Apple announced that some 8 million songs from all the major labels will be DRM (Digital Rights Management) free, with a full ten million planned by the end of the quarter. The premise for DRM was to protect the copyrights of the artists. As a customer though it was fustrating because if you downloaded a song from ITunes you coulnt always transfer to saya portable player that was not apple made. So with the removal of these restrictions you can download a song, play it in any player and even butn it on a CD and play in your car.
Additionally, they are introducing a new pricing structure for tracks, including a new $0.69 tier and a $1.29 one, which music companies will be able to use at their own discretion. On top of that, music store downloads are now finally available over 3G, and at the same price and the same quality. Log on to for more info.

MySpace , the News Corp owned social networking site has announced plans to launch MySpace Widget for TV, an application which essentially will serve as a mini version of the popular site that consumers access from the televisions. The MySpace Widget is being launched in conjunction with Toshiba, which is promoting a new line of TVs powered by Intel chips that are designed to connect to the Internet -- a practice that to date has had little appeal to most Americans.

However, Toshiba, Intel and others are pushing Web-connected TVs this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. As part of the MySpace Widget for TV announcement, Intel and Yahoo have unveiled plans for a Widget Channel that would feature a host of mini-Internet applications geared for couch potatoes.

As for MySpace's widget, the company said that much like the Web site, users would be able to message back and forth with friends, send and receive status updates to their various social circles, view profiles and photos. Executives at News Corp. predicted that the widget would be particularly appealing to viewers of live events - such as facilitating trash-talking among sports fans or helping fans campaign for the favorite contestants on American Idol.

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