EMI has announced a new partnership that will allow it to sell its entire catalog without DRM software. The partnership is with amazon.com and is similar to a deal that EMI has made with iTunes. The tracks will be of a higher quality and will be sold in MP3 format which will allow them to be playable on many devices. The agreement will go into effect later this year.
IBM has announced that it has lost some computer tapes containing sensitive information about customer transactions and employees. The tapes were lost in February while they were being transported between two IBM facilities by a third party. The tapes fell out of the vehicle near IBM's headquarters in Westchester County, New York. The tapes contained data mostly on former employees. IBM has not indicated how many tapes were lost but they have put an ad in the local paper asking for the return of the tapes.
The Bob Marley album Exodus will be released on USB stick and on Micro SD Memory Card for the 30th anniversary of its original release. The USB stick and Memory card will be limited editions with only 4,000 of the data stick and 2,000 of the memory cards being released. The album will also be available as a CD and a deluxe CD, which will include 12 songs on a DVD recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London. The album will be reissued on May 28th and will be packaged the same as the original recording.