RIAA Tells Students: Pay Up For Downloads

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The music industry is asking 50 Ohio University students to pay $3,000 each to avoid lawsuits accusing them of pirating songs off the Internet. The Recording Industry Association of America asked the university to pass...

Piracy worked for us, Romania president tells Gates

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Pirated Microsoft Corp software helped Romania to build a vibrant technology industry, Romanian President Traian Basescu told the company's co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday. "Piracy helped the young generation discover computers. It set off the...

AOL Tells Customers to Find New Carrier

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America Online, which earlier this year stopped signing up new broadband customers, is telling existing broadband subscribers in nine Southern states that they must find a new broadband carrier by Jan. 17. Those customers...

Yahoo Co-Founder Tells Google to Enjoy It

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Speaking during the Web 2.0 conference, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang said he told Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to relish their success. While his company and Google are in an escalating war to...

Merrill Analyst Tells HP: Better To Break Up

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Hewlett-Packard would be better off splitting up its business operations, says Merrill Lynch analyst Steven Milunovich. The most valuable and established pieces of HP's portfolio, such as its printing division, should be saved from the...

Apple not US-centric, Jobs tells shareholders

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Apple shareholders yesterday re-elected the company's six-member board and voted down a proposal to restrict executive pay. During the company's annual shareholders meeting at its Cupertino headquarters all board members were approved by a majority...

Sammy tells Sega to focus on arcade

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Sammy president and CEO Hajime Satomi has told Bloomberg Japan that he wants Sega to concentrate on the arcade games business and be more strict about pouring money into loss-making home console releases, news which...

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Sue Ellison, analyst tells Oracle users

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Meta Group analyst Mark Shainman says Oracle users should take legal action to block the database giant from renegotiating some license fees. Meta says customers who aggregate feeds to and from data...

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