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**** Developers Of iPad Applications Race To Meet April 3 Debut <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/28/AR2010032801406.html>
Mike Musgrove, Washington Post
Last week was an intense one for some of the Washington area software developers who make and sell software for Apple's App Store.
After all, Apple's latest and much-hyped product -- the slate-shaped iPad -- is almost here, and many are hoping that the device's release April 3 will bring a fresh wave of customers and purchases. To help encourage those download dollars, many have been working overtime to create and polish new versions of their wares.
**** Apple Rivals Ready To Exploit Weakness <http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/49417838-3a9a-11df-b6d5-00144feabdc0.html>
Chris Nuttall, Financial Times
**** Apple Asked To Add Local Search Engines To iPhone <http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/NEWKHSITE/data/html_dir/2010/03/29/201003290039.asp>
Jin Hyun-joo, Korea Herald
The government has asked Apple Inc. to allow Koreans to use their own choice of basic search service on the iPhone, an official told The Korea Herald.
The Korea Communications Commission, the country's telecom regulator, is looking into whether the practice restricts consumer choice, the KCC official added.
**** Self-published Electronic Books To Make It To Apple's iPad For Almost No Cost <http://digital.venturebeat.com/2010/03/28/self-published-electronic-books-to-make-it-to-apples-ipad/>
Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat
Smashwords, a site that lets writers self-publish their eBooks, said today it has signed a distribution deal with Apple to put its books into the iPad iBookstore. Mark Coker, chief executive of Smashwords, said in an email to authors that his company was working on signing the deal ever since the iPad was announced. And, yes, this means that unpublished authors can sell their work on the Apple iPad for virtually no cost.
**** Apple Is Immune From Antitrust <http://government.zdnet.com/?p=8364>
Doug Hanchard, ZDNet
Apple is not the dominant player in the computer, consumer electronic / smart device market. There is not enough evidence for a case to be made against Apple implying it is violating antitrust law. Thereâs no fight over Digital Rights Management (DRM), availability of content (independents are whining a little bit) or distribution options (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google) available or competitive product offerings.
**** Apple's iPad App Barrage Hits The Runway <http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32433>
Larry Dignan, ZDNet
**** No Rules! <http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/04/05/100405fa_fact_gopnik>
Adam Gopnik, New Yorker
Is Le Fooding, the French culinary movement, more than a feeling?
**** Emmett TillâS Glass-Top Casket <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2010/04/05/100405po_poem_eady>
Cornelius Eady, New Yorker
**** Gavin Highly <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2010/04/05/100405fi_fiction_frame>
Janet Frame, New Yorker
**** Fire <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2010/04/05/100405po_poem_dickman>
Matthew Dickman, New Yorker
**** TOC Editorial: PAP, Ignore Sheng Siong Debacle At Your Risk <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/03/toc-editorial-pap-ignore-sheng-siong-debacle-at-your-risk/>
Choo Zheng Xi, The Online Citizen
The MPs involved have already been showed up as grossly negligent by refusing to vigorously represent their constituentsâ interest to the Housing Development Board (HDB).
They have also failed to mitigate the impact of that purchase, failing to negotiate with Sheng Siong to hold off on rental hikes.
**** The Prime Minister's Conundrum <http://singaporerecalcitrant.blogspot.com/2010/03/prime-ministers-conundrum.html>
Can you blame the pent-up netizens for opening up an alternative media channel to disseminate the truth about the iniquities of the PAP government? The Prime Minister will be living in a fool's paradise if he thinks that their online crticisms of the government and its ministers are colluded fakes and are not given serious attention by discerning Singaporeans.
**** Asset Rich, Cash Poor <http://hardhitting-nobs.blogspot.com/2010/03/asset-rich-cash-poor.html>
Musings From the Lion City
We have foreigners coming in to Singapore to speculate on the property markets, but elderly Singaporeans (who made Singapore what it is now) should not sell their flats?
**** Minimum Wage And Productivity Take Centre Stage At Forum <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/3545-minimum-wage-and-productivity-take-centre-stage-at-forum>
Singapore Democrat Party
Economic concerns such as the issue of foreign workers, income inequality and falling productivity took centre stage today at the public forum organised by the SDP. A panel of five speakers comprising of Messrs John Tan, Jufrie Mahmood, Sylvester Lim and Gandhi Ambalam were on hand to present the SDP's proposals in the various areas of our economy.
**** "The Govt Is Exploring How It Can Further Tie A Person's CPF To The Purchase And Sale Of An HDB Flat" <http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2010/03/govt-is-exploring-how-it-can-further.html>
Diary of A Singaporean Mind
**** Still Misunderstanding New Media <http://callantham.org/blog/2010/3/29/still-misunderstanding-new-media.html>
Callan Tham, Trapper's Swamp
By discrediting anonymous contributors because they choose to remain anonymous is a blatant disregard for the substance of the issue.
**** Don't Spoil Message With A Splash <http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/OnlineStory/STIStory_507728.html>
Kong Chong Min, Straits Times
It is important that different government agencies or organisations work together to disseminate a similar message to the public. If not, the actions of one will simply contradict the words of another.
**** The Route Has Not Been Eliminated, But Criteria Tightened <http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC100329-0000024/The-route-has-not-been-eliminated,-but-criteria-tightened>
Chia Hui Keng, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Today
The criteria for consideration have been tightened following the review of the framework for the granting of SC and PR to all foreigners.
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**** Where Are All The Cabs? <http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_507928.html>
It appears that many cabbies have decided to make a beeline for the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) integrated resort, where there is a guaranteed line of passengers every morning since it opened in the middle of last month.
**** Hub And Spoke <http://singaporecommuter.blogspot.com/2010/03/hub-and-spoke.html>
**** Singapore's Gaming Gamble <http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2368&Itemid=233>
Ben Bland, Asian Correspondent
If Singapore were to overtake Las Vegas in its first few years, it would be some achievement. But the danger is that, in the rush to recoup the huge outlay by Las Vegas Sands and Genting, the casinos and the government will be forced to put caution to one side.
The government will have to pull off a delicate balancing act to ensure that success on the gaming tables does not prove to be, in Raffles' words, "highly destructive to the morals and happiness of the people".
**** The Problem With Government Forums <http://callantham.org/blog/2010/3/29/the-problem-with-government-forums.html>
Callan Tham, Trapper's Swamp
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