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UK chain Tesco staffs up in preparation for launch of digital book, music and video sites

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U.K. supermarket chain Tesco on Monday announced three new hires to oversee its forthcoming digital entertainment services. Tesco plans to launch an ebookstore called blinkboxbooks and a digital music store called blinkboxmusic later this year, and will roll out Clubcard TV, an ad-supported streaming TV and movie site, soon. Gavin Sathianathan,...
UK chain Tesco staffs up in preparation for launch of digital book, music and video sites

New Zealand PM apologises to Kim Dotcom over spying 'error'

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom receives apology over illegal surveillance, dealing fresh blow to US extradition effortsNew Zealand's spy agency illegally carried out surveillance on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, an official report shows, prompting an apology from the prime minister and dealing a possible blow to US efforts to extradite him.Washington...
New Zealand PM apologises to Kim Dotcom over spying 'error'

Apps Rush: Dr. Seuss, Weather Flow, Discovr People, Fitbit, Beatstream, Blurtt and more

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What's new on the app stores on Thursday 22 March 2012A selection of 12 new apps for you today. Note, Angry Birds Space isn't included, as I've covered this separately.Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #2Oceanhouse Media has released its second iOS compilation of Dr. Seuss book-apps. Pay £7.99, and you...
Apps Rush: Dr. Seuss, Weather Flow, Discovr People, Fitbit, Beatstream, Blurtt and more

Music, TV and film piracy rises among UK internet users

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Almost a third of web users who stream or download content did so at least once illegally in the quarter to the end of JanuaryAlmost a third of UK internet users who stream or download music, TV and films did so at least once illegally in the quarter to the...
Music, TV and film piracy rises among UK internet users

Barnes & Noble cuts Nook tablet prices in US by 30% for Mothers Day, Nook HD+ now $179

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Barnes and Noble is once again cutting the price of its flagship Nook HD+ and Nook HD tablets which are reduced by up to 30 percent in the US as part of a Mothers Day offer. The short-term deal — which covers Nook.com and physical retail outlets — sees the cost...
Barnes & Noble cuts Nook tablet prices in US by 30% for Mothers Day, Nook HD+ now $179

Is The EU's Proposed Reform Of Music Licensing Doomed From The Start?

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Music collection societies often figure in Techdirt thanks to their attempts to wring licensing payments from people on absurd grounds, like trying to make them pay for playing music to horses, or for singing old folk songs. But in Europe, there's another issue. Because each country has its own music...
Is The EU's Proposed Reform Of Music Licensing Doomed From The Start?

Law relaxed on digital copying

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Making digital copies of music, films and other copyrighted material for personal use is to be made legal for the first time under government plans....
Law relaxed on digital copying

Barnes & Noble is prepared to give you a free e-reader if it means you'll buy the NOOK HD+ tablet

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Barnes & Noble is so desperate to sell its flagship NOOK HD+ tablet, that it’s now prepared to throw in a NOOK Simple Touch e-reader for free. The company, which is known for its chain of brick-and-mortar bookstores in the United States, is no doubt realizing that its window for success...
Barnes & Noble is prepared to give you a free e-reader if it means you'll buy the NOOK HD+ tablet

Top10 makes its database of opinion-based lists more social with its neat new Web app

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UK-based opinion-aggregating, recommendation platform Top10 has rolled out a major update to its website, with a view towards helping users share and discover the best music, films, products and everything in between. Oh, and it seems that Spotify has played a role in its latest Web-based incarnation. Just to give...
Top10 makes its database of opinion-based lists more social with its neat new Web app

Denmark Ditches Warning Letters, Launches Soft War On Piracy

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Today, Danish Minister of Culture Uffe Elbæk announced the death of Scandinavian-flavored 3 strikes plans that would force ISPs to issue warning letters to users suspected of copyright infringement. Instead he introduces eight new initiatives aiming at "strengthening the development of legal services" and "motivating users to go for legal...
Denmark Ditches Warning Letters, Launches Soft War On Piracy

After Megaupload Closure, BTJunkie Shuts Down

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BTJunkie, a popular file-sharing indexing site, said Monday it was voluntarily shutting down, less than three weeks after the U.S. closure of Megaupload in a crackdown on piracy of music, films and other materials. BTJunkie, which shut down its site Monday, provided a search engine for Bit Torrent files. “This...
After Megaupload Closure, BTJunkie Shuts Down

Apple's progress towards a $1,000 share price may yet go pear-shaped

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New iPhones and iPads have everyone excited about Apple's prospects, but pushing into China and into the TV market won't be problem-freeCould Apple become the world's first $1 trillion company? At last week's closing share price of $633, Apple is now worth a whopping $590bn, but two leading Wall Street...
Apple's progress towards a $1,000 share price may yet go pear-shaped

Google Nexus 7 to launch in UK without music, magazines or TV shows

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Google to launch tablet in UK without music, magazines or TV shows after failing to strike rights dealsGoogle is to launch its flagship Nexus 7 tablet computer in the UK without music, magazines or TV shows after failing to strike rights deals with several media groups.The company's first own-branded tablet...
Google Nexus 7 to launch in UK without music, magazines or TV shows

Apple launches iTunes in the Cloud

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iTunes in the Cloud service gives Apple a head start over rivals Google and AmazonApple has expanded its iTunes in the Cloud service for films to the UK, a year after it was first introduced in the US.The service lets film fans watch movies purchased through iTunes on iPhones and...
Apple launches iTunes in the Cloud

Kim Dotcom: New Zealand to investigate unlawful spying

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PM orders inquiry into actions of government agents in lead up to arrest of Megaupload founder, who is fighting US extraditionNew Zealand's prime minister John Key has launched a inquiry into "unlawful" spying by government agents leading to the arrest of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, who is fighting extradition to...
Kim Dotcom: New Zealand to investigate unlawful spying

What does the Librarian of Congress do?

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Agency leader's role is being scrutinized after the White House opposed his decision to make unlocking phones illegalIn the latest brouhaha over tech freedom, an unlikely villain has emerged. The fight to allow US mobile phone users the right to legally unlock their devices - which has pitted consumers against...
What does the Librarian of Congress do?

With Digital Economy Act Ruling Due, ISPs Stung With Piracy Claims

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In March 2011, the High Court began a judicial review of the controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA). The review was ordered after the legislation, which was rushed through during the final hours of the previous Labour government, was met with complaints from two of the UK’s biggest Internet service providers,...
With Digital Economy Act Ruling Due, ISPs Stung With Piracy Claims

Apple unveils Mac OS X Mountain Lion

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Apple ships developer preview of operating system update, which will integrate Twitter and other iOS appsApple has released a preview of its next update for the Mac operating system, dubbed Mountain Lion.The revamped OS mirrors several features of the flagship iPhone and iPad, including a new messaging app and Twitter...
Apple unveils Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Xbox One: does the Microsoft console have anything new to offer?

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Microsoft claims it can do everything, from the traditional playing of games and films to reading your heartbeat and making conference calls. But is that what customers want?It does everything. But is everything what we want? When Microsoft unveiled its new games console, the Xbox One, yesterday, tech fans struggled...
Xbox One: does the Microsoft console have anything new to offer?

BSkyB and BT force Virgin Media to drop unlimited broadband claim

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Advertising Standards Authority rules claim misleading, given heavy users' download speeds can be cut by up to 50%BSkyB and BT have successfully teamed up to force rival Virgin Media to drop its claim that its broadband is "unlimited", after the advertising watchdog found that heavy users could find their download...
BSkyB and BT force Virgin Media to drop unlimited broadband claim

CreativeAmerica Literally Resorts To Buying Signatures

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Remember CreativeAmerica? This is the slickly produced operation that claims to be a "grassroots" organization in favor of SOPA and PIPA... but which is actually funded by the major studios, staffed by former MPAA employees, and who has had all the major studios directly pushing employees and partners to sign...
CreativeAmerica Literally Resorts To Buying Signatures

Vdio streaming TV and film service goes live in the US and UK

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Launches as sister to streaming music service Rdio as step towards 'global entertainment platform'Streaming music firm Rdio has a new sister company: Vdio, a digital service for buying and renting TV shows and films.Vdio is launching first in the US and UK, with paying Rdio subscribers in those countries getting...
Vdio streaming TV and film service goes live in the US and UK
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