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Mix: Steve Jobs, Japan tax, Microsoft store, China buses

Apple CEO Steve Jobs ranks No. 26 on Fast Company’s list of the “Greatest Business Leaders of the 20th Century.”

Japan’s publishing rights and collection group JASRAC is reportedly lobbying for a tax on digital music players, including iPods.

The NY Post reports: “Microsoft is on the prowl for a store in Times Square. The move would be the software giant’s first big stab at retail and may be an attempt to play catch-up with archrival Apple, which has hit a home run with its own branded stores, including its New York City flagship in SoHo.”

The Beijing Macintosh User Group has posted a report about the buses carrying Apple’s iPod ads in Beijing, China.

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Kind of like the proposed Canadian iPod tax right?

Posted by lovepoke on August 30, 2005 at 4:17 PM (CDT)


I can see where Microsoft could do a cool concept store based around their upcoming Windows Vista OS. 

They would be best served if they chose one computer manufacturer to provide all the in-store displays so that they could give a sense of calm & uniformity like the Apple Stores do.  I recommend they go with HP.

However, MS will probably screw it up.

Posted by Talking Madness on August 30, 2005 at 8:28 PM (CDT)


Yea, we had that tax in canada. It was 25$CDN on the 20GB iPod (about 21$USD). But it was scrapped a month ago, now apple is about to start a reimbursement process…

Posted by bahubeshi on August 30, 2005 at 11:45 PM (CDT)


Jobs is No. 26, yet Billy Boy is No. 3. And Sam Walton of all people is Numero Uno.

Boy, Lee Iacocca must be torqued; He didn’t even make the list.

As the Human Torch would say…FLAME ON! (eyes roll)

Posted by flatline response on August 31, 2005 at 1:53 PM (CDT)

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