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Sony struggling as Walkman hits 30th anniversary

TOKYO — When the Sony Walkman went on sale 30 years ago, it was shown off by a skateboarder to illustrate how the portable cassette-tape player delivered music on-the-go — a totally innovative idea back in 1979.

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China backs down from requirement for Web filter

BEIJING — In a rare reversal, China’s government gave in to domestic and international pressure and backed down from a rule that would have required personal computers sold in the country to have Internet-filtering software.

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Web video site Joost cuts service, jobs, CEO goes

NEW YORK - Joost, an early pioneer in bringing popular TV shows and movies to the Web, is dropping its consumer service, cutting jobs and losing its high-profile chief executive as it struggles to find revenue to survive.

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Jackson’s death unleashes barrage of online scams

SAN JOSE, California — Minutes after any big celebrity dies, Internet swindlers get to work. They pump out specially created spam e-mails and throw up malicious Web sites to infect victims’ computers, hoping to capitalize on the sudden high demand for information.

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Microsoft to sell Razorfish

NEW YORK - Microsoft has hired Morgan Stanley to sell Razorfish, its digital agency, and French marketing company Publicis Groupe SA is thought to be a possible bidder, the Financial Times said on its Website late on Sunday.

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Companies appeal to China to drop Web filter plan

BEIJING — Global business groups have made an unusual direct appeal to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to scrap an order for PC makers to supply controversial Internet filtering software, citing security and privacy concerns.

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Sony eyes cellphone/game gear hybrid

TOKYO- Sony Corp is considering developing a cellphone-game gear hybrid in a bid to better compete with Apple Inc’s highly popular iPod and iPhone, the Nikkei business daily said on Saturday.

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