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*** Apple Tries To Quantify iPod Halo Effect
Angus Kidman, ITWire
Apple has commissioned research to try and determine if the much-discussed 'halo effect' -- the notion that people who buy its wildly successful iPod music player are more likely to subsequently purchase a Mac -- actually exists.
*** Ban On MP3 Transmitters Is Lifted
Ofcom is legalising the use of FM transmitters that allow iPods and other MP3 players to play through car radios.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Can't Judge An E-Book By Its Screen? Well, Maybe You Can
Charles McGrath, New York Times
*** Podcasts Beginning To Reach Non-Geeks
Elise Ackerman, San Jose Mercury News
The other things in life
*** OK, Who's Got All The Teaspoons?
Maya Kessler, Telegraph
If this is a global phenomenon, then 600,000 tons of teaspoons are disappearing each year. So where have they all gone?
*** The Confidence Decoy
Ann Beattie, New Yorker
Life in the city
*** Could Singapore Have Feet Of Clay?
Eric Ellis, Asia Sentinel
Among most international media, staff are forbidden, usually under threat of dismissal, of solicitation and acceptances of freebies. But it seems that in the world of Singapore government-sponsored TV production at least, one is called to a different standard.
*** Swingers Swap Sex Partners In Prudish Singapore
Wee Sui Lee, Reuters
Every two months, dozens of couples meet in a pub in Singapore, have drinks, mingle, and then decide whether they want to sleep with one another. There are more than 10 swingers clubs in Singapore, most of them private, some of them online.
*** Singapore Dolar Drops As MAS Sales Seen: World's Biggest Mover
Jake Lee and Yumi Kuramitsu, Bloomberg
The Singapore dollar fell the most in more than two weeks, after reaching a nine-year high, on speculation the central bank sold the currency to protect exporters' earnings.
*** Press Digest - Singapore newspaper - Nov 24
The incerasing volatility of Singapore's economic growth since the 1990s is largely due to the vagaries of external demand and the global electronics cycle.
*** The Roadmap To The Courts
Leong Wee Keat, Today
The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has filed a civil suit against Virtual Map -- the company behind streetdirectory.com -- for copyright infringement. The cpyright material in question: Singapore's map data and street information, which the SLA had licensed to Virtual Map, but whose licence the authority terminated in July 2004.
*** Bus Drivers Kick Up Fuss Over School's New Hours
Faith Teo, The New Paper
School starts 1 hour later, so kids can get more sleep, but drivers want to pick them up at same time.
*** Freedom Of The Press
*** Goodbye Clementi Part Deux
Midnight Monkey Monitor
As I watched on further from the MRT station platform, I thought with some irony that the sign "Value Life, Act Responsibly" in front of the destruction at the back was quite apt.
*** A Tale Of Two Kinds Of Street Salepeople
You think it's because they sell harmless household products while Chee sells dangerous political ideas?
*** Our Disgraceful Trinity: Littering, Inconsideration And Bad Service
Are littering and rudeness symptoms of how our politics has shaped our society? Would sociological research to uncover the causes for our behaviour end up asking too many "sensitive" questions?
*** Singapore's Light-Up Plan Will Consume More Power And Add To Greenhouse Effect
Amy Wong Pong Beng, Straits Times
*** Enough Of Courtesy Camaigns, Please. Singaporeans Learned Nothing From Them
Isaac Ong Chair Siang, Straits Times
Let's keep the government out of this.
*** Shameful Democracy For Singapore
Singapore Election Watch
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Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
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