Microsoft seeks patent for office 'spy' software

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Microsoft is developing Big Brother-style software capable of remotely monitoring a worker's productivity, physical wellbeing and competence. The Times has seen a patent application filed by the company for a computer system that links...

Germany seeks expansion of computer spying

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Looking to join other governments and expand surveillance laws, the LATimes is reporting that Germany wants to be your friend and give you a Trojan. A Trojan horse, that is. Quote - ...

FCC Seeks Public Comment On Satellite Radio Merger

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The Federal Communications Commission has issued a notice asking for members of the public to voice their opinions on whether Sirius and XM, USA's two satellite radio broadcasters, should be allowed to merge. The combined...

OLPC Seeks Educational Games for XO Laptop

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The One Laptop Per Child Project is asking software coders to develop free, open-source educational computer games for the XO laptop, continuing its push toward a September launch date. OLPC offered a laptop prize for...

China seeks to 'limit game hours'

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A recent report from the China National Children's Centre said that 13% of under-18s who used the web were addicted to online gaming. The Chinese government has clamped down on the amount of time youngsters...

Europe Seeks to Tighten Some Online Laws

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The German and Dutch governments have taken the lead on crafting legislation that would make it illegal to provide false information to ISPs and require phone companies to save detailed records on customer usage. The...

Microsoft Seeks Patent Covering Web Feed Readers

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Thanks to Hurmoth for posting this in BPN. 18 months ago, Microsoft filed for two patents relating to the organization and reading of syndicated Web feeds. Yes, that includes Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds. One...

BBC Seeks HD-TV Volunteers

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The World Cup is just around the corner, and with only Telewest and soon Sky offering High Definition content for some channels, those of us that have splashed out on a new TV set will...

Mozilla Seeks Filmmakers For Ad Contest

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Mozilla Corp., maker of the popular open source Firefox browser, launched the second phase of its ad-making contest today, which calls for professional and amateur filmmakers to develop a 30 second, broadcast quality commercial for...

EU Seeks Online Music License

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The European Union called on Europe's music industry Wednesday to create EU-wide copyright licenses for online music, saying this would boost demand for legal downloads. "These licenses will make it easier for...

Microsoft Seeks Testers for OneCare Live

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Microsoft has begun seeking beta testers for its OneCare Live service, which is the company's subscription antivirus and anti-spyware service. In a announcement Microsoft made, they plan to start testing this summer. "This new service...

Microsoft seeks Xbox touch for music

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With little sign that Apple Computer's digital music dominance is on the wane, Microsoft's top Xbox executive is helping to look at ways to refocus the software company's music strategy. It's not...

Microsoft seeks protection from spyware firms

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Microsoft wants the Senate to rewrite anti-spyware legislation in order to protect companies that provide spyware removal utilities. The software maker warned Tuesday that two bills approved by the House of Representatives...

Hollywood seeks iTunes for film

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Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment is trying to develop and own the next iTunes--but for films. "We want to set business models, pricing models, distribution models like (Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs) did...

CreatemotionsTM seeks beta testers for QA cycle

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Createmotions™ is a high quality family of instant messaging software. Based on innovative ideas and sporting an intuitive GUI, it is suited for both home and business applications. Createmotions™ is inviting companies, IT groups, academic...

Nintendo Seeks Momotarou DS

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Nintendo seems to be interested in getting Hudson Soft's Momotarou Dentetsu series of board game videogames onto its new portable game system, the Nintendo DS. Series' producer Akira Sakuma reveals in an Online journal entry...

Microsoft Seeks Buyer for Slate

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Microsoft Corp. is in talks with five or six potential buyers for its online magazine Slate, an executive said Friday. Scott Moore, general manager of MSN Network Experience, which handles content for Microsoft's...

Music Industry Seeks Digital Radio Copying Limits

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Several radio broadcasters that offer CD-quality music over the airwaves could actually be copied if certain precautions are not taken. This warning comes Friday by the record industry. Apparently without copy protections on...

SCO seeks more code from IBM

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After reviewing Unix source code provided by IBM Corp., The SCO Group Inc. appears to be experiencing difficulties in identifying the specific lines of code that it alleges IBM improperly contributed to the Linux operating...

China seeks its own high-tech standards

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DVD? China's trying to do it one better -- with a technology called EVD. CDMA? The digital cell phone standard is so 2003, the Chinese say. Give TD-SCDMA a try instead. Intel...

IBM seeks to force SCO's hand in lawsuit

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IBM has filed new documents in its legal dispute with Unix vendor The SCO Group, accusing SCO of having no evidence to back up its copyright infringement claims, and asking the judge to throw...

RealNetworks seeks Microsoft's help

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Real Networks wants to make its music files playable on Microsoft's Windows Media Player format. The company, which is suing Vole for a billion dollars, said it needed the Redmond Giant's help to flog its...

Eidos seeks to unmask mystery investor

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Tomb Raider publisher wants to know who has amassed 5 percent of its stock. Eidos, publishers of the Tomb Raider, Hitman, and Deus Ex franchises, wants to unmask the mystery person who...

As Video Game Costs Rise, Industry Seeks Savings

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For years, video game companies have envied Hollywood moviemakers for their glamorous stars, gee-whiz special effects and mass-market appeal -- but now they are learning that these things can come at a high price. Behind...

Lindows Seeks to Stop Microsoft's Foreign Lawsuits

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Besieged in Europe, where it recently has had to cease doing business in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, Lindows.com Inc. has submitted a motion to the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington...

French Group Seeks Royalties on IPod

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A French association representing recorded music rights holders threatened Wednesday to take Apple Computer Inc. to court in a dispute over lost music royalties. The argument centers on a fee levied in France on sales...

FBI seeks FCC action on wiretap rules before Web

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U.S. law enforcement officials said this week they will soon ask communications regulators to decide how wiretapping rules would apply to high-speed Internet services and want those answers before general regulations are set for those...

Apple seeks dollars in former freebies

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Apple's decision to stop offering free downloads of iMovie and iPhoto is part of a clear shift by the Mac maker to try to recoup more of the dollars it invests in creating software for...

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EU seeks longer review of Oracle deal

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European antitrust regulators announced Monday that they're extending their review of Oracle's hostile bid for PeopleSoft into an in-depth second phase. The decision by the European Commission, which serves as the antitrust agency...

Microsoft seeks EU antitrust case deal

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Two days before key hearings, Microsoft Corp. said this week it was still seeking a settlement of its antitrust case with the European Union. But the software giant struck a defiant tone in defending itself....

Microsoft seeks to delay reply to EU

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Microsoft Corp is seeking a delay to replying to new issues raised by the European Commission with the U.S. software giant, a European Union soruce said on Tuesday. Microsoft has approached the Commission for a...

Joan of Arc seeks beta testers

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Enlight Software announces that additional slots are being made available for players interested in joining its Joan of Arc beta test. Enlight Software has today announced that it has opened up additional...

Microsoft seeks cash from IM client makers

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Microsoft Corp. is contacting providers of instant messaging (IM) software to try to cut licensing deals before it boots the clients from its MSN IM network. Microsoft isn't targeting rival IM network operators such as...

Lawmaker seeks info on RIAA dragnet

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The recording industry's wave of subpoenas that target individual computer users has drawn the critical attention of at least one influential lawmaker on Capitol Hill. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., who chairs the Senate Permanent Subcommittee...

RealNetworks seeks Listen.com buyout

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RealNetworks has agreed to buy Listen.com for about $36 million in cash and stock, a deal that could alter some key alliances in the online music business. The two companies announced an agreement...

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