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Monday, May 23, 2005


Jobs: Podcasting Via iTunes

Jobs promised that the iTunes podcasting platform would be open to all comers; there'd be a simple automated system to get your content included, he said. But it wasn't clear from his demo — which featured material from professional outlets like public radio stations — just how grassroots-y the Apple model is going to be.

Apple's iTunes To Carry Podcasts

When Steve Jobs announced that the next version of iTunes will support downloads of podcasts, he contributed to a major change in media. Podcasting, a disruptive technology, is about to get more so.


Adding Music Players To Cellphones Won't Be iPod Killer Some Think

While the mechanics of transferring songs from a computer running Apple's iTunes to an iPod are straightforward, questions abound about how it would work with a cellphone. Consumers will likely be skeptical, given their generally low opinion of cellphone service.

Gates Rightly Questions iPod's Future

I own an iPod, but I haven't taken it anywhere in ages.


Do More, Talk Less

Just about nine years ago, Apple was busy showing the world how Copland would change the world. Then it all came tumbling down.

Just about one year ago, Bill Gates was still busy showing how Longhorn would leapfrog over all competitors. Then it all came tunbling down.

Maybe Steve Jobs has the right idea. Don't do announcements. Don't promise what you cannot show. Keep secret. In fact, Apple's handling of Tiger is an exception, rather than the norm, at today's Apple.

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