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[News] [Rival] Sony Invites Microsoft to Surrender to Blu-ray

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Sony Invites Microsoft to Surrender to Blu-ray
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:04:18 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Sony invites Toshiba & Microsoft to join the Blu-ray camp

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| "We would love to have Toshiba & Microsoft on board," said Don Eklund who was 
| at the IFA. 



Two Studios to Support HD DVD Over Rival

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|     But money talks: Paramount and DreamWorks Animation together will receive 
|     about $150 million in financial incentives for their commitment to HD 
|     DVD, according to two Viacom executives with knowledge of the deal but 
|     who asked not to be identified.   
|     The incentives will come in a combination of cash and promotional 
|     guarantees. Toshiba, for instance, will use the release of “Shrek the 
|     Third” as part of an HD DVD marketing campaign.  
|     Paramount and DreamWorks Animation declined to comment. Microsoft, the 
|     most prominent technology company supporting HD DVDs, said it could not 
|                                                                   ^^^^^^^^^
|     rule out payment but said it wrote no checks. “We provided no financial
|     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^     
|     incentives to Paramount or DreamWorks whatsoever,” said Amir Majidimehr, 
|     the head of Microsoft’s consumer media technology group.    


They pulled a Baystar, probably. Someone wrote a check. Who can it be if not a
Microsoft proxy like Citrix (for XenSource)?

Blu-ray outpaces HD-DVD in U.S.: Home Media Research

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| Blu-ray high-definition movie discs outsold films on the rival HD-DVD format 
| by 2-to-1 in the United States in the first half of 2007, Home Media Research 
| said on Tuesday.  


Live Search stealing website passwords, apparently

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| The funny part of the article is that Perfect 10 are alleging the MSNBot is 
| clever enough to hack the Perfect 10 site 


Porn company Perfect 10 sues Microsoft

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| The latest suit alleges that Microsoft's MSN image search feature creates 
| unauthorized thumbnails of content owned by Perfect 10 and includes links to 
| see a full-size versions of the images for free.  


Is Toshiba Giving Away The Razor [HD DVD] To Get You To Buy The Blades?

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| I just received an e-mail tonight from the folks at the EMA (Electronic 
| Merchant's Association), who are responsible for a big industry event next 
| week, the Home Media Expo.   


Microsoft cuts Xbox DVD player to $179

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| Attaching the players to popular game consoles is seen by both camps as a way 
| to get the technology into millions of homes, and pique consumers' interest. 


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