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Tech’ news in brief: Skype round-up

Skype Unveils 3.0 “The new features in Skype 3.0 for Windows are called Extras and Public Chats. Extras enables game playing and music recommendation through Last.fm. There will also be something called ‘mood messages,’ which will allow users to ‘explain how they are feeling and what they are doing with their friends and families, no […]

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Microsoft want in on the One Laptop Per Child project…

As acts of philanthropic, beneficent gestures go, the goal of One Laptop Per Child, “expressly [to provide a laptop computer] for the world’s poorest children living in its most remote environments” is making news, turning heads and melting hearts. It’s a project that has been the work of one Nicholas Negroponte and is his desire […]

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Songbird: new music player on-song, if a little out of tune

Originally, this article was going to be a review of Songbird, the new music player. But then I had another look at it, and for all it’s might, fancy and potential, the poor thing just isn’t ready to take flight just yet. But I’ll tell you what .. oh my, does Songbird have potential! Anyway, […]

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Could Apple exit the hardware business? Part 3

What if I said there was something on the in between? Some way for Apple to keep one foot in the hardware business and one foot in pure software sales. Would that pique your interest? Hope so. In the first installment, I looked at what makes Apple money, the hardware they have in place right […]

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Could Apple exit the hardware business? Part 2

Businesses respond to pressure, be that commercial, consumer or technological. Good businesses anticipate pressure and move ahead of the issues before they become problems. Apple has made some canny moves recently, but can they keep ahead of the wave? In the first installment, I looked at what makes Apple money, the hardware they have in […]