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...

The assault on software giant Microsoft

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The next two years will be crucial for software giant Microsoft. Under attack on numerous fronts, it could falter - or fight back to become even more dominant. In the first of two reports, we...

Microsoft Acquires Anti-Spyware Leader GIANT Company

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Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has acquired GIANT Company Software Inc., a provider of top-rated anti-spyware and Internet security products. Microsoft will use intellectual property and technology assets from the acquisition to provide Microsoft®...

An unknown PC giant, Lenovo flexes its muscles

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Although virtually unknown in the United States, Lenovo--said to be in talks to buy IBM's personal computer business--is China's largest PC maker and the world's fastest-growing one. And it is emblematic of the ambitions of...

Indian giant Infosys backs RFID

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Indian information technology services and consulting company Infosys Technologies has thrown its support behind the controversial tracking technology known as RFID, or radio frequency identification. The inventory tracking system is designed to...

Sony becoming a sleeper PC giant

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Thanks nextyxp...Despite flopping in the PC market a few years ago, Japanese consumer-electronics giant Sony has finally stepped up to become one of the computer industry's big players. The company's worldwide computer shipments grew faster...

Industry Giant II demo available

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JoWood releases a playable demo of its upcoming business simulation sequel. JoWood Productions has released a new playable demo of Industry Giant II, its upcoming management strategy game that lets players create...

AT&T-Comcast merger creates net giant

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After months of corporate tire-kicking, AT&T Broadband, the biggest cable company in the United States, has decided to merge with original suitor Comcast. The $72 billion deal will create a cable powerhouse,...

Notebooks will take giant steps in 2002

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I ripped this interesting article from PCWorld.com, check it out ;) Notebook buyers looking ahead to 2002 can expect better processors, cooler graphics, built-in wireless connectivity, and a few radical new designs. ...

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