First Bytes: Music Industry, Video Games, Yahoo, Oracle (Portfolio.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Friday, December 19th, 2008

The music industry will stop suing big groups of people for downloading music illegally. [WSJ ]Online buzz is the key to a video game’s long term revenue. [Ars Technica ]Yahoo invests in an Indian telephone information service. [Tech Crunch ]The stronger dollar hurts Oracle, but they still meet their Q2 expectations. [NYT ]. ?

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First Bytes: Spam, Sun, Google Flu Trends, James Murdoch, Universal (Portfolio.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Spam down 75 percent after ISPs shut down host.[SiliconAlleyInsider ]Sun restructures and plans at least 5,000 layoffs.[NYT ]Privacy risks in Google Flu Trends?[NYT ]James Murdoch: Acquisitions possible but timing is everything.[PaidContent ]Universal Music Group insists music business isn’t dying.[AllThingsDigital ]–Andrea Chalupa . ?

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