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Autmn Davis is a staff writer for WebProNews covering ebusiness and technology.
Day The Music Died: AllofMP3 Shut Down

After months of pressure from the United States government, Russian music site AllofMP3.com has complied with numerous requests to shut down operations.

Wal-Mart Tests Film Sales Online

Retail giant Wal-Mart tests the waters of the online video market with the first offering to the site.

Juicier Apple iPod By 2012

Apple iPod has already revolutionized the face of portable music players, and one Google executive says the best is yet to come.

Opera Mini Socially Networks

Today Opera Mini launched an upgraded version of the popular mobile browser which enhances social networking on mobile phones.

IBM Crisis Averted: Suit Settled

IBM announced last week that a settlement had been reached in a civil suit with a very high price tag.

Yahoo! Explicit Search Results

Someone has found a way to integrate pornographic images into completely innocent Yahoo! search results.

Google Prevents Plagiarism

Google Book Search prevents authors from going down in literary history as plagiarists by offering a searchable database of books.

Google Ends Gaia’s World
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Opensource three dimensional Earth viewer Gaia received a cease and desist letter from head Google Earth technologist, effectively ending their world.

Microsoft Writes Off Google

Microsoft’s co-head of the Office software team says the company is not intimidated by Google’s web-based word processing and spreadsheet applications, claiming they will not appeal to corporate customers.

Don’t Get Scrooged This Holiday Season

If you despise cold weather, crowded shopping malls and parking lots, or if you simply want to shop in your underwear, doing your holiday shopping online will be your savior. That is, if you know how to shop online without being scrooged.

Idearc Spins Off
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Idearc launched their local search engine, which is a spin off of Verizon.

Advertising.com Partners With Mitsui In Ad Deal

Advertising.com announced a deal yesterday that it will collaborate with Japanese company Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to serve the Japanese online advertising market.

Cucumis Translates Freely

Free translation site Cucumis provides an online community for multi-lingual users to share their linguistical knowledge.

Wikipedia Ban Back On In China

Only one week after the Chinese government released the ban placed on encyclopedia site Wikipedia, the ban appears to be back in effect.

Yahoo!’s Talent Show

Search engine giant Yahoo! expands its horizon with an online video contest to find the next great internet star.

$100 Laptops For Third World Countries
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The “One Laptop Per Child” project hopes to distribute $100 laptops to children in third world countries, and they are incrediby close to achieving that goal.

AOL Loves Football

Football fanatics rejoice! AOL announced an online video contest, dubbed America Loves Football, that gives fans a chance to submit videos to win big prizes.

Music To Baidu’s Ears

Courts in Bejing ruled in favor of Baidu today in a lawsuit based on illegal MP3 downloading on the site.

Zimbra Poses Threat to Microsoft
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Zimbra, a low-cost email program, might be more competition to Microsoft Exchange than the company had anticipated.

Wikipedia No Longer Banned in China

Almost one year to the day after the Chinese government placed a ban on both the English and Chinese-language versions of online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, both have been lifted.

MP3 Player Robs ATM

Technology has allowed criminals to become more creative in their methods of robbery, as a United Kingdom gang member managed to steal credit card secrets of ATM users with an ordinary MP3 player.

Race For The Music-Playing Phone

Apple, creator or portable music player dominant the iPod, has begun training to defeat both Nokia and Microsoft in the race for music-playing phone supremacy.

“Killer” MySpace Pages
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The latest complaint to social-networking site MySpace comes from city officials in Houston, Texas, who claim that MySpace pages are being used to glorify killers.

TechCrunched By YouTube

MIchael Arrington of TechCrunch.com probably did not even finish his morning coffee before rifling through papers on his desk and discovering a cease and desist letter from YouTube.