature for broadband users, the Web portal's latest effort to distinguish itself from rivals America Online...

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