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EU Reconsiders Copyright Fees

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EU Reconsiders Copyright Fees

More than a year after the EC abandoned a similar effort, European Commissioner Charlie McCreevy, says (again) he wants to simplify copyright levies in the EU.

For example, levies on MP3 players range from 0 to 15 Euro depending on the country. According to EICTA, fees have more than tripled since 2001, when the EU passed its copyright law for the digital age. The law permitted copying of copyrighted works such as music for personal use, but allowed individual member states to set levels of levies Continue reading...

Europe Overtakes America in Spam Masters

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Europe Overtakes America in Spam Masters

Asia leads the world in spam. While USA generated far more spam than any other single country, Europe for the first time surpasses USA--with Russia (8.3%), Turkey ( 3.8%) Italy (3.5%) Poland (3.4%) Germany (3.2%) Spain (3.1%) and UK (2.5%) all in the Top 12.

SophosLabs reveals a dramatic rise in the proportion of the world's spam messages come from compromised Russian computers. The country now accounts for 8.3% of the world's spam (or 1 in every 12 junk mails in our In Box).

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Service Provider Home Networks: 71m Households by 2012

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Service Provider Home Networks: 71m Households by 2012

Service providers are rapidly increasing their deployments of residential gateways for connected home applications, says a new report by Parks Associates. The number of households worldwide with service provider-deployed residential gateway solutions could grow to more than 71m by Q4 2012.

 “Service providers worldwide are scrambling to add value to broadband, communications, and other services,” says Kurt Scherf, Parks Associates’ Vice President and Principal Analyst.

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Romanian PC Market

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The Romanian PC market continued to grow rapidly in the third quarter of 2007 in terms of both shipments and value. According to IDC, shipments soared by more than a third year-on-year to 193,541 units and the value of the market jumped up by almost a half to reach nearly $165m.

 Notebook shipments continued to rise steeply in 3Q 2007, by 92.0% compared to the same period last year. Desktop PCs grew almost 17.5% year-on-year in shipments.

LCD Monitor Market Up 20% In EMEA

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LCD Monitor Market Up 20% In EMEAEMEA remains the world's largest market for LCD Monitors in Q3'07, up 20% Q/Q. Samsung showed an even stronger growth rate in this region, with shipments up 37% Q/Q. LGE and Acer shipments into EMEA grew 21% and 20%, respectively, so the top three vendors for EMEA were primarily stand-alone monitor vendors clearlying showing the swing in demand from the "bundle" to stand-alone upgrade.

 

Dell was the only vendor in the top five that decreased shipments into EMEA, down 2% Q/Q. Continue reading...

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