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Mix: Podcasting, Singapore, Cringely, Armor, Roulette, PSP

Former MTV veejay and podcasting pioneer Adam Curry plans to launch a podcasting network, “offering an edited selection of the web’s best dispatches and tools for neophytes to create their own casts.”

Apple’s iPod shuffle will be sold in 50 Singapore 7-Eleven stores starting next month.

In his latest PBS column, Robert X. Cringely asks if the iPod is “a razor or a blade? In other words, is Apple a hardware company or a media company?”

A Japanese iPod owner has posted photos and specifications of an impressive custom-made machined metal iPod case that he calls the “Armor plate.”

Geek Culture has posted another Joy of Tech comic relating to the iPod shuffle. In it, the artists have created a humorous new game called “iPod shuffle Roulette.”

Sony reportedly plans to launch a global music download service under its PlayStation brand to enable tracks to be downloaded directly to the PlayStation Portable.

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1

So Sony is trying to cash in on the Playstation name, the only one that Sony hasn’t screwed up so far. Funny how people were accusing Apple of cashing in on the iPod name by selling the “old technology” that is the iPod shuffle. Bunch of hypocrites, I say.

And regarding the PBS guy: does a company have to be either a hardware company or a media company? Seems as though people are really scraping the bottom of the barrel for bad things about Apple.

Kind of reminds me of the Atkins diet. People were trying to discredit it for years, yet it’s the most popular diet today.

Ahhh, to be a market analyst. About as pointless of a job as a guidance counselor.

Fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco in Burbank on January 28, 2005 at 3:05 PM (CST)

2

If Apple had released the iPod in the early 80’s, it would probably resemble that armor plated iPod.

Posted by non_zero in New Smyrna, FL on January 28, 2005 at 6:27 PM (CST)

3

At least the iPod probably won’t wreck your heart soon after a short-lived and superficial loss of weight :)

I don’t think he was saying bad things about Apple, he was looking at two sides, BOTH of which were good!

As for the armorPod… I hope it’s padded inside! Looks like a torture device for scratching iPods!

Posted by Nagromme on January 28, 2005 at 10:32 PM (CST)

4

As a gamer myself, I can’t believe Sony is still trying to play the “all-in-one entertainment system” game with the Playstation brand. It’s quite clear that primary purchasers of a Playstation product want to play games more than anything else (nowadays with DVD players so cheap, there really is no reason to buy a PS2 JUST to play DVDs)

Of all the PSPs abilities, I think the music player function is one of the most secondary…. It doesn’t offer much more than some of the standard mobile phones these days.

In that sense I think its much more complementary to the Ipod than something in direct competition (does anyone avidly use the ipod for gaming?), and I fail to see how a music store created specifically for a product that primarily will be used to play games is going generate enough revenue based simply on that product alone.

Posted by Popjunkie in Singapore on January 29, 2005 at 4:22 AM (CST)

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