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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Media Digest 10/05/2006 Reuters, WSJ, NYT


According to Reuters, Nissan and Renault are still looking for a US partner, turning their attention to Ford.

Reuters writes that the State of California has filed felony charges against serveral people involved in the HP board spying scandal, including the company's former chairwoman.

Reuters writes that Apple found irregularities in its options grant program. Jobs knew about the grants but did not benefit. The company's former CFO resigned his board seat.

Reuters writes that Microsoft has programmed it new Vista operating system so that pirated copies will not be fully functional.

The Wall Street Journal writes that median home prices are likely to decline more than 10% in 20 key markets of the next few year, according to a Moody's study.

The Wall Street Journal writes that shares of Tivo dropped on news that Echostar could continue to sell digital video recorders while the two companies are in court battling over patent issues.

The New York Times writes that Samsung's new MP3 player is seeking a competitive edge in the market by adding buit-in speakers.

The New York Times writes that Wal-Mart lowered its same-store sales figures from 1.8% to 1.3% due to a data error.

Douglas A. McIntyre

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