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*** Apple Out To Protect iPod Design
Cho Jin-seo, Korea Times
Apple has accused a minor Korean portable music player manufacturer of illegally copying the design of its mega-selling iPod mini portable music player.
*** Japan Abandons 'iPod Tax' Idea
Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press
Japan is forgoing a copyright law revision to charge royalties on digital music players -- a proposal dubbed the "iPod tax" -- after discussions in a government panel produced no consensus on ways to police violations.
*** Investors Bet On Google, Apple Pullbacks
Herbert Lash, Reuters
Investors in two of the year's hottest stocks -- Google and Apple -- suffered some pain this week, but several big holders said it wasn't enough to make them want to sell. They are betting that the setbacks are only short-term and that the companies' rapid growth prospects will continue to propel the stocks much higher over the long run.
*** Apple Releases Update For iPod Shuffle
Jim Dalrymple, Macworld
*** Indie Podcasting: Not So Independent Anymore
Heather Green, BusinessWeek
As the online audio market crowds, solo podcasters hoping to make a buck -- or just stay afloat -- are banding together.
*** Why Not Allow The User To Rename An Open File?
Unless customers complain about this, no one wants to tackle the problem -- and by now most people have grown too used to working around the problem.
*** "Your Music Is Valuable..."
Robert Daeley, O'Reilly Network
DRM opponents will of course raise the question: is this really My Music now?
*** Almost Perfect Wizardry
Jeremy Mahadevan, New Straits Times
*** Apple's New PowerBook: Picture-Perfect Package
Ken Mingis, Computerworld
*** Checking Out Firefox 1.5 For Mac OS X
Giles Turnbull, O'Reilly Network
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Economy Of Scale Might Inspire Companies To Ditch IT Departments
Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post
Instead of each company buying, maintaining and upgrading its own hardware and software, it will buy computing services from a utility-type company, paying for only what it uses while enjoying the lower costs that come from scale economies.
The other things in life
*** Our Brilliant Blues
Regina Schrambling, Los Angeles Times
Creamy, rich and intense, the new American farmstead blue cheeses are uniquely linked to the land.
*** Cocktails: Raising The Bar
Providence Cicero, Seattle Times
Are you ready for a Pumpkin Martini? How about an Evil Banana -- or a Qince Mustard Margarita? Imbibers of the world, raise your glasses to the new golden age of the American cocktail.
Life in the city
*** Nguyen And Mother To Hold Hands
Sydney Morning Herald
Condemned Australian drug trafficker Nguyen Tuong Van and his mother will be allowed to hold hands, but not to hug, before he is put to death. Singapore officials today said they would grant Kim Nguyen an exemption from a total ban on physical contact with death row inmates.
*** Lawyers Refused Permission To Witness Hanging
*** Australia Divided Over Drug Runner's Execution
The looming execution of a young Australian drug smuggler in Singapore on Friday has seemingly polarised Australians, many of whom still support capital punishment.
*** Singapore Denies Qantas Merger Talks
Katharine Murphy, The Australian
Singapore Airlines has flatly rejected a claim from former deputy prime minister John Anderson that it held merger talks with Australia's national carrier, Qantas, last year.
*** I Know You Are Angry - Singapore Ambassador
*** Singapore Death Row Man Denied Hug With Family
Mia Shanley, Reuters
An Austrlaian drug courier who is due to be hanged in Singapore on Friday has not been allowed to embrace his mother or twin brother and will not donate his organs for transplant, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
*** Glitch At Changi Leaves Passengers Without Bags
*** 'Accounting Inconsistencies' In NKF's 2004 Financial Statements
Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia
Going forward, Ng Boon Yew, chairman of NKF Audit Committee, the NKF has put in place the proper procedures so that it would not commit itself to unnecessary projects.
*** Decision On Last Hug Expected Today
It is understood the decision is being made at a very senior level at Singapore's Home Affairs Department.
*** Power98FM's Cool Club Clan: Is It A Play On Ku Klux Klan? It's Distasteful
Thomas Sim Wai Tat, Straits Times
The Shuffle by MyAppleMenu
Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
*** Piece Of Sky
*** Sleepy Sunday Morning
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