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Mix: AAPL, 32 million iPods, O’Reilly podcasts, Spod

Shares of Apple (AAPL) rose $4.81, or more than 6%, to $80.86 on Tuesday following the introduction of several new Mac products and iPod accessories at Macworld Expo.

Referring to Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ remark that Apple sold 32 million iPods in 2005, technology analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies said: “I think they can sell another 32 million iPods this year. I don’t see the iPod phenomenon slowing down one bit.”

O’Reilly Media has announced the launch of its O’Reilly Podcast programming with “Distributing the Future” and “Make Audio and Video” Podcast shows, FOO Casts (Friends of O’Reilly Podcasting), “In Our Ears” highlights, “Pick of the Week” and more.

Apple has sued Liquid Air Tab—the company behind Spodradio, a service that allows users to download podcasts to their Nokia mobiles—over the word “spod.”

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Creative Strategies…what an ironic name.

“Spod”? Rhymes, but that’s a reach. Besides, shouldn’t Target Stores really be the one doing the suing?  “See Spod Download?”

Posted by flatline response on January 11, 2006 at 2:40 AM (CST)


If “spod” has earned their team of lawyer’s ire, how long before Apple actually tries to claim ownership of “podcast”? Maybe Creative isn’t so much trying to brand things with “Zencast” for their new software but just keep the Microsoft off their back.

Posted by Code Monkey on January 11, 2006 at 10:54 AM (CST)


Next thing we’ll probably be hearing is that “tripod” is an infringement and because no one else now actually owns it, by default it will be claimed and become part of Apple’s intellectual property. Photographers around the world will soon be paying a revised form of “iPod tax” (thank q, CNNMoney, or enlightening me on that phrase) gratuity to Cupertino as payback, probably on a per-snapshot basis.

Wonder if Apple will go after octopuses (octopi?) next. I’m telling you…cephalopods of the world, it’s time to unite and fight this dreaded disease before it unjustly claims another! Amen!

Posted by flatline response on January 12, 2006 at 10:17 PM (CST)

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