Tech History – September/October 2000

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Bluetooth Comes To Mobile Phones 

Internet Content Sold To Network TV – First Time 

 

September – A federal judge rules that mp3.com violated music copyrights and awards Universal Music Group at least $117 million in damages. It’s the largest copyright award ever…

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Now available – The Nomad Juke MP-3 player. This small portable features a 6-gig hard drive that can store the equivalent of 150 CD’s/four days of music/2000 songs! Just $499. You can play the songs in order or make your own playlist…

Another hand-held device – as Microsoft revisits hand-held computers with its PC 2000…

As a part of its Bluetooth product line – Motorola introduces the Timeport 270 phonethe first Bluetooth-capable mobile phone. Bluetooth is a new short-distance wireless technology that eliminates the need for cables between electronic devices such as mobile phones, PC’s, headsets, printers and hand-held computer…

Microsoft says it will begin selling a high speed online service at RadioShack stores. Look for MSN High Speed service for about $39.95 a month for a phone-line connection and $59.95 for a satellite link…Napster Inc said that a federal court judge erred last month by issuing a preliminary injunction that would have virtually shut down the popular music-sharing software company. 

 

October Yahoo Inc. reports better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the third quarter as earnings jumped to $81.1 million…

Sony launches its PlayStation 2 console in the U.S. It’s already a hit in Japan, having sold 3 million….

Icebox.com says it has sold one of its online series, “Zombie College,” to Fox – marking the first time show created for the Net has been purchased by a major television network…

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Historian Gary West built his first website in 1998 with www.pophistorynow.com. That addressed now forwards to www.mrpopculture.com - an amazing pop culture/news database with 25,000 pages, covering the years 1955-2014. He's also the author of www.technologynewstimeline.com - covering consumer technology from 1952 to the present. West has been a contributor to numerous books, radio-TV shows, CNN & USA Today & the History Channel.

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