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Friday, September 29, 2000

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Apple, Investors Brace For Worst
by San Jose Mercury News
For the first time in quite a while, investors in Apple Computer Inc. should expect to have a very bad day.

Apple Computer Falls In Japan On Earnings Warning
by Bloomberg News
Apple Computer Inc. shares slid as much as 13.5 percent on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after the personal-computer maker warned fiscal fourth-quarter profit will lag analyst expectations on slow sales of new products.

Apple's Fall Shaking Up The PC Tree
That story about the turtlenecked marketing genius who brought an upstart and innovative company back from the brink of extinction — you won't be hearing that again for a while.

Apple Hit By Lower Sales; Shares Plunge
"The first thing you want to say — is this because people aren't responding to the iMac design? It may be that has run its couse, and they need to be focused on some of those other feature sets."

Apple Issues Q4 Earnings Warning
Citing slow sales, Apple said it will report substantially lower-than-expected earnings for the current fiscal quarter. Apple stock plunged 45 percent in after-hours trading.


Apple Slump Rattles Tech Sector
by BBC News
Confidence in US technology firms took another battering as Apple became the second IT giant in a week to announce a profits warning.


Wanted: PowerBook Lite
by Low End Mac
If I wanted a field computer to supplement my desktop, I'd want something small, light, and moderately rugged. Although heavy, a PowerBook 1400 with a G3 upgrade could do it for me, especially with a wireless networking card in the PC Card slot.


Power Mac G4 Cube
by Macworld
The G4 Cube is a computer to be lusted after for its innovative design, but one that may require mainstream and power users to make some compromises.

I've Seen The Fuure, And It Is Aqua
by Low End Mac
Wow. That's really all I can say. It is amazing.


Friday, September 29, 2000
by Heng-Cheong Leong


As The Apple Turns: The secret is out! IE isn't just a browser. Heck, it isn't even just an "inseparable component of the operating system," as Microsoft would like the courts to believe. IE is, according to Microsoft's web site, all things to all people. It's an operating system, an office suite, a golf simulation, and a next-generation input device. It's a floor wax and a dessert topping.


Judge Speaks Out On Microsoft Ruling
by Reuters
Judge Jackson said he would have preferred not to order the the company broken up. Instead, he said, that remedy was a last resort. "Microsoft's intransigence was the reason," the judge said.

Salaries For Gates, Ballmer Change Little
by Bloomberg News
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates received a 2.6 percent increase in salary and bonus and no new stock option grants from the world's largest software maker in fiscal 2000.

Paul Allen To Step Down From Microsoft Board
by Bloomberg News
Allen, 47, left the day-to-day operations of the company in 1983 to pursue independent investments. He will leave the board this year, according to a proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Allen will remain a "senior strategy adviser" to the company, the filing said.

PC Makers Report Pentium 4 Delay
Two PC makers said today that Intel notified them the processor would not be ready for delivery around Halloween, as expected, while sources at a third manufacturer said Intel indicated it may not arrive by then. The Pentium 4 is not expected until the week of Nov. 20 and possibly later.

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