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Digital Entertainment

Netflix Hits the Small Screen

As Hannah Montana would sing, it's the best of both worlds.

Disney (NYSE: DIS) and CBS (NYSE: CBS) are teaming up with Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) to offer several of their shows, including Hannah Montana and CSI, as digital streams to Netflix subscribers. Episodes will be available the day after they air.

Facebook content endangers Fla. teachers

Boca Raton, Fla. -- Several teachers in Palm Beach County, Fla., may soon lose their jobs for allegedly posting questionable materials on the Web site Facebook.com, officials say.

State Deputy Chancellor for Educator Quality Pamela Stewart said each of the teachers could lose their teaching certification for allegedly posting materials on the social networking Web site that their students could potentially access, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported last Sunday.

"We could think of it similarly to taking an ad out in a newspaper. If we're going to do something about that, we'll do something about it on a social network," Stewart said. "They certainly are public figures."

The newspaper said among the alleged violations on the Web site were profanities on the Facebook page of elementary school music teacher Dennys Fradera and butt-spanking photographs on kindergarten teacher Meghan Buckley's page.

The Apple That Defied Gravity: iTunes Moves Up to Top Spot in Music Sales

Apple Inc. has made history on its way to becoming the top music store in the United States. The company’s iTunes music store pushed ahead of previous leader Wal-Mart, becoming the first digital music selling company to go ahead of the mammoth retail outfit.

Apple now in i-Tunes Trouble

eMusic, the world's second biggest online digital music store after iTunes accused Apple yesterday of being anti-competitive if it goes ahead with its plans of bundling free access to its iTunes catalogue with every iPod music player it sells.

Apple Contemplating Unlimited iTunes for a Premium

Apple Inc. is reported to be in talks with major record labels to offer free access to its iTunes music library to customers who pay extra for an iPod or iPhone according to a report published in The Financial Times on Wednesday.

Cigarette Smoking Is Injurious for Your Wii’s Health

We all are aware that smoking is hazardous to one’s health. But now it is being reported that prolonged exposure to second-hand smoke can cause serious damage to your Nintendo Wii.

Electronic Arts Turns Hostile to Acquire Take-Two

Electronic Arts Inc., the world's largest publisher of computer games announced on Thursday that it has launched a hostile offer for rival Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. valuing it at $2 billion.

43% Surge in US Gaming Industry in 2007

The U.S. video games industry soared an astounding 43% in 2007 with record sales in every product category, according to a report released by the NPD group on Thursday.

Napster to tune in to MP3

Napster Inc., the pioneer of digital music said on Sunday that in the coming spring it will convert its entire music downloads to MP3 format. All single tracks and albums will be made available exclusively in MP3 format, said the company in a press release.

Skype to be Available on Sony’s PSP

It is official now: PSP, the hand held game console from Sony, will have Skype connectivity. Sony has put to rest, all the rumors of the impending addition through a press release. However, you can have Skype connectivity on your PSP only if it is the slim version.