Google CEO says mobile auction bid still probable

Google CEO says mobile auction bid still probable
ASPEN, Colorado (Reuters) – Google Inc. is leaning toward bidding in upcoming U.S. mobile phone airwave auctions, despite a partial setback last month from Washington regulators, Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

Mattel sues porn website over use of Barbie name
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mattel Inc. sued a small company on Tuesday for using the toymaker’s famed “Barbie” trademark as part of the name for a pornographic Web site it owned.[Lees verder]

Wal-Mart selling digital music free of copy curbs
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday it is now selling digital music downloads on its Web site without the customary copy-protection technology that limits where consumers can play the songs.[Lees verder]

China arrests or warns 60 for spreading rumors
BEIJING (Reuters) – Police in east China have arrested or warned 60 people for spreading rumors by SMS or on the Internet so far this year and specified the threat of modern communications to society, state media said on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

YouTube debuts online video advertising strategy
NEW YORK (Reuters) – YouTube is making its biggest push into video advertising on its Internet site, a key strategy by owner Google Inc to capture an even greater share of Web marketing budgets.[Lees verder]

Stones roll out late-era albums free of copy curbs
LONDON (Billboard) – London-based 7digital has become the first digital media delivery company to make EMI’s Rolling Stones catalog available on MP3 with no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.[Lees verder]

Collective search is next focus, Ask.com CEO says
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Ask.com, the small rival to Google Inc., aims to tap the collective search habits of its 50 million users to improve the relevancy of Web search, its chief executive said on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

MTV, Real and Verizon team up to battle iTunes
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Viacom Inc’s MTV Networks said on Tuesday it struck a digital music partnership with online music service RealNetworks Inc and Verizon to compete against Apple Inc’s iTunes.[Lees verder]

ESPN acquires Scrum.com
LONDON (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co.’s sports network ESPN said on Tuesday it had bought Scrum.com, a leading rugby news Web site, as part of its bid to move beyond American sports and attract fans around the world.[Lees verder]

Gamers’ world reveals secrets of the next pandemic
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A plague carried around the world by travelers, pets and curious teen-agers may show that experts have not taken everything into account when planning for an outbreak of disease, researchers said on Monday.[Lees verder]

Google CEO says mobile auction bid still probable
ASPEN, Colorado (Reuters) – Google Inc. is leaning toward bidding in upcoming U.S. mobile phone airwave auctions, despite a partial setback last month from Washington regulators, Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

Mattel sues porn website over use of Barbie name
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mattel Inc. sued a small company on Tuesday for using the toymaker’s famed “Barbie” trademark as part of the name for a pornographic Web site it owned.[Lees verder]

Wal-Mart selling digital music free of copy curbs
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday it is now selling digital music downloads on its Web site without the customary copy-protection technology that limits where consumers can play the songs.[Lees verder]

China arrests or warns 60 for spreading rumors
BEIJING (Reuters) – Police in east China have arrested or warned 60 people for spreading rumors by SMS or on the Internet so far this year and specified the threat of modern communications to society, state media said on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

YouTube debuts online video advertising strategy
NEW YORK (Reuters) – YouTube is making its biggest push into video advertising on its Internet site, a key strategy by owner Google Inc to capture an even greater share of Web marketing budgets.[Lees verder]

Stones roll out late-era albums free of copy curbs
LONDON (Billboard) – London-based 7digital has become the first digital media delivery company to make EMI’s Rolling Stones catalog available on MP3 with no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.[Lees verder]

Collective search is next focus, Ask.com CEO says
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Ask.com, the small rival to Google Inc., aims to tap the collective search habits of its 50 million users to improve the relevancy of Web search, its chief executive said on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

MTV, Real and Verizon team up to battle iTunes
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Viacom Inc’s MTV Networks said on Tuesday it struck a digital music partnership with online music service RealNetworks Inc and Verizon to compete against Apple Inc’s iTunes.[Lees verder]

ESPN acquires Scrum.com
LONDON (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co.’s sports network ESPN said on Tuesday it had bought Scrum.com, a leading rugby news Web site, as part of its bid to move beyond American sports and attract fans around the world.[Lees verder]

Gamers’ world reveals secrets of the next pandemic
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A plague carried around the world by travelers, pets and curious teen-agers may show that experts have not taken everything into account when planning for an outbreak of disease, researchers said on Monday.[Lees verder]

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