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**** 8 Stars Speak Out On Steve Jobs <http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/technology/0911/gallery.steve_jobs_testimonials.fortune/index.html>
Eight people who rarely speak publicly about Jobs explain what makes him one of the best business minds of our time.
**** Quick QuickTime Q&A <http://www.tuaw.com/2009/11/05/quick-quicktime-q-and-a/>
TJ Luoma, TUAW
QuickTime was one of the few apps which changed significantly in Snow Leopard. We've heard from some readers who missed the initial reports about it, so we're repeating it here, with some additional QuickTime information.
**** Apple Unveils First Paris Store In Louvre <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cultofmac/bFow/~3/pztJWCAQDg4/20589>
Ed Sutherland, Cult of Mac
Apple today opened the first of a series of stores planned for Paris. The first, located near the famous Louvre art museum, coincided with the release of the Musee du Louvre iPhone app showcasing among other exhibits, Leonardo da Vinciâs Mona Lisa.
**** Steve Jobs's Legacy <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmoney.cnn.com%2F2009%2F11%2F03%2Ftechnology%2Fsteve_jobs_legacy.fortune%2F&usg=AFQjCNGzfHuI_uorrvZZVQayyxW4NvuFoQ>
Harvard professor Nancy F. Koehn shows us how Steve Jobs stacks up with other great entrepreneurs in history.
**** Inside The Apple Ecosystem <http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/fortune/0911/gallery.apple_ecosystem.fortune/index.html>
>From the brightly colored iMac to the ultra-sleek MacBook Pro, Steve Jobs turned geeky PCs into lusted-after objects.
**** The Decade of Steve <http://money.cnn.com/2009/11/04/technology/steve_jobs_ceo_decade.fortune/index.htm>
Adam Lashinsky, Fortune
How Apple's imperious, brilliant CEO transformed American business.
**** John Legend Live: With MacBook Pro, Logic Studio And MainStage <http://www.apple.com/logicstudio/in-action/johnlegend/?sr=hotnews.rss>
For Legend, cinching that connection on the current tour involves working his songs on every level to meet and exceed the high bar set by the massively popular recordings.
**** First Look: Viewfinder For Mac Finds Images For You <http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/apple/~3/XpuoVxbhlpI/first-look-viewfinder-for-mac.ars>
Jeff Smykil, Ars Technica
Viewfinder offers a convenient way to search, obtain, and attribute photos from the popular Flickr photo-sharing site. If you use a lot of images in your day-to-day life, you will want to take a closer look.
**** iTunes LP Now Available For Apple TV Customers <http://www.tuaw.com/2009/11/06/itunes-lp-now-available-for-apple-tv-customers/>
Dave Caolo, TUAW
**** Five Unexpected Uses For The Control Key <http://rss.macworld.com/click.phdo?i=372181c7fda0b92eb35dd97a5dcb8bd1>
Sharon Zardetto, Macworld
If youâre like me, youâve nearly worn out your Macâs Control key (often labeled CTRL), using it to open contextual menus. Itâs true that Control-clicking on anything from a Finder icon to a windowâs title is an amazingly handy way to access a pop-up menu of targeted options. But you can also add Control to common key combinations for variations on the original functions.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Some TVs Go Directly Online For Streaming Movies <http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=139ab1e33b2b5d65cacd73122d9782d5>
John R. Quain, New York Times
**** A Dream Home Undone By Divorce <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/05/garden/05divorce.html>
Penelope Green, New York Times
Welcome to home interrupted, Leslie Williams said, opening the door to what appeared to be just the opposite: a bright TriBeCa loft with near-lapidary finishes.
**** The Life And Death Of The Death Of God <http://www.obit-mag.com/articles/the-life-and-death-of-the-death-of-god>
Nathan Schneider, Obit
It was a recipe for the easiest headline ever: "Death of God Guy Dies." John T. Elson, who passed away on Sept. 7, was a journalist best known for penning the story behind Time magazineâs wildly controversial cover in April 1966, which asked, in bold red letters over a black backdrop, "Is God Dead?" The issue became one of the best selling in the magazine's history and sent American religion spiraling into an identity crisis.
Maybe now, goes the obvious punch line, Elson can tell us the answer.
**** Manage Foreigners' Inflow <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_450805.html>
Singapore must manage the inflow of foreign talent and other immigrants to ensure Singaporeans do not lose out but rather benefit from their presence, senior minister Goh Chok Tong said on Thursday. He said the Republic, which is already a cultural melting pot, will become even more diverse in the years to come.
**** Global Bodies Need Change <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_450964.html>
Jeremy Au Yong, Straits Times
Previously Western-centric organisations like the World Bank need to make fundamental adjustments to remain relevant and ensure stability in the post-crisis world, minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew says.
**** The Agony Of Waiting For Some Buses <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_450635.html>
Beverly Robin Britton, Straits Times
**** Free Ez-link Replacement Card Shouldn't Come With Zero Value <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_450640.html>
Wilson Choo, Straits Times
**** Temasek Scores Perfect 10 <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_451028.html>
Alvin Foo, Straits Times
Temasek Holdings has kept its position as one of the world's most transparent sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). It attained a perfect score in the third quarter of this year on a United States-based transparency index which evaluates such entities.
**** Attack On Temasek Review: Not SPH <http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2009/11/6/attack-on-temasek-review-site-not-sph>
Geoffrey Pereira, Straits Times
Well, the truth is no warning was needed; but perhaps a little more understanding of the Internet by TR.
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**** Slowly, Foreign Buyers Drift Back Into Singapore <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2009%2F11%2F06%2Fgreathomesanddestinations%2F06iht-resinga.html&usg=AFQjCNG02iETz25fH0oi8UueELWwL05LAQ>
New York Times
After five consecutive quarters of decline in Singaporeâs property market, the luxury segment is starting to improve, partly helped by the slow reappearance of foreign buyers.
**** Can Raymond Lim Survive The Rush Hour MRT? <http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2009/11/can-raymond-lim-survive-rush-hour-mrt.html>
Diary of A Singaporean Mind
I don't think the sardine can, armpit smelling stuffy experience can ever show up in any of the stats. We may think of Malaysia as being behind us in everything but they have one minister who doesn't just look at statistics...
**** Declaring Of Goods: Singapore Custom Clarifies For Everyone's Benefit <http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC091106-0000253/Online-Only---Declaring-of-goods--Singapore-Custom-clarifies-for-everyones-benefit>
Victor Seah, Singapore Customs, Today
In Mr Melvinder Kanth's case, he had claimed that he had always placed everything in the scanner in plain view of the officials. We wish to inform that this by itself does not constitute a proper declaration being made. This is because when a traveller goes through the green lane for clearance, it is taken as a declaration that the traveler has nothing to declare. Hence, he/she would be liable if he/she had in his/her possession contraband items as defined by the country's laws.
**** Does APEC Matter Anymore? <http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2F2009%2FBUSINESS%2F11%2F06%2Fapec.does.it.matter%2F&usg=AFQjCNEsmczi8qFOJKQBPhGp-oAo9spc9A>
Kevin Voigt, CNN International
**** MFA Spokesman's Comments In Response To Media Queries On Singapore's Views On Recent Developments In Thai-Cambodia Relations <http://app.mfa.gov.sg/2006/press/view_press_email.asp?post_id=5572>
"Singapore is concerned about the deteriorating relationship between Thailand and Cambodia. It is not good for ASEAN. We hope that both our friends will keep the larger interest of ASEAN in mind and find a way to resolve their differences quickly in a spirit of good neighbourliness."
**** Downturn Could Spread From Singaporeâs Ships To Shore <http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/685c3d90-ca3b-11de-a3a3-00144feabdc0.html>
Kevin Brown and Paul Betts, Financial Times
Now half the banks that used to provide finance for shipping companies have pulled out of the market. It could get worse: hundreds of new ships are on order, many unfinanced. That could help push the proportion of idle box ships as high as 20 per cent next year.
No wonder, then, that the trend rate of growth in the city state is likely to shift downwards to somewhere below 5 per cent over the next decade, as Tharman Shanmugaratnam, finance minister, told the Financial Times the other day.
**** The Distinctive City <http://groundnotes.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/the-distinctive-city/>
This neurotic desire to keep re-inventing ourselves, to be what weâre not, tells us more about our insecurities than anything else.
**** Controversy Is 'normal' <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_451226.html>
Sun Chi Yin, Straits Times
The recent uproar among Chinese netizens over minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew's call for the United States to remain engaged in Asia to balance China is 'normal', the Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday.
It will not affect the bilateral mood ahead of president Hu Jintao's state visit to Singapore next week, the ministry suggested.
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