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  • News: Latest mobile phones threaten the iPod

    Mobile phones offering digital-music playback could be a threat to Apple's iPod and other MP3 players in the near future.

  • News: Latest Skype beta more difficult to block

    The recently released Skype 2.5 beta has so far been praised by enthusiasts, but one significant feature is being ignored, it seems – the program is now much more difficult to block.

  • News: Yahoo announces My Web 2.0

    Yahoo has today announced the release of My Web 2.0, a service aimed to enable users to create their own personal internet archive which they can then access from any computer.

  • News: Music downloads crash NHS system

    The IT system at a hospital in Kent was down for two days because it had been overwhelmed by staff downloading music for their digital music players, according to reports.

  • News: Microsoft to boost online map offering

    Microsoft has bought Vexcel, a company that makes products for creating maps from aerial and satellite photographs, in an effort to boost its local search and online-mapping services.

  • News: Yahoo faces class-action lawsuit

    An antispyware activist has filed a class-action lawsuit against Yahoo, accusing the internet company of placing adverts on spyware-vendor and 'low-quality' sites.

  • News: UK mobile, online music service launches

    Music-recognition service Shazam has launched a subscription-based mobile and online music service, the Ultimate Music Discovery Engine.

  • News: Microsoft attempts to capture online ads

    Microsoft plans today to launch its sales service for search-engine advertising in the US, the company said. The move will open the way for Microsoft to challenge Google's model for search advertising revenue.

  • News: Antispam vigilantes turn into victims

    A drive to stop spammers targetting particular email addresses misfired earlier this week, after a spammer began to send large quantities of unsolicited email to members of a "Do Not Spam" list.

  • News: French bill amendments could help Apple

    French legislators may can proposals to require online music retailers to use interoperable DRM systems to protect their stock when a copyright bill is debated today.

  • News: Community Patent moving closer, says EU

    The EC today intimated that progress has been made toward developing an EU patent agreement - a dream of statesmen across Europe for over 30 years.

  • News: Skype conference calling to support 100 callers

    Skype is piloting a community conference call service, which can support as many as 100 callers. It's also offering a beta version of its internet calling software designed for easier use.

  • News: BBC releases video-search widget

    The BBC's film-footage licensing arm, BBC Motion Gallery has released a Dashboard widget for Mac OS X that lets users search its online film archives without a browser.

  • News: Polycom announces Skype-certified device

    Californian communications company Polycom yesterday announced the launch of the Communicator, a Skype-certified speakerphone.

  • News: Microsoft: Vista 'on track'

    While Microsoft has a good track record of hitting its release targets for minor operating systems, its history with large, complex overhauls such as Windows Vista is far spottier, according to Gartner.

  • News: Wi-Fi vendors slammed for 802.11n hype

    Gartner has heavily criticised Wi-Fi vendors for claiming that recently launched products comply with the yet-to-be-finalised 802.11n standard.

  • News: Google complains about IE search link

    Google has complained to the European Commission about the way Microsoft bundles its own search mechanism in the latest version of Internet Explorer.

  • News: Agency to release open-source security suite

    Germany's Federal Office for Information Security will present several open-source-based desktop and security applications tomorrow at a local Linux event.

  • News: Google sets developer challenge

    Google has launched a programming competition - Code Jam - to find Europe's brightest and best engineers.

  • News: IT vendors, privacy groups release RFID standards

    A set of best practices designed to help assuage consumers' concerns about RFID (radio frequency identification) tags was released yesterday by a group of technology vendors, RFID users and consumer groups.

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