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2008
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Newswatch 3.25.08: XM, Sirius merger OK'd

Satrad merger approved. The Justice Dept. won't stand in the way of a merger between the Sirius and XM satellite radio companies. (InfoWeek) DOJ: "The evidence does not demonstrate that the proposed merger ... is likely to substantially lessen competition." (Public statement)

GOOG amps up push for white spaces. GOOG filing with FCC: "[White spaces offer a] "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide ubiquitous wireless broadband access to all Americans.” [Opening up the spectrum would] "enable much-needed competition to the incumbent broadband service providers." (ZDNet)

Mozilla pissed at Apple. Apple has been pushing Safari 3.1 down to Windows users, even if they have never downloaded previous versions. That makes Mozilla CEO John Lilly very, very angry: "What Apple is doing now with their Apple Software Update on Windows is wrong. It undermines the trust relationship great companies have with their customers, and that’s bad -- not just for Apple, but for the security of the whole Web." (Register)

MSFT offers free SP1 support. There are enough problems out there that Redmond felt the need to give away tech support for a year. There's a two-letter solution to upgrade woes: X-P. (CRN)

Your Netflix is late.As of Monday afternoon, Netflix has been offline all day. The glitch has knocked out logistics and delivery, as well as the website. (News.com)