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Short Take: Microsoft zaps Windows Media into devices

Microsoft and entertainment technology company ZapMedia have announced that Microsoft's Windows Media format and digital rights management technology will be the default technology for ZapStation. The device delivers customized digital entertainment and news to televisions and home stereo systems. Separately, Compaq Computer says it has selected Windows Media Player 7 and Windows Media format as the default technology for its new iPaq personal audio players.

Microsoft and entertainment technology company ZapMedia have announced that Microsoft's Windows Media format and digital rights management technology will be the default technology for ZapStation. The device delivers customized digital entertainment and news to televisions and home stereo systems. Separately, Compaq Computer says it has selected Windows Media Player 7 and Windows Media format as the default technology for its new iPaq personal audio players.