Apple outsells Wal-Mart when it comes to music sales

Apr. 4, 2008
No cell phone-toting teenager left behind
IT World Canada
Sharky writes on a pilot project in Indiana that would allow a GPS-enabled cell phone to keep better tabs on teenagers.

“A pilot study from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis suggests that teens should be equipped with GPS-enabled cell phones so that their location and behavior can be tracked at all times. That way, a researcher suggests, when a teen comes close to taking a dangerous health risk, technology could come to the rescue.”

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Apple now top music seller in America, beating Wal-Mart>
Valleywag
Jordan Golson takes a look at Apple’s U.S. music market share after an internal e-mail was leaked from the company.

“Apple now holds a 19 percent share of the U.S. music market, beating Wal-Mart’s 15 percent and taking the No. 1 spot for the first time. Just last month, Apple moved past Best Buy for the No. 2 spot… Most surprising to me? People still buy music.”

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Symantec drops Microsoft lawsuit
The Register
Austin Modine sheds light on Microsoft and Symantec’s now amicable relationship after agreeing on an settlement over a lawsuit that was filed two years ago.

“Symantec sued Microsoft in May 2006, accusing Redmond of wrongly incorporating the Volume Manager software Symantec acquired in its purchase of Veritas the previous year. Microsoft had formerly held a contract with Veritas to license the software, which helps operating systems manage large amounts of data… Both companies sent out a statement today saying everything back to peaches and cream between them.”

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