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**** Apple, The FCC, And The Sideloading Solution <http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/24/editorial-apple-the-fcc-and-the-sideloading-solution/>
Nilay Patel, Engadget

I want to talk about technology, not paperwork -- apps, not policy.

**** Apple's Latest Ads Continue To Respond To Microsoft's Campaign <http://www.macrumors.com/2009/08/24/apples-latest-ads-continue-to-respond-to-microsofts-campaign/>

**** Discontent Rising Over Apple's App Store <http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/iphone/discontent-rising-over-apples-app-store-20090825-ex19.html?FORM=ZZNR8>
Tim Barribeau, Sydney Morning Herald

Much of the controversy stems from the App Store's inconsistent manner of dealing with content. A number of times an application has made it through to the store, and then been pulled when outrage is sufficient.

**** Apple's Animal Farm <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.money.cnn.com%2Ftools%2Fredirect.jsp%3Furl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fbrainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com%2F2009%2F08%2F24%2Fapples-animal-farm%2F&usg=AFQjCNHaZ8egeWfFCFN8j0KyT1Xx25JCVQ>
Jon Fortt, Fortune

Apple’s technology is gorgeous all right. But as Apple gets more power, a funny thing is happening on the farm. Innovation and expression on Apple’s iPhone platform are beginning to suffer, even as Apple insists that its restrictions are for our own good. And as we gaze out at the titans of the tech landscape, it’s getting difficult to tell which are the humans and which are the pigs.

**** Apple App Store Approvals: The Perception Game Playbook Emerges <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.zdnet.com%2FBTL%2F%3Fp%3D23156&usg=AFQjCNGAnegchTMrBFEBZKxJUrRsA_GIXQ>
Larry Dignan, ZDNet

The Apple App Store playbook is starting to come into view. The game appears to revolve around managing perception and backing Apple into a corner if you’re a developer on the fence. Apple has its own playbook to play defense.

**** Apple's Snow Leopard: Same Great UI, Refinements Under The Hood <http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136909/Apple_s_Snow_Leopard_Same_great_UI_refinements_under_the_hood?source=rss_opsys>
Dan Turner, Computerworld

Most of what's new in Mac OS X 10.6 won't be obvious to users.

**** Snow Leopard Upgrade For Mac More Of A Marketing Than Tech Tool? <http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2009729600_snowleopard25.html?syndication=rss>
John Boudreau, San Jose Mercury News

**** 10 Reasons Why Snow Leopard Is An Essential Upgrade <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cultofmac/bFow/~3/mzfpATyQ2QA/15010>
Pete Mortensen, Cult of Mac

Three days from the next great version of the best great thing, here are 10 reasons why you should upgrade to Snow Leopard.

**** Innocent Until Proven Guilty <http://joehewitt.com/post/innocent-until-proven-guilty/>
Joe Hewitt

I shouldn't have to argue for why it is better to assume people are innocent until proven guilty. There are plenty of successful platforms out there which free developers to publish anything, but punish them if they do something harmful. This allows developers to move fast, fix bugs immediately, get feedback from users at a very low cost. Any bug that Apple finds after their two week delay would have been found by users on day one, and fixed on day two. I'd rather have a bug in the wild for one day than have an app in the review queue for two weeks.

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**** Laugh, Kookaburra <http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/08/24/090824fa_fact_sedaris>
David Sedaris, New Yorker

A day in the bush, a night at home.

**** Santiago, Pluperfect <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/slate/~3/XdjtiwoJcm4/>
Lance Larsen, Slate


**** Pricier Pills At Hospitals <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_421010.html>
Judith Tan, Straits Times

Public hospitals have raised the prices of some generic drugs - including some which treat chronic conditions like diabetes - by as much as 25 per cent a tablet.

**** Singaporeans Urged To ‘Embrace’ Foreigners <http://temasekreview.com/?p=12287>
The Temasek Review

**** 环保就“不要单独旅行”? 翻译不当 华文标语闹笑话 <http://www.zaobao.com/sp/sp090825_004.shtml>
胡洁梅, 联合早报


**** Still Can't Swim At Pasir Ris <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_421063.html>
Ess Aubrey Gabrelyn, Straits Times

The water quality of Singapore's five recreational beaches have stayed 'very good' or 'Good' for whole-body contact activities since the last review, but swimming is still not advised at the Pasir Ris beach.

**** Temasek To Take Active Role In Investments After Assets Drop <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fapps%2Fnews%3Fpid%3D20601080%26sid%3DawqNnDNv9WWs&usg=AFQjCNHtQFQZJ-iSKkmHxMPBJ-bMrJMG8Q>
Joyce Koh and Netty Ismail, Bloomberg

Temasek Holdings Pte said it will take a more active role in managing investments as it increases overseas holdings after the value of assets slumped by S$40 billion ($27 billion) last fiscal year.

The review of Temasek’s seven-year-old charter reflects the transformation of the fund from a passive holder of stakes in government-controlled companies to an international investor in companies including Merrill Lynch & Co. and Barclays Plc.

**** Temasek's Revised Charter Downplays Singapore Links <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2FmarketsNews%2FidUSSGC00326020090825&usg=AFQjCNELuFDYHowvXCLqPHXrhfcXbM3s-A>
Kevin Lim and Neil Chatterjee, Reuters

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings on Tuesday issued an updated charter that described the fund as an investment firm managed on commercial principles, dropping a reference to its role to improve the city-state's economic base.

**** 新加坡的水 <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fworld.people.com.cn%2FGB%2F9919721.html&usg=AFQjCNEel6kviu4aLYvmmysVsqJVNfYVEA>
陆元兵, 人民日报


**** 新加坡的斑马线前没有一辆不耐烦按喇叭的车 <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fzjnews.zjol.com.cn%2F05zjnews%2Fsystem%2F2009%2F08%2F25%2F015771315.shtml&usg=AFQjCNGDU1NWM778KJZLsJaK4hYWEhyx-g>
陆一灵, 浙江在线

**** Temasek CEO: Open To Investing In Western Banks <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125117657532456163.html?mod=rss_asia_whats_news>
P.R. Venkat and Coastas Paris, Wall Street Journal

Singapore state-owned investment company Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd. remains open to investing in Western banks and may divest from some Singapore companies, senior executives said Tuesday.

**** Singapore Government Takes Notice Of Christian Extremists <http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2009/yax-1055.htm>
Yawning Bread

Indeed, the only two Christian leaders who were in the photo were the head of the mainstream Anglican Church and a representative of the Roman Catholic Church. In other words, the real trouble-makers effectively snubbed the council and the meeting with Lee.

Thus, instead of demonstrating that all religions bought into his message, the photo showed all too clearly how the most troublesome ones would still challenge the secular state and its tolerance-promoting message.

**** 13th H1N1 Flu Victim Dies <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_421102.html>
Judith Tan, Straits Times

**** Green Shoots In Tourism <http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/Singapore/Story/STIStory_421117.html>
Lim Wei Chean, Straits Times

Some 881,000 visitors came last month, representing a 4.5 per cent drop from the same period a year ago. But this is the 'smallest year-on-year decline this year', said the Singapore Tourism Board on Tuesday.

**** Singapore Demand And Phony Contracts Sustain Booming Mekong Sand Exports <http://english.vietnamnet.vn/reports/2009/08/865153/>
Tuoi Tre, VietNamNet Bridge

The volume of sand exported to Singapore from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta in the first half of 2009 was equivalent to the total exports of the last ten years. Ironically, most of it is shipped under falsely backdated contracts.

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