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**** Apple Upgrades As Market Bleeds <http://www.macworld.co.uk/business/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=20061>
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
**** CES: Samsung News Offers Hint Of Apple Strategy <http://www.macworld.co.uk/digitallifestyle/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=20066>
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Samsung has launched a raft of products that lend weight to the notion Apple may reveal a Flash memory-based subnotebook Mac next week at Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
/Of course, Apple has demonstrated before that just because it can does not necessary mean it will. I guess we'd just have to wait for the keynote./
**** Xbox Media Center For OS X <http://www.macworld.co.uk/macsoftware/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=20064>
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Open source media management software heads to Mac.
**** Final Cut Express 4: Changes In Mid-Level Video Editor Tie It In With iMovie '08 <http://www.macworld.com/article/131409/2008/01/finalcutexpress4.html>
by Jeff Carlson, Macworld
If you're an iMovie user feeling limited by its capabilities—or you've chosen to skip the revamped iMovie '08 altogether—Final Cut Express 4 is a great eay to jump into semi-professional video editing at a fraction of the cost of Final Cut Studio.
**** An Interface Of One's Own <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/magazine/06wwln-medium-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin>
by Virginia Heffernan, New York Times
After lo this lifetime of servitude, I intend to break free, I seek a writing program that understands me. Goodbye to Word's prim rulers, its officious yardsticks, its self-serious formatting toolbar with cryptic abbreviations (ComicSansMS?) and trinkety icons. Goodbye to glitches, bipolar paragraph breaks and 400 options for making overly colorful charts.
**** Thoughts On The Latest iTunes-iPod Lawsuit <http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/business/appleaday/blog/2008/01/thoughts_on_the_latest_itunesi.html>
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
After reading through the lawsuit myself, I must say I was astounded at the misinformation and exaggeration.
**** Adium 1.2 Out Of Beta With A Few New Tricks <http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/01/06/adium-1-2-out-of-beta-with-a-few-new-tricks>
by David Chartier, Ars Technica
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Open Source: Mob Mentality Or Innovation Engine? <http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080106-community-driven-development-and-innovation-the-twain-meet.html>
by Ryan Paul, Ars Technica
**** The Search Party <http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/01/14/080114fa_fact_auletta>
by Ken Auletta, New Yorker
Google squares off with its Capitol Hill critics.
**** What My Kids Tell Me About The Future Of Media <http://avc.blogs.com/a_vc/2008/01/what-my-kids-te.html>
by A VC
**** Parade: Your Grandfather's News Magazine <http://www.steveouting.com/parade-your-grandfathers-news-magazine.html>
by Steve Outing
Tens of millions of people were treated to an example of print media's slide toward irrelevance this morning.
**** The Kid's Bike Sex Change <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/06/CMO3TJG85.DTL>
by David Curran, San Francisco Chronicle
When my daughter grew out of her rosy ride, we proposed giving it to our son. And he let us know - in about two seconds - that he had zero interest in riding what was so obviously "a gull's bike." Fine.
**** Keeping It Real <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/magazine/06wwln-lede-t.html?ref=magazine>
by James Gleick, New York Times
What is Magna Carta worth? Exactly $21,321,000. We know because that's what it fetched in a fair public auction at Sotheby's in New York just before Christmas. Twenty-one million is, by far, the most ever pad for a page of text, and therein lies a paradox: Information is now cheaper than ever and also more expensive.
**** Means Testing: Income Or Housing Type To Determine Subsidy <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_193698.html>
by Straits Times
Health minister Khaw Boon Wan said the test wil only take into account the individual's income. For the economically inactive, their type of hosing will be used as a yardstick to determine the amount of subsidy they can receive.
**** Is The Price Of Security, Freedom? <http://chemgen.wordpress.com/2008/01/07/is-the-price-of-security-freedom/>
by Chemical Generation Singapore
**** Same Shit, Different Year! <http://robcampbell.wordpress.com/2008/01/07/same-shit-different-year/>
by The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod
**** The Unfortunate Major <http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2008/01/unfortunate-major.html>
by Mr Wang Says So
**** Fixing The Bloggers <http://statestimes.wordpress.com/2008/01/07/fixing-the-bloggers/>
by The States Times
**** 2007: The Year Virtual Reality Shaped Reality - A Review Of The New Media Landscape In 2007 <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/01/06/2007-the-year-virtual-reality-shaped-reality-a-review-of-the-new-media-landscape-in-2007/>
by Terence Lee, theonlinecitizen
New media, particularly blogs and videos, have become a prominent newsmaker in its own right — even setting the agenda for what is to be featured in Singaproe mainstream media.
**** Air China Lobs Bid To Undo Rival's Deal <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119963895921370525.html?mod=googlenews_wsj>
by Rick Carew and Costas Paris, Wall Street Journal
Singapore Airlines Falls On Rival Bid For China Eastern Stake <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aRz9JpROKuK4&refer=home>, by Irene Shen, Bloomberg.
**** The M Shaped Singapore <http://www.freakthoughts.net/?p=55>
by Freak Thoughts
The rich is getting richer, and the poor, poorer. It is not the first time we are hearing this, but it is probably the first time Singaporeans are feeling this.
**** Singapore Libel Case A Test Of Murdoch's Bona Fides <http://business.smh.com.au/singapore-libel-case-a-test-of-murdochs-bona-fides/20080106-1kg3.html>
by Eric Ellis, Sydney Morning Herald
One place where libel remains a legal growth industry is in a tiny country desperate to become part of the developed world: among the sensitive political and busines spetals of SIngapore. As Rupert Murdoch is himself finding out via News Corporatin's purchase of Dow Jones.
With this libel headache now on Murdoch's desk, Singapore faces a media company run by a dominant individual who is an archly pragmatic dealmaker when it suit shim. That could mean wiggle room for legal negotiation except that, with libel, the Lees famously are not much for turning. Absolute victory is their goal. It will be fascinating to see how the battle plays out, mindful of the messages it could send around a democratising region where state control of media is evolving and where libel clearly is not yet dead.
**** 'Hey... Want To Take Cab? No Surcharge For Peak Hours' <http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20080106-43801.html>
Asked if it was legitimate for cabbies to offer customers discounts, a spokesman for Comfort, Singapore's largest taxi operator, said that cabbies are essentially their own businessmen. She added: 'It is their prerogative to give discounts to their customers should they so desire.'
**** Coming And Going And Coming Back To Haunt Us Again <http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2008/yax-833.htm>
by Au Waipang, Yawning Bread
It is delicious irony that much of the representation of Singapore to itself and to the world is mediated through gay people.
**** Several MRT Station 'Hot Spots' Likely In The Future <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_193491.html>
by Joyce Teo, Straits Times
A major review of the town plan governing the development of land across Singapore is due this year - and keen interest centres on the use of land near MRT stations.
**** More Opting To Teach Part-Time <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_193529.html>
by Ho Ai Li, Straits Times
**** Local Blogs Being Added To Singapore's Historical Archives <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_193563.html>
by Keith Lin, Straits Times
The National Library Board (NLB) is adding blogs to Singapore's historical archives as part of its efforts to retain a comprehensive record of online content. In all, the library aims to archive some 100 blogs by the end of the year.
**** Top Public Servants, Higher Pay And The 'Warm-Cold' Syndrome <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_192848.html>
by Dudley Au, Straits Times
**** The Cost Of Living Has Been On The Rise. So What About Increasing Tax Reliefs? <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_192855.html>
by David Goh Chee Hoe, Straits Times
**** Public Transport Should Not Be Left In Hands Of Private Operators <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_192853.html>
by Chua Kian Tiong, Straits Times
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