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U2 killed my netbook!

Okay, this is a bit of a niche public service warning, but if you have an Acer Aspire One netbook, don't play U2 too loud on it.
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Capcom: ‘Resident Evil 5 proves games more popular than music’

Did you spend your weekend screeching with terror as slavering zombies clawed at you from every angle? No, us neither. But that's why we avoid Yates's Wine Bars. However, it seems plenty of people opted for a virtual form...
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U2 frontman Bono speaks out about online piracy

With first-week US sales of 484,000 units, U2's new album hasn't lived up to the 840,000 first-week sales of its predecessor - possibly due to the high levels of illegal downloading before its official release.
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U2 dumps Apple in favour of BlackBerry tour sponsorship

Poor Steve Jobs. Besides battling his personal health demons, he's got to look on while his pop star friends flee for rival handset firms.
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More than 445k people downloaded the new U2 album illegally

Figures shared with Music Ally by tracking firm BigChampagne reveal that more than 445,000 people illegally downloaded U2's No Line On The Horizon album in the two-week period between 18th February and 3rd March from BitTorrent.
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Tesco selling new U2 album as MP3s for

As grumpy Brits, we were even more grumpy earlier this week when we found out that Amazon's US MP3 Store was selling the new U2 album – No Line On The Horizon – for $3.99. They certainly weren't flogging...
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Amazon’s MP3 price for the new U2 album? $3.99…

Well, it was yesterday, anyway. More evidence of Amazon's willingness to use deep discounts to boost its MP3 Store came with the US release of U2's No Line On The Horizon.
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U2 album leak: everything you need to know

It's been an eventful week for U2 news, much of it stemming from the leak last week of the band's new album on BitTorrent.Fingers are now being pointed at their own label, Universal Music Australia, which reportedly...
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U2 album leaks on BitTorrent despite security measures

U2's new album No Line On The Horizon has leaked onto P2P networks a week before its release, with hundreds of thousands of copies reportedly available for download.This is despite the stringent security measures taken...
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Online leak of new U2 songs is all Bono’s fault

The most entertaining music piracy story this week concerns the leaking of four new U2 tracks online. Why? Because the source of the leak was allegedly Bono himself. Not in the way you think, though. Apparently the frontman...
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Imeem streaming remastered U2 albums

Music 2.0 site Imeem has been in with U2 for a while now, with its latest deal being to stream the new remastered versions of Boy, October and War for free via U2's profile on its site. The albums aren't due out...
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MIDEM 2008 Keynote speech: U2 manager Paul McGuinness

MidemNet 2008: U2 Manager Paul McGuinness speaks