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Mix: Fortune 500, Pi Phone, Microsoft, Royal Mail

Apple jumped 38 spots on the newest Fortune 500 list of the largest US corporations. Apple now ranks at 121, up from 159 a year ago.

A company, named Deeda, has supposedly introduced an iPhone-inspired touchscreen device named the Pi Phone, that includes many iPhone features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Google Maps. This strongly appears to be a hoax.

Microsoft senior vice-president Brad Smith has warned Apple not to place too much blame on the music industry. “I’m not a big believer in just blaming the music industry for Apple’s inability to sell every conceivable iPod,” said Smith.

Royal Mail (the UK Post Office) workers are enraged after their superiors took away their iPod. It appears one of the workers had loaded a racy parody of Britney Spears’ “Oops, I did it again” onto the device, which was purchased for the workers as a morale booster.

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Comments

1

WTF was the Microsoft lawyer talking about?!?!  Apple doesn’t want to lift restrictions to sell more iPods.  In fact, they’ve openly said that opening restrictions would probably sell more of other varieties of music players…

Damn Australians..

I hate ignorant people and people who write about ignorant people!

Posted by Tom on April 16, 2007 at 6:39 PM (CDT)

2

eh… he’s just jealous that the zune’s a flop. moron.

Posted by brent on April 16, 2007 at 7:29 PM (CDT)

3

He works for MSFT.

With that alone, you don’t even have to go into the lawyer jokes.

Posted by flatline response on April 16, 2007 at 8:33 PM (CDT)

4

Wow, the Royal Mail provided 100 workers with one iPod for them all to share. How che-err I mean generous.

Posted by rainking187 on April 16, 2007 at 11:48 PM (CDT)

5

Microsoft senior vice-president Brad Smith has warned Apple not to place too much blame on the music industry. “I’m not a big believer in just blaming the music industry for Apple’s inability to sell every conceivable iPod,” said Smith.

What an idiot.  I guess Microsoft has no clue of what’s going on in the music industry. 

The reason why Apple push the free DRM is to answer the critism from mostly European countries about iTunes only playing on one player, not to sell more iPods.

Actually this move will make songs downloaded from iTunes transfer to other players. 

I guess when you have lots of money all you think is how to make more money.

Posted by thinkDifferent2 on April 17, 2007 at 5:27 PM (CDT)

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