More firms flee U.S. online gaming ban

More firms flee U.S. online gaming ban
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Leisure & Gaming and payment processor FireOne joined the list of companies fleeing a U.S. ban on online gaming on Tuesday, as signs emerged that Europe is to open up its gambling market.

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Google seen inheriting YouTube’s legal challenges
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Google Inc., no stranger to lawsuits, may find a whole new class of complainers lining up for a check after the Web search leader buys video entertainment site YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion.

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YouTube video to fly free under Google’s wing
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Popular Web video site YouTube Inc. played a cat-and-mouse game with potential suitors all year, but gave in to Google’s $1.65 billion offer because of its resources and assurances of independence, YouTube Chief Executive Chad Hurley said in an interview.

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“Conan” spawns “Pale Force” webisodes
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – NBC’s “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” is spawning original digital content with a new series of webisodes from comedian Jim Gaffigan.

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Best Buy making music with RealNetworks
NEW YORK (Billboard) – CD retail giant Best Buy is getting into the digital music business. But unlike other brick-and-mortar merchants building their own solutions, Best Buy is partnering with an established brand in the digital space, RealNetworks, to launch its store.

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Alcatel sees 100 mln TV Internet clients by 2010
PARIS (Reuters) – French telecoms equipment group Alcatel on Tuesday said it expected subscribers to Internet-based TV to reach 100 million by late 2010, up from 3 million now, but admitted some operators were delaying roll-out.

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Major League Gaming buys GameBattles.com
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Major League Gaming, billed as the first professional video-game league, said on Tuesday it bought online console tournament site GameBattles.com in a move that more than doubles its registered users.

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Judge denies bid to ban phones with Qualcomm chips
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – An administrative law judge on Tuesday said Qualcomm Inc. had infringed a Broadcom Corp. patent, but he stopped short of banning U.S. sales of cell phones with Qualcomm chips.

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Firms to boost Internet speeds without fiber-optics
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A group of technology and telecoms companies, including Spanish giant Telefonica, joined forces on Tuesday to boost the Internet speeds of copper telephone wires to almost equal that of fiber-optic cable.

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Google merger ups pressure on Yahoo to strike deal
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc. is under pressure to clinch a deal to acquire Facebook.com, the No. 2 U.S. social networking site, to recapture momentum from Google after that company struck a deal to buy YouTube, analysts said on Tuesday.

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More firms flee U.S. online gaming ban
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Leisure & Gaming and payment processor FireOne joined the list of companies fleeing a U.S. ban on online gaming on Tuesday, as signs emerged that Europe is to open up its gambling market.

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Google seen inheriting YouTube’s legal challenges
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Google Inc., no stranger to lawsuits, may find a whole new class of complainers lining up for a check after the Web search leader buys video entertainment site YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion.

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YouTube video to fly free under Google’s wing
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Popular Web video site YouTube Inc. played a cat-and-mouse game with potential suitors all year, but gave in to Google’s $1.65 billion offer because of its resources and assurances of independence, YouTube Chief Executive Chad Hurley said in an interview.

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“Conan” spawns “Pale Force” webisodes
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – NBC’s “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” is spawning original digital content with a new series of webisodes from comedian Jim Gaffigan.

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Best Buy making music with RealNetworks
NEW YORK (Billboard) – CD retail giant Best Buy is getting into the digital music business. But unlike other brick-and-mortar merchants building their own solutions, Best Buy is partnering with an established brand in the digital space, RealNetworks, to launch its store.

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Alcatel sees 100 mln TV Internet clients by 2010
PARIS (Reuters) – French telecoms equipment group Alcatel on Tuesday said it expected subscribers to Internet-based TV to reach 100 million by late 2010, up from 3 million now, but admitted some operators were delaying roll-out.

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Major League Gaming buys GameBattles.com
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Major League Gaming, billed as the first professional video-game league, said on Tuesday it bought online console tournament site GameBattles.com in a move that more than doubles its registered users.

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Judge denies bid to ban phones with Qualcomm chips
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – An administrative law judge on Tuesday said Qualcomm Inc. had infringed a Broadcom Corp. patent, but he stopped short of banning U.S. sales of cell phones with Qualcomm chips.

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Firms to boost Internet speeds without fiber-optics
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A group of technology and telecoms companies, including Spanish giant Telefonica, joined forces on Tuesday to boost the Internet speeds of copper telephone wires to almost equal that of fiber-optic cable.

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Google merger ups pressure on Yahoo to strike deal
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc. is under pressure to clinch a deal to acquire Facebook.com, the No. 2 U.S. social networking site, to recapture momentum from Google after that company struck a deal to buy YouTube, analysts said on Tuesday.

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