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The P2P Debate Rages on in Hollywood
Entertainment industry execs argue over whether or not P2P will make money. One conference attendee makes a rather succinct point. — 10/31/08

Google, Books and 'Consumer Bandwidth'
Wary optimism greets Google's settlement with publishers, authors. Bigger copyright challenge looms from Viacom; bookselling industry still needs a lifeline. — 10/30/08

Wi-Fi Networks Growing in Number, Security
Survey finds advanced encryption in play from enterprises to home networks, but gaps remain. — 10/29/08

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Ally in Free Speech Push
The tech giants are working to develop principals for doing business in countries that restrict free speech. — 10/28/08

What's the Latest on Wireless and Your Health?
Research sheds light on possible health risks to users of cell phones, Wi-Fi and other wireless technology. — 10/27/08

Boingo Hypes up HotSpots
Boingo extends flat-rates on hotspots to Central and South America. — 10/27/08

Gmail Revved for Mobile
BlackBerry and users of certain other J2ME-supported mobile devices stand to have a better experience using Google's e-mail service. — 10/24/08

Comcast Offers Speedier Internet Access
New 50 megabit service will roll out slowly, go nationwide by 2010. — 10/23/08

The G1 & Security: A Paradox in Play?
The first Google Android handset becomes available today, carrying the question of how open platforms can be secure while not thwarting innovation. — 10/22/08

No Place Too Sacred For Texting
Messaging addiction hits new heights as users communicate everywhere these days. — 10/21/08

Mozilla Aims Again at Mobile Browsing
From the ashes of Minimo rises Fennec -- a new, open source mobile browser effort that still has a long way to go. — 10/20/08

Facebook May Follow MySpace Into Digital Music
Report suggests that the social networking site could tie-up with streaming media services. — 10/17/08

FBI: Computer Spying, ID Theft on the Rise
Organized crime, international espionage and botnets are at the top of the list of concerns by intelligence agencies. — 10/16/08

Apple Watchers Size Up New MacBook Line
While disappointed by a less-than-expected price cut, analysts see good things ahead for Apple's popular notebook lineup. — 10/15/08

FCC Says OK to Spectrum White Spaces
Commission report finds no threat of interference with unlicensed mobile broadband, in a big win for Google. — 10/13/08

New Pitch For Microsoft to Buy Yahoo
A possible deal lives on, thanks for a small investor's pitch. — 10/10/08

Employees Like Mobility Despite Extra Work Hours
Which would you rather lose, your car or Internet access? — 10/09/08

RIM's Touch Screen 'Storm' Unveiled
The touch-screen BlackBerry is coming this fall with iPhone competition in mind. — 10/08/08

Apple Jumps to 17% of Smartphone Market
The newcomer to the scene has grabbed a lot of territory fast, but don't think RIM will just roll over. — 10/07/08

eBay Plans Layoffs, Snaps Up 'Bill Me Later'
The online auction site sees revenue sluggish and will lay off about 10 percent of its workers. — 10/06/08

Anger Over Skype's Spying in China
The eBay-owned VoIP player admits its Chinese service monitors chat for sensitive keywords in cooperation with the country's government. — 10/03/08

Microsoft Has a New Payback Plan for Searchers
The SearchPerks program gives consumers points for using Live Search that can be redeemed for prizes. — 10/02/08

11th Hour Save for Internet Radio
Bill that would spare Internet radio stations a 70 percent royalty rate is headed for the President's desk. — 10/01/08

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