The internet calling firm Skype joined the burgeoning ringtone business announcing a broad set of agreements with recording firms for ringtones, leading some to speculate the company is lining up its own music store.
WorldÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s largest maker of computer games, Sony Corp. is slated to launch its much hyped next generation gaming console, PS3 in November along with an online gaming service to battle it out with the already in market Microsoft XBox 360. The launch has been delayed due to a holdup in finalizing standards for Blu-ray DVD technology.
In less than 3 years of its existence, Apple iTunes has reached a milestone this Thursday, crossing 1 Billion downloads. The company celebrated the occasion by giving away an iMac computer, 10 iPods and ,000 worth of downloads to Mr. Alex Ostrovsky from Michigan, USA who downloaded ColdplayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s "Speed of Sound" Wednesday midnight and in the process gifted the company with the marvelous milestone.
Amazon.com has been reported to be getting ready with their own digital music player, which will be linked to its online music service, and the company is in negotiations with several music companies for content.
The compact and subtle gizmo to the aid of the music lovers has bagged the center stage yet again as the original Sony Walkman has been crowned by the PC World magazine as the greatest gadget of the past 50 years.
Sony has become the latest of the video-game console makers to announce parental controls in its newest machine, according to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Now, all three major console makers are promising parents the means to help restrict their childrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s access to violent video games.
Microsoft Corp. has admitted to recieving "isolated" reports of glitches with its Xbox 360 video-game console from consumers in the first days after the model went on sale. Users complained on Web sites that games stopped during play and the machines unexpectedly turned off.
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