Business

4 May 2006

EMI Reject Warner Takeover

Record giant Warner Music has turned down a $4.2 billion (£2.2 billion) buy-out bid by rivals EMI.EMI has long been courting the label which boasts an artist roster including Madonna and James ...

1 May 2006

Allman Brothers And Cheap Trick Sue Sony

Rock bands Cheap Trick and The Allman Brothers are suing Sony Music, alleging the company cheated them out of royalties for songs downloaded legally over the internet.The musicians filed suits in New ...

19 April 2006

Cky Drop Record Label

Shock rockers Cky have ditched their record label insisting Island Records has "no idea" how to market their music.The band, endorsed by Jackass star Bam Margera, released the news in ...

18 April 2006

Paramount Chairman Gives Evidence Against Pellicano

Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey is the latest person called on by investigators to provide an account of his connection with indicted Hollywood private detective Anthony Pellicano.Grey's attorney Carl Moor insists Grey ...

8 April 2006

Shanghai to ward off sexy ads

Shanghai, China's largest metropolis, is to set up a citizen advisory panel to prevent advertisers from erecting billboards featuring scantily clad women and other images that might offend local sensibilities.The ...

8 April 2006

Apple War Rages On

The legal clash between The Beatles' company Apple Corps and Apple Computer raged on on Thursday (06APR06), with the computing firm insisting they possess the exclusive right to use their apple logo.Apple ...

5 April 2006

Carlsberg wants to make beer in Rajasthan

Danish brewer Carlsberg is keen to enter India with a beer manufacturing plant in Rajasthan.Company representatives met Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje here Tuesday and expressed their interest in establishing a ...

5 April 2006

Nintendo to release 'Brain Game' in Europe, US

Tokyo: Nintendo is to release its popular game "Brain Age", designed to enhance the players' mental agility, in Europe and the US, a company spokesman said Wednesday.The US version will ...

3 April 2006

Big is beautiful say LCD monitors

In the world of electronics, where tiny is usually king, monitors are the exception. "Taller, wider, sharper" is the motto for the successors to the old heavy cathode tube monitor."It ...

30 March 2006

Apple Vs Apple Over i-Tunes

The Beatles' record label Apple Corps has clashed in London's High Court with Apple Computer in the latest of a long-running series of battles over the companies' names.Apple Corps has accused Apple ...

29 March 2006

Scotch industry eyes vast Indian market

London: India's annual budget for 2006-07 dampened the spirits of the Scotch industry here when no tax concessions were announced. But now the industry hopes that the European Union will ...

28 March 2006

US blocks internet red-light address

The US has blocked a move to create a dot-xxx internet address to take the bulk of pornographic sites on the World Wide Web, according to a newspaper report Tuesday.ICANN, ...

25 March 2006

British company eyeing India for biodiesel production

D1 Oils, a major British biodiesel producer, says India is going to be a key location for the company in the production and consumption of the fuel derived from the ...

25 March 2006

'British workers too lazy to compete with India'

London: Are British workers becoming too lazy to compete with India's booming economy?Yes, according to Peter Luff, chairman of the House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee, who recently returned ...

16 March 2006

Competing DVD formats set for grand clash

A war that has been brewing for three years looks set to break out in earnest this year with the release of the first commercial players of the two new ...

16 March 2006

Janet Jackson Nipple Fine Upheld

Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl will see 20 CBS television stations fined $550,000 (£320,000), US regulators have confirmed.The penalty was upheld yesterday (15MAR06) by the Federal Communications Commission ...

14 March 2006

Hells Angels Sue Disney

US motorcycle group the Hell's Angels are suing Walt Disney film-makers for using their logo and trademarked name in an upcoming film.Wild Hogs, starring John Travolta and Tim Allen, has not ...

14 March 2006

Dilated Peoples Slam Record Label

West Coast hip-hop outfit Dilated Peoples have hit out at their record label Capitol Records, claiming the company is undermining their career.The three-piece, who have been together since the late 1990's, ...

10 March 2006

Prudential to move 80 jobs to India

London, British insurance major Prudential has announced plans to move 80 jobs from its finance department to India, including 60 from Stirling in Scotland.The company has announced that as a ...

10 March 2006

Bill Gates richest person for 12th consecutive year

New York, Bill Gates retained his position as the world's richest person for the 12th straight year, according to Forbes Magazine's annual list of the world's wealthiest.Hind Hariri, 22, daughter ...

8 March 2006

Warner Bros Sued By Rockers Mute Math

US rockers MUTE MATH are taking legal action against Warner Bros and Word Records for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation after being marketed as a Christian act against their will.The group ...

28 February 2006

British firm to restore Iraqi holy city

London, Feb 28 Milton Keynes, the planning agency that created the eponymous town north-west of London from scratch in the 1970s, has been asked to remodel the Iraqi holy city ...

28 February 2006

Ted Turner Retires

CNN founder and media mogul Ted Turner has decided to step down from his role on the board at Time Warner.The 67-year-old, who founded the Cable News Network in 1980 and ...

25 February 2006

CBS Fined Over Jacksons Boob Blunder

Pop star JANET JACKSON's notorious "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 Super Bowl will cost US TV bosses $550,000 (£315,000) in censorship fines, after they lost an appeal to overturn the fine.Authorities have ...