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Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a blog post today says his company would embrace DRM-free music "in a heartbeat" if "the big four music companies would license Apple their music without the requirement that it be protected with a DRM." If that scenario were to play out, Jobs says "we would switch to selling only DRM-free music on our iTunes store.
The reaction to Apple CEO Steve Jobs' open letter to the music industry about digital rights management has been relatively swift. But the scorecard is mixed when it comes to the music labels.
Microsoft says free and open source software infringes on 235 of its patents. The real motive for Microsoft's patent volley may be the third version of the General Public License.
Visto, a mobile email provider, said Friday it landed $35 million in funding from Altitude Capital Partners. The funds, in addition to $51 million raised in September, "completes the financing at $86 million.
Dell went on the offensive to get ahead of a coming lawsuit from the New York Attorney General. Erica Ogg reports the suit, which will be announced formally today at a press conference, accuses Dell and Dell Financial Services of fraud, false advertising and deceptive business practices, including offering misleading financing, and failing to honor rebates, warranties and service contracts.
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A patent by Apple reveals more about what the company may be planning for its touch screen ecosystem.In a patent filed today, Apple outlines a backside interface for handheld devices.
An auction house said Monday that it'll auction several patents covering e-commerce procedures and privacy protection. Ocean Tomo said it will hold its Spring 2007 Live Intellectual Property Auction on April 19.
Just when you thought that the General Public License third draft was the last word, the Free Software Foundation notes the process will drag on a bit more. There are at least 90 days until a final version and chances are it'll take a lot longer than that.