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**** AT&T Now Showing "iPhone Black" Model In Device Listing <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/05/12/att_now_showing_iphone_black_model_in_device_listing.html>
by Katie Marsal, AppleInsider
**** Apple To Take iPhone Nonexclusive In Australia And India <http://www.macworld.com/article/133400/2008/05/iphoneoz.html>
by Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service
Apple's iPhone will be available from more than one mobile operator in Australia and India later this year, further signs tat Apple is breaking with its history of exclusive iPhone distribution agreements with operators in other markets.
**** SingTel, Bharti, Airtel, Globe And Optus To Offer iPhone In Region <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/347151/1/.html?>
by Channel NewsAsia
Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), Bharti Airtel, Globe Telecom and Optus announced on Monday that they have signed an agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Singapore, India, the Philippines and Australia later this year.
SingTel holds a 30.5% stake in India's Bharti and 44.5% in the Philippines' Globe. It owns Optus, a telecommunications operator in Australia.
/More countries are now going to have multiple telcos offering iPhones./
**** Apple Threatens European iPhone Knockoff Reseller <http://www.macnn.com/articles/08/05/12/iphone.knockoff.threatened/>
Apple is going after the sellers of at least one iPhone knockoff, delivering a cease & desist to a HiPhone reseller in Europe.
**** Second Gen iPhone: 3-G When You Want It, EDGE When You Don't <http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/05/second-gen-ipho.html>
by Bryan Gardiner, Wired
For those concerned about the battery taxing tendencies of 3-G chipsets, there's new evidence that Apple may be planning to include a 3-G kill switch of sorts in its forthcoming second-gen iPhone.
**** Why I Chose Mac As A Freelace Photographer And Video Producer <http://www.mactropolis.com/behind-the-lens/why-i-chose-mac-as-a-freelance-photographer-and-video-producer/>
by Jarrod Tully, Mactropolis.com
It does what I need it to do and I'm geared up to fend off my next looming deadline with poise and determination.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Twitter And The China Earthquake <http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/twitter_and_the_china_earthqua.html>
by Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC
**** Craig (Of The List) Looks Beyond The Web <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/12/technology/12craig.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1210569873-mn42+GMp2a+qeobbCqQEbQ>
by Noam Cohen, New York Times
**** Why PR Folks Should Blacklist Bloggers <http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/2008/05/11/why-pr-folks-should-blacklist-bloggers/>
by Jason Falls, Social Media Explorer
**** LEDs Could Light Up Our Future <http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/362653_led12.html>
by Tom Abate, San Francisco Chroncile
The same innovation that makes laptop screens thinner turns out to be one of the best energy-saving technologies on Earth — and it's all thanks to new tricks that make it possible to create more illumination using the humblest member of the semiconductor family, the light-emitting diode, or LED.
**** Why Dell Will Not Bounce Back <http://fakesteve.blogspot.com/2008/05/why-dell-will-not-bounce-back.html>
by Daniel Lyons, The Secret Diary Of Steve Jobs
What people overlook is that the advantages that allowed Dell to prosper for about a decade were all fleeting advantages.
**** The Blood Brain Barrier <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/11/AR2008051100962.html>
by Steve Gillmor, TechCrunch.com
**** Pondering Fermi <http://www.openthefuture.com/2008/05/pondering_fermi.html>
by Jamais Cascio, Open The Future
I suspect that the "where are they?" query has a serious flaw: it makes assumptions about the behavior of an interstellar-capable culture based on what we, a pre-interstellar society, might do.
**** The Blog Of War <http://www.tnr.com/booksarts/story.html?id=0afcee53-5860-48b8-9065-bd7ac4945254>
by Anne Applebaum, The New Republic
While the book has a chronological order, it has nothing resembling a narrative.
**** Bird-Watcher <http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/05/19/080519fa_fact_remnick>
by David Remnick, New Yorker
Every weekday for the past twenty-seven years, a long-in-the-tooth history major named Phil Schaap has hosted a morning program on WKCR, Columbia University's radio station, called "Bird Flight," which places a degree of attention on the music of the bebop saxophonist Charlie Parker that is so obsesive, so ardent and detailed, that Schaap frequently sounds like a mad Talmudic scholar who has decided that the laws of humankind reside not in the ancient Babylonian tractates but in alternate takes of "Moose the Mooche" and "Swedish Schnapps."
**** East Wind <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2008/05/19/080519fi_fiction_barnes>
by Julian Barnes, New Yorker
**** A Primer <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2008/05/19/080519po_poem_hicok>
by Bob Hicok, New Yorker
**** Court Hearing On Defamation Award Adjourned <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/347256/1/.html>
by S Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia
On Monday, the High Court adjourned the hearing to give SDP and its lawyers more time to prepare their arguments.
**** SingTel, Bharti, Airtel, Globe And Optus To Offer iPhone In Region <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/347151/1/.html>
by Channel NewsAsia
Singapore Telecomunications (SingTel), Bharti Airtel, Globe Telecom, and Optus announced on Monday that they have signed an agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Singapore, India, the Philippines and Australia later this year.
**** Thank You For Reading My Blog, Aljunied Town Council Members <http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2008/05/thank-you-for-reading-my-blog-aljunied.html>
by Mr Wang Says So
As I see it, either the Aljunied Town Council has suddenly changed its plans about the index, or the Straits Times made a big error in reporting the story the first time around.
**** Prof Jayakumar 'Quietly Confident' Of Pedra Branca Verdict <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_236551.html>
by Lydia Lim, Straits Times
Officials from Singaproe and Malayisa met recently ahead of next week's verdict on the sovereignty dispute over Pedra Branca, to discuss ways to ensure a 'smooth and problem-free' enforcement of the judgement to be handed down by the world court, deputy prime minister S Jayakumar said on Monday.
**** Walking In Changi <http://www.itchytraveller.com/articles/lifestyle_travel/walking_in_changi.html>
by Itchy Traveller
Here is a walk where I can guarantee that you will experience one of the most memorable nature adventures by the eastern shoreline.
**** The Unions, The Press, And The People - Part II <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/05/12/uniquely-singapore-5/>
by Leong Sze Hian, theonlinecitizen
It is preplexing for CASE's executive director to explain the disparity by saying that "only NTUC FairPrice had told the consumer watchdog of its uniform pricing."
This is esepcially bewildering because CASE was supposed to have done a survey of all the supermarkets - instead of waiting for the supermarket chains to tell it about their uniform pricing.
**** Rents Go Up, Shops Move <http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,164512,00.html>
by Hedy Khoo, New Paper
Forget the red-light district. The way rents are going, Geylang is now the red-hot district.
The demand for properties between Lorong 1 and 25 is so hot that rents have shot up, and some long-time businesses are being forced to move out.
**** Malay Movies Receive Overwhelming Response In Singapore <http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news.php?id=332269>
**** Do SMU Fresh Grads Really Make $4K To $10K A Month? <http://cowboycaleb.liquidblade.com/index.php/archives/2008/05/12/do-smu-fresh-grads-make-really-make-4k-to-10k-a-month/>
by Cowboy Caleb
**** More Gantries, Fewer Taxis? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/253297.asp>
by Jinny Koh, Today
The LTA is in discussions with cab companies to see if they can provide rebates for their cabbies, even as it considers extensions to the operating hours of existing ERP gantries.
**** Not Enough Locals Visit Museums, Says Outgoing Asian Civilisations Museum Director <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/347031/1/.html>
by Margaret Perry, Channel NewsAsia
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