France unveils anti-piracy plan

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French web users caught pirating movies or music could soon be thrown offline. Those illegally sharing files will face the loss of their net access thanks to a newly-created anti-piracy body granted the wide-ranging powers....

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A partnership between the Google-founded Climate Savers Computing Initiative and a National Governors Association program has already yielded a commitment from two state governments to buy more energy-efficient computers. The governors of Kansas and Minnesota...

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Craig Barrett, chairman of Intel, believes that Africa needs to embrace wireless broadband since it is "cheaper, easier and more efficient to communicate wirelessly." Less than 1% of Africans have access to broadband and only...

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Wi-fi sharing plan launched in UK

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BT has backed a global wireless sharing service called Fon, touting it as the "world's largest wi-fi community" since it lets people share a "small portion" of their home broadband connection by opening up a...

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German anti-monopoly authorities have approved plans by mobile phone operators T-Mobile, O2 and Vodafone to create a joint technical platform to bring television to mobile phones. The three operators will work to develop broadcasts on...

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AT&T quietly offers $10 DSL plan

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AT&T Incorporated has started offering a broadband Internet service for $10 a month, cheaper than any advertised plan. The DSL plan introduced Saturday is part of the concessions made by AT&T to the Federal Communications...

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If you caught my previous story, my apologies for the mix-up. Dell Incorporated has denied reports that it plans to stop making LCD TVs. A report in the Taiwanese newspaper Economic Daily suggested that Dell...

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The federal government will release its plan to combat identity theft in the U.S. on Monday. After nearly a year's work, the President's Identity Theft Task Force will release its findings Monday at a press...

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Sirius Satellite Radio Incorporated has announced that its customers would get the option to pay below the current $12.95 per month subscription fee for just the channels they want, if the company's plan to buy...

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US media company Viacom has been planning, for many months now, to allow people to take videos from a number of its websites and post them on their own blogs and sites. Viacom, which is...

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Researchers at Samsung, one of the leading producers of flash-memory chips, recently announced a new chip that can hold twice as much data as before, and without an increase in its footprint on a circuit...

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Cablevision Systems Corporation said on Tuesday it plans tomake its digital home phone network compatible with any U.S. wirelessnetwork, allowing subscribers to transfer calls between the two.PatriciaGottesman, Cablevision's executive vice-president of product managementand marketing, told...

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The House of Representatives on Monday approved legislation to complete the country's transition to new, higher-quality digital television by February 17, 2009. Under a deal negotiated by Republicans in the Senate and House, a $1.5...

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Google's expansion into public Wi-Fi could be a boon to the embattled municipal broadband movement and presents intriguing new possibilities for the search giant, though putting the traditional carriers out of business isn't likely to...

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Chris Gorog is convinced people won't continue to pay $1 a song for online music. That is despite Apple's record string of recent achievements, including 200 million songs sold at its iTunes Music Store, and...

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Wasting no time with its fight with SPAM Microsoft plans on rolling out its own antispam plan called Sender ID. Microsoft announced that it will incorporate Sender ID into Hotmail, MSN, and its Microsoft.com...

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Microsoft's Robbie Bach will reportedly discuss next-gen software strategy at the San Jose developer's summit. The consensus in the industry is that the Xbox Next probably won't be released until 2005--at the...

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Intel's announcement that it would finally release its own 64-bit extension to developers next US fiscal quarter has raised eyebrows at rival chip-maker AMD. (Oh I donno... Seems like this baffles not just AMD, but...

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Yahoo, rethinking earlier plans, is quietly exploring ways to develop a music download service as archrivals Microsoft and America Online place bigger bets on digital song sales. According to knowledgeable sources, Yahoo...

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