[MyAppleMenu] Apr 12, 2003
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MyAppleMenu : Top Stories
Apple Shares Tumble Over Talks (Reuters)
Shares of Apple Computer fell almost 9 percent on Friday over concern that its talks with Vivendi Universal to buy the Universal Music Group could yield a deal that would deplete Apple's cash trove and push it into an uncertain and troubled market.
MyAppleMenu : News
Apple Said To Discuss A Music Deal, But Not Too Seriously (Geraldine Fabrikant with Laura M. Holson, New York Times)
Apple, the iconoclastic computer maker, has discussed an investment in Universal Music, the world's largest recording company, people close to the discussions said yesterday. These people, however, also cautioned that a deal was unlikely to be concluded.
MyAppleMenu : Opinions
Apple And Universal? (Tim Jarrett, Jarrett House North)
Wouldnt acquiring one of the big five music groups make it that much harder to do business with the other four?
Apple Buying Universal Music? (Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News)
If Steve Jobs & company are interested in genuinely offering what customers want -- the ability to use what they buy in any way they see fit for personal use -- then this could be a great move. I have to wonder, though, whether it will turn Apple toward the side of control freakery.
MyAppleMenu : Reviews
World War II Online (Chris Ritchie, Inside Mac Games)
World War II online is not necessarily a bad game, but it can only be truly enjoyable to people willing to put a lot of time and energy into the game.
MyAppleMenu : Wintel News
Microsoft Limits XML In Office 2003 (Joe Wilcox, CNET News.com)
A distinction that Microsoft is making between professional and standard versions of Office 2003 means that many customers may not get all the features they've been expecting, including broad support for Web services.
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MyAppleMenu Tomorrow : News & Opinions
Tech Firms Lobbying For Own Tax Cut (Jonathan Krim, Washington Post)
The nation's battered technology industry is pushing hard for a tax cut to entice corporations to bring earnings from overseas operations back to the United States, a plan companies say could spur billions of dollars in U.S. investment and jump-start the ailing economy.
New Yorkers Face Off In Spam Spat (Wired News)
The National Association of Independent Insurers is concerned that a pending New York state anti-spam law could squelch insurers' ability to send their customers "important e-mail," according to Gerald L. Zimmerman, senior counsel for the NAII.
The End Of Tech History (Charles Cooper, CNET News.com)
Technology does not advance along a straight line, and progress is naturally accompanied by periodic lulls.
Can Open Source Win Big Business? (Lisa M. Bowman, CNET News.com)
Getting Fortune 500 companies to adopt open source would be a lot easier if open-source advocates put their business hats on.
Open-Source Team Fights Buffer Overflows (Robert Lemos, CNET News.com)
The OpenBSD project hopes new changes to its latest release will eliminate "buffer overflows," a software issue that has been plaguing security experts for more than three decades.
MyAppleMenu Reader : World
Bomb (Charles McGrath, New York Times)
Books and the movies can also show us things that the networks (except for Al Jazeera perhaps) prefer to ignore: not just casualties but also fear, panic, confusion and stupidity, which are the very fabric of war.
MyAppleMenu Reader : Life
Eating The Movies (Stephen Hunter, Washington Post)
What the chains have in common is a love of drama. They're not selling food, they're not even selling the room, not really. They're selling somebody else's story and you get to guest-star for the price of a not-bad meal at a not-bad price.
Workweek Woes (John De Graaf, New York Times)
Today, in an era when American productivity is several times what it was then, most Americans find it hard to get all their work done in 40 hours. Meanwhile, millions of Americans are without work, even as many others are working mandatory overtime or far longer than they would if they had a real choice in the matter.
Independents' Day (Lynne Margolis, Christian Science Monitor)
What record industry slump? Independent labels say business has never been better.
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