Stories by Peter Sayer

CEBIT - Thomson vies for place in digital living room

Thomson SA has a quirky idea for a music-playing cordless telephone. It is showing a mock-up of the device on its stand at Cebit, alongside other multimedia gadgets for the home, and hopes to have it on the market in the second half of this year.

WORLDBEAT - Now it's the ads that zap the viewers

I was hungry and it had started to rain when my mobile phone buzzed to tell me I could now buy sugar in a hermetically sealed packet. A picture on my phone's screen of a goldfish swimming past the cheery new packaging drove the point home.

Apple and The Beatles kiss and make up

Apple, the computer and digital music company, has bought rights to all "Apple" trademarks from Apple Corps., the record company set up by The Beatles, ending a long-running trademark dispute between the two. However, there was no word on whether App...

Canon buys Toshiba stake in display JV to end lawsuit

Canon will buy Toshiba's stake in a SED, a joint venture they formed to develop large-screen, low-power flat panel televisions. The companies hope the move will put an end to a patent lawsuit brought against Canon in the US.

CES - Sling brings TV to Vista, Palm - and HP notebooks

Users of Sling Media's "placeshifting" system, Slingbox, will soon be able to watch their home TVs on Palm smart phones running Palm OS, consumer laptops from Hewlett-Packard or any PC running Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system.

Google upgrades Blogger service - for some

Google is offering some users of its Blogger Web site access to a new version of the blog hosting service allowing user-definable templates, tagging of posts, multiple authors, and faster publication of new posts, the company announced on its own blo...

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