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here. Another blog with which this Kat has recently become acquainted is Copyhype, by US blogger Terry Hunt. This blog caters for rather longer, more analytical posts. Meanwhile, congratulations are due to the IP Finance weblog, which has now notched up its 800th email subscriber. Well done! Contributors to the IP Finance weblog include two members of the IPKat team: Jeremy in quite a minor way and, more significantly, Neil.
here), describing how Ping and its parent company Karsten Manufacturing Corporation have struck a deal to let Apple use its PING trade mark in connection with the latter's iTunes Ping social music discovery feature. It sounded to the Kat as though there's not a vast degree of synergy between the two companies but that Apple was happy to pay to use a coveted name -- but then recalled that the Ping name was not unknown within the recorded music industry. Thanks, Nick Fenner (Shoosmiths), for the newsy link.
Boliven plans to launch a commercial subscription service from the middle of this month. Registration however remains free for now -- and free registered users will have around two weeks to try the service and opt in to an earlybird discount against their eventual subscription. So there is a window of a week or two now to try Boliven.com out for free and save cash off any eventual subscription..