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Apple drops iPhone NDA

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Apple has announced it has dropped the NDA (non disclosure agreement) regarding development of iPhone software. In a statement on the company's website Apple explains "We put the NDA in place because the iPhone OS...

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Square Enix drops Tecmo bid

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Less than 24 hours after Tecmo said no thanks to its $200 million offer, Square Enix has officially withdrawn it. Initially, the Japanese role-playing game giant didn't rule out a hostile bid for Tecmo. However,...

New Line drops HD DVD as well

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It is now clear that New Line (Owned by Warner Bros.) will also drop HD DVD in favor of Blu-ray. The announcement comes on a day that can only be described as a nightmare for...

Sony Drops Price of Incoming Blu-ray Player

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Sony has announced that its second-generation Blu-ray Disc player, originally set to launch at $599.99 this summer, will ship to retailers this week at a reduced price of $499.99. The BDP-300 will essentially cost half...

Microsoft drops hints about Internet Explorer 8

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At the Mix'07 conference in Las Vegas—Microsoft's annual event for web designers and developers—the spotlight has largely been on Microsoft's Silverlight platform, formerly known as Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere. Silverlight is a set of tools for...

Microsoft Drops Lawsuit Against FairUse4WM

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Late last year, a team of coders found a way to strip the WM DRM system from media files, allowing playback of said media on any device, with a tool called FairUse4WM. Claiming the creator...

SonyStyle Drops 20GB PlayStation

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The cheaper 20GB flavour of Sony Computer Entertainment's two PlayStation 3 consoles is getting harder to find in the U.S. In addition to Best Buy dropping the $500 version, Sony's own online store, SonyStyle, now...

Price Drops Boost LCD-TV Sales

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iSuppli has raised its forecast by 3% to 75.2 million LCD-TVs, which is 42.7% higher than the 52.7 million units sold last year. While the growth is impressive, it marks a slowdown compared to 2006,...

Motorola cuts 3,500 jobs as profit drops sharply

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Following Nokia, Motorola is the world's second-largest wireless handset vendor. Despite the company's recent success, Motorola has recently reported a 48% plunge in its fourth quarter profit, from $1.2 billion in 2005 to $624 million...

Google Drops Beta Tag from Blogger

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Google Blogger has officially left its beta tag behind. Google bought Pyra Labs in 2003 and introduce the beta version of "Blogger" last August. The Blogger web site now introduces "the new Blogger" on its...

Archlord drops PLAYplus system

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ArchLord™, the MMORPG where one player will rule the world, [will ship to stores in North America on October 3rd] will launch on Friday 6th October, Codemasters Online Gaming confirmed today. It is also announced...

N.Y. Politician Drops 'Porn' Lawsuit Against Google

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A Long Island politician has dropped a federal lawsuit that had claimedthe search engine company Google Inc. profits from child pornography. Jeffrey Toback, a member of the Nassau County Legislature fromOceanside, filed suit in May...

Yahoo drops CEO salary to $1

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On Friday, Yahoo's board of directors have brought Chairman and CEO Terry Semel's annual salary to one dollar! This is done while boosting overall future compensation through stock options and grants. In a filingwith the...

Dell Drops Hard-Drive MP3 Line

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Dell Inc. stopped selling its most expensive digital music players after failing to take market share from Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod. Dell, the world's largest personal computer maker, discontinued three Digital Jukebox players that sell...

HP Drops iTunes, taps RealNetworks for Music

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After several years of distributing Apple Computer's iTunes software with its new PCs, Hewlett-Packard is shifting its allegiances to rival RealNetworks' Rhapsody music service, the companies plan to announce Thursday. The computer...

FBI Drops Web Surveillance System

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A computer system being produced by the FBI to read e-mails and other online communications has been dropped. Feds are instead turning to commercial software to eavesdrop on traffic during investigations into suspected criminals, terrorists...

Lycos Drops Spam-Fighting Screensaver

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A week after its launch, internet portal Lycos has decided to pull the download of its controversial spam fighting screensaver. Dubbed "Makelovenotspam", the Lycos screensaver was designed to flood known spam servers with useless traffic,...

Microsoft Drops Windows 2000 SP5

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From Paul Thurrott: "A source close to Microsoft today sent me documentation about an Update Rollup for Windows 2000 that the software giant will release in 2005 in lieu of a Service Pack...

Top id tech drops Doom 3 details

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Two weeks after Todd Hollenshead used his .plan to announce Doom 3 had gone gold, another id Software staffer has used his own .plan to reveal more details about the game. In a lengthy update,...

EA drops more Fantasy Football details

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Game giant's DIY dream team service will have real-time coverage of stats, standings and injury reports, league news, cheat sheets, and more. At today's EA press event, EA gave the press its...

IBM Drops Gloves in Database War with Oracle

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IBM is taking off its kid gloves. IBM, the blue-chip company with a buttoned-down reputation, on Friday fired off a full-page newspaper ad in both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal aimed...

Eidos drops new Crash 'N' Burn details

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Today, Eidos released new info to keep console racer fans up to speed on Crash 'N' Burn. Currently in development at Climax's Brighton studio, the Xbox and PlayStation 2 racer will let up to 16...

RIAA drops amnesty program

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The Recording Industry Association of America has pulled the plug on a controversial program that offered file sharers amnesty from the group's legal campaign to stop the unauthorized swapping of music files over the Internet....

Lindows.com drops letters in European revival

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Controversial Linux seller Lindows.com is back in business in Europe, minus a few letters. The software company, in the midst of a wide-ranging dispute with Microsoft regarding trademark rights to the Windows name,...

Hollywood group drops DVD-copying case

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A high-tech group associated with Hollywood has dropped a long-running lawsuit against a California programmer accused of publishing DVD-cracking code online, attorneys for both sides said Thursday. The DVD Copy Control Association...

Dell drops prison labor

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Dell Computer said Thursday it will stop using a contractor that relies on prison labor to dismantle and recycle computers. Dell said it has hired two new contractors to perform the work,...

Microsoft Drops PC Controller Line

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Microsoft announced today that, as of this month, they will halt development of their SideWinder series of PC joysticks, gamepads, steering wheels and force-feedback devices. The SideWinder lineup will still be available in stores as...

West Virginia drops Microsoft appeal

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West Virginia's attorney general said Monday he would drop the state's appeal of the landmark Microsoft antitrust settlement, leaving Massachusetts as the final hold-out pushing for stricter sanctions. West Virginia Attorney General...

SCO Group drops old Caldera name

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SCO Group, which turned its ownership of Unix intellectual property into a Linux-related lawsuit against IBM and a legal threat to hundreds of companies, has officially dropped its old name of Caldera International. The measure...

Lindows drops Netscape for "another" browser

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I just knoooooooow its IE :D "Michael Roberts, the CEO of Lindows, has told customers that future plans for LindowsOS include dropping the Netscape 7.0 browser in future versions, to be replaced with...

AMD drops older Athlon XPs

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SNEAKY LITTLE Chimpzilla has been playing the stage magician's game of distracting the eye of those watching the show. In this case, the show was the Opteron launch. It provided a neat distraction from AMD...

Further drops in UK Broadband pricing

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Those nice chaps at Zen Internet have sent us a note, with special interest for UK readership... "Zen Internet is "hammering down" the cost of ADSL with completely FREE ACTIVATION on all broadband...

Sun drops MySun free email service

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Sun is dropping its free email service MySun from March 24, in a house clearing exercise. In an email to users last week, Sun said: "We have come to the conclusion that...

ICANN drops directly elected board seats

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The group that oversees Internet addresses finalized changes Thursday that end direct elections to its board of directors -- a move critics complain could make the group indifferent to ordinary users and hurt innovation. ...

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