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PlayStation 2 builds Internet arsenal

Sony Computer Entertainment's (SCEI) PlayStation 2 game-console heavyweight added four new weapons to its arsenal this week in a move to get a leg up on in its upcoming battle against software powerhouse Microsoft's Xbox, and to stay on the cutting e... spins Net-only CDs

In yet another twist in music's touch-and-go relationship with the Web, online music company, announced Thursday that it is offering Internet-only versions of CDs called netCDs, which will be stored online in My.MP3 "music lockers."

E-tailers endure dot-com downslide

Even if the gloomy economy keeps consumers locked indoors, they won't be deterred from shopping online, where increasingly savvy retailers expect to see sales soar 45 per cent this year, a study released Wednesday by and The Boston Consultin...

Microsoft's 'bundled' Media Player on the loose?

Which comes first - Microsoft's much anticipated Windows XP operating system, or it's new Media Player 8? To the chagrin of the software giant, and bemusement of its dissenters, it appears to be the Media Player, which has apparently run away from a ...

Hacker's appeal hinges on what's fair

In a David and Goliath case concerning such lofty issues as copyright infringements, fair use doctrines and First Amendment rights, a hacker magazine squared off against eight powerful Hollywood studios at New York's 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals T...

DVD appeal to tackle copyrights, free speech

In a case that envelops two of the most bitter battles currently being waged in the online arena, a rogue hacker magazine is set to fight round two against The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Tuesday, arguing an appeal that gnaws at the ...

AOL, IE marriage on the rocks

While spokespeople from America Online. (AOL) and Microsoft denied that they were filing for divorce over their expired browser contract Thursday, they did confirm that each side is free to see other people.

Yahoo announces Q1 income decline, staff cutbacks

After twice lowering the bar on its first-quarter earnings and revenue targets, Yahoo finally hit its mark, posting slightly more than break-even results Wednesday for the quarter ending 31 March, led by a growth in business services.

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