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Sony ups challenge to Apple with new music and video service

Sony is to announce a new internet-based music and video subscription service to run across all its devices including Playstations, Vaio computers, Blu-ray video players, Walkmans, Bravia TVs and Sony Ericsson mobiles. Millions of Sony consumers already access the internet ...

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The iPad breaks into the corporate world

Further good news for Apple. The iPad looks set to rival the Blackberry as the must-have corporate gizmo, judging by the latest research from Forresters, which found that as well as the expected consumer excitement over the device, companies are ...

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Apple’s Christmas present for the world – a 7″ iPad mini

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said a while ago that the company had lots of goodies in the pipeline and it’s a sure bet that one of these will makes its appearance for the Christmas buying season. Latest rumours from Taiwan ...

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Apple pulls Quattro, cedes mass mobile market to Google’s AdMob

Apple is closing its Quattro mobile ads business at the end of September, choosing to concentrate on its new iAds offer only available on iPhones and iPads. Apple bought Quattro Wireless for $250m earlier this year, a deal that is ...

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Win for Google as Android becomes US smartphone leader, Apple hit by iAds delays

We should qualify this a bit, phones using Google’s Android operating system now account for 17.2 per cent of the US smartphone market but they’re not all Google phones, Motorola and Sony Ericsson (recently also-rans in the smartphone business) have ...

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Apple disappoints Playboy fans

Playboy magazine enthusiasts who have excitedly signed up for its new premium-priced iPad app have been bitterly disappointed by the absence of certain fundamental content traditional to the magazine. The online tech and media forums have been full of complaints ...

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Is Google running out of (its own) ideas?

The company’s hardly on its uppers of course with about $30bn available to spend but Google, like other tech giants before it including Microsoft and Yahoo, is hitting problems trying to diversify out of its core area of search. Its ...

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Were the Grateful Dead business as well as music gurus?

We’re used to some startling revisions of history these days but not many people would have foreseen the acid-head, hippie band of the 1960s and 1970s, the Grateful Dead, being hailed as pioneering business and marketing innovators. A stream of ...

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Durex to get the Cillit Bang treatment, iPhone drives record Apple sales

It’s a busy morning in the markets with Cillit Bang and Finish owner Reckitt-Benckiser agreeing to buy Durex maker SSL for £2.54bn and Apple computer announcing another set of barely credible results, with profits up by nearly 80 per cent. ...

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