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News@10: Intel Settles Antr-Trust Suit, Vonage VoIP App & Rdio

Rdio, a new music streaming service, is now available to anyone in the US and Canada. Previously only available by invitation as a private beta version, the service is now accessible from both Windows-based PCs and Mac computers, according to its developers Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström, the co-founders of Skype and Kaazaa.

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an advertisement for BT fibre broadband services that promises an “instant “ internet connection. According to the promotional campaign, BT allows users to stream high-definition videos, TV serials, visit websites and download items instantly.

Market leaders have increased their advertising spending in Facebook by 10 times. Sheryl Sandberg, the social network's chief operating officer, has revealed in an interview with financial news group Bloomberg, that a number of the main advertisers on Facebook have increased their spending 10-fold over the past one year.

Intel has agreed an anti-trust case settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), managing to avoid huge monetary penalty. The chip giant has settled its legal dispute with the FTC after the company was accused of using illegal practises and unfair means to dominate the micro-processing market for more than a decade.

Vonage has announced the release of a new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) application for the iPhone and Android-based devices. The application allows users to make VoIP calls to Facebook friends who have the app installed on their handsets.