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Archive for the 'iPod' Category

Up To Our iPod’s In Debt

by @ Monday, February 8th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Congress, Elections, Politics, Technology, iPod

Chuck DeVore, who’s running for the GOP nomination out in California to challenge Barbara Boxer, started running this ad recently:

It’s a perfect ad for California and, it appeals to my inner geek.
H/T: Vodkapundit

One Of Those Posts That Just Makes You Feel Old

by @ Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. Filed under Technology, iPhone, iPod, iTunes

Earlier this month, the BBC asked a 13 year-old British boy to trade his iPod in for a Sony Walkman:
My dad had told me it was the iPod of its day.
He had told me it was big, but I hadn’t realised he meant THAT big. It was the size of a small book.
When I saw [...]

Sometimes, Intellectual Property Laws Are Just Plain Nuts

by @ Monday, October 29th, 2007. Filed under Property Rights, Technology, iPod

Take, for example, the story of the 9 year old girl who sent a letter to Apple only to get a cease-and-desist letter in return:
CBS 13) Like any nine-year-old, Shea O’Gorman spends a lot of time listening to her iPod Nano. So much so, that when her third grade class started learning about writing letters [...]

What Is Steve Jobs Planning Now ?

by @ Tuesday, September 4th, 2007. Filed under Technology, iPhone, iPod, iTunes

Apple has a major announced scheduled this week and, as usual, the media is already doing a lot of free advertising:
When Apple said it was going to make an announcement at the Moscone Center in San Francisco next week, it triggered an elaborate and familiar guessing game.
Could it be the iPhone Nano, the subject of [...]

NBC Makes A Dumb Move

by @ Saturday, September 1st, 2007. Filed under Technology, Television, iPod, iTunes

Apparently, they aren’t going to allow any new content on Apples iTunes Store:
The dispute between Apple and NBC Universal over the pricing of videos on iTunes grew more heated yesterday as Apple announced that it would not add any new episodes of NBC television shows to the online store’s inventory.
Among the fall shows NBC Universal [...]

How To Make An iPod

by @ Thursday, June 28th, 2007. Filed under Economics, Technology, iPod

A fascinating article in today’s New York Times about what goes in to making an iPod:
The retail value of the 30-gigabyte video iPod that the authors examined was $299. The most expensive component in it was the hard drive, which was manufactured by Toshiba and costs about $73. The next most costly components were [...]

iTunes Reaches No. 3

by @ Sunday, June 24th, 2007. Filed under Music, iPod, iTunes

Apple’s iTunes Store has passed Amazon and Target to become the third-biggest music retailer in the nation:
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Apple Inc.’s iTunes online store was the third-largest overall music retailer in the United States, leapfrogging ahead of Amazon.com and Target Corp. in units sold, a market research firm said Friday.
ITunes had a 9.8 percent [...]

100 Million iPods

by @ Monday, April 9th, 2007. Filed under Technology, iPod, iTunes

Today, Apple announced that it had sold 100 million iPods since the product was first introduced:
CUPERTINO, California?April 9, 2007?Apple? today announced that the 100 millionth iPod? has been sold, making the iPod the fastest selling music player in history. The first iPod was sold five and a half years ago, in November 2001, and [...]

The Real Digital Music Revolution

by @ Monday, April 2nd, 2007. Filed under Music, Technology, iPod, iTunes

Forget iTunes, more songs are downloaded from peer-to-peer networks:
In 2006, the number of households with PCs that downloaded at least one song using free peer-to-peer software, like Limewire or BitTorrent, grew a modest 7.2 percent, reaching 14.9 million, according to figures released by the NPD Group, a market-research firm.
Meanwhile, the number of PC households that [...]

The Beginning Of The End Of DRM

by @ Monday, April 2nd, 2007. Filed under Music, Technology, iPod, iTunes

Today, Apple and record producer EMI announced a deal that will make almost all of EMI’s catalog available on iTunes without copy protection:
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – EMI, the world’s third largest music company, said on Monday it was making its music available online without a key anti-piracy measure in a deal with Apple Inc. to [...]

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