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Thursday, March 21, 2002

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Apple Puts More Stock In Jobs
by Reuters
Apple last year gave Steve Jobs a new set of options, in addition to his token $1 salary, since his existing right to buy some 5 percent of the company was not worth exercising, the company said Thursday.

Macs Macs Macs Macs Macs
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Apart from Apple's headquarters, perhaps the only other Macintosh mecca on the planet is the giant Computer Mac Kan store in Tokyo's famed Akihabara "Electric Town" district.

10GB iPod; iPod Contact Management Software Debuts
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Stre up to 2,000 CD-quality songs, and up to 1,000 names and addresses.

Apple Raises Prices On New iMac
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Apple has been responsible for a number of PC innovations. On Wednesday, the company came out with a new one: higher prices. Apple is raising the price of its new iMacs by $100, citing rising costs of flat-panel monitors and memory.


Global Body Approves Version Of Bluetooth Standard
by Reuters

Parts Inflation Hits The iMac
by Diane Hess, The Street
Apple's news that higher component costs will force it to raise prices on its new iMac could bode ill for PC makers.

JP Morgan Trims Apple Computer Outlook On Higher Costs For iMac
by BusinessWeek
Analyst Daniel Kunstler says the company's costs have tripled since the new iMac launch in January.

Reader: CNN Stops Using QuickTime Video
by MacNN
In favor of "RealOne".

The Truth Behind PC Sales Figures: Does Everybody Really Have One?
by Jon Fortt, San Jose Mercury News
Six in 10 U.S. households have at least one personal computer, the same as a year ago. Does that mean everyone who wants a PC already has one?

iTunes 2.0.4
by Apple
iTunes 2.0.4 adds expanded AppleScript support, and improved stability and performance.

Apple Introduces 23-inch Apple Cinema Display
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Add Bluetooth to your Mac, starting in April.

10GB iPod; iPod Contact Management Software Debuts
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Stre up to 2,000 CD-quality songs, and up to 1,000 names and addresses.

Apple Brewing Up New Products
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Apple will unveil a new iPod that comes with a 10GB hard drive and optional software that will let consumers use it as a digital organizer, sources said.

Spider-Man Trailer Climbs Onto The Web First
by ZDNet
The trailer will be available in three sizes, including full screen, using Apple's QuickTime technology.


Deimos Rising
by Bill Stiteler,
Deimos Rising is certainly worth the shareware fee, if you're into scrolling shooters.


Thursday, March 21, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Termination of My Yahoo! Mail Account

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Surfing While Shopping

Dave Winer: Downtown Palo Alto is in a depression... I thought it would be a good investment for renewal of the business district to have free WiFi for University Avenue, to attract people to local businesses.

I wish the local shopping centers here have free wireless access. I'll gladly go shopping with my wife every time she desires. :-) Of course, then, I'll have to start looking for something lighter than my PowerBook (Firewire).


MS Mira Beta: Buy $800 Web Tablet, Then Pretend It's Not
by John Lettice, The Register
Beta testers of Microsoft's Mira wireless display devices are going to have to pay for the hardware, which is not a wireless display at all.

In Microsoft Case, RealNetworks Says Competition Is Unfair
by Amy Harmon, New York Times

Compaq Shareholders Approve Sale To Hewlett-Packard
by Chris Gaither and Steve Lohr, New York Times
Investors in Compaq saw clear benefits from the deal.

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