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Retail Kiosks Dispense Custom Digital Tunes

10/24/2006
Not only does the software give consumers more choices for digital music, but it also frees up shelf space for fast-selling items without completely eliminating slow-moving content from stores. Analysts also believe the kiosks will reduce product returns.

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Study Of IBM Deaths Links Chip Manufacturing To Cancer

10/20/2006
The research, recently published in a scientific journal but originally started for the landmark IBM case that has since cleared IBM of wrongdoing, says workers in the chip-making trade are at higher risk for brain, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and kidney cancers.

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eBay's 'Best Match' Search Worries Some Sellers

10/10/2006
The online auction giant has started using "smart" searches to tell buyers what they want to see, rather than let them pick the best matches, one retailer says. He worries about possible negative effects on the coming holiday season.

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Baynote Launches Open Source Search Tool

10/9/2006
The free search engine will provide an upgrade path to supported Baynote services such as Content Guidance, which analyzes visitor search and navigation behaviors, then customizes the Web site search and navigation experience for each user.

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Lonelygirl15 Creators Rely On Open Source

9/19/2006
The inventors plan to take the video-saga experiment in social networking much further by building a Web site community around the show, which could offer an active forum, an interface allowing users to link video streams, and a wiki to create an encyclopedia to track characters.

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RealNetworks Gets Into Mobile Entertainment

9/13/2006
The digital media company known for its Rhapsody music service agreed to pay $350 million to acquire a South Korean provider of ringtones and other mobile services. This was followed on Wednesday by the launch of the RealArcade Web site, which offers ringtones and mobile video games.

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Google Open-Sources OCR Code

9/6/2006
The goal is to dust off the Tesseract optical character recognition software with the help of the open-source community and improve it to make it multilingual, among other things, the project's technical lead says in his blog.

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EA To Embed Ads In Video Games

8/31/2006
Improved graphics and mass-market game appeal are also seen as contributing to the ascent of in-game ads, which EA claims will "enhance" the games. It's unclear how advertisers will gauge their ROI from the ads.

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Cisco Acquires Missing IPTV Link

8/22/2006
Advanced clustering, content distribution, and algorithms acquired with Arroyo will make it possible for Cisco to build an on-demand content delivery platform, a Cisco executive says.

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