New and Noteworthy: Apple: Reselling iTunes songs 'impractical'; CDW to buy Micro Warehouse's North American assets; more

New and Noteworthy: Apple: Reselling iTunes songs 'impractical'; CDW to buy Micro Warehouse's North American assets; more

Apple: Reselling iTunes songs 'impractical' CNET reports that an Apple Computer executive downplayed recent questions over the download resale policy of the company's iTunes Music Store, saying technical if not legal barriers would largely prevent such transfers from taking place. More.

CDW to buy Micro Warehouse's North American assets CDW, which sells computer products through catalogs and a Web site, said on Monday it would buy the North American assets of rival Micro Warehouse for $22 million to gain customers. "We believe that this is a good purchase for CDW as the company is essentially buying $1 billion in revenues for $22 million," A.G. Edwards and Sons analysts wrote in a Monday note. More.

Cometa Networks Announces Seattle Market Wi-Fi Launch Cometa Networks claims that this month Seattle will become the American city with the highest density urban wireless Internet "hotspots." The firm has unveiled network plans for 250 new Seattle hotspots today at the WSA (formerly Washington Software Alliance) Tech Future 2003 Conference. With 250 new hotspots to be active in the Seattle metro area by the end of 2003, wholesaler Cometa is launching on Sept. 25 with more than 100 new sites with partners McDonald's Corporation (50 sites), Barnes & Noble Booksellers (12 sites), Tully's Coffee (40 sites), World Wrapps restaurants (9 sites), Equity Office (including over eight office properties in downtown Seattle and Bellevue, such as the prestigious Bank of America Tower, Seattle's tallest building), Seattle Central Community College, Overlake Golf and Country Club, and Broadmoor Golf Club. More.

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