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Safari 5.0.1 update fixes black Mail backgrounds, autofill, and more

Apple has released an update to Safari 5, which addresses a number of issues with the initial release, including the problem with black backgrounds appearing when generating mail attachments with scripts. In addition, the program has a built-in link to Apple's new extensions gallery for people to download and install extensions.

By July 28, 2010


Chumby gets chummy with new music features

New features announced for the lovable multimedia device.

By October 7, 2008


RealNetworks moves Rhapsody to the Web

Along with first fruits of Microsoft deal, RealNetworks' core music subscription service gets an online makeover.

By December 4, 2005


eMusic sold; unlimited MP3 downloads nixed

VUNet sells the music subscription service to an obscure holding company, which will radically change subscriber policies.

By October 10, 2003


Vivendi sites get personal

Vivendi Universal Net USA on Monday said it will add online personals from Lavalife under an exclusive, three-year deal. The agreement brings one of the most sought-after online advertising niches to VUNet's network of sites, which includes MP3.com, RollingStone.com, MP4.com, GetMusic.com, EMusic.com and the Flipside Network. The deal is the latest for Toronto-based Lavalife, whose online partners include MSNBC.com. Lavalife sells telephone-dating services in more than 40 markets in the United States, Canada and Australia. It launched an Internet division in 1997, formerly known as Webpersonals.com, and has attracted about 4 million customers to date, according to the company.

By June 24, 2002


Label tests MP3 in song sale

Maverick Records and Vivendi Universal's online division are releasing a single track in the unprotected MP3 format--and they're hoping people will pay to hear it.

May 23, 2002


Vivendi treads choppy waters online

The media conglomerate sends mixed signals about its long-term Web strategy and raises persistent questions about the health of the online media business.

By May 6, 2002


Vivendi trims staff in new division

The French media giant is restructuring a recently created online business unit, cutting 20 percent of the division's work force.

December 4, 2001


Nasdaq delists TheGlobe.com stock

In a widely anticipated but symbolic move, the Nasdaq Stock Market delists the Internet community site, which set a first-day record share price gain of 606 percent in 1998.

April 23, 2001