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Thursday, December 2, 2004

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Canadian iTunes Music Store Now Open

Missing its deadline by just one day, Apple late on Wednesday quietly opened the Canadian iTunes Music Store.

Canadian iTunes Music Store Postponed

"We said that we would launch the iTunes Music Store in Canada by the end of November, but we're going to miss this deadline by a but. You'll hear from us very soon."


IBM Launches Power Chip Alliance

IBM has launched an alliance with 14 other companies to make Big Blue's Power processor more adaptable and widely used.

iPod Hoodies Continue The iPod Apparel Trend

Following hot on the, er, heels of the iPod socks comes this new fashion accessory for everybody's favorite digital music player: iPod hoodies.

Using iPod Savvy To Mine A Niche

For those who lack the time or the know-how to transfer their record collections to their iPods, an entrepreneur has created a service that will do the trick. The service, HungryPod, converts CD's to MP3 format and loads them into an iPod or any other digital music player.


Thanks, Steve, For Quite An Education

As OS X emerged and blossomed, I came ot realize more and more that what Apple lacked in market share it more than made up for in mind share.

The Year In Review: Apple Thrives In Surprising Ways

Advances in server space and Unix desktop market are as unexpected as the company's domination of digital music business.


30-Inch Cinema Display Is Big And Beautiful


Watch Out For The Gorilla

If you are thinking of starting a business that focuses on writing software for receiving podcasts, watch out. I'm pretty sure that someone in the iPod division is thinking of adding just that functionality into iTunes. That's my speculation, and I'm sticking to it.

No iTunes For You!

Kermit The Blog has the real facts on why there is no iTunes Music Store up in Canada yet.

Divide And Conquer

From the author of the popular Net News Wire, Brent Simmon share a tip or two about programming.


Portable Media Center Is The Wrong Choice For Nontechie Users

This is not so much because of the design of the players themselves. It's because there's so little video content available to play on them, and Microsoft's software does a poor job of transferring commercial content to the players.

Portable Media Blunder?

Bill Gates & Co. are attempting to one-up the iPod by adding video to the mobile entertainment mix. There's just one thing missing: content.

Microsoft Enters Consumer Web Logging Market

MSN Spaces lets users create an online journal, post photos and digital music lists.

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