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posted in October 2006
Microsoft sued sellers who allegedly used eBay or other online auction houses to sell counterfeit software.
About half the size of the original Shuffle, the new half-cubic-inch iPod contains 1 Gbyte of flash memory that holds up to 240 songs.
As cyberbullying increases, users on YouTube and elsewhere are trying to do something about it.
More than half of those who describe themselves as liberals are more likely to obtain election information from the Internet compared with 42% of moderates and 39% of conservatives, according to the AP/AOL News poll.
Rhythm & Hues Studios has installed a StorageTek SL 500 to replace an older system no longer up to massive storage management tasks.
Consumer-generated content isn't alone on the Web. Now the professionals want to get more involved, too.
Finding what you want via Internet search engines will likely get messier before it gets easier, but industry watchers predict the eventual advent of smarter searches that "learn" as they go.
A one-year-old San Francisco startup launches its flagship service that lets consumers upload pictures to the Internet from their mobile phone.
The retail site includes open source OpenLaszlo and Flash, but excludes the HUB, Wal-Mart's experimental social networking site.
Content includes fantasy sports that allow fans to track teams, player statistics, and scores.
The United States is at the top of the intellectual-property theft list, with 205 violations and $51.7 million in losses, according to a new study.
Not only does the software give consumers more choices for digital music, but it also frees up shelf space for fast-selling items without completely eliminating slow-moving content from stores. Analysts also believe the kiosks will reduce product returns.
The Motion Picture Association of America and the Los Angeles Boy Scouts introduced the program to help raise awareness of respecting copyrights.
The research, recently published in a scientific journal but originally started for the landmark IBM case that has since cleared IBM of wrongdoing, says workers in the chip-making trade are at higher risk for brain, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and kidney cancers.
Sony ticks off a list of video game titles and lays out its online strategy for the PlayStation 3 game console, which is expected to ship in November.
Microsoft has developed an audio and video teleconference system known as RoundTable that will begin shipping next year.
Although the growth rate for top performers is still high, the trend line since 2002 continues to fall, according to a Deloitte analyst.
A music download site in Russia is apparently shifting to an advertiser-supported business model after Visa International stopped processing credit card payments from the site, which the credit card giant says violates piracy rules.
Researchers manufactured the cloak, first talked about in May, by using "metamaterials" precisely arranged in a series of concentric circles that confer specific electromagnetic properties.
There's another competitor on the way for iPods and Zunes. The Archos 604 WiFi multimedia system has begun shipping to retail stores.
Riverside's free service will be supported via advertising space on the network's home page.
Cost.com, DigitalCameras.com, DownloadGames.com, and Hell.com are all heading for the auction block at an Internet marketing conference on Oct. 27.
A conference on RFID and related tracking technologies is attracting some big names to the Los Angeles Convention Center this week.
Some Europeans are concerned RFID tags can broadcast an individual's personal information without their knowledge.
Supplyframe, a Web site offering on-demand price quotes and purchasing information for millions of parts, from semiconductors to capacitors, has tapped into the search advertising model typically found on consumer Web sites.
The new seven-day auction platform will augment a traditional model where domain names are posted on the site for sale and prices are negotiated.
Sirius Satellite Radio jock Howard Stern will host a free, uncensored four-hour program on the Internet airing Oct. 25 and 26.
For its part, Apple will contribute $10 from the sale of each special edition of its new iPod Nano to the Global Fund to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Although purchases are limited to one gaming console per household, not even a deposit guarantees receipt of a system, EB Games and GameStop said.
Ask Mobile's interface and search tool are designed to minimize keystrokes, increase navigability on small displays, and accelerate page loads to speed searches on the go.
The Treo 680 supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files. It also includes 64 Mbytes of user memory and an Intel 312 MHz processor and comes standard with a VGA camera, Bluetooth, and infrared.
The camera replaces the traditional digital pixel grid with an array of tiny micromirrors.
The online auction giant has started using "smart" searches to tell buyers what they want to see, rather than let them pick the best matches, one retailer says. He worries about possible negative effects on the coming holiday season.
Some media and entertainment players say the deal boosts the value of the online video sector, while others warn Google that as much as 60% of YouTube's content infringes on copyrighted material.
The free search engine will provide an upgrade path to supported Baynote services such as Content Guidance, which analyzes visitor search and navigation behaviors, then customizes the Web site search and navigation experience for each user.
Google plans to distribute songs from both Sony BMG and Warner Music Group. YouTube will also distribute content from Sony BMG, along with Universal Music Group.
A bug enabled the fake notice to be posted. The bug was fixed, and the notice was taken down a day after it went up.
The company expects to spend nearly $2.7 billion on a network upgrade for improved multimedia services.
The new MasterCard service, which is free of charge, works with all major mobile carriers in the United States.
An industry association tries to rally users to legitimize and commercialize peer-to-peer networks.
Motorola is quietly testing a digital music service for phones called iRadio with hundreds of consumers.
At a music trade show this week, a Sony executive said consumers subscribing to music should have an option to listen to that music in their car, home, or cell phone. This means DRM is inevitable.
If your employees surf social networking sites from work, they could be paving the way for malicious cyberattacks, a new study warns.
Reva Systems sells network infrastructure appliances to manage RFID data and systems from multiple vendors.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed the Identity Information Protection Act of 2006, saying it would impose local requirements that would contradict upcoming federal mandates.
Plug-ins and podcasting tools for Vista will likely come from third-party developers, a Microsoft product manager said on Friday during a podcasting trade show.