WinMX shut down following RIAA requests

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Friday, September 23, 2005

The network run by the file sharing program WinMX, as well as the WinMX homepage, has become the first casualty of a Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) crackdown on file-sharing programs.

In mid-September, the RIAA sent Frontcode Technologies a cease and desist letter asking them to implement filters to make it impossible for users to download copyrighted material from their site, or shut down. Frontcode seems to have shut down the network for now.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that maintainers of a network can be held responsible to the content shared on P2P networks.

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Dell joins Microsoft-Nortel VoIP Team

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Dell joins Microsoft-Nortel VoIP Team

February 14, 2019 · Filed under Uncategorized

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dell Inc. announced on Tuesday that it will partner up with the Microsoft-Nortel Innovative communications alliance (ICA) team to sell Unified Communications and VoIP products.

The announcement on Tuesday the 16th of October 2007 includes Dell selling VoIP, data and wireless networking products from Nortel and the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and other unified communications products.

The partnership with both manufacturers should allow Dell to provide a pre-integrated solution.

In March 2007, competitors IBM and Cisco announced they would join in the competition for developing unified communications applications and the development of open technologies around the unified communications and collaboration (UC2) client platform an application programming interfaces (APIs) offered by IBM as a subset of Lotus Sametime.

“We want to make it simple for our customers to deploy unified communications so their end users can get access to all their messages in one place – whether its e-mail, phone or mobile device. This will pave the way for more business-ready productivity tools,” said vice president of solutions, Dell Product Group, Rick Becker.

  • Customers have four options:
    • Core Office Communication Server 2007 – provides instant messaging and on-premise Microsoft Live Meeting.
    • Office Communication Server: Telephony – enables call routing tracking and management, VoIP gateway and public branch exchange (PBX) integration.
    • Audio and Video Conferencing – allows point-to-point conference, video conference and VoIP audio conference.
    • Exchange Unified Messaging – provides voicemail, e-mail and fax in Microsoft Outlook, and anywhere access of Microsoft Outlook Inbox and Calendar.

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Skeletons found under home in Hertfordshire

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February 14, 2019 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Catherine McGuigan, a resident in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, UK, found skeletons from over a century ago buried under her dining room.

She had hired builders for an extension for her cottage, where she has lived for eleven years, and at the beginning of April they found human bones in the ground.

Her cottage was built over a burial ground; from 1697 to 1820 the land was owned by the Religious Society of Friends. In the 1600s, members of the society, better known as Quakers, were persecuted for their beliefs and so were not allowed to be buried in consecrated church grounds. Instead burials, which were also sometimes for others not recognised as parishioners – such as homeless people, often took place in the countryside.

The Daily Mail states in its April article that the Religious Society of Friends have advised McGuigan that she “must cremate” the bodies, however Quakers have written an open letter to the Daily Mail, informing that for Quakers, there is “no specific advice on the disposal of bodies”, and that they had never expressed an opinion on how the discovered skeletons should be buried.

The cremation was rumoured to cost up to £32,000 – an £800 quote for cremation of a single body multiplied by 40, however as yet only ten bodies have been discovered.

The builders originally thought the bones were pieces of pipe, and McGuigan has now ordered coffins and is looking to holding a mass cremation or a burial in a nearby field.

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Gallery seeks Control themed mail art for exhibit

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Gallery seeks Control themed mail art for exhibit

February 14, 2019 · Filed under Uncategorized

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Canadian community art group Visual Arts Brampton is looking for entries for its international entry mail art exhibit “Control”.

The exhibit’s entry information discusses the theme of the show: “Are you a control-freak, or more happy-go-lucky? What do you think of corporations’ control on the media and governments? Is your life quickly spinning out of control? Always hitting Ctrl-Alt-Del?”

The exhibition dates have yet to be scheduled, but the show will run in early 2006 at either the Fridge Front Gallery or upcoming World Art Gallery in Shoppers World Brampton, a mall in suburban Toronto.

While it prefers 4 x 6 inch artworks, VAB asks that entries are no larger than 6 x 6 inches. VAB’s address is “Snail Mail Central / 1 Bartley Bull Parkway, Suite 10 / Brampton ON / L6W 3T7”. Entries must be received by January 31, 2006.

This show will help Visual Arts Brampton to continue to build up a reputation in the mail art world. The non-profit community art group is in the process of opening up the World Art Gallery, which will be the first permanent display space to solely exhibit mail art. Over the past few years, the club has organized three general no theme exhibits, and “SAT: An Exhibit of Chairs”, which is running currently.

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You May Able To Learn Something New At One Of The Hair Schools In Salina

February 13, 2019 · Filed under Performing Arts

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The ever changing hair styles can make it difficult for a hair stylist to be able to keep up with the latest trend, but you can take classes at one of the Hair Schools in Salina to be able to keep up with the changes. There are classes to allow you to learn the new cutting techniques, new methods of dying, and any new tools that are on the market. It can be a great way for you to better your skills so that you can expand your clientele easily.

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When you go to sign up to take classes at the hair school, you want to be sure that you take the time to find out about all of the classes that are available. There are often classes offered at different times of the day and you want to be sure that you only sign up for classes that you will be able to attend. You may also want to choose to only take one class at a time. This will allow you to be sure that you are not taking on too much at one time. You can choose to work at the same time to ensure that you do not go into debt while trying to better your skill set. Juggling work and school may not be easy at first, but it is worth the effort. The more skills you have, the more clients you will be able to help.

When you take the classes, it is important to pay attention to what you are taught. There are some stylists who assume that they know everything there is to know about styling hair and do not take the time to consider that there may be different approaches or developments that have been discovered. Taking the time to pay attention in class may help you learn a new way to do something, which could make your job easier in the end. Being able to accomplish the same task with less effort can give you the ability to be able to please more of your clients in less time. You can find all of the information you need at www.haysacademy.com.

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As increase in digital music sales slows, record labels look to new ways to make money

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As increase in digital music sales slows, record labels look to new ways to make money

February 12, 2019 · Filed under Uncategorized

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Every September, the Apple iPod is redesigned. Last year saw the release of the iPod Nano 5th generation, bringing a video camera and a large range of colours to the Nano for the first time. But as Apple again prepares to unveil a redesigned product, the company has released their quarterly sales figures—and revealed that they have sold only 9m iPods for the quarter to June—the lowest number of sales since 2006, leading industry anylists to ponder whether the world’s most successful music device is in decline.

Such a drop in sales is not a problem for Apple, since the iPhone 4 and the iPad are selling in high numbers. But the number of people buying digital music players are concerning the music industry. Charles Arthur, technology editor of The Guardian, wrote that the decline in sales of MP3 players was a “problem” for record companies, saying that “digital music sales are only growing as fast as those of Apple’s devices – and as the stand-alone digital music player starts to die off, people may lose interest in buying songs from digital stores. The music industry had looked to the iPod to drive people to buy music in download form, whether from Apple’s iTunes music store, eMusic, Napster or from newer competitors such as Amazon.”

Mark Mulligan, a music and digital media analyst at Forrester Research, said in an interview that “at a time where we’re asking if digital is a replacement for the CD, as the CD was for vinyl, we should be starting to see a hockey-stick growth in download sales. Instead, we’re seeing a curve resembling that of a niche technology.” Alex Jacob, a spokesperson for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which represents the worldwide music industry, agreed that there had been a fall in digital sales of music. “The digital download market is still growing,” they said. “But the percentage is less than a few years ago, though it’s now coming from a higher base.” Figures released earlier this year, Arthur wrote, “show that while CD sales fell by 12.7%, losing $1.6bn (£1bn)in value, digital downloads only grew by 9.2%, gaining less than $400m in value.”

Expectations that CDs would, in time, become extinct, replaced by digital downloads, have not come to light, Jacob confirmed. “Across the board, in terms of growth, digital isn’t making up for the fall in CD sales, though it is in certain countries, including the UK,” he said. Anylising the situation, Arthur suggested that “as iPod sales slow, digital music sales, which have been yoked to the device, are likely to slow too. The iPod has been the key driver: the IFPI’s figures show no appreciable digital download sales until 2004, the year Apple launched its iTunes music store internationally (it launched it in the US in April 2003). Since then, international digital music sales have climbed steadily, exactly in line with the total sales of iPods and iPhones.”

Nick Farrell, a TechEYE journalist, stated that the reason for the decline in music sales could be attributed to record companies’ continued reliance on Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, saying that they had considered him the “industry’s saviour”, and by having this mindset had forgotten “that the iPod is only for those who want their music on the run. What they should have been doing is working out how to get high quality music onto other formats, perhaps even HiFi before the iPlod fad died out.”

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When Jobs negotiated a deal with record labels to ensure every track was sold for 99 cents, they considered this unimportant—the iPod was not a major source of revenue for the company. However, near the end of 2004, there was a boom in sales of the iPod, and the iTunes store suddenly began raking in more and more money. The record companies were irritated, now wanting to charge different amounts for old and new songs, and popular and less popular songs. “But there was no alternative outlet with which to threaten Apple, which gained an effective monopoly over the digital music player market, achieving a share of more than 70%” wrote Arthur. Some did attempt to challenge the iTunes store, but still none have succeeded. “Apple is now the largest single retailer of music in the US by volume, with a 25% share.”

The iTunes store now sells television shows and films, and the company has recently launced iBooks, a new e-book store. The App Store is hugely successful, with Apple earning $410m in two years soley from Apps, sales of which they get 30%. In two years, 5bn apps have been downloaded—while in seven years, 10bn songs have been purchased. Mulligan thinks that there is a reason for this—the quality of apps simply does not match up to a piece of music. “You can download a song from iTunes to your iPhone or iPad, but at the moment music in that form doesn’t play to the strengths of the device. Just playing a track isn’t enough.”

Adam Liversage, a spokesperson of the British Phonographic Industry, which represents the major UK record labels, notes that the rise of streaming services such as Spotify may be a culprit in the fall in music sales. Revenues from such companies added up to $800m in 2009. Arthur feels that “again, it doesn’t make up for the fall in CD sales, but increasingly it looks like nothing ever will; that the record business’s richest years are behind it. Yet there are still rays of hope. If Apple – and every other mobile phone maker – are moving to an app-based economy, where you pay to download games or timetables, why shouldn’t recording artists do the same?”

Well, apparently they are. British singer Peter Gabriel has released a ‘Full Moon Club’ app, which is updated every month with a new song. Arthur also notes that “the Canadian rock band Rush has an app, and the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, led by Trent Reznor – who has been critical of the music industry for bureaucracy and inertia – released the band’s first app in April 2009.” It is thought that such a system will be an effective method to reduce online piracy—”apps tend to be tied to a particular handset or buyer, making them more difficult to pirate than a CD”, he says—and in the music industry, piracy is a very big problem. In 2008, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry estimated that 95% of downloads were illegitimate. If musicians can increase sales and decrease piracy, Robert says, it can only be a good thing.

“It’s early days for apps in the music business, but we are seeing labels and artists experimenting with it,” Jacob said. “You could see that apps could have a premium offering, or behind-the-scenes footage, or special offers on tickets. But I think it’s a bit premature to predict the death of the album.” Robert concluded by saying that it could be “premature to predict the death of the iPod just yet too – but it’s unlikely that even Steve Jobs will be able to produce anything that will revive it. And that means that little more than five years after the music industry thought it had found a saviour in the little device, it is having to look around again for a new stepping stone to growth – if, that is, one exists.”

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Explore A Soaring Career Through SA Il, Epfo And Barc Recruitment 2013

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Everyone in today s times looks forward to high paying career options. A career which pays off pretty well in its outcomes is the one worth investing for.

SAIL is the steel authority of India limited and is the pioneer organization in this field. SAIL was founded back in the year 1954 and since then, it is the unrivalled champion. This is the one of the top steel maker companies in the world and has very high profit percentile in the Indian market as well. SAIL has India s largest mining network which makes it a huge organization in itself and even mightier on the Indian business arena.

SAIL recruitment is done every year to increase the manpower both qualitatively as well as quantitatively to yield great outputs and growth percentile. The SAIL recruitment 2013 is expected to be multiple with magnanimous opportunities. The information relating to vacancies, minimum qualification and age will be cited through the respective advertisements and notifications and each aspirant is expected to keep a close note of the announcements to engross such a career opportunity. The SAIL is expected to be on the basis of a written test which would be followed by a round of personal interview and final medical examination hence, all aspirants are expected to gear up with these things in mind.

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EPFO is a world recognized statement and is also said as Employees Provident Fund Organization. Provident Fund is one of the safest and securest mode of savings when comes to savings etc. on the national as well as global scale. There are several PF schemes, insurance schemes as well as the pension schemes for availing such benefits. More than 20,000 people are working with this mighty institution presently and EPFO recruitment 2013 is aimed at adding more manpower to its kitty and yield even more great outcomes.

For the EPFO recruitment the basic criteria is that the individual should be a Graduate in any field from any government recognized university. Apart from that specific requirements get published through exact notification from the recruitment authorities. The selection of a candidate is done with the help of a special exam which is being conducted by EPFO. Depending upon the performance in the written test the candidate further gets selected for personal interview and a group discussion respectively.

The BARC is Bhaba Atomic Research Centre and is one of the oldest research centers in India. This offers a magnanimous career when BARC recruitment is concerned. The specialty is with the brand name associated and one can expect to get multiplicity of opportunity with the recruitment offers in the coming years. Only thing that is required for BARC recruitment 2013 is seer perseverance and dedicated practice of the experience and the knowledge gained from academics. With a comprehension and focused approach, definitely one can acquire such a great career opportunity through BARC.

The altitude of career options in India is indefinite and you can specialize in any preferred discipline. But it s imperative to get updated with information and opportunities so that you won t miss out on even a single thing. Dedicated endeavor and rigorous practice definitely can be fruitful for a successful career and any person irrespective of gender or class.

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