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Submission + - Google opened Chromecast to developers, announced SDK (muktware.com)

sfcrazy writes: Google has finally released the SDK for Chromecast which will allow 3rd party developers to stream content to the living room via Chromecast. The living room is going to get more exciting! When Google broke Koushik Dutta's (CyanogenMOD fame) app it was met with criticism. However it was assumed that Google was positioning Chromecast as a streaming device and was focusing on getting content providers for it before it engage developers to add support for their apps. Now when Google has succeed in getting a long list of content providers to bring their content on Chromecast, the company is opening the device to developers. It is finally open?
Media

Submission + - XM-Sirius merger approved by DOJ (cnn.com)

mnovotny writes: According to CNNMoney.com, the U.S. Justice Department approved the merger between satellite radio companies Sirius and XM, more than a year after the two companies first announced their deal. The Federal Communications Commission must also approve the deal before it can officially be completed. The FCC has yet to make a decision on the deal.
Cellphones

Submission + - 700 MHz Auction Details Released by FCC (engadget.com)

police inkblotter writes: The FCC has released details on the winners of the 700 MHz spectrum, to be freed by 2009 due to the ending of analog TV broadcasts. The most coveted block, the C block, has been won by Verizon with more than $9.3 billion (that's a b) spent for the win.
Music

Submission + - Record companies win music sharing trial (nwsource.com)

fugspit writes: The recording industry won a key fight Thursday against illegal music downloading when a federal jury found a Minnesota woman shared copyrighted music online and levied $220,000 in damages against her.
Music

Submission + - Amazon DRM-Less Music Store goes Beta 2

LowSNR writes: Amazon this morning moved their DRM-Free music store into open beta. According to the release, "Since all our digital music downloads are DRM-free, you can play them on anything that plays mp3s including PCs, Macs(TM), iPods(TM), Zunes(TM), Zens(TM), iPhones(TM), RAZRs(TM), and BlackBerrys. Plus, our Amazon MP3 Downloader application makes it easy to add your downloads to iTunes(TM) and Windows Media Player(TM), so you can sync up your devices or burn your music to CD hassle-free." Not to mention Linux.
Censorship

Submission + - MediaDefender anti-piracy tools leaked onto BT

thefickler writes: For a company that's been set up to stealthily protect the intellectual property of its clients, Media Defender doesn't seem to be too good at protecting its own intellectual property. Its suite of anti-piracy tools has been leaked onto the BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P2P) network. The leak comes just a week after 700MB of MediaDefender's internal emails were leaked.

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