Thursday, June 17, 2004
Apple Versus The Indies: MTV Parallels
Apple's attempt to make Europe's independent labels agree to an unattractive deal to get their music onto iTunes Music Store may fail, industry insiders say.
More On Steve Jobs
Students of Jobs interviews will note his comments on the iPod's changing role for Apple (it's not seen as flag-bearer for the whole Mac OS any mroe) and Jobs' repeated statement of admiration for Sony.
Word Refuseniks: Never Upgrade
Microsoft's brand-new version of Office for Mac OS X has bee highly praised in reviews, but for many users it can't hold a candle to the 13-year-old Word 5.1.
iTunes Music Store UK Launch Available Via QuickTime
If you're not interested in watching a streaming video of the event, Apple has also posted a photo gallery.
iTunes Invasion: Apple Takes Music War Overseas
"The European Union Copyright Directive pushes each member country to harmonize their individual copyright laws for ocnsistency across the region. Apple has to work out online contract law issues, as the two go hand in hand."
Apple Makes IT-Giants List
Apple is ranked 74th out of 100 IT companies on size, growth, profitability, and returns, new data shows.
New Light Shed On Apple US Resellers Case
An amended complaint filed by one of the complainants sheds light on the finer points of the case. It includes complaints of breach of contract, fraud, false advertising, and defamation, among others.
Apple, Respect Your Resellers
Apple must craft a plan to rebuild and reinvent its ties with small resellers.
Bruise On The Apple
Apple routinely sells machines with the absolute minimum amount of RAM that they can get away with. Why risk frustration for the cost of a measly extra stick of memory?
XIII is a stylish, and well-executed stealth shooter for one player, but only mediocre beyond that.
How Microsoft Lost The API War
Microsoft's API doesn't matter so much. Web applications don't require Windows. It's not that Microsoft didn't notice this was happening. Of course they did, and when the implications became clear, they slammed on the brakes. The Internet Explorer team seems to have disappeared; they have been completely missing in action for several years... The trouble is: it's too late.