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Sony wins subpoenas revealing visitors to PS3 jailbreaker site

A federal magistrate has awarded Sony a subpoena allowing the company to obtain the IP addresses of everyone who visited the personal website of PlayStation 3 jailbreaker George Hotz for the past 26 months. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of San Francisco also granted Sony's request for subpoenas on Google, Twitter, and another service for information relating to accounts held by the 21-year-old Hotz, who goes by the moniker GeoHot. Thursday's move comes in a lawsuit Sony filed in January alleging that Hotz and more than 100 other other hackers violated US copyright law by showing others how to bypass technical measures built in to the game console so they would run games and software not authorized by Sony.
Dan Goodin, 05 Mar 2011

Cloudy iTunes rumors juiced by music mogul talks

Apple is laying the groundwork for its long-awaited cloudy iTunes service, busily negotiating with music-industry decision-makers about allowing multiple downloads of their creative content, according to a report citing people with knowledge of the company's plans.
Rik Myslewski, 05 Mar 2011
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Acronis: We're snatching Symantec market share

CeBITCeBIT Acronis says that it is taking market share away from the established players like Symantec as server virtualisation changes prompt customers to re-evaluate backup and recovery products.
Chris Mellor, 05 Mar 2011
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Game offers pre-orders on pre-owned titles

Game has launched a scheme for customers to order pre-owned games before the title has even hit the shelves.
Caleb Cox, 05 Mar 2011
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Samsung UE55D8000 55in net-connected LED TV

ReviewReview Samsung’s D8000 is as stylish as it is advanced. Barely contained by the tiny 5mm brushed-metal bezel, its images appear suspended in space. Only the brand’s familiar X-wing pedestal, with illuminated logo bulging from the bottom of the screen, keep them tethered to terra firma.
Steve May, 05 Mar 2011