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Music Industry Betting on 'Ringle' Format

As the recording industry wakes up from its summer slumber and starts thinking about what will motivate the consumer for the holiday selling season, the major labels are getting ready to launch the "ringle," which... More...

China to Get its Own Specific HD DVD Format

Following requests by China's government-sponsored Optical Memory National Engineering Research Centre (OMNERC) and the state-run China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China will get a HD DVD-ROM format designed specifically to be incompatible with the... More...

Sony and Panasonic Announce New HD Format

No, its not Blu-Ray. Sony and Panasonic announced today that they have co-developed a new high definition DVD format created specifically for camcorders. The new format, dubbed AVCHD, captures video onto 8cm DVDs using the... More...

Blu-Ray format specs finalized

Recently, the Blu-ray Disc Association announced that the format specification for its new standard has been completed, and it is now ready to begin licensing. Both the Blu-ray Disc single and dual layerspecifications have been... More...

Retailers Upset Over Format Wars

Major US retailers such as Best Buy, Circuit City, and CompUSA are fuming over the ongoing battle between HD DVD and Blu-Ray, calling the consumer-bewildering battle "nightmarishly unfriendly" and "stupid." While consumers grow increasingly... More...

Sony, Toshiba to agree on new DVD format

Japan's Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp. are close to finalizing a plan to develop a common standard for next-generation DVDs to resolve a three-year-long battle over formats that threatened the industry's growth, a Japanese newspaper... More...

Adobe unveils new digital photo format

Adobe Systems Inc. plans to introduce a new format for digital photos on Monday in an attempt to create an industry public standard to make the archiving and editing process compatible across all types of... More...

Nokia joins with SD Card format

The Inquirer is reporting that mobile manufacturer Nokia could be planning an imminent implementation of SD technology across its mobile phone range. Secure Digital (SD) technology is a data storage technology, allowing easy storage and... More...

DVD format war looms

The DVD stands out as one of the most rapidly adopted consumer technologies ever, but in the electronics industry it's akin to an aging king in Shakespearean drama -- rivals are lurking, knives drawn. ... More...

Apple should open up its format

We've covered this before; readers should note specifically this is related to the AAC format. "With 50 million songs sold as of mid-March, 2004, Apple's iTunes Music Store (iTMS) owns more than half... More...

Adobe e-doc format under siege

Adobe Systems' portable document format, long a de facto Internet standard, is under fire from competitors looking to muscle in on the electronic document market. Autodesk, the leading maker of drafting software... More...

Debate Over Zip Format Heats Up

Questions about the splintering of the popular .zip file compression format may soon be resolved by the U.S. Patent Office. Two months into a was standards battle between WinZip Computing and PKWare over the way... More...

Gigger worm can format Windows PCs

Gigger, a new JavaScript-based virus, has escaped into the wild. It attempts to delete files from a computer and format user's disk drive on restart and antivirus vendors are characterising it as high-risk. ... More...

Which DVD format will win?

The two groups striving to make their respective formats the standard for rewritable DVDs used this week's Consumer Electronics Show as an opportunity to demonstrate their progress. At separate, simultaneous events at... More...

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