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TECHGEEK Weekly 36: The Hidden Truth

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More censorship is coming to the App Store, Kogan makes the $1 million bet, and we see the insides of the iPad 2. Oh, and we have gone Charlie Sheen-mad this week after the release of the Gregory Brothers’ “Winning” song. Since Tom (and James, but he never shows up) is not here this week, we get Dave Barranquero – some random person that Chris and Stewart know – as […]

Morning Briefing: Friday 17 December

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Friday 17th December 2010, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Julian Assange is freed on bail by a London court. He vows to clear his name of allegations of sexual assault in Sweden and continue his work on the infamous site Wikileaks. After axing 4% of its […]

Apple won’t shut down iTunes, Royalty Board doesn’t change rates

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So iTunes doesn’t have to shut down. The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board has decided to not change the rate on royalties that music stores have to give to the record industry, which was 9.1 cents per download. The Copyright Royalty Board basically determines the rate on how much digital stores like Apple and Amazon have to pay every time you purchase a song on their service. But yesterday, Apple threatened […]

Net radio bill passes in House, stations get to live for another day

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The House of Representatives in the U.S. Congress have unanimously passed a bill that has been seen by the web radio stations as life or death. The new bill, The Webcaster Settlement Act, would now allow internet radio stations to negotiate with the music industry for a lower royalty rate than what was mandated by Congress last year. It was passed by the house by a voice vote on Saturday. […]