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Yahoo! Music offer MP3 download coupons to DRM victims

Yahoo! Music offer MP3 download coupons to DRM victims

Yahoo! Music have announced their compensation plans for downloaders whose DRM-encrypted tracks will be left stranded on current devices once the company's licencing servers go offline.  Coupons will be issued allowing users to re-download music in MP3 format from Yahoo!'s new partner, Rhapsody.  Describing the amount of users affected by the issue as a "small number", spokesperson Carrie Davis declined to go into detail about exact figures.

Yahoo! Music closing shop, suggests bypassing DRM to users

Yahoo! Music closing shop, suggests bypassing DRM to users

Yahoo! Music have announced that their online store will close as of September 30th 2008.  In an email to subscribers, the company also confirmed that on that date their DRM-authentication server would go offline, meaning that anybody who had bought tracks from the store would be unable to transfer them to another computer:

"After the Store closes, Yahoo! will no longer be able to support the retrieval of license keys for music purchased from Yahoo! Music Unlimited, and Yahoo! will no longer be able to authorize song playback on additional computers.
After September 30, 2008, you will not be able to transfer songs to unauthorized computers or re-license these songs after changing operating systems. Please note that your purchased tracks will generally continue to play on your existing authorized computers unless there is a change to the computer's operating system" Yahoo! Music email

Yahoo Releases DRM-Free Music Track

Yahoo Releases DRM-Free Music Track

Hoping that other music companies will follow its example, Yahoo! has released a $1.99, DRM-free, personalized version of Jessica Simpson's "A Public Affair." While the price of $1.99 is effectively double that of a comparable iTunes Music Store purchase, the Yahoo! track can be played on any MP3-capable music player, which sorta justifies the added cost. The company, regarding the new music track, has said the following:

"Dear digital consumer, even if you’re not into Jessica Simpson, and you’re not excited about spending $2 for a song, let me tell you, this is a bigger deal than you might think."

Walmart DRM servers get a reprieve

Walmart DRM servers get a reprieve

Walmart has backtracked on its decision to shut down the DRM servers authenticating music tracks purchased from its MP3 Downloads store.  In a message sent to service users, Walmart cites "feedback from our customers" as the motivation for the turnaround, having announced last month that it would take the systems offline as it transitioned to DRM-free MP3s. 

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Yahoo! Music promises to ‘compensate’ download users

Yahoo! Music promises to ‘compensate’ download users

After surprising subscribers with the suggestion that they should bypass their own DRM, Yahoo! Music are now claiming that they will "compensate" those who have bought tracks from the service and for whom the DRM servers going offline would prevent future re-licencing.  Company spokesperson Carrie Davis told Information Week that Yahoo! would be examining situations on a case-by-case basis, although she couldn't disclose exactly what they would be offering:

"You'll be compensated for whatever you paid for the music.  We haven't said exactly what we will do, but we will take care of our customers" Carrie Davis, spokesperson, Yahoo! Music

Cingular Launches Mobile Music Service

Cingular Launches Mobile Music Service

Cellphone manufacturers would like you to think that their handsets are more than adequate replacements for your iPod - after all, they not only play music but you can make calls, too! Yet up until now the carriers have been pretty draconian with how you use their data network, potentially the music-phone's primary distinguishing factor. Buying and downloading a song without needing to turn on your PC is the dream; expensive, poor-quality and over-DRM'ed has been the reality. Can Cingular change all that?

BlackBerry Z10 Review

BlackBerry Z10 Review

RIM reborn… and now it's BlackBerry, if you don't mind. Rebranded, refreshed, and desperate to impress, you can't knock BlackBerry's enthusiasm about its now-eponymous platform. Then again, it's had several months of delays in which to practice, and the BlackBerry Z10 - first out of the gate to run the OS - is so close to the two prior variants of developer device that there isn't a long list of new features to be learned. Instead, and with the arguably more important Q10 QWERTY version a couple of months off, it's a case of making an argument for BlackBerry 10 to occupy the coveted "third ecosystem" spot, and the scraps left behind from Android and iOS. Is BlackBerry 10 the OS to give Windows Phone nightmares, reboot BlackBerry itself, and snatch both consumer and enterprise crowns? Read on for our full review.

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webOS 3.0 Review

webOS 3.0 Review

July 1 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of HP buying Palm, and it's celebrating with the launch of webOS 3.0. Making its debut on the HP TouchPad, the company's big push for the consumer tablet market, but then headed to HP smartphones too, webOS 3.0 promises to take the simplicity, elegance and flexibility we've been praising in previous iterations of the platform, and bring it bang up to speed when compared to Android Honeycomb and the imminent iOS 5. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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The Daily Slash: February 1 2011

The Daily Slash: February 1 2011

Samsung Galaxy S2 gets early reveal - or is it just a Video Dummy? Android Honeycomb lead designer Matias Duarte assures us that that Android 3.0 is for much more than tablets. Google is offering speak2tweet to Egyptians to kep them online while their Middle East and North Africa executive goes missing in the heart of the country. Chris Davies jams out a column by the name of Honeycomb, Galaxy Tab & the 7-inch stumble. See why Google Latitude is about to Crush FourSquare! Help everyone out over on Android Community by telling them what you'd like to see at the Android 3.0 Honeycomb Event tomorrow, today! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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Apple iPad Review

Apple iPad Review

The Apple iPad is here, and if ever there was a contentious gadget, this is it. We met with Apple this past week to pick up one of a few iPads let out into the wild early, and have been playing with it ever since. Already the subject of countless discussions, arguments and parodies - not least because of what it doesn't do rather than what it's actually capable of - there's also a grudging expectation that, if anyone can make tablets wildly popular, it's probably Apple. So, does the iPad live up to its promise, or is this really just an oversized iPod touch too big (and too expensive) for your pocket? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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