Microsoft opens virtual drives for free

Microsoft opens virtual drives for free
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Microsoft said on Tuesday it would allow anyone to use its specifications for “virtual” drives, which enable one computer to run several operating systems, with the promise never to sue for infringement of its legal rights.

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China Internet rumor-mongers face fines: report
BEIJING (Reuters) – Internet users in southwest China who spread malicious rumors online face fines of up to 5,000 yuan ($630) and possible detention, state media reported on Wednesday in the latest crackdown on dissent.

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One in three workers jot down passwords: study
NEW YORK (Reuters) – One in three people write down computer passwords, undermining their security, and companies should look to more advanced methods, including biometrics, to ensure their systems are safe, a new study shows.

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Yahoo’s new Web search ad system ready
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc. has begun shipping its previously delayed upgrade to the Web search advertising system that will help it compete with rival Google Inc and expects to begin selling ads on the system early next year, the company’s CEO said on Tuesday.

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Universal Music sues two Web video sites
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Universal Music Group said on Tuesday it filed lawsuits against online video sharing sites Grouper and Bolt.com for allowing users to swap pirated versions of its musicians’ videos.

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H’wood cast join ‘C&C 3’ game for EA
SAN FRANCISCO (Hollywood Reporter) – Electronic Arts has assembled one of the largest Hollywood voice casts in the publisher’s history for its 2007 real-time strategy PC game, “Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars.”

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Music industry in 8,000 new file-share lawsuits
LONDON (Reuters) – The music industry has launched a fresh wave of 8,000 lawsuits against alleged file-sharers around the world, escalating its drive to stamp out online piracy and encourage the use of legal download services.

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Some Internet addicts cover up habit: study
NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than one in eight U.S. adults finds it hard to stay away from the Internet for several days at a time and about one in 11 tries to hide his or her online habit, according to a study released on Tuesday.

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Online help-wanted ads fall in September: report
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New online help-wanted postings on major U.S.-based Internet job boards fell in September, a private research group said on Tuesday.

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Microsoft opens virtual drives for free
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Microsoft said on Tuesday it would allow anyone to use its specifications for “virtual” drives, which enable one computer to run several operating systems, with the promise never to sue for infringement of its legal rights.

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China Internet rumor-mongers face fines: report
BEIJING (Reuters) – Internet users in southwest China who spread malicious rumors online face fines of up to 5,000 yuan ($630) and possible detention, state media reported on Wednesday in the latest crackdown on dissent.

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One in three workers jot down passwords: study
NEW YORK (Reuters) – One in three people write down computer passwords, undermining their security, and companies should look to more advanced methods, including biometrics, to ensure their systems are safe, a new study shows.

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Yahoo’s new Web search ad system ready
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc. has begun shipping its previously delayed upgrade to the Web search advertising system that will help it compete with rival Google Inc and expects to begin selling ads on the system early next year, the company’s CEO said on Tuesday.

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Universal Music sues two Web video sites
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Universal Music Group said on Tuesday it filed lawsuits against online video sharing sites Grouper and Bolt.com for allowing users to swap pirated versions of its musicians’ videos.

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H’wood cast join ‘C&C 3’ game for EA
SAN FRANCISCO (Hollywood Reporter) – Electronic Arts has assembled one of the largest Hollywood voice casts in the publisher’s history for its 2007 real-time strategy PC game, “Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars.”

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Music industry in 8,000 new file-share lawsuits
LONDON (Reuters) – The music industry has launched a fresh wave of 8,000 lawsuits against alleged file-sharers around the world, escalating its drive to stamp out online piracy and encourage the use of legal download services.

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Some Internet addicts cover up habit: study
NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than one in eight U.S. adults finds it hard to stay away from the Internet for several days at a time and about one in 11 tries to hide his or her online habit, according to a study released on Tuesday.

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Online help-wanted ads fall in September: report
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New online help-wanted postings on major U.S.-based Internet job boards fell in September, a private research group said on Tuesday.

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