Technology Sector

NEWS FEATURE: YouTube shuts out German users in dispute over fees

YouTube shuts out German users in dispute over feesHamburg  - Users of YouTube, the online video service, lost access Wednesday to a vast array of contemporary music in Europe's biggest nation after a dispute with a German fees agency escalated.

"This video is not available in your country," said a message when computers connected to the internet in Germany tried for example to open YouTube's Viva la Vida clip by British rock bank Coldplay.

AMD announces its $899 ATI FirePro V7750 graphics card

AMD announces its $899 ATI FirePro V7750 graphics card AMD has made available the $899-priced ATI FirePro V7750 graphics accelerator for the high-end market, meeting the needs of professional content creators, who use graphics in engineering, digital content creation and scientific fields.

The DisplayPort outputs and a Dual Link enabled DVI output capabilities of the ATI FirePro V7750 generate in conjunction an over 5000 pixels wide multi-monitor desktop in a single-slot form factor. AMD says that its ATI FirePro delivers precise color reproduction and visual quality of intricate and huge data sets.

As April 1 deadline looms, researchers advance on Confiker worm

As April 1 deadline looms, researchers advance on Confiker worm San Francisco - Researchers have discovered the first easy way to detect the presence of the Conficker computer worm on networked computers, just days before the worm is scheduled to morph into a new form that could seriously compromise millions of computers, PC magazine reported Monday.

Twitter to offer premium paid accounts to businesses; users list to follow

TwitterWith speculations making rounds of late about the micro-blogging service Twitter's crescendos, the free and popular site intends offering premium paid accounts to businesses with extended services to generate revenue; raising its profile to Twitter newcomers; and a recommended users list to follow.

Talking about the new offerings, San Francisco-based Twitter's co-founder Biz Stone told Reuters: "We think there will be opportunities to provide services to commercial entities that help them get even more value out of Twitter. If these services are valuable to companies, we think they may want to pay for them."

UTV Software To Buy 10% Additional Stake In UTV Global

UTV Software To Buy 10% Additional Stake In UTV GlobalUTV Software Communications Ltd, an Indian media and entertainment company, has declared that company will purchase an additional 10% stake in the UTV Global Broadcasting Ltd.

The deal is priced at Rs 329.7 million.

The shares will be purchased from UTV Software’s promoter group company, Unilazer Exports & Management Consultants Ltd.

UTV Software holds 75% of UTV Global.

UTV Software also said that its broadcasting section has met its advertising revenue objective for the year to March 2009.

In Global IT Index, India Slips To 54th Position

In Global IT Index, India Slips To 54th PositionAccording to Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009 released today, China has defeated India on the worldwide IT (information technology) radar, by gaining the 46th position in what is known as the Network Readiness Index (NRI).

At the same time India fell to the 54th grade from the 50th position during the last year, China jumped 11 points to come forward as a more innovative nation in promoting its global IT interests.

Soumitra Dutta, management academic at INSEAD, France, made this announcement.

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