Munir Kotadia

3D Sports: a look behind the scenes

The three-dimensional television revolution ignited this week when Fox Sports coverage of a “friendly” soccer match between the Socceroos and the New Zealand All Whites became the first Australian program broadcast in high-definition 3D. Reaching a potentially wider audience of 3D converts will be tonight’s rugby league State of Origin game, which Channel Nine will …

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iTunes store comes to Australia

SYDNEY, Australia–Apple on Tuesday launched the long-awaited iTunes Music Store in Australia, despite failing to come to a licensing agreement with music heavyweight Sony BMG. Songs are priced at A$1.69 (US$1.27), videos at A$3.39 and most albums at A$16.99. The move–foreshadowed by ZDNet Australia last week–finally means iPod owners can legally download music to their players, with more than 1 …

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Apple: iTunes’ top competitor is P2P

Apple Computer’s biggest competitors in the digital music downloading market are illegal music file-sharing services such as Kazaa and BitTorrent, said iTunes Vice President Eddy Cue. On the day Apple launched the Australian version of its music store iTunes, Cue said that people now have an alternative to illegally downloading music and that he believes they are willing to pay …

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