Blockbuster Tests Pricing, New Formats

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No. 1 movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc said on Thursday it was testing pricing for its rental formats and will experiment with its store layouts to add downloading stations, books or beverages in a bid...

EU Asks Studios About Rival HD Formats

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The European Commission has asked several Hollywood studios to explain why they have chosen either the Blu-ray disc or the HD DVD format for movie discs to see if they are breaking EU rules that...

Office File Formats Announced

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Microsoft have announced the file formats for Office 2007, the next version of Microsoft Office which is due to be released in early 2007. The most notable change is the obvious visual change in file...

Microsoft to Standardize Office Formats

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Microsoft intends to submit Office file formats to the European standards body ECMA International, a move the company hopes will allay concerns over the company's level of control over document formats. The...

Office 12 to Get New File Formats

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Microsoft is making XML-based file formats the default in its next-generation Office suite. Will users bite or take flight? Microsoft continues to slowly trickle out bits of information about its Office 12...

The duel of the dual-layer DVD formats

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The DVD+RW camp, which includes Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Philips, plans to put so-called "double-layer" DVD recording devices on the market by next spring. Discs on these systems are expected to hold 8.5GB, or four hours...

DVD formats put to the test

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Panasonic is trying to tackle one of the major obstacles that has prevented mainstream adoption of recordable DVD drives with a new drive that can read multiple formats. The electronics maker unveiled...

Sony hedges bets with DVD formats

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Thanks to our own configure for this peice of news, he was stuck up with some work. ;) The consumer electronics giant has begun shipping to retailers DVD+RW drives and discs, which should...

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