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Friday, April 23, 2004

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Apple Polishes Its Store Layout, Design
by Timothy C. Barmann, Providence Journal
Ron Johnson headed Apple's retail strategy, and he told Jobs that he didn't want to create just another computer shop.

Jobs, Apple Shareholders Talk Marketshare, Real, More
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
"Engineering — if you're innovating and not just shipping the same product everyone else is — isn't just a science, it's an art."


Micflex Twisty Mac Microphone
by Gizmdo

Apple Not US-Centric, Jobs Tells Shareholders
by Macworld UK
"Apple ships localized versions of its products at the same time as the US version in most cases. Apple has online stores in many international markets, and a Apple reail store in Toyo Japan, and plans to open a second in Osaka and in London later this year.

Apple Wins Best Of Show Awards At NAB
by MacMinute

Expression 3.3 Now Available From Microsoft
by MacNN
"Vector-based stylish drawing and illustration software."

Reader: G5 Freezes Plaguing Hundreds Of Users
by MacNN

Apple Among Companies In Patent Infringement Suit
by MacMinute
The patent relates to digital image compression, and fields of use include any digital still image device used to compress, store, manipulate, print or transmit digital still images such as digital cameras.

More Mac Voyeurs: Lots More
by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac
There are legions of them out there.

How Does A 0% Lease Sound?
by Sean Bonner, Unofficial Apple Weblog
If you need a new Apple hardware, now might be the time to grab it. 0% is pretty good.

Apple's Jobs Says Open iPod A No-Go
by Ina Fried, CNET
Steve Jobs publicly dismissed on Thursday an overture from RealNetworks to open up the iPod, saying such a move does not make business sense.

Interview: Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen
by Michael J. Miller, PC Magazine
"It doesn't make sense for us to take our resources and try to compete directly with [Apple]."

MP3 Player Magic Number: 1,000 Songs
by MacNN
One thousand songs, or about the capacity of Apple's iPod mini, is "about the right size" for an MP3 player, according to a survey by Jupiter Research.


Boardroom Despatches: Apple's Rebirth
by Rene Carayol,
The lesson to take from Apple is all about an organisation and leader that can learn from its past.


20-Inch iMac
by James Maguire, NewsFactor
The machine is a victory of form over substance, of wide-screen real estate over actual performance. Whatever its limitations, it looks great on your desk.

No Limits Roller Coaster
by Tom Burns, Inside Mac Games
While I continue to enjoy it immensely, it will probably seem to be more of a novelty to most folks.


Washington Post Goes RSS
by Heng-Cheong Leong

A dozen (and one) RSS feeds from Washington Post is now available.

How To Make A Power Mac G5 Cube
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Some assembly required.


Report: Why EU Socked It To Microsoft
by Matthew Broersma, eWeek
The European Commission has more than doubled the fine it had originally planned because of Microsoft's considerable financial resources, according to the full text of the decision.

Microsoft Beats Forecasts, But Legal Costs Hurt
by Ina Fried, CNET
Microsoft reported on Thursday fiscal third-quarter revenue above expectations but saw its earnings dented by the costs of a fine by the European Union and its settlement with Sun.

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