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Fiorina beats the drum against illegal music copying

Jan 12, 20046 mins
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At last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys joined Fiorina on stage to take a tough stand against illegal music copying. HP has decided that such illegal activity is so bad that it will include strict protection technologies in virtually all of the consumer products it sells.


Music stars join Fiorina in stand against piracy, 01/09/04

Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys were a few of the big-name artists who joined Carly Fiorina on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show Thursday, where the HP chairman and chief executive took perhaps the toughest stand yet by a technology industry executive against digital music piracy.

HP, Dell throw support behind Blu-ray format, 01/12/04

HP and Dell Friday announced support for the Blu-ray Disc format currently being standardized by a group of 10 companies. The Blu-ray Disc Founders (BDF) group also announced they expect the first products based on a read-only version of the format to be available in around two years.

Gates keynote short on new technology, 01/08/04

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates Wednesday presented a host of consumer-oriented technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but his keynote address touched on just one previously unannounced product.

Agere demos new wireless chipset to rival others, 01/08/04

Chipmaker Agere Systems is demonstrating at the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, a new wireless chipset that will be able to operate on any 802.11 WLAN.

Panasonic chief says connectivity is key, 01/08/04

Panasonic’s top executive showed off a bag of technology tricks at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Thursday, including a new network technology that could soon be used to shuttle data around the home or office at a nifty 170M bit/sec.

Intel flips channel to consumer electronics, 01/08/04

Intel is stepping deeper into the consumer electronics market, hoping to put an Intel chip inside a plethora of home entertainment devices including televisions, portable media players and PCs designed for the living room, said Paul Otellini, Intel’s president and chief operating officer, at the Consumer Electronics Show Thursday.

HP to sell its own iPod in deal with Apple, 01/08/04

HP plans to release a digital music player later this year based on Apple’s iPod in a partnership between the companies announced Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Matsushita to invest $1.2 billion in new chip facility, 01/09/04

Matsushita Electric Industrial, best known for its Panasonic brand, is investing ¥130 billion ($1.2 billion) to build a new semiconductor facility aimed at making chips for DVDs, digital TVs, mobile communications equipment, SD memory cards and network-related equipment.

Motorola chooses Motia’s smart antenna technology, 01/07/04

Motorola will use smart antenna technology from Motia to extend the range of future Wi-Fi devices and improve the signal strength, Motorola announced Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Netgear rolls out wireless home entertainment wares, 01/07/04

Netgear introduced two wireless products for the home entertainment market Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Weblog: Group pushing DRM at CES, 01/06/04

A group of technology companies this week will start unveiling a new system for protecting digital content, including music and movies. Known as the “Hudson Project”, the group is made up of Intel, Nokia, Samsung, Toshiba and Matshushita.

Weblog: Real to launch pay-per-download service, 01/06/04

Published reports say RealNetworks will announce this week at CES that it is joining the music download fray with its own service that competes with iTunes, MusicMatch and others.

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