Oracle agrees with $7.85 Billion Price for BEA

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Business software maker Oracle Corporation has agreed to buy BEA Systems Incorporated for about $7.85 billion, a compromise price that ends a months-long dispute over the value of the software company. In October, Oracle suggested...

Warner agrees to use MP3 format

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Warner Music Group is making its music available for US downloads from Amazon in MP3 format without copy protection. Warner had been holding out against using the format because MP3 tracks are easier to share...

EU Agrees to Fully Fund Galileo

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European Union governments agreed Friday to jointly complete the development of the much-delayed Galileo satellite navigation project after mollifying Spain, which had demanded a bigger stake in the venture. Spain was the lone holdout in...

EPA Agrees to use Microsoft Maps

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Microsoft beat out Google to become the digital mapmaker for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA will use Microsoft Virtual Earth maps to analyze and display data on everything from water and air quality...

FTC agrees to examine Google/DoubleClick deal

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An antitrust investigation has been opened in regards to the proposed Google/DoubleClick merger. The fact that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the deal (rather than the Department of Justice) suggests that privacy concerns may...

DRM-Free Music Giant EMI Agrees to Takeover

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EMI, the music group behind Apple's digital rights management free iTunes, has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Terra Firma for £3.2 billion (US$6.4 billion). The deal values EMI shares at £2.4 billion...

Microsoft Agrees to Changes in Vista Security

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"Bowing to pressure from European antitrust regulators and rival security vendors, Microsoft has agreed to modify Windows Vista to better accommodate third-party security software makers. In a press conference Friday, Microsoft said it would configure...

Nintendo Agrees To Fix DS Lite Hinge Cracks

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Following a number of substantiated online reports of hinge cracks on the recently US-launched Nintendo DS Lite portable, Nintendo of America has opted to offer free repairs to anyone who calls the company's support line...

Google agrees to China Censorship

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The world's largest search engine is reluctant to pull out of China altogether, instead the company will re-launch under Google.cn, and filter content the Chinese government finds objectionable. Google already have...

Seagate agrees to buy Maxtor

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Computer disk drive supplier Seagate Technology has agreed to buy rival Maxtor Corp. for $1.9 billion in stock, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The paper...

Samsung Agrees to Pay $300M Fine

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Samsung, the world's largest memory chip manufacturer, has pleaded guilty to price fixing and agreed to pay a $300 million fine, US officials announced today. The fine is the second largest antitrust settlement and...

Dell agrees to AMD subpoena request

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DELL has agreed to supply documents and other materials in an antitrust case filed by AMD against the chip giant. In the filing, Dell said it has documents and information in electronic form which AMD...

Eminem's Label Agrees to Settlement Over Ad

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Rapper Eminem's music label has agreed to an undisclosed financial settlement with Apple Computer Inc. in a lawsuit over copyright infringement claims. In February 2004, Ferndale-based Eight Mile Style filed a lawsuit in U.S. District...

Microsoft Agrees to Pay Gateway $150M

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Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, has agreed to pay Gateway Inc. $150 million over four years to settle a legal dispute and the companies will work together on the marketing and development of...

Infinium agrees $50 million credit line

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Broadband game delivery proponent Infinium Labs has announced that it has secured a $50 million credit facility from an institutional investor, replacing a previously announced financing deal for $44 million. The new deal, which has...

Microsoft Agrees to .NET Passport Changes, EU Says

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The European Commission said on Thursday that software giant Microsoft had agreed to make "radical" changes to its .NET Passport system to ease concerns about data privacy posed by Internet identity systems. "Microsoft...

Amazon agrees to change privacy policy

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Amazon.com agreed this week to make changes to its privacy policy after coming under scrutiny from consumers and regulators who claimed that the e-commerce giant did not adequately protect customer data. In a...

Audiogalaxy agrees to filter songs

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Thanks eth3l for the heads up on this one. Audiogalaxy, a popular Internet file-swapping service, agreed Monday to filter copyrighted works as part of a legal settlement with the recording industry. Under the settlement,...

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