Diginews - Apple to end DRM on Ipod - Obama's twitter account hacked - Leo Burnett settles suit for $15.5mn - Slate inspired French site


Apple Inc has agreed to start selling digital songs from its iTunes store without copy protection software. At present, most music downloaded from Apple's iTunes store can only be played through an iTunes interface or iPod. 

Through an update to their terms and conditions, Yahoo gives itself permission to hijack your search marketing campaigns. Check out the new language:

Barack's account was one of 33 hacked, according to the Twitter blog.

Leo Burnett will pay $15.5 million to settle allegations that it overbilled the U.S. Army for work on its "Army of One" campaign, the Justice Department announced today. The suit was a result of whistle-blowing by two former Burnett employees. Among the allegations in the lawsuit, filed in 2004: Burnett was treating the work of its own internet unit as if it was performed by a third-party contractor, as well as inflating the costs of subcontractors it worked with, in order to increase its profits.

Jean-Marie Colombani, ex-director of French newspaper Le Monde, is launching a France-based online magazine modeled after Slate.comMicrosoft launched Slate — now a Washington Post property — in 1996. Best known for its irreverent political editorials, it parented a business news spin-off, The Big Money, in fall 2008.

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