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CES - New recordable optical media inundates CES

Some of the world's largest manufacturers of blank optical-disc media are using the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that began in Las Vegas on Sunday to announce new discs for DVD, Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD.

Japan's top searches: burgers, babes and betting

What do Japanese readers search for when they turn to Google? The search engine's operator Wednesday published its top 10 search rankings for the year and revealed that generic searches outnumbered those for specific topics in 2006.

YouTube ready to talk copyright with Japanese group

YouTube said it is ready to discuss copyright issues with some of Japan's largest producers of video content after they complained earlier this month about the amount of their material on the popular video Web site.

Sony to start video download service

Sony plans to launch an online video download service next year, according to reports in both the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal newspapers.

NEC launches tough laptop PC

NEC launched its latest laptop PC on Tuesday with a splash. A bottle of water was poured over the computer while it was operating to demonstrate its toughness to harsh environmental conditions.

Japanese rights holders send protest to YouTube

A broad group of companies and associations covering most of the Japanese entertainment industry is calling on YouTube Inc. to be more proactive in policing its Web site for copyrighted material.

Toshiba develops 100GB 1.8-inch HDD

Higher capacity music players and laptop computers could be on the way thanks to a new hard-disk drive from Toshiba that manages a 25 percent jump in storage space over current models.

Sony's PlayStation unit shakes up top management

Ken Kutaragi will leave his position as president of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the Sony unit responsible for the PlayStation family of games consoles, and hand day-to-day control of the company to Kaz Hirai, previously head of SCEI's U.S. u...

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