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Website Must Pay $950,000 For Posting Beatles Songs

BlueBeat.com, a website that streams and sales music, agreed to pay record labels nearly a million dollar to settle a federal lawsuit for selling Beatles songs. The site sold the songs for 25 cents apiece before they were legally available.

The settlement with music companies EMI Group PLC, Capitol Records and Virgin Records America was approved by U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker. The Judge ruled in December that BlueBeat violated copyrights and presented unfair competition to the record labels.

Share Your Facebook Deals With Friends – Coming Soon

Facebook has decided to aggressively expand its “Deals” services to compete directly with Groupon and LivingSocial. The new social service will provide local discounts to Facebook users.

The new service rolls out in five test markets including Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, and San Francisco. The service lets users locate deals on on a page with local promotions. It also shows deals and promotions on the left side of the home page with the feeds. According to Facebook, it will let people buy deals on Facebook and share them with their friends.

Windows 8 (Screenshots Leaked!)

A screenshot has surfaced on My Digital Life by Canouna and Zukona, displaying a much more native area within the Control Panel to manage languages; named Language Explorer.

These languages are shown with similar fonts to Windows 7 CP. It can be reasoned from this screenshot, that we’ll be able to drag and drop languages into this area to install them(as can be done with the font install system in Windows 7.) Languages can also be grouped by name, region, or writing style, which would enable…

Friendly Facebook iPad App — FREE

You’ve waited long enough, you want an iPad app that makes it easier for you to connect to Facebook — considering that you spend 8 hours on the site, and Safari just does not cut it. Well good news, there is an unofficial app that has all the things you might need when you’re using the social site: photos, chat, pokes, feeds, and lots more — check it out. Oh, and did we say it was free?

Actual Home Phone Service Using Google Voice – gHome

Who uses wire land lines for phone service with expensive long distance charges? Not many, but if you do, here is yet another reason to get rid of those old antiquated phones.

TelTub is offering a new service called gHome that turns your free Google Voice account into home phone service. The service works similar to Vonage VoIP but it’s a lot cheaper since it only costs $5/month, with the first month free.

Does Twitter Need To Consider Real Time TV Channels??

At one of the sessions of the SXSW event, the main take away point is that people are tweeting more often when they are watching TV. Whether it is live sports (superbowl), breaking news (Japan’s earthquake), or just watching a favorite show (House) – people are actively tweeting while watching TV. Essentially it’s like they want to engage with others more frequently as they watch news, sports and their favorite shows. So the question that I believe Twitter should be asking themselves is, should they consider strategic partnerships with major networks, or should they create TV channels of their own?

Hear Japan’s Earthquake in Real Time Music

Micah Frank is the founder of the Tectonic project, and a sound programmer/engineer from Brooklyn who produces aural interpretations of seismic activity. His project aggregates earthquake data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and turns it into sound sculptures in real time. The chilling soundscapes create an audio of disasters like the earthquake in Japan.

If you’re looking to interpret the sounds to get an idea of what was happening during the quake — where it took place, how far under the earth it was — there are some specific cues to listen for.

@Bing Promotion Using Japan Tragedy on Twitter Backfires

Bing created lots of controversy after attempting to use the tragedy in Japan for self-promoting on Twitter.

Users reacted quickly and brashly to Bing’s tweet. Most accused Bing of using the devastation as an opportunity to self promote instead of simply providing relief. Essentially setting off a firestorm on Twitter which created an on-slew of profanity towards Microsoft’s search engine. The twitverse went crazy using all kinds of harsh words, specially the four letter word.

Japan Remains Online Despite Quake Devastation

The ongoing damage and devastation in Japan is of epic proportions. The 8.9-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami has claimed the lives of many and destroyed villages along its coast. It is even created a nuclear scare with the possibility of having a meltdown in one the nuclear plants. However, one thing that withstood the ordeal is Internet connectivity.

According to Renesys, only a small fraction of Japan’s Internet connections were affected by this massive catastrophic event. Vital communication systems have not gone down and this has enabled those in Japan to communicate with others in and outside the devastated areas.

iPhone Prototype With 64GB Memory Leaked (VIDEO Proof)

Rumors have been flying around that there was an iPhone with 64Gs of memory in the works. Now we have complete proof — even a hands on video.

The device looks like it was leaked from Foxconn’s factory in Shenzhen and the owner of the prototype told the site that he got it from a source who has a small quantity of them.