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Mix: Microsoft/Sony, U2, Rio Carbon Pearl, Gates

In an attempt to counter the runaway success of the iPod, Microsoft said this week that it may pursue an alliance with Sony.

In an Irish Times interview with U2 on its endorsement of the iPod, the band said Apple has “single-handedly saved the music industry.”

Rio this week announced the Carbon Pearl, a new version of its 5GB digital music player in a familiar white casing.
In an interview with CNET News.com, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates commented on the success of Apple’s iPod.

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I wouldn’t call that a “familiar white casing” ... it’s not plain white like an ipod, it’s pearl white, a pinkish tinged white which probably has some degree of opalescence in the finish. A little less utilitarian, a more femme version of the carbon

Posted by JCO on January 6, 2005 at 2:32 PM (CST)


If Apple saved the music industry, Apple also single-handedly saved U2’s latest album, but I don’t see them praising that.

Posted by Taphil on January 6, 2005 at 3:04 PM (CST)


I hear that Windows crashed a couple of times at Bill Gates’ keynote. :p

Posted by dino on January 6, 2005 at 3:25 PM (CST)


That photo makes it look black and beige!

Let the “swine” jokes commence…

Posted by Nagromme on January 6, 2005 at 4:59 PM (CST)


yea i watched the keynote and they had all sorts of problems.  The xbox that was demoing forenza motorsports got a bluesceen of death, and when conan and bill were racing, conan’s xbox was getting 1-2 FPS max.  They probably should have worked a couple of the bugs out of that game before they showed that.  yes there were lots of hiccups during the keynote

Posted by armless on January 6, 2005 at 7:58 PM (CST)


This might be slightly off-topic, but I’ve noticed that a lot of Larry’s news items simply point to the WSJ online. Fair enough, he’s directly referring you to the original source, but isn’t the WSJ online a pay to view subscription service?

I for one would rather read Larry’s comment on the article rather than have to pay to read the original. I know we’re travelling down the copyright route (and I earn a living from the same thing) but it’s not hard to pseudo-quote the articles with his opinion so we can all understand.

i suppose I’ll get slaughtered for this, but oh well….!!

Posted by ian2403 on January 7, 2005 at 10:54 AM (CST)



You make a great point because a lot of the people who comment on this site don’t bother to read the article that inspired the thread.

Sometimes they don’t read it, because the don’t have a subscription to the WSJ for example, and other time they don’t read it because they assume they know what the article says.

Posted by Talking Madness on January 7, 2005 at 12:24 PM (CST)


hola soy alejandro tengo un problema con en el mp3 rio carbon es problema es cuendo escucho music solo tocan dos canciones y se paralisa y ya no funciona y otro problema es cuando conecto el mp3 a la computadora se apaga tengo que cargalo para que vuelva a funcionar gracias esperto que me responda

Posted by alejandro avalos on September 12, 2008 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

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