Last.fm strikes Sony music deal

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Social music site Last.fm, bought in May for $280m (£140m) by CBS Corporation, has signed a deal with the Sony BMG record label. The partnership will give the service's 20 million users access to the...

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Acer Incorporated has hired intellectual-property lawyer Chris Ottenweller of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, who helped win a big patent case against Hewlett-Packard Company two years ago, to help fight two HP patent lawsuits. The...

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Senior U.S. District Judge Lowell Reed Jr. has dealt another blow to government efforts to control Internet pornography, striking down a 1998 U.S. law that makes it a crime for commercial Web site operators to...

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Zune 2.0: the Empire Strikes Back

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I've already covered that the Zune is expected in Europe in the end of 2007 along with more Zune variants. What I haven't covered, however, is the juicy speculation and rumours that have charged in...

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It turns out Apple is not only interested in movies and TV shows but film festivals as well; take the Sundance Film Festival as an example. Festival films, 33 of 71 to be exact, will...

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ATI and Nvidia remain focused on their discrete graphics card business, but apparently expand their reach into lower margin areas to increase production volume: While Nvidia is preparing the launch of its C51 integrated graphics...

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A computer hacker accessed names and Social Security numbers of about 1.4 million Californians after breaking into a University of California, Berkeley, computer system in perhaps the worst attack of its kind ever suffered by...

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Two strikes for Eolas

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Microsoft was awarded another victory from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today regarding the on going dispute with Eolas and the University of California. While the University of California and Eolas aren't too...

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Infatuated with Itanium, Intel has long resisted the obvious: creating a 64-bit chip that simply extends the x86 architecture on which the company built its fortune. Instead, Intel has ceded that ground to AMD, whose...

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Security and billing applications maker VeriSign said Wednesday that it established a new partnership with Microsoft to build authentication services based on the software giant's Windows Server 2003 product line. VeriSign says...

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RealNetworks ended negotiations to extend its exclusive deal to power Major League Baseball's Web business, the company confirmed Wednesday. The breakdown comes as no surprise, since RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser has prepared...

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Adobe Systems Inc. will include the cross-platform rendering engine from niche browser maker Opera Software ASA of Norway in its future products using the Macintosh and Windows operating systems, Opera announced Tuesday. "Our SSR (small-screen...

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Thanks to Nathan for emailing us. The Australian company behind the world's most popular online music swapping site has accused the music and movie industries of conspiring against it to crush competition. ...

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A known vulnerability in Microsoft SQL server systems is being targeted by a hybrid worm that combines a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) with the automated propagation techniques used by worms such as Code...

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One is a purple, toy-like cube. The other two are bulky, black, computer-like boxes. All three are powerful 128-bit videogame systems. Nintendo Co Ltd will launch its long-awaited GameCube system on Friday...

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