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Sunday, April 4, 2004

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Apple Too Banking On India, China For Growth
by Hindu Business Line
Apple wants to get a larger piece of the fast growing Indian and Chinese markets and sees larger chunk of its revenues coming from these two countries.


Steve Rosenbaum: Democratizing TV Production
by Bija Gutoff, Apple
The Apple toolset lets Rosenbaum and his crew take a new approach to creating TV.

Apple, HP Launch 'Impress For Less' Promotion
by MacCentral
Customers who uy a Mac and an HP DeskJet printer, HP Photosmart printer or any HP all-in-one product can get US$99 back by mail.

Jobs' Forbes Rating Slips
by Macworld UK
He is still enjoying the highest ranking of any CEO in the monthly ranking.

iTreo Manages Photos Taken With Treo 600
by MacMinute
The software allows you to retrieve pictures taken with your Treo, and to copy them to iPhoto, the Finder, or any other application.

Runtime Revolution Sports New App Builder, More
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

The iPod Set Are Cool, But Clueless
by Charles Arthur and Helen Johnstone, Independent
Everybody wants Apple's digital music player, but few realise how hard it is to use.


Why I've Dropped MS Windows For The Apple Mac
by Ryan Hunter, The Inqurier
Windows is badly designed.

Total Immersion Racing
by Perry Longinotti, Inside Mac Games
The apperance and sounds of the game are excellent — but you will enjoy this for all too short a time.


Microsoft's iPod Killer?
by John Borland, CNET
Microsoft is expected to unveil copy-protection software this summer that will for the first time give portale digital music players access to tunes rented via all-you-can-eat suscription services — a development that some industry executives believe will shake up the online music business.

Microsoft And Sun End Long Acrimony In Surprise Accord
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
Under the agreement, Microsoft will pay Sun, its longtime rival, a total of $1.6 billion to settle Sun's private antitrust suit against Microsoft and to resolve patent claims. The pact also includes a 10-year commitment by the two companies to work closely together, share technology and license each other's intellectual property.

See Also : Users Cautiously Optimistic About Sun/Microsoft Accord by Patrick Thibodeau and Todd R. Weiss, ComputerWorld

See Also : Sun, Microsoft Pact Draws Mixed Reactions by James Niccolal, IDG News Service
Customers should benefit, but impact on European antitrust case unclear.

See Also : Even With Settlement, Future Cloudy For Sun by Michael Kanellos, CNET

See Also : Why Sun Threw In The Towel In Mankind Vs. Microsoft by Andrew Orlowski, The Register

See Also : Microsoft Reveals A Softer Side by Karen Southwick and Charles Cooper, CNET
Microsoft's decision to pay Sun $1.95 billion to settle antitrust and patent issues underscores a chance in attitude that has been building through a series of rancorous legal disputes.

Silicon Valley Is Seeking Peace In Its Long War With Microsoft
by John Markoff, New York Times
After two decades of inflamed criticism, many in the technology sector have come to accept the slowly acquired reality that the legal system can do little to resolve their quarrel with Microsoft.

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