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No iPods For Some Launch Festivities
by MacNN
An Apple specialist alerted us to delivery problems of iPods to some reseller locations, leaving some resellers without the devices for planned product launch festivities.


Apple Not Adverse To Closing Some Apple Stores, Exec Admits
by Brad Gibson, The Mac Observer
The admission is the first indication from Apple that two years since launching its first two stores, the company is already questioning the profitability of some of its 53 locations.

Guy Kawasaki: Lookin For The Next Big Thing
by Robin J. Moody, The Business Journal Of Portland

Is Apple The Next Music Titan?
by Robyn Weisman,
Yankee Group analyst Ryan Jones said Apple might well develop into a company for which digital media, rather than computer hardware, is the primary focus.

iTunes Service 'Is Watershed'
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
The industry now understands that it needs to find tech-savvy partners to work with to harness the Internet as a digital distribution tool.

Students Get iPods S Study Aids
by BBC News
A US university has given iPod digital music players to its students to help them with their coursework.

Music Biz Buzzing Over iTunes
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
If the number is correct, it rivals half the number of legal downloads last year from all the competing online services.

Apple To Open Two New Retail Stores May 10th
by MacMinute
Apple will be opening new retail stores in Huntington Station, New York and Bellevue, Washington on Saturday.

Sugared Water Apple Censors Miles Davis
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
The dismal little online music shop that Steve Jobs opened on Monday has already received its share of lukewarm reviews.

Reader Says Best Buy Selling New iPod
by MacNN


Raising iBrowse, Part One: Earth, Meet Safari...!
by Andras Puiz,
Safari has so many important implications that the actual quality of the application (in its first beta incarnation, at least) seem to be almost unimportant.

At Last, World's Best Online Music Store Is Open
by Bob LeVitus, Houstin Chronicle
It's like a dream come true.

What Goes Around Comes Arond
by Charles Cooper, CNET
Apple's not treating folks as prospective criminals stands in sharp contrast to the shock-and-awe campaign undertaken by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Maybe Speed Does Matter
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
Apple is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the 970. It can't refute the rumors if they are, in fact, true. And it can't disclose its real processor roadmap without hurting sales even more.


Worms Blast
by Karen Halloran, Inside Mac Games
The single-player features of Worms Blast are extremely unbalanced, limiting its usefulness to the solitary or casual gamer; but hard core Worms fans and people always looking for a new two player challenge will probably get the most out of the title.

Final Cut Express 1.0
by Lisa Brenneis and Jeff Carlson, Macworld
Learning to use Final Cut Express will take some time and effort, and you'll definitely need to reprogram the editing section of your brain if you're accustomed to working with iMovie. However, if you're looking to step up to professional-level video editing and if you don't require all of Final Cut Pro's advanced capabilities, Final Cut Express will serve you well.

Interface Details: iTunes Vs. Safari
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball
iTunes 4 gets a bunch of little interface details right, details that Safari gets wrong.


Friday, May 2, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

MARTHA STEWART ON BILL GATES' HOUSE : "Bill Gates' house... is totally out of date now. He built it right before wireless happened. The big tunnels for all his wires — he doesn't need that stuff anymore."

Stewart also revealed that she had shopped a software idea to both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, and both are not interested. So, she's building her own software.

Does that little tale reminded anyone of HP and Apple I?


Microsoft To Get Technical On Longhorn, 'Palladium'
by Joris Evers, InfoWorld
Microsoft will demonstrate its much debated Next-Generation Secure Computing Base (NGSCB) security initiative for the first time next week at an event in New Orleans, and will also provide further details on its plans for managing IT systems.

Analysts: Slow Road To New Windows
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft is touting Windows Server 2003 as an operating system capable of pushing aside Unix and mainframes. But most customers will be upgrading from Windows NT 4—and at a slow pace, analysts say.

Microsoft To Show Off PC Prototype
by John G. Spooner, CNET
Developed with Hewlett-Packard, the new "Athens" prototype is intended to be the hub for communications and collaboration built around voice, video and text messaging capabilities. It will also feature a more streamlined design, Microsoft said in a statement.

IBM Unveils Itanium 2 Server
by Jeffrey Burt, eWeek
IBM may have caused a splash last week when officials said it would begin offering Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s 64-bit Opteron chip in some future servers. But that doesn't mean the tech giant is forgoing Intel Corp. technology for 64-bit computing.

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