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Microsoft’s Hotmail, Live Messenger Head To BlackBerry – InformationWeek
\BlackBerrys aren’t just for business messaging anymore, and Microsoft isn’t depending only on Windows Mobile for its mobile strategy. Microsoft and Research In Motion announced Monday that consumer e-mail and instant messaging services from Microsoft would be available on BlackBerry mobile devices later this summer. The move demonstrates both that BlackBerrys aren’t just for business messaging anymore and that Microsoft isn’t depending only on Windows Mobile for its mobile strategy. Products in the BlackBerry 7000 and 8000 lines, as well as the new BlackBerry Bold, also announced today, will be the first to get the Windows Live services, which include both Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger. New phones will be shipped with the services, and users will be able to download them onto existing phones.
Sony BMG releases more DRM-free music – CNET News
Sony BMG, one of the top four recording companies, is releasing more DRM-free songs through a partnership with Dada USA, a mobile-entertainment company based in Italy. Songs from Sony BMG artists such as the Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, and The Strokes, will be offered through a new music service, Dada Entertainment, where users can pay $9.99 to obtain 15 tokens. Each token can be redeemed for a music download or ringtone or other content such as games or wallpaper. The unprotected MP3 files can be transferred to an iPod, mobile phone, or any other digital music-playing device, the companies said Tuesday. Over-the-air downloads aren’t ready yet, but Dada said in a statement that it expects to launch that in coming months.
ISPs To Start Booting More P2P Users – dslreports
Looking closely at new incumbent anti-piracy plans, the passage of the new Pro-IP Act and the new P4P Working Group, you’ll notice we’ve entered a new era of copyright-enforcement where ISPs plan to play a much greater role in protecting copyright law. ISPs used to claim they didn’t want the liability associated with being Internet content police. They begrudgingly passed on DMCA warning letters to users, but didn’t give a damn whether you read it or used it for cat box filler. Things have changed.
EarthLink to pull the plug on Wi-Fi in Philadelphia – Associated Press
EarthLink Inc. is pulling the plug on its troubled wireless high-speed Internet network in Philadelphia, once touted as a model for how big cities should deploy Wi-Fi. The Atlanta-based Internet service provider said Tuesday that it could not find a buyer for the $17 million network and that talks to give it to either the city or a nonprofit organization had failed. City officials have said it would cost taxpayers millions each year to operate the network.
[OT] Woman Mistakes Naked Man In Her Bed For Her Husband – City News
Talk about a rude awakening. A woman in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia went to bed on Monday night, when her naked husband slipped under the covers beside her. She didn’t think much about it, but it’s clear something in her unconscious sensed things weren’t right. The 36-year-old woke up in the middle of the night, nudged her husband awake and asked him a question. It doesn’t matter what the answer was. The voice that came back was that of stranger.
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