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Online Music Store Spotify Hacked

Sean Kalinich | Mar 5, 2009 11:50 AM CST

It said that the bug in the system was spotted and fixed shortly before Christmas, meaning that only users who signed up before December 19 could be affected. It is not clear how many people were using the service at that time, since Spotify was still an invitation-only service and has grown more rapidly in the subsequent months.

It is a troubling moment for Spotify, which is based in Sweden and London, and has been hailed by some as the future of online music.

The service has grown rapidly in recent weeks after it opened its doors to allow anyone from Britain to sign up. As a result, the company now boasts more than a million users across Europe, with an estimated 250,000 in the UK alone.

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Auzentech to release its HDMI 1.3 audio card in Q3

Cameron Wilmot | Jun 16, 2008 4:16 AM CDT

"Creative is excited to work with Auzentech to deliver a true high-definition HDMI solution based on our latest PCI Express-based processor," said Steve Erickson, VP and GM of audio for Creative. "We have completely re-architected our X-Fi audio processor, optimizing it for the PCI Express bus. We've also made a significant achievement in customizing our audio technology to enable the highest quality lossless digital audio for HDMI, for a stunning HD digital entertainment experience."

"CyberLink provides the best in audio and video playback quality to deliver the ultimate movie experience on the PC," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "Featuring HDMI version 1.3-enabed capabilities, PowerDVD will enable users to enjoy high definition cinema on their PCs. We are excited to partner with Auzentech to offer a true, uncompressed HD audio experience by employing our breakthrough technologies."

"At Auzentech we focus on bringing innovative products to market by listening to our end-users requests," said Stephane Bae, President of Auzentech, Inc. "By teaming up with Industry leaders Creative, NVIDIA, CyberLink and Silicon Image, end users and home theater enthusiasts will now be able to enjoy Blu-Ray or HD movies in their full glory."

The Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater 7.1 is made possible through cooperation between Auzentech, NVIDIA, CyberLink PowerDVD software, Silicon Image, and the Creative X-Fi chip development team.

Release of the Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater 7.1 is planned for Sept. of 2008.

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Logitech's Pure-Fi - Big sound on the go

Steve Dougherty | May 20, 2008 8:17 PM CDT

Sydney, AUSTRALIA- May 20, 2008 - Logitech today announced the Logitech® Pure-Fi Mobile™ speaker system - to transform your low-fidelity mobile-phone audio into high-fidelity, stereophonic sound - wirelessly. Soon you'll be listening to your favourite tunes on your mobile phone - even when your phone is in your pocket.

Millions of people now use a mobile phone to listen to music. If you're one of those people, now you can toss your ear buds aside and pump up the volume," said Mark Schneider, vice president and general manager of Logitech's audio business unit. "So when you're at a party, at the park, or just hanging out at home, your mobile-phone music will always sound great when you use the Pure-Fi Mobile speaker system."

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