EA tried to buy Valve

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EA would love to own Valve; who'd thunk it? A new report says that EA has been pursuing the company for years, but co-founder Gabe Newell says Valve is more likely to 'disintegrate' than be acquired.

Music Industry Betting on 'Ringle' Format

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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...

Music Industry Offers Discounted Royalty Rate

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Yesterday, a music industry group said small Internet radio broadcasters could pay discounted royalty rates for streaming music online through 2010, a move that could keep the struggling businesses alive. Webcasters who earn $1.25 million...

Acer: PC Industry 'disappointed' with Vista

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Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the Financial Times Deutschland on Monday. Lanci said the operating system was riddled with...

Video game industry group names new president

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The Entertainment Software Association, the U.S. video game industry's trade association, has announced Michael Gallagher will take over presidential duties at the association later in May. Gallagher was the chief telecommunications and policy adviser to...

British Music Industry Threatens ISPs Over Piracy

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The music industry opened up a new front in the war on online music piracy yesterday, threatening to sue internet service providers that allow customers to illegally share copyrighted tracks over their networks. The International...

Porn Industry Chooses HD DVD

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Thanks to Mikee4fun for posting this in BPN. They say the reason VHS beat Betamax was because the adult entertainment industry chose VHS. Recently, at their annual get together, which coincidentally coincides with CES, the...

Vista Boosts Tech Industry

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A new IDC report on the impact of Windows Vista on the industry claims Microsoft's business partners stand to benefit more financially from the operating system than Microsoft itself will in 2007. According to the...

Industry to stop 'music cheats'

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The BPI has invited ISPs to "enforce their own terms of use" The recorded music industry's trade group has told internet service providers (ISPs) to freeze the accounts of customers who illegally fileshare. The British...

Games Industry Spearheads Retail Change

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Best Buy has seen a spike in profits of 85 percent over the previous year, and analysts agree that video games have a very large part in the retail chain's recent success. The boost...

Music Industry Looks East to Tackle Piracy

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Music firms are launching their first lawsuits in Asia as the crackdown on net piracy continues. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced this morning it had filed 963 lawsuits, with some of them...

Record Industry Sues 754 for Internet Song Swaps

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A recording industry trade group said Thursday that it has filed another wave of lawsuits against 754 people it suspects of distributing songs over the Internet without permission. The Recording Industry Association of America has...

Australian Music Industry Goes After Kazaa

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Lawyers for Australia's recording industry have called Kazaa's file sharing network "an engine of copyright piracy to a degree of magnitude never before seen" and have filed a suit to have Kazaa's owners, Sharman Networks...

Music industry tests digital-only releases

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As an unsigned band, the Shazam has never gotten the perks enjoyed by acts attached to major record labels. "The budgets we've used probably wouldn't even pay the catering on a major-label...

Patent suits target games industry

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While computer game fans shell out tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars for the latest shoot-em-up release, a little-known patent holder is hoping to make a different kind of computer game killing. ...

Industry veterans bet on open-source model

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A team of computer industry veterans, including a former Microsoft executive, are launching an open-source company that aims to be the Dell of the software industry. The company, called SourceLabs, will provide...

Recording Industry Sues 762 for Net Music Swaps

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A recording-industry trade group said on Thursday it had filed a new round of lawsuits against 762 people it suspects of distributing its songs for free over Internet "peer to peer" networks like Kazaa and...

Harddrive Industry increasing warranties?

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X-Bit Labs is reporting that major hard drive maker, Maxtor, has increased the length of time its products are under warranty. Maxtor are now offering their products under 3 year warranty, up from 1 year....

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