Daily Archives: March 11, 2009

Maija Palmer

Vodafone logo Where Apple leads, mobile companies will follow, it seems. Vodafone said on Wednesday that it would remove copyright protection on over 1m of the songs it sells through its mobile music store. The company has agreements with three of the “Big Four” music companies – Univeral Music Group, Sony, and EMI – but talks with Warner have been slower.

Its likely Warner will agree in due course, as recently all four of the music majors agreed a similar deal with Apple. 

Chris Nuttall

Cotendo is a new competitor entering the crowded market of content delivery networks, with money-saving technology that has attracted the backing of venture capital heavyweights Sequoia Capital and Benchmark Capital.

“Our software does more with less,” says Ronni Zehavi, chief executive of the Silicon Valley company, about its Israeli-developed technology. 

  • They’re still just rumours, but they’ve gotten stronger. A day after leaks from Taiwan suggested Apple might be preparing a touch-screen netbook, sources told Dow Jones Newswire that the new computers, which will be designed primarily for web browsing and mobile computing, will have touch-screens between 9.7 and 10-inches.
  • Google’s Gmail has suffered another outage, which it said had affected only a “subset of users”, but comes only two weeks after a major global crash of the service. Gmail’s increasing popularity was highlighted in a Hitwise blog post and charts that showed it overtaking YouTube.