Archive for January, 2004

Viacom May Bid for EchoStar

Viacom and EchoStar are currently in court, but strangely Viacom may end up bidding for EchoStar, MergerMarket reports.

TiVo Consumes StrangeBerry

TiVo recent SEC-filing has revealed they have acquired a stealthy company, StrangeBerry. Little is know about them, but we dig into the background of it and its founders to speculate on the reasons why.

Review: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Wireless Music

ExtremeTech carry out a lightweight, initial review of the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Wireless Music.

MidemNet 2004 report

MidemNet 2004 is discussing the future of digital music. Paul Hosford, partner of London-based music and IP practice, New Media Law, reports.

Revolution At The Edge: Broadband Networks And Innovation

An ABC (Access to Broadband Campaign) conference on Innovative Technology, Strategy and Business Models for Furthering Affordable Access

Warner Music Group to have New Head

Changing times in music and there could be big changes at Warner Music Group. Edgar Bronfman has hired Island Def Jam CEO, Lyor Cohen, to head it following its $2.8Bn purchase.

Wireless Broadband Week

BT’s WiFi brand, Openzone are offering free WiFi access around the UK for a week.

IFPI Report Positive on Digital Music

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is bullish on the future of digital music from 2004, and believes the record companies are now ready to take advantage of it. Many feel it is about time.

AOL Offer MovieLink Films Online for 99c

AOL has been seeing lots of their dialup subscribers vanish and hope to persuade them to upgrade to broadband with offers like this, offering some MovieLink films at bargain prices for a limited time.

Stratospheric Broadband Floated

In the pursuit of broadband everywhere, delivered at economic rate, the EU is funding research in to Stratospheric Broadband; access provided by aircraft at 17-22 Km above Earth.