Monday, August 08, 2005

Yahoo rolls out digital music search engine (Reuters)
Reuters - First it was photos, thenvideo, now music.

News Corp. eyed Skype for$3 bln takeover - report (Reuters)
Reuters - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News understood to have held talks with Skype to buy theInternet telecoms software provider for around$3 billion, butthe talks broke down, the Independent on Sunday reported.

Nokia shares gain on report of Cisco interest (Reuters)
Reuters - Nokia shares opened more than 2percent higher on the Helsinki bourse on Monday following anewspaper report that Cisco Systems Inc. is considering makinga bid for the top mobile handset maker.

Daylight-Saving Switch May Cause Tech Woes (AP)
AP - When daylight-saving time starts earlier than usual in the United States come 2007, your VCR or DVD recorder could start recording shows an hour late.

Virtual Reality Helps Calm 9/11 Anxiety (AP)
AP - For months after Sept. 11, 2001, Fire Chief Stephen King had the same haunting dream: an endless wooden staircase spiraling into the clouds, his friends climbing ever skyward, always beyond his reach.

AOL purchases wireless company Wildseed Ltd. (Reuters)
Reuters - America Online, the world's largestInternet provider, has purchased a privately held wirelesstechnology company as part of its initiative to more quicklyget AOL service onto phones and other wireless devices, thecompany plans to announce Monday.

Downloads for Japan ITunes Hit a Million (AP)
AP - In just four days, 1 million songs have been downloaded at Apple's new iTunes Music Store in Japan, the fastest pace for the service's launch in any of the 20 nations it's now available, including the U.S., a senior executive said Monday.

Business Trumps Technology at LinuxWorld (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - Analysis: This summer's LinuxWorld will feature more in the way of wheeling and dealing than technical breakthroughs and changes.

Internet Scammers Keep Working in Nigeria (AP)
AP - In Festac Town, an entire community of scammers overnights on the Internet. By day they flaunt their smart clothes and cars and hang around the Internet cafes, trading stories about successful cons and near misses, and hatching new plots.