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*** Canadian iTunes Music Store Now Open
Missing its deadline by just one day, Apple late on Wednesday quietly opened the Canadian iTunes Music Store.
*** Canadian iTunes Music Store Postponed
Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
"We said that we would launch the iTunes Music Store in Canada by the end of November, but we're going to miss this deadline by a but. You'll hear from us very soon."
*** IBM Launches Power Chip Alliance
Stephen Shankland, CNET News.com
IBM has launched an alliance with 14 other companies to make Big Blue's Power processor more adaptable and widely used.
*** iPod Hoodies Continue The iPod Apparel Trend
Barb Dybwad, Unofficial Apple Weblog
Following hot on the, er, heels of the iPod socks comes this new fashion accessory for everybody's favorite digital music player: iPod hoodies.
*** Using iPod Savvy To Mine A Niche
Cyrus Farivar, New York Times
For those who lack the time or the know-how to transfer their record collections to their iPods, an entrepreneur has created a service that will do the trick. The service, HungryPod, converts CD's to MP3 format and loads them into an iPod or any other digital music player.
*** Thanks, Steve, For Quite An Education
Alex Salkever, BusinessWeek
As OS X emerged and blossomed, I came ot realize more and more that what Apple lacked in market share it more than made up for in mind share.
*** The Year In Review: Apple Thrives In Surprising Ways
Sean Gallagher, eWeek
Advances in server space and Unix desktop market are as unexpected as the company's domination of digital music business.
*** 30-Inch Cinema Display Is Big And Beautiful
Dennis Sellers, Macsimum
*** Watch Out For The Gorilla
If you are thinking of starting a business that focuses on writing software for receiving podcasts, watch out. I'm pretty sure that someone in the iPod division is thinking of adding just that functionality into iTunes. That's my speculation, and I'm sticking to it.
*** No iTunes For You!
Kermit The Blog <http://dave.typepad.com/dave/2004/12/what_really_hap.html> has the real facts on why there is no iTunes Music Store up in Canada yet.
*** Divide And Conquer
>From the author of the popular Net News Wire, Brent Simmon <http://inessential.com/?comments=1&postid=2993> share a tip or two about programming.
*** Portable Media Center Is The Wrong Choice For Nontechie Users
Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal
This is not so much because of the design of the players themselves. It's because there's so little video content available to play on them, and Microsoft's software does a poor job of transferring commercial content to the players.
*** Portable Media Blunder?
Joel Johnson, Laptop Magazine
Bill Gates & Co. are attempting to one-up the iPod by adding video to the mobile entertainment mix. There's just one thing missing: content.
*** Microsoft Enters Consumer Web Logging Market
Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service
MSN Spaces lets users create an online journal, post photos and digital music lists.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** At Museums, Computers Get Creative
Katie Hafner, New York Times
Interactive exhibits have been a mainstay in museums for more than three decades, seen as a way of improving learning by increasing vistor involvement. But until recently, computers were seldom used creatively.
*** Mozilla Previews E-Mail Program
Paul Festa, CNET News.com
Weeks after the successful launch of its Firefox browser, Mozilla released an e-mail application in another salvo on Microsoft's home turf.
The other things in life
*** The 9/11 Bubble
Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times
It is now clear to me that we have followed the dot-com bubble with the 9/11 bubble. Both bubbies made us stupid... The first ended in tears, and so will the second. Because, as the dot-com bubble proved, elephants can fly -- "provided it is not very long."
*** Secret Intelligence And The "War On Terror'
Thomas Powers, New York Review Of Books
Fear of Saddam Hussein's illusory weapons of mass destruction was used by the President to frighten and intimidate Congress into voting for war. Kindness permits us to call this an honest mistake once, but only once. Next time we will have to conclude that the CIA can no longer be trusted, and matters will deteriorate from there.
*** Lo, A New Age Of Heroes
Ed Levine, New York Times
Once the Italian hot sandwich was the sole champion, but now it has comrades from the Caribbean and Vietnam.
Life in the city
*** Singapore Tries To Limit $550m Trading Scandal
John Burton, Financial Times
The Singapore Exchange scrambled yesterday to limit damage from the biggest scandal to hit it since rogue British trader Nick Leeson felled Barings bank, ordering an inquiry into a $550m derivatives loss by a Chinese company.
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