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  1. Report: Warner, Skype Team Up On Ringtones

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp. and Skype Technologies SA are likely to announce a licensing agreement on Monday (Jan. 30) that will put ringtones on Internet phone services, the Wall Street Journal reported Warner Music Group Corp. and Skype Technologie ...

  2. Verizon Launches Mobile Music Store

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Verizon Wireless has introduced a mobile music download service in partnership with Microsoft, forming an alliance designed to take on Apple Computer's digital music market dominance. Verizon Wireless has introduced a mobile music download se ...

  3. DEMX Awards Finalists Revealed

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL, Napster lead noms. Billboard and Digital Media Wire today announced the finalists for the 2nd annual DEMX Awards. Winners will be revealed at an awards gala dinner that will be held on Thursday, December 1 from 7-10 PM at t ...

  4. RealNetworks Partners With Ex-Foe Microsoft

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks settled its antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft for $761 million, in a deal designed to help both parties better compete against rivals Apple Computer and Yahoo in the battle for digital LOS ANGELES -- RealNetworks settled its antitru ...

  5. Microsoft, RealNetworks Settle Lawsuit

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Resolve companies' antitrust disputes worldwide. RealNetworks Inc. announced a legal settlement Tuesday with longtime adversary Microsoft Corp., ending the last major antitrust case against the world's largest software maker. The digital ...

  6. Palm, Microsoft To Launch New Smart Phone

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Treo 700 to be offered through Verizon. Palm Inc. is teaming up with Microsoft Corp. to launch a Windows-based version of the Treo smart phone, marking the first time the handheld computer pioneer will sell a device based on its former rival&# ...

  7. Microsoft, Google Trade Salvos Over Top Exec

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer vowed to "kill" Internet search leader Google in an obscenity-laced tirade, and Google chased a prized Microsoft executive "like wolves," according to documents filed Sept. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Micr ...

  8. Loudeye Boosts Nordic Presence With MSN Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music service provider, has extended its business in Europe with the Nordic operations of Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Music service. Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music ...

  9. Loudeye Boosts Nordic Presence With MSN Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music service provider, has extended its business in Europe with the Nordic operations of Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Music service. Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music ...

  10. Tech Firms To Fight Piracy, Black Market in Brazil

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seven of the world's major electronics and computer goods companies including Microsoft and Intel joined forces June 28 to fight Brazil's vast black market and piracy, which they say cost the country SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) -- Seven ...

  11. MSN Music Doles Out Free Tunes

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MSN has launched a promotional and advertising campaign in support of its MSN Music store, highlighted by an offer giving five free music downloads to anyone who purchases a track from the service. Th MSN has launched a promotional and advertising ...

  12. EC Tests Microsoft System Compliance

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission on June 6 announced market testing of Microsoft's new version of its Windows operating system to see if the software giant complied with last year's antitrust ruling. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Europ ...

  13. EA Posts 91% Decline In Profit

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Quarterly profits at Electronic Arts Inc. plunged 91% because of withering competition and disappointing sales of its most popular videogames, and executives said the company will likely lose money in SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Quarterly profits at ...

  14. Microsoft Names New Windows Software

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft on March 29 finally complied with the European Commission's demands regarding the naming of the new version of its Windows XP software, accepting the name Windows XP Home Edition N. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Microsoft on ...

  15. EC Drops Antitrust Inquiry Over ContentGuard

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said March 15 that it had dropped its antitrust investigation into Microsoft and Time Warner's purchase of ContentGuard, the U.S. producer of anti-piracy software for Internet (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European C ...

  16. EC Reopens Microsoft, Time Warner Inquiry

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said Feb. 11 that it had reopened its investigation into Microsoft and Time Warner's plan to take over anti-piracy software firm ContentGuard Holdings Inc. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Commission s ...

  17. EU Says Microsoft Antitrust Case Remains Intact

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union insisted Nov. 24 that its antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. remains intact despite a surprise meeting called by the judge following the desertion of two of the EU's biggest all BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union insis ...

  18. Thomson Joins Microsoft/Warner Anti-Piracy Venture

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST French technology company Thomson SA said Nov. 22 that it was joining Microsoft Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s proposed venture to make anti-piracy software, a move that could relieve European Union con BRUSSELS (AP) -- French technology compan ...

  19. MSN Music Service To Bow In Japan

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that it will launch a local version of MSN Music service Oct. 20 with a selection of some 50,000 tracks provided by 10 major Japanese labels. That number is e Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that ...

  20. MSN Music Service To Bow In Japan

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that it will launch a local version of the MSN Music service Oct. 20 with a selection of 50,000 tracks provided by 10 leading Japanese labels. That number is Microsoft Japan today (Oct. 13) announced that ...

  21. AOL Bows Music Service For MS Media Center

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sessions performances, videos available. America Online said today that its music video service, AOL Music on Demand, is now available for use with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, which allows for interoperability between the perso ...

  22. MS Bows Music Service, Inks AC/DC Deal

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft officially unveiled its MSN Music Service at its "Digital Entertainment Anywhere" press event today (Oct. 12) in Los Angeles, and announced an exclusive content deal with AC/DC. Microsoft officially unveiled its MSN Music Servi ...

  23. Trans World Bows Digital Music Store

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music retailer Trans World Entertainment today (Oct. 11) launched a digital-music service complete with à la carte downloads and subscriptions. The store, dubbed "FYE Download Zone," is accessibl Music retailer Trans World Enter ...

  24. Windows Player Integrates Wal-Mart Digi Service

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart.com's music download store is receiving a shot in the arm from <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000623069">yesterday's launch</A> Wal-Mart.com� ...

  25. Windows Player Integrates Wal-Mart Digi Service

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart.com's music download store is receiving a shot in the arm from <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000623069">yesterday's launch</A> Wal-Mart.com� ...

  26. Microsoft Launches Download Store

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. MSN claims a catalog of more than ...

  27. Microsoft Launches Download Store

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. Microsoft today (Sept. 1) launched a preview release of its MSN Music download store in the United States. MSN claims a catalog of more than ...

  28. DRM Concerns Prompt EU To Examine Microsoft-Time Warner Deal

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Software giant Microsoft Corp. and media and entertainment powerhouse Time Warner Inc. ran into fresh trouble with the European Union on Aug. 25, as antitrust regulators ordered an in-depth probe of t BRUSSELS (AP) -- Software giant Microsoft Corp ...

  29. EU Extends Review Of Microsoft, Time Warner

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said Monday that it had extended until August 25 a deadline for its review of a planned joint venture between U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp and Time Warner Inc. The European Commission said Monday that it had extended ...

  30. EU Extends Review Of Microsoft, Time Warner Venture

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said Monday that it had extended until August 25 a deadline for its review of a planned joint venture between U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp and Time Warner Inc. The European Commission said Monday that it had extended ...

  31. Report: Microsoft To Launch Music Store In August

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft is poised to launch its long-awaited online music store in late August, a move sure to intensify competition in the nascent internet music market currently dominated by Apple Computer's popu Microsoft is poised to launch its long-aw ...

  32. Biz Cautious On Digital Distribution

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital execs look to sub services for growth. BMG North America president/COO Charles Goldstuck told attendees of the Jupiter Plug.In conference today (July 26) in New York that the CD -- not digital distribution -- will dictate how the recording ...

  33. Microsoft Forms Media/Entertainment Tech Group

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft has formed a new unit, the Media/Entertainment &amp; Technology Convergence Group, which will oversee the computer giant's strategies for home entertainment, media and personal-computing tec Microsoft has formed a new unit, the ...

  34. Legal Matters

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft settles a class action with the state of Minnesota over pricing for its Windows operating system. Read Samantha Chang's column. Microsoft settles a class action with the state of Minnesota over pricing for its Windows operating syst ...

  35. Microsoft Settles DRM Suit With InterTrust

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft will pay $440 million to settle a patent-infringement suit with Santa Clara, Calif.-based digital rights management firm InterTrust. Under the agreement, Microsoft will license InterTrust's Microsoft will pay $440 million to settle ...

  36. Microsoft Settles DRM Suit With InterTrust

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft will pay $440 million to settle a patent-infringement suit with Santa Clara, Calif.-based digital rights management firm InterTrust. Under the agreement, Microsoft will license InterTrust's Microsoft will pay $440 million to settle ...

  37. Microsoft Seen Appealing EU Ruling

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Microsoft is expected to appeal last week's decision by the European Union to fine the software giant a record $610 million for alleged antitrust violations. BRUSSELS--Microsoft is expected to appeal last week's decision by the European ...

  38. EC To Set Antitrust Sanctions Vs. Microsoft This Week

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission, the European Union's executive authority, this week will announce antitrust sanctions against Microsoft, as well as confirm fines totaling up to $300 million. BRUSSELS--The European Commission, the European Union' ...

  39. Microsoft Unveils Download Service

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its music download service today (March 18) to about 100 indie label executives at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The software giant's offering Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its m ...

  40. Real Slaps MS With Lawsuit

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has filed a $1 billion anti-trust action against Microsoft Corp., charging that the technology giant is attempting to monopolize the digital media space. In a suit filed yesterday in fede RealNetworks has filed a $1 billion anti-trust ...

  41. Real Slaps MS With Lawsuit

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has filed a $1 billion anti-trust action against Microsoft Corp., charging that the technology giant is attempting to monopolize the digital media space. RealNetworks has filed a $1 billion anti-trust action against Microsoft Corp., c ...

  42. Real Slaps MS With Lawsuit

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has filed a $1 billion anti-trust action against Microsoft Corp., charging that the technology giant is attempting to monopolize the digital media space. RealNetworks has filed a $1 billion anti-trust action against Microsoft Corp., c ...

  43. Tech, Media Firms Team Up To Push For Interoperability

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and Microsoft are among the companies heading up a new advocacy group that is seeking to make it easier for consumers to share and distribute digital content. The formation of th Universal Music Group and Microsoft are among ...

  44. Tech, Media Firms Team Up To Push For Interoperability

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and Microsoft are among the companies heading up a new advocacy group that is seeking to make it easier for consumers to share and distribute digital content. The formation of th Universal Music Group and Microsoft are among ...

  45. Tech, Media Firms Team Up To Push For Interoperability

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and Microsoft are among the companies heading up a new advocacy group that is seeking to make it easier for consumers to share and distribute digital content. The formation of th Universal Music Group and Microsoft are among ...

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