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**** Apple Goes Corporate <http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_11/b4075000707492.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index_top+story>
by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek
With shared down 35%, Jobs & Co. have a union between the consumer-friendly iPhone and Corporate America in mind.
**** Love Him Or Hate Him, Fortune Cannot Make Up Its Mind About Steve Jobs <http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/04/love-him-or-hate-him-fortune-cannot-make-up-its-mind-about-steve-jobs/>
by Erick Schonfeld, TechCrunch
**** The Trouble With Steve Jobs <http://money.cnn.com/2008/03/02/news/companies/elkind_jobs.fortune/>
by Peter Elkind, Fortune
Jobs likes to make his own rules, whether the topic is computers, stock options, or even pancreatic cancer. The same traits that make him a great CEO drive him to put his company, and his investors, at risk.
**** Apple Sticks To Its Guns On iPhone Goal <http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/apple-sticks-iphone-goal-shareholders/story.aspx?guid=%7BDA548A02-27A6-4576-842E-AC177AE69C72%7D>
by Rex Crum and Dan Gallagher, MarketWatch
Apple Inc. stuck to its goal of selling 10 million iPhones by the end of the year, despite a growing belief by analysts that this will be a stretch in a slowing economy.
**** Adobe, Apple And Microsoft All Talking About Rich Internet Applciations On Mobile Devices <http://blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart/?p=777>
by Ryan Stewart, ZDNet.com
I'd even go as far as to say that the web experience isn't complete on the iPhone until some kind of Flash support is added.
/Unfortunately for Adobe, Apple has proved that iPhone's web capabilities is winning the market even without support for Flash./
See Also:<br/>Steve Jobs Says Flash Not Good Enough For iPhone <http://weblogs.redeyechicago.com/iphoneblog/2008/03/breaking-news-s.html>, by RedEye.
**** Jobs Hid Cancer Diagnosis For 9 Months <http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-9886077-37.html>
by Tom Krazit, CNET News.com
If the CEO is sick, do the shareholders have a right to know?
That's the question raised, but not exactly answered, by a /Fortune/ profile of Apple CEO Steve Jobs released Tuesday, the day of Apple's annual shareholder meeting.
**** Did iPods Cause A Crime Wave? <http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2008/03/04/afx4729416.html>
by Associated Press
Could the temptation for stealing iPods be so strong that they're behind an increase in the crime rate? Researchers at a public policy institute say yes.
**** Nike, Apple Send iPod To Gym <http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8V6SLC80.htm>
by Sarah Skidmore, BusinessWeek
Nike and Apple are making the iPod compatible with gym equipment.
The companies said Tuesday that they are working with several gym equipment manufacturers and the health clubs 24-Hour Fitness and Virgin Athletic Health Clubs to allow members to plug their iPod Nanos into cardio equipment. They can then track workouts, set goals and upload the information to a Nike web site.
**** Apple Shareholders OK 'Say On Pay' <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/04/BUT5VDFEC.DTL&type=tech>
by Ellen Lee, San Francisco Chronicle
Apple shareholders approved a proposal Tuesday giving them the opportunity to tell the company what they think about how much its executives, including CEO Steve Jobs, are being paid.
Shareholders, however, did not approve a shareholder proposal pushing to create a board committee for sustainability and force he company to make the environment more of a priority.
**** Shiira 2.2 <http://www.macworld.com/article/132315/2008/03/shiira.html>
by Jason Cranford Teague, Macworld
Brower builds on Safari's technology, but is undone by bugs.
**** Rhem 3 Puzzle Adventure Game Released <http://www.macworld.com/article/132345/2008/03/rhem3.html>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
**** iPod Scrabble Released, Mini Golf Re-Released <http://www.macworld.com/article/132347/2008/03/scrabble.html>
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
**** Highlights From Apple's Shareholder Meeting <http://www.businessweek.com/technology/ByteOfTheApple/blog/archives/2008/03/highlights_from.html?campaign_id=rss_blog_byteoftheapple>
by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek
The iPhone will launch in <s>China</s> Asia this year. (We knew that. When? And in what countries?!?)
See Also:<br/>China Mobile, Apple Not (Yet) Reopening iPhone Talks <http://www.eetasia.com/ART_8800508346_499488_NT_8339cf59.HTM>, by Electronic Engineering Times.<br/>Apple Plans No Dividend Or Buyback <http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN0450601920080305>, by Scott Hillis, Reuters.
**** Bento Boxes Personal Data <http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,23317647-8362,00.html>
by John O'Brien, The Courier-Mail
Bento is a cohesive, powerful tool for keeping personal information at your fingertips.
**** Intuit TurboTax And H&R Block TaxCut <http://www.macworld.com/article/132338/2008/03/taxprep_desktop.html>
by John Rizzo, Macworld
Both programs give solid advice, but TurboTax offers users an easier experience.
**** 2GB iPod Shuffle <http://www.macworld.com/article/132332/2008/03/2gbipodshuffle.html>
by Christopher Breen, Macworld
Good capacity for the price, continued cute-as-a-button-ness, and decent sound mean this iPod remains a perfect companion for workouts and for those who enjoy shuffling their music.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** A Wave Of The Watch List, And Speech Disappears <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/us/04bar.html?_r=1&ex=1362286800&en=a5067fa5263b7b0f&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin>
by Adam Liptak, New York Times
**** Out Of The Blue <http://www.seedmagazine.com/news/2008/03/out_of_the_blue.php?page=all&p=y>
by Jonah Lehrer, Seed
Can a thinking, remembering, decision-making, biologically accurate brain be built from a supercomputer?
**** Book Lovers Have Emotional Bond With Paper <http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080304-book-lovers-have-emotional-bond-with-paper.html>
by Nate Anderson, Ars Technica
Book lovers have a message for e-book makers: you can have my paperback when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.
**** Yes, MSG, The Secret Behind The Savor <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/05/dining/05glute.html?ex=1362459600&en=731571e234262938&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss>
by Julia Moskin, New York Times
Cooks around the world have remained dedicated to MSG, even though they may not know it by that name.
**** Lies And Consequences <http://www.slate.com/id/2185765/?from=rss>
by Meghan O'Rourke, Slate
Why are book editors so bad at spotting fake memoirs?
**** Tighter Security Checks Cause Huge Traffic Build-Up At Woodlands, Tuas Checkpoints <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_213590.html>
by Diana Othman, Straits Times
Lorry drivers said the traffic build-up has worsened in the last two days and many of the vehicles waiting to cross the Causeway or Second Link into Malaysia have been caught in the long jam for more than 24 hours.
**** Tensions Over Foreign Workers Will Continue: Ng Eng Hen <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_213647.html>
by Li Xueying, Straits Times
**** Has Our Prime Minister Gone Missing Too? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/03/05/has-our-prime-minister-gone-missing-too/>
by Andrew Loh, theonlinecitizen
A week of silence is deafening - and worrying.
**** New Housing Grant To Encourage Singles To Live With Parents <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/333096/1/.html>
by Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia
**** Investor Jim Rogers Says Singapore To Lose Money On U.S. Banks <http://www.reuters.com/article/fundsFundsNews/idUSSIN3390620080305>
by Kevin Lim, Reuters
Investment guru Jim Rogers believes that U.S. bank stocks could fall further and predicts that Singapore's state investors will lose money on their multi-billion dollar investments in Citigroup and Merrill Lynch.
**** On A Five-Time-Walkover Minister In Six Elections <http://hammersphere.wordpress.com/2008/03/05/on-a-five-time-walkover-minister-in-six-elections/>
by The Hammersphere
**** Singapore, The Concrete Jungle <http://coolsassysmart.blogspot.com/2008/03/singapore-concrete-jungle.html>
by Nerdy Is The New Cool
Is it any surprise that Singaporeans just love fad9ing into the wallpaper roles when they are overseas?
**** Singapore, Are We Open-Sourced Yet? <http://frozened.com/?p=41>
by David C Rambles
**** Tharman Says Balance Is Important When Defining KPIs In Education <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/332863/1/.html>
by Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia
Mr Tharman's point was that while it is important to motivate the student, the ministry should leave schools to find their own balance on how they want to affirm or challenge the student.
/Leaving it to the 'marketplace' is a good idea, so long as it is easy to switch from one 'brand' to another — which is not the case for education in Singapore./
See Also:<br/>FY 2008 Committee Of Supply Debate, 1st Reply By Minister On Educational Policy <http://app.sprinter.gov.sg/data/pr/20080304985.pdf>, by Singapore Government. (Note: PDF document)
**** A Day At Work <http://stressed-teacher.blogspot.com/2008/03/day-at-work.html>
by Stressed Teacher
I feel tired and worn out. Every single bloody day.
**** Healthcare Costs & Subsidies For Low Income Households <http://www.mrbiao.com/blog/healthcare-costs-subsidies-for-low-income-households.html>
by This Lush Garden Within
**** No Longer Aiming For Bill Gates
by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
When was the last time you see "Microsoft" and "Innovation" in the same sentence? That's why the local newspapers are no longer talking about producing the next Bill Gates in Singapore. It's all about Steve Jobs <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/241169.asp> now. :-)
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