Week in review: Apple harvests iPods, Apple TV
Social-networked iTunes accompanies new iPods, while other companies look for a piece of digital distribution pie. Also: Net neutrality
Apple has refreshed its iPod line and unveiled a new version of Apple TV.
During iPhone 4.in San Francisco, CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off three new iPods: an iPod Shuffle that ditches the previous no-button style in returning to a more classic look; a smaller iPod Nano that now has a touch screen but can no longer play video; and a thinner iPod Touch that has most of the features first introduced on the
Apple announced iTunes 10, available immediately, which comes with a new logo and that lets you see what your friends are listening to and make comments and recommendations.
Jobs also unveiled a
On the same day Apple displays its digital music dominance, an electronics rival says it'll offer streaming music over the Net.
Instead of announcing a vote on new broadband regulations, federal regulators ask for "further inquiry" into whether Net neutrality should apply to wireless networks.
More and more sporting events are being broadcast in 3D, but exclusive distribution deals limit who can see what.
World's largest chipmaker is buying Infineon's wireless unit as it seeks to boost its presence in smartphones.
With most of the engineering done, Microsoft releases Windows Phone 7 to its OEM and carrier partners for final customization in preparation for a holiday launch.
Longtime users express frustration with dramatic changes made to the social-news site, attempting to carpet-bomb the front page with links to a rival site.
Indian officials say they will not ban BlackBerry services while they evaluate solutions that would allow them to satisfy security requirements.
Dell walks away from the storage company after a bidding war that started at $18 a share and ended up with Hewlett-Packard's winning offer of $33 a share.
Fuel economy labels for new passenger cars are being upgraded so consumers can compare electric cars and plug-in hybrids with conventional vehicles.
Google.org's home electricity monitoring Web app gets feature for organizing energy efficiency jobs, putting PowerMeter in more direct competition with Microsoft's Hohm.
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