Daily Archives: April 7, 2009

Chris Nuttall

The Guitar Hero of the iPhone appears to be Tapulous’s Tap Tap Revenge.

The rhythm game has been downloaded by 32 per cent of users of Apple’s App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch, according to the comScore research firm.  Read more

Maija Palmer

Among the organisations adding their tuppenceworth to the Digital Britain consultation is the Business Software Alliance, the industry body that represents software companies and tries to make sure they get paid all their licence fees.

Part of the suggestions about Digital Britain have been for there to be a clampdown on music and video piracy, especially peer to peer filesharing. The BSA wants to make sure software piracy is not forgotten. Read more

  • IBM took its offer to buy Sun Microsystems off the table when the onetime Silicon Valley powerhouse asked for more money, and said it wanted to talk with other potential buyers when IBM balked. People familiar with the negotiations said everything might still be worked out, since no other suitors are expected and the financial difference between the two sides isn’t vast.
  • The Associated Press is hoping to stanch what it claims is the rampant unauthorised republication of its content across the web. Websites – including Google News – will have to seek permission to use the work of the AP or its member newspapers, and may face legal action if they don’t comply.

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