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**** What Lies Ahead In Nokia Vs Apple Legal Battle <http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE60H05R20100118?type=marketsNews>
Tarmo Virki, Reuters

Finding a winner in the legal battle between Nokia and Apple will likely take years as the two cellphone giants use the courts to pressure each other into a licensing agreement.

**** How Did Jobs Get So Cool? <http://www.nationalpost.com/scripts/story.html?id=2454570>
Rick Spence, Financial Post

If there is a rock star of entrepreneurs, it's Steve Jobs. Not just because the Apple Inc. co-founder and chief executive gave the music industry back its mojo (through iTunes), or even because he used to date Joan Baez.

Whether it is the disruptive hardware he's produced (Apple II, iMac, iPod and iPhone), or the way he owns the podium in his turtleneck, jeans and New Balance sneakers, Jobs is the coolest chief executive of all.

**** Apple To Hold Product Event On January 27 <http://www.macworld.com/article/145761/2010/01/january27_apple.html?lsrc=rss_main>
Philip Michaels, Macworld

The days of Apple tablet rumor-mongering may soon be coming to an end—Apple confirmed that it will hold an invitation-only event in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 27 to introduce its “latest creation.”

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**** Movie Misquotations <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/magazine/17FOB-onlanguage-t.html>
Fred R. Shapiro, New York Times

Over the last century or so, movie quotations, like pop-music lyrics, have come to replace Biblical verses and Shakespearean couplets as our cultural lingua franca, our common store of wit and wisdom. Yet many of the most frequently cited motion-picture lines turn out to be misquotations.

**** Trailhead <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2010/01/25/100125fi_fiction_wilson>
E. O. Wilson, New Yorker

**** Sunday Afternoon <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2010/01/25/100125po_poem_bly>
Robert Bly, New Yorker

**** Kid Goth <http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/01/25/100125fa_fact_goodyear>
Dana Goodyear, New Yorker

Neil Gaiman’s fantasies.

**** Poem Of The Week: La Gioconda By Michael Field <http://feeds.guardian.co.uk/~r/theguardian/books/rss/~3/lhvTNnux5S0/poetry>
Carol Rumens, The Guardian


**** Raiding The Homeless – In The Middle Of The Night <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/01/raiding-the-homeless-in-the-middle-of-the-night/>
Joshua Chiang and Andrew Loh, The Online Citizen

They have been camped out there for months, but no one from the government agencies seem to have known about them – perhaps until The Online Citizen’s report on 13 January. TOC had reported that some 15 homeless families were camped out in tents at Sembawang Park.

Three days after TOC’s revelation, on 16 January, Saturday, at around 10pm, officers from the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCDYS), and NParks, together with some 10 policemen, swooped down on the park.

**** Knowing When To Shut Up <http://todayinsingapore.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/knowing-when-to-shut-up/>
Today In Singapore

**** Maximise Land Use - But Be Prudent <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_478559.html>
Tan Pang Soon, Straits Times

If bus interchanges cannot meet commuters' needs now, how can they cater to the expanding public transport network?

**** IRs Must Have Non-gaming Areas Ready <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_478625.html>
Muhammad Rostam Umar, Singapore Tourism Board, Straits Times

The casinos will be just one of the multifaceted offerings, which include new and exciting retail, entertainment and dining concepts and a diversity of attractions, within each IR. The developers are expected to uphold the integrity of the concept of an IR by ensuring there is a significant amount of non-gaming areas completed when the IRs open for business.

**** CPF Board Refuses To Answer The Question Of Minimum Payouts For CPF Life <http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=3751>

Without any transparency from the Government or from CPF Board, Singaporeans will never know the criteria by which payouts are decided. The CPF Board has the authority to modify payouts based on changes in life expectancy or changes in prevailing interest rates, but any decision can ultimately be made without any accountability to the public because the exact details are never disclosed.

**** Things Get Better For Singapore Airlines, Where Less Really Means More <http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2010/01/18/things-get-better-for-singapore-airlines-where-less-really-means-more/>
Ben Sandilands, Crikey

Until a few years ago, a fall of -4.3% in passenger numbers in a December, a peak season travel month, would be a calamity for an airline. But for Singapore Airlines, and for that matter any of its competitors, such a fall in December 09 compared to 08 is encouraging, considering that it was down by more than one fifth in customers for much of the worst of the global financial crisis.

**** Caffeine Fix For Soldiers? <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_478766.html>
Jermyn Chow, Straits Times

The DSO National Laboratories tested the effects of caffeine over three years in 500 experiments on 200 people, wrapping up its final trial last month. It has recommended its use to the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), which is likely to conduct further tests in the field.

**** Woman From China "Protests" At MOE For 2 Days, But Singaporeans Are Arrested In 30 Minutes <http://seelanpalay.blogspot.com/2010/01/china-woman-protests-at-moe-for-2-days.html>
Seelan Palay's Blog

**** Singapore Exports Up 26.1 Percent In December <http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gVxPE6pfUFgCltBe6ZJerCDyV-jg>

Singapore's main exports surged strongly in December from a year ago on rising external demand, the government said Monday, strengthening expectations of a rebound for the economy this year.

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