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**** Apple Forces Meizu To Halt Sales Of iPhone-Lookalike <http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/10/09/apple_forces_meizu_to_halt_sales_of_iphone_lookalike.html>
Josh Ong, AppleInsider
Apple has pressured the Chinese smartphone maker into halting production and freezing sales of its M8 smartphone due to alleged patent violations.
**** Eminem Publisher Wants Apple To Pay Up <http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Music/2010/10/09/Eminem-publisher-wants-Apple-to-pay-up/UPI-44661286653292/>
Eminem's publisher is demanding Apple pay more than $2 million in a settlement over iTunes downloads, court records in Detroit reveal.
**** A Stimulus Plan, Disguised As Censorship <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/business/mutfund/10essay.html?partner=rss&emc=rss>
John Schwartz, New York Times
Could it be that President Obama has found an innovative way to inject financial adrenaline into the beleaguered publishing industry? And the beauty of the maneuver is that the military is a part of the executive branch, so he doesnât have to ask obstructionists in Congress for permission.
**** Get a Real Degree <http://www.lrb.co.uk/v32/n18/elif-batuman/get-a-real-degree>
Elif Batuman, London Review Of Books
The world of letters: does such a thing still exist? Even within the seemingly homogeneous sphere of the university English department, a schism has opened up between literary scholarship and creative writing: disciplines which differ in their points of reference (Samuel Richardson v. Jhumpa Lahiri), the graduate degrees they award (Doctor of Philosophy v. Master of Fine Arts) and their perceived objects of study (âliteratureâ v. âfictionâ). Mark McGurlâs The Programme Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing, a study of Planet MFA conducted from Planet PhD, might not strike the casual reader as an interdisciplinary bombshell, but the fact is that literary historians donât write about creative writing, and creative writers donât write literary histories, so any secondary discourse about creative writing has been confined, as McGurl observes, to âthe domain of literary journalismâ and âthe question of whether the rise of the writing programme has been good or bad for American writersâ: that is, to the domain of a third and completely different group of professionals, with its own set of interests, largely in whether things are good or bad. McGurlâs proposal to take the rise of the programme ânot as an occasion for praise or lamentation but as an established fact in need of historical interpretationâ is thus both welcome and overdue.
**** SDP: Stop Harrassment Of Temasek Review <http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/4224-sdp-stop-harrassment-of-temasek-review>
Singapore Democrat Party
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