[MyAppleMenu] May 17, 2004
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Mac News for Mac Users
*** Six Apple Execs Cash In Options
by Dan Lee, San Jose Mercury News
With the popular iPod music player driving their company's rising share price, six top Apple executives cashed in stock options for multimillion-dollar gains last month.
*** In-Car iPod Gadget Unveiled
by Macworld UK
The device offers drivers iPod device control using their car audio systems.
*** OS X Makes Slow Debut On PC
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
PearPC is the first software emulator to allow Apple's OS X to run on an Intel- or AMD-based machine.
*** Waiting Time For iPod To Shorten
The six-week waiting list to get a popular iPod Mini from Apple is likely to get shorter by the end of the year. Hitachi's hard disk drive unit said on Sunday that it will spend $200 million to double the disk drive output of its Thailand factory.
*** Affrus: An OS X Perl IDE
by Simon Cozens, O'Reilly Network
*** Open-Source Excitement
by Heng-Cheong Leong
For those who are interested, Frontier, the underlying engine of Radio Userland, may be going down the open source<http://archive.scripting.com/2004/05/17#asGoodATimeAsAny> route soon. And that's a good thing.
*** Microsoft Focuses On Research
by Associated Press
Microsoft has turned its attention to the growing field of search, with a broad-based push that extends from its dominant Windows operating system to its MSN online division.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technology. Innovative Applications. New Economy.
*** The World's Hottest Computer Lab
by Gregory T. Huang, MIT Technology Review
Microsoft's six-year-old Beijing lab has already paid dividends in speech recognition, graphics, wireless multimedia -- and the traiing of future executives.
*** Google's Success Not Making Ad Industry Friends
by Stefanie Olsen, CNET News.com
Google's success in Web advertising is fast becoming bittersweet for other companies that rely on ads to pay the bills.
*** It's A Computing Alternative
by Griffin Palmer, San Jose Mercury News
I predict Linux will shortly become something that is comfortable even to people who aren't the type to reach under the hood and start yanking on wires.
The other things in life
*** Defining Social Welfare -- And Achieving It
by Richard Epstein, Hoover Digest
Whether you define social welfare as wealth, health, or happiness, you'll discover that it's best achieved by way of property rights and limited government.
Life in the city
*** NWC Urges Firms To Reward Workers With Moderate Wage Increases
by S. Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia
The National Wages Council (NWC) has recommended that companies, which are recovering and profitable, should reward their staff with moderate wage increases, the first proposed rise in three years.
*** Expanding Economy Boosts Singapore
Singapore has sharply raised its forecast for 2004 economic growth after reporting an unexpectedly strong expansion in the economy in the first quarter Monday, fuelled by robust export-led manufacturing.
*** Consider Anti-Discrimination Laws
by Siew Kum Hong, Today
Prejudice against hiring pregnant women result of inadequate social infrastructure.
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