EMI will publish music videos created by fans for the first time under a new scheme being tested in Japan. Under the plan, fan-created videos, such as 'The Back Dorm boys' will be distributed through EMI's website alongside official video releases, according to Japanese press reports.
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Google has substantially increased its share of online advertising in China, the world's most populous market, according to new market data. However, the global search leader is still far behind Chinese firms like Baidu.
A price cut is 'likely' for Sony's PlayStation 3 games console this month, say leading analysts in Tokyo.
Surgeons could perform operations without cutting the skin by using a new magnetic manipulation technique, the scientists who invented it say. They hit upon the idea after seeing teenagers use strong magnets to attach jewelery to their lips without piercing them.
In animal tests, the researchers were able to remove a kidney using the technology. Magnets outside the body were used to position a camera and surgical tools within. More details at EurekaAlert.
Updated April 25: Vietnamese farmers who built their own helicopter may take to the air within a week, local press reports say. Officials inspected the craft on Wednesday, and are considering approving a limited flight test.
If official approval comes, it will be the end of a 5 year battle for Tran Quoc Hai and Le Van Danh, who have faced arrest and heavy financial losses in their quest to soar aloft in the boxy red chopper they built in Hai's tractor workshop.
Thailand's government is demanding that YouTube help identify the users who posted insulting videos of the country's king. The demands from Thailand's Communications Minister, quoted in local press, reopen a controversy that has been widely reported as over.
YouTube, a Google subsidiary, earlier agreed to remove four video clips that clearly insulted Thailand's King, in a letter to Thai Communications Minister Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom.
Electronics Arts (EA) will cooperate with a Korean games developer to release a new online version of its Battlefield series of games in Asia. While they have sold millions worldwide, the Battlefield games do not appear to have been especially popular in Asia's multiplayer games market, particularly compared to massive hits like Starcraft and Counterstrike.
Games publisher Eidos has deleted hundreds of user complaints from its forums following claims that a journalist was fired for his negative review of its new game, Kane and Lynch. “There will be no further discussion”, an Eidos forum administrator bluntly warned visitors, describing the complaints, some of which were abusive, as “ugly spam”.
An internet connection owned by SCO, the firm at the center of a legal battle over the open source operating system Linux, was used to delete information from SCO's Wikipedia entry last month.
Contributors to online discussion groups have now suggested that the same individual later went on to remove substantial amounts of unfavorable information from the Wikipedia entry, but the evidence they have so far offered to support this view is not strong, and appears to be circumstantial, at best.