Thursday, April 7, 2005

Big changes ahead for Flash

C|net: “Macromedia took center stage at the Flashforward2005 conference Thursday morning to promise significant changes in its Flash animation software. According to Chief Software Architect Kevin Lynch, [it is going to] be the biggest Flash update ever.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 05:10 PM / Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Super Shuffle just a publicity stunt

Peter Rojas of engadget reports: “The facts: The Super Shuffle is not in production by LuxPro. There is no intent by LuxPro to ever put the Super Shuffle into production. The entire CeBit sideshow was planned from the start as a gambit to gain a hugely disproportionate share of the industry’s attention, so as to find a few customers for the Super Shuffle’s electronics.”

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Monday, March 7, 2005 let off the hook

Ars Technica: “Russian online music site will continue to operate, after Russian prosecutors concluded they cannot take legal action against the music store. Finally prodded into motion by continuous lobbying by the RIAA, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, and other copyright holders, Russian law enforcement officials began an investigtation of the service two weeks ago.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 03:27 PM / Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Apple Releases New iPods, Cuts Prices

Associated Press: “The price of the 4-gigabyte iPod mini was cut $50 to $199. A new 6-gigabyte version will sell for $249… The 60-gigabyte “iPod photo,” first introduced in October, which can display photos on its small color screen or when connected to a TV set, was cut from $599 to $449. A new 30-gigabyte model for $349 replaces a 40-gigabyte version for $499.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 05:06 PM / Comments (0)

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Hide Your iPod, Here Comes Bill

Wired News: “To the growing frustration and annoyance of Microsoft’s management, Apple Computer’s iPod is wildly popular among Microsoft’s workers… 16,000 iPod users among the 25,000 who work at or near Microsoft’s corporate campus… So popular is the iPod, executives are increasingly sending out memos frowning on its use.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 04:13 PM / Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Napster To Go DRM workarounds posted online

Peter Cohen writes for the Playlist Magazine: Less than two weeks after Napster’s new Napster To Go subscription service launched, information on how to defeat the system’s Digital Rights Management (DRM) encoding has been posted online.

Related article(s): Napster to Go away soon? (Ashlee Vance for The Register).

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 09:17 PM / Comments (0)

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