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AT&T bundles services to create digital living room
With a set-top box as a centerpiece, AT&T Inc.‘s Homezone offering combines satellite TV and broadband to deliver a complete entertainment package to customers. Analysts see the Homezone launch as an attempt to prevent AT&T customers from leaving for bundled cable company offerings.   San Francisco Chronicle (11/1)
  AT&T plans big wireless component for U-Verse: AT&T Inc. said mobile phone services from Cingular Wireless will be a significant component of its U-verse video service. The telecom envisions a system by which subscribers can watch TV shows on multiple platforms, a capability that could give it a leg up on cable.   USA TODAY (10/31)
HP acquires "Voodoo" on Halloween
Hewlett-Packard announced its acquisition of gaming PC maker VoodooPC on Tuesday, placing HP in direct competition with Dell.   Red Herring (10/31)
Apple dominates digital music market
Apple Computer accounts for 85% of songs sold that are downloaded in the U.S., thanks to the popularity of its iPod, data from Nielsen SoundScan show. Best Buy Co. is hoping to carve out its own slice of the digital music market with its own Digital Music Store powered by RealNetworks‘ Rhapsody.   Internet Retailer (11/1)
Nintendo to offer 4M Wii devices this year
Nintendo expects demand for its Wii gaming console to outpace supply, although the company says it will work around the clock to try to keep up with demand. The console will launch Nov. 19.   American City Business Journals/Puget Sound (Seattle) (free registration) (11/1)
Other News
  Sony readies ultralight notebook for Japan
CNET (11/1)
  Pioneer delays Blu-ray player launch
CE Pro (11/1)

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