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Open source Songbird to begin shipping with millions of MP3 players

While it doesn't have the name recognition of iTunes, Winamp, or Windows Media Player, Songbird is still an extremely popular piece of software. And it's about to become a whole lot more recognizable: Philips has just agreed to ship branded version of Songbird with millions of GoGear portable media players. The news is a major win for Songbird and open source software in general. It's also the...

Happy belated 25th Anniversary CD

Seems that we forgot to wish our good friend 'Compact Disk' a happy birthday on August 17th. It was that day in 1982 that the first CD was manufactured at a Philips factory in Langenhagen Germany, close to Hanover. Sony and Philips worked together to develop this new technology as a shift away from analog and into digital recordings leading to the eventual launch of the DVD and Blu-ray media tech...