Thursday, February 10, 2005
Yahoo Rebrands Launch
Yahoo said yesterday that it is rebranding the LAUNCH music site as Yahoo! Music, as the company looks. Yahoo said that Launch will immediately start operating under the new brand name, and a new logo, providing a single Yahoo brand identity for the music service. The company said that the rebranding will allow for deeper integration across Yahoo's network. The Yahoo! Music brand will also be rolled out in coming months to the company's international properties. Yahoo acquired Launch Media in 20 (More info...)

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MP3tunes Goes Online founder Michael Robertson's latest venture, MP3tunes went online yesterday with its rights-management free music downloads for 88 cents per song. The new service offers MP3-format music downloads with no restrictions on copying of music files. The new site aims at services such as Apple's iTunes and Napster, which put a proprietary lock on music files to prevent illegal copying. MP3tunes said that the initial service includes more than 22,000 artists and 300,000 songs, representing 30,00 (More info...)

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Singlefin Rolls Out Free Managed Spam Service
San Diego-based Singlefin has released a new, "Lite" version of its product for spam and virus filtering to businesses. The company said that it will offer the free spam filtering and virus protection software to corporations and small businesses. The Lite version of its service is a subset of the company's subscription Enterprise services. The Singlefin service is used by ISPs like United Online to filter out unwanted spam email and viruses. The company's enterprise products add whitelists, adm (More info...)

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EBay Pays Cash, Not Stock For
Internet auction giant EBay said Monday in a filing with the SEC that it will now pay cash, not stock for Santa Monica-based The move comes after eBay's stock price fell in response to its plan to raise seller listing fees. EBay had originally planned to purchase for $415M, $30M in cash and the rest in stock. The transaction now calls for the purchase to be $415M in cash. The company said that the total amount payable by Ebay has not changed.

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Neven Vision Deploys At LAPD
Santa Monica-based Neven Vision, a developer of facial recognition software, has deployed its system with the Los Angeles Police Department. According to the company, its facial recognition software has been deployed in handheld form by the LAPD's Rampart Division gang division. The tool is being used for suspect identification. The company said that the system has been involved in more than 20 gang-related arrests in 2004. Neven Vision develops facial recognition software for handheld devices. (More info...)

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Breach Adds Web Site Protection
Carlsbad-based Breach Security launched a new security appliance for web site protection this week, announcing its BreachGate Sitegrity product. The Web appliance provides protection for corporate web sites and prevents defacement, intrusion, and hacking of web servers. The product authenticates and evaluates web data that originates from corporate web servers and only allows validated content to be delivered. It also provides policy controls for web content posting.

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