MySpace working on music service: reports

MySpace working on music service: reports
NEW YORK (Reuters) – MySpace, the online social networking site owned by News Corp, is in talks with music companies to launch an advertising-supported free music service, according to several reports on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Nintendo rolls out fitness product: report
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Games maker Nintendo Co is planning to launch a new physical fitness product called Wii Fit for U.S. shipping in May, according to the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Microsoft to authorize Yahoo proxy battle: report
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp will authorize a proxy battle for Yahoo Inc this week to convince the Web company’s shareholders to agree on a takeover deal that the Yahoo board so far has rejected, the New York Times’ DealBook blog said on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

“A-Team” and “Kojak” get new life on NBC sites
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – NBC Universal said Tuesday it will stream full episodes of old TV shows, including “The A-Team” and “Kojak,” on its Web sites.[Lees verder]

Vivendi sees 500,000 Zaoza subscribers by end 2008
PARIS (Reuters) – Vivendi expects its new Internet music, ringtone and video games provider Zaoza to attract 500,000 subscribers by the end of the year, the French telecoms and media group said on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

Some VCs learn to appreciate site that rates them
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Silicon Valley’s purveyors of start-up capital are often quick to back new ideas, but a Web site that lets entrepreneurs rate and review venture capital firms anonymously has been a harder sell.[Lees verder]

Soros, Omidyar, Google.org set up India venture
MUMBAI (Reuters) – The philanthropic units of billionaire investor George Soros and Google have put $17 million into a venture with the Omidyar network to fund small and medium enterprises in India, they said in a statement.[Lees verder]

Russian teacher takes on global software giants
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian schoolteacher who became a popular hero after he was put on trial for using pirated Microsoft programs has launched a campaign against the software giant’s global domination.[Lees verder]

Cross-border blog promotes Israel-Gaza peace
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – “Peace man” is from the Gaza Strip. “Hope man” lives across the Israeli border in Sderot.[Lees verder]

MySpace working on music service: reports
NEW YORK (Reuters) – MySpace, the online social networking site owned by News Corp, is in talks with music companies to launch an advertising-supported free music service, according to several reports on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Nintendo rolls out fitness product: report
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Games maker Nintendo Co is planning to launch a new physical fitness product called Wii Fit for U.S. shipping in May, according to the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Microsoft to authorize Yahoo proxy battle: report
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp will authorize a proxy battle for Yahoo Inc this week to convince the Web company’s shareholders to agree on a takeover deal that the Yahoo board so far has rejected, the New York Times’ DealBook blog said on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

“A-Team” and “Kojak” get new life on NBC sites
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – NBC Universal said Tuesday it will stream full episodes of old TV shows, including “The A-Team” and “Kojak,” on its Web sites.[Lees verder]

Vivendi sees 500,000 Zaoza subscribers by end 2008
PARIS (Reuters) – Vivendi expects its new Internet music, ringtone and video games provider Zaoza to attract 500,000 subscribers by the end of the year, the French telecoms and media group said on Tuesday.[Lees verder]

Some VCs learn to appreciate site that rates them
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Silicon Valley’s purveyors of start-up capital are often quick to back new ideas, but a Web site that lets entrepreneurs rate and review venture capital firms anonymously has been a harder sell.[Lees verder]

Soros, Omidyar, Google.org set up India venture
MUMBAI (Reuters) – The philanthropic units of billionaire investor George Soros and Google have put $17 million into a venture with the Omidyar network to fund small and medium enterprises in India, they said in a statement.[Lees verder]

Russian teacher takes on global software giants
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian schoolteacher who became a popular hero after he was put on trial for using pirated Microsoft programs has launched a campaign against the software giant’s global domination.[Lees verder]

Cross-border blog promotes Israel-Gaza peace
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – “Peace man” is from the Gaza Strip. “Hope man” lives across the Israeli border in Sderot.[Lees verder]

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