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Courts rule for consumers

Two court decisions reported today demonstrate a bias toward consumer choice. First, the Associated Press reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia refused to overturn an FCC regulation that allows consumers to switch home and cell phone numbers. And cNet reported that FCC is appealing an October ruling from the […]

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Another game under fire

Cubans and Haitians are protesting the storyline of the Rockstar Games title “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” because the game allegedly urges players to “kill the Haitians” and “kill the Cubans.” The “Grand Theft Auto” series has already drawn real blood (and a lawsuit); two Tennessee teenagers say that they were mimicking the game (GTA-3) […]

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Internet music: the race is on

The world’s second largest computer maker has announced it will launch an Internet music store and yet-another digital music player. Yes, HP has joined the race; their products are supposed to be available first quarter 2004. JupiterMedia projects the market for online music to grow from $80 million in sales in 2003 to $3.2 billion […]