• Google: Help Us Sell YaGoogle To DOJ
    In its latest attempt to convince the Justice Department to greenlight the Yahoo deal, Google is asking search marketers to try to sell the pact to federal authorities.
  • Freeloaders Didn't Hurt Radiohead Sales
    Radiohead kicked off a trend last year when it released "In Rainbows" at pay-what-you-wish pricing, but whether the initiative gleaned more than just goodwill wasn't clear. Until now. This week, Warner Chappell said that people purchased 1.75 million hard copies of "In Rainbows," making the album more successful than either of the group's previous two releases.
  • Verizon: Trust Us, We Won't Sell Data!
    Verizon recently told lawmakers that it had no plans to provide data about subscribers' Web activity to behavioral targeting companies like Phorm or NebuAd unless consumers specifically consented.
  • Republicans: YouTube Should Review Campaign Clips Before Takedown
    The McCain-Palin campaign has thrown itself into one of the most contentious issues facing the online media world: How video-sharing sites should handle alleged copyright violations.
  • Report: FCC 'White Spaces' Plan Nears Approval
    The FCC appears poised to approve a plan to allow the use of use "white spaces" for Wi-Fi, Reuters reports.
  • Retailers Do The DRM Shuffle
    Wal-Mart has reversed a previous decision to end support for DRM after Thursday, Oct. 9. The company now says it will continue to offer support for the digital rights management software that came bundled with tracks it sold.
  • FTC: Phishers Capitalize On Financial Crisis
    The current financial mess might be bad news for most businesses, but at least one group of people sees an opportunity in the crisis -- phishers.
  • Music Fans Turning To Amazon, Rhapsody
    Many consumers still largely think Apple's iTunes is the best place to purchase music downloads, but Amazon and Rhapsody have jumped in popularity from last year. That's according to the new annual TEMPO report, issued today by Ipsos.
  • Absurd Links Lawsuit Could Unravel Web
    The law firm Jones Day is continuing to burden the court system with a trademark infringement lawsuit that should have been laughed out of court the day it was filed. Yet, as ill-conceived as the case is, if the judge presiding over the lawsuit lets it go forward, that decision could affect every Web site that's ever linked to any other site. In other words, the entire Internet.
  • Judge Shuts Down DVD-Ripper
    Round one of the lawsuit between the movie studios and RealNetworks goes to Hollywood, with a federal judge in California temporarily ordering Real Networks to stop selling a program that allows people to copy their DVDs.
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