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Apple Computer said on Monday that it has sold more than 1 million videos in the 19 days since it launched its video iPod and started selling TV shows, short films and a wider assortment of music videos.

Apple introduced the video iPod and started selling the TV shows and other videos on Oct. 12. at a splashy press event in San Jose, Calif.

As Apple CEO Steve Jobs comments, selling 1 million videos in less than 20 days strongly suggests that there is a market for legal video downloads.


According to a survey made by the Skype firm, awareness of net calling technology is steadily growing in Britain.

Almost half of those questioned said they knew they could make cheap phone calls via the net using the so-called voice over IP (Voip) technology.

The research pointed that those aged over 55 were the most likely to use the net to keep in touch with their relatives and friends. By contrast only 36% of 16 to 24-year- olds said it was their preferred route.

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After a drawn out period of suspense, Apple has finally unveiled its iTunes-enabled phone. The device, manufactured by Motorola and named ROKR, will be carried by Cingular Wireless in the US. Additionally, various other mobile operators will carry the device outside of America, including British carriers O2, Orange, Virgin Mobile, and BT Mobile. “The Motorola ROKR represents the ultimate convergence of mobile communications and music,” said Ed Zander, chairman and CEO of Motorola. “Fusing iTunes with your always-with-you mobile phone, we’re revolutionizing the way the world experiences mobile self-expression and entertainment.”

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We’ve had Prog-Rock revivalists (Radiohead) and Disco Punksters (Franz Ferdinand and hundreds of others), so what’s next? The next popular musical trend will be “Mother Polka,” – a combination of gangsta rap and accordion music – think Walter Ostanek meets Tupac Shakur. This trend, like the previous ones, will produce dozens of lame copycats and fizzle into obscurity within two years.

As widely expected, Google waded into the instant messaging space today with the debut of Google Talk, an Instant Messenging client that also offers the ability to make voice calls between computers.

You have to have a Gmail account to get Google account. You can download Google Talk here

As said, Google’s got a real challenge in weaning people away from existing clients. Just look at the installed user bases of its rivals, from figures comScore sent out yesterday to the media. Figures are the millions of unique visitors each service had in July 2005

AOL AIM (for non-AOL subscribers): 30.9 million
MSN Messenger: 23.3 million
AOL AIM (for AOL members): 23.1 million
Yahoo Messenger: 21.6 million
AOL ICQ: 1.8 million

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