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Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Apple Steps Up Nano Advertising In Tokyo

In the Tokyo subway system you might find a wall filled with Apple iPod nanos. No, not real ones, but plastic cutouts that you can remove from the wall and take with you.

PowerSchool 5.0 Released

Apple Launches iTunes Australia Without Sony BMG

As expected, Apple today launched its iTunes Music Store in Australia, though Sony BMG continues to play hardball, exercising its major-label status to hamper Apple's catalogue in multiple countries.

Is Imitation Flattery, Theft Or Just Coincidence?

A dispute over the uniqueness of a popular new commercial for the Apple iPod is again raising the issue of what constitutes originality in advertising.

Disney Scrambles For More Video iPod Content

The future growth for the division will come from delivering media content on mobile devices, said Albert Chang, executive vice president of digital media for the Disney ABC Television Group.

Faster, Wi-Fi! Kill, Kill (The Competition)!

Apple has signed on as part of a broad alliance to push a new proposal for faster Wi-Fi.

iTunes Phones Disappoint With High Return Rates

Motorola believes the problem may lie in the marketing of the phone, with users expecting to get a device that has the storage capacity of the iPod.

Apple Hit With iPod Nano Class-Action Lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in a California court accusing Apple of knowing that its new iPod nano could be easily damaged by normal use.

Study: Apple iPod Users Among The Internet's Most Prolific Influencers And Advertisers

Consumers who own iPods are significantly more likely to create and spread consumer-generated media on the internet, a trend likely to increase with the incorporation of video content into iPods, says a recent consumer behavior study by buzz analystics firm Intelliseek.

iTunes Music Store Is Live In Australia

Vending Machines Sell iPods To Go


Still Drinking The iPhone Kook-Aid

The real question isn't why the ROKR is so disappointing, it's why the heck were you so excited in the first place.

Apple Makes Software For People, Microsoft Identifies A Market

Since Steve Jobs arrived back at the company, it has renewed its focus — the customer. Apple makes hardware and software for people, whereas Microsoft and others make software for markets.


iPod Nano Sounds Larger Than Its Size

The bottom line is this: If you don't mind being limited to just 500 or 1,000 songs, the improbably tiny iPod nano is easily the coolest iPod yet.

Apple iPod 30GB

You have a pretty impressive product.

iPod 5G

Latest iPod Also Has The Look Of A Winner

The popular music player adds a color video screen, which works just as well as the other versions have — and passes the bus test.


Yes Sir, Even The Mac's Start-Up Sound Is Better



Microsoft May Tip Hand On Online Services

No, Apple isn't planning to introduce another iPod — at least not as far as we know. This time around, the mysterious invitation is from Microsoft.

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