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MP3 Market Heats Up, To Quadruple By 2009
El Segundo-based iSuppli has released a report which says that shipments of MP3 players is expected to quadruple by 2009. The electronics components analysis firm predicted that shipments will rise from 36.8M units in 2004 to 132M units in 2009. The report comes as good news for both makers of MP3 players as well as the music services that are providing music for those players. iSuppli said that the MP3 products are slowly changing the listening habits of consumers, and has broken down its estim (More info...)

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CinemaNow Launches Music Video On Demand For Windows
Marina Del Rey-based CinemaNow said this morning that it will start offering music videos for download for Windows and mobile devices. In an agreement with Warner Music Group and TVT Records, the video on demand company will sell music videos on a download-to-own basis. The new service,, will offer music videos for viewing and permanent storage on an a-la-carte basis. CinemaNow said that pricing would range from $1.99 to $2.99. The company is using Microsoft's Windows Mobile t (More info...)

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FarStone Signs Deal With Intel
Irvine-based storage software provider Farstone Technology announced that it has signed a deal with Intel Corp. to bundle Farstone's RestoreIT, VirtualDrive, and GameDrive software utilities on selected Intel Desktop motherboards. Farstone's utilities help users protect and back up their system drives locally, and can be used to create local images of CD and DVD images which run from the hard drive. The bundled solution will ship with Intel's 945/955 Express-based motherboards, which are targete (More info...)

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Acacia Forces Patent Licenses, Again
Newport Beach-based patent licensing firm Acacia Technologies said this morning that it has licensed patents involving fraud protection technology to Albertsons, The Bombay Company, and HEB Grocery Company. Acacia had targeted the companies for patent infringement, using its patent portfolio it recently acquired. The patents involved a computer system for tracking customer purchases at retailers. The company said that the technology has already been licensed to a number of other leading retaile (More info...)

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Verizon Taps Eudora Mail Suite For Mobile Phones
Verizon Wireless today said that it will tap Qualcomm's Eudora2go mobile email suite for its wireless services. The Eudora2go email reader and associated hosted e-mail and virus scanning service will be available to subscribers to Verizon's cell phone network. The new service includes SMS-based preview of email messages, anti-spam protection, and full support for POP and IMAP email retrieval standards. The new software and service will allow Verizon subscribers to tap into any corporate or stand (More info...)

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ViewSonic Ships Accelerated LCD Monitor Line
Walnut-based ViewSonic announced a new line of accelerated LCD monitors today. The maker of video displays said that its new line of Xtreme LCDs offer 4 millisecond average video response time on 19-inch and 17-inch monitors. The response time is up from an average 30 to 35ms response time for current generation of fast-response displays. The company is targeting the new LCDs for gaming, DVD viewing, television, in addition to normal computer usage. As consumers have begun shifting to LCD-based (More info...)

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