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Study: Teens moving away from illegal music downloads toward streaming sites, blogs

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/raveonettes.jpg" /> There's a new study that suggests that teens are moving away from illegally downloading music. Now, that doesn't nece

What good is an Xbox 360 download service when the 120GB hard drive costs $140?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/xboxdad.jpg" />One of those highly paid analyst types from Wedbush has gone on record saying that the only thing holding back a true-to-l

Rumor: RIM to launch downloadable TV show service

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/rimtvshow.jpg" />Here's a spicy rumor for you all to enjoy. Apparently RIM is planning some sort of BlackBerry TV store/service/thing,

Safari 4: Finally a reason to come back UPDATE

Welcome to the future, Safari fans, because the Safari 4 beta just hit the download shelves and it’s ready to tear some things up in Tiger and Leopard and even Windows. The download requires the

Where does it end? North Carolina considers its own ‘download tax’

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/nctax.jpg" />Oh, North Carolina. The state, which is home to Ric Flair (pictured here), is now <a HREF="http://www.news14.com/content/pol

UK music industry owes an awful lot to digital downloads

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/ukguitar.jpg" /> It wasn't too long ago that the music industry was complaining all day long that digital downloads would ruin the music

Why we need to go digital this holiday

What I’m about to say will anger a lot of CE manufacturers, but this has been the laziest year in consumer electronics to date and I’m recommending that rather than spending money on the b

App store passes 100,000,000 downloads

Today is a crazy, crazy day in San Francisco. I’m at day 2 of TechCrunch 50, but John Biggs made his way over to Yerba Buena to live blog Apple’s “Let’s Rock” event. Not

Comcast’s Fancast site offering for-pay downloads

Comcast has now jumped into the downloadable video content game with the Fancast Store. It’s a lot like many other video download stores in that you can either rent or buy movies and TV shows, it re

CrunchDeals: Vudu rolls out 99 cent rental service

Tax, tax, tax: States move to tax digital downloads

So CNET has a scare-you-to-bits piece about states beginning to tax digital downloads like iTunes. Nine states “have considered” such a tax this year alone, while the great state of Tennessee will

Nokia might be getting into the movie biz

Though they’re completely open about the fact that their source is a bit peculiar, BGR is reporting that that Nokia may be looking to start up a movie download service. Rather than a pay-per-vie

Download iPhone 2.0 firmware right now!

Hot damn, you can already download the iPhone 2.0 Firmware! MacRumors dug through Apple’s servers, and found a direct link to the file. Those of you who just can’t wait, click here and enj

Movie industry now feeling the effects of transition away from high-margin disc media

Now you’ve gone and done it. “It” being, maybe, freaking out the entertainment industry by not buying as many DVDs as you used to. (That, incidentally, sorta gibes with a study that come out

Sony will launch PS3 movie service this summer

Impress Sony held one of those “rally ’round the flag” meetings in Japan earlier today, announcing, among other things, that it will launch a movie download service for the PS3 this summer.

This Just In: iTunes is a popular music store

Apple has now sold over five billion songs from its iTunes music store. The program has been around since early 2001. Earlier this year, iTunes surpassed Wal-Mart as the most popular place to buy musi

Mozilla’s Firefox 3 is now available

Firefox 3 [Mozilla .com]

Blockbuster to launch in-store movie download service

Blockbuster will deploy an in-store download service in the coming months. The program, initially available only in Dallas, will let consumers download movies onto a portable device in, as Blockbuster

Lawsuit against AllofMp3.com dropped by RIAA

Remember AllofMP3.com, the easy to use, consumer-friendly music downloading site based in Russia? It got shut down last July amidst threats that Russia wouldn’t be able to join the World Trade O

Patent: Location-based music from Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson has a somewhat interesting patent in the works that would essentially allow your digital audio player to determine where you were located and then offer you up a list of downloadable tra
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