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Mix: Synaptics, iPorn, National Geographic, Creative Technology

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By LC Angell

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Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
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Shares of Synaptics rose after an analyst at W.R. Hambrecht said that the company may have won a contract to produce the scroll wheel on the next iPod nano revision.

Bloomberg columnist Mark Gilbert thinks Apple should consider offering adult entertainment on the iTunes Music Store. “iPod porn, desirable or not, may prove an irresistible temptation to a more profit-hungry Apple,” he says.

National Geographic Traveler’s Andrew Nelson has put together 9 ways to use your iPod while on the road.

Creative Technology shares have fallen 16% since the MP3 player maker last week issued its second profit warning in a year, dragging the company’s market capitalization under 1 billion Singapore dollars, or US$622 million.

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1

Re: iPod and Porn.
If hell were to freeze over and Steve Jobs, et.al. were to succumb to the temptations of porn profits, this 22-year user of the Mac would be the first to start using Windoze in protest. Some things, Mark Gilbert, are more important than profits and the bottomline, and if you don’t realize this, then I pity you. Let the iPod pornsters keep their share of the blue market ... Apple shouldn’t go anywhere near it.

Posted by JLAnderson on April 12, 2006 at 7:07 AM (PDT)

2

I really don’t think that apples stock will rise if they sell porn. That’s the reason that Kmart went out. there are many people who will boycott them and even more that will think less of them.

Posted by Jonathan Keim on April 12, 2006 at 7:07 AM (PDT)

3

Oh yeah, and what kind of parent is going to buy their kid an ipod? Parents aren’t very knowlegable and would think that it would be free access to them

Posted by Jonathan Keim on April 12, 2006 at 7:25 AM (PDT)

4

There are already plenty of porn podcasts out there.  I don’t think that Apple needs to officially get in the business.  Plus trust me… porn on that tiny little screen is not that good.

Posted by Primetime on April 12, 2006 at 7:27 AM (PDT)

5

Somehow, I just can’t feel any sympathy for Creative.

Must’ve left it in my other oants….

Posted by ahMEmon on April 12, 2006 at 7:39 AM (PDT)

6

No way that Apple will ever officially sell porn.  Ridiculous.  Sounds like the columnist was on a deadline and didn’t know what the heck to write about…

Posted by Cameron T. on April 12, 2006 at 8:27 AM (PDT)

7

Do Porn in Europe, not in the USA wink

Porn has helped VHS and DVD industry so much here in Europe.

It’s like P2P, it’s not desirable but it’s good for the industry because there are not many things to see on the iPod except some expensive music videos and tv shows.

Posted by Steph on April 12, 2006 at 8:28 AM (PDT)

8

Yeah, I bet Steve’s fellow members of the Disney board of directors would be thrilled if he decided to offer porn to the masses.

Do you also think they’d sell more iPods if they stuck a pair of bare breasts on the packaging? Come on…

You’re talking about technology company, not Larry Flynt.

Posted by Dan on April 12, 2006 at 11:07 AM (PDT)

9

If Creative gets desperate enough, maybe we’ll see them get into the illicit trade wink

Posted by Huskerz85 on April 12, 2006 at 4:38 PM (PDT)

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