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Mix: USA Today, Apple TV & YouTube, EMI, PC World

USA Today placed the iPod eighth on its list of the Top 25 inventions of the last 25 years, behind innovations such as the cell phone, laptop computers, and DVDs. The newspaper celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

A new plugin for modified Apple TVs, called “A Series of Tubes,” allows users to access YouTube videos from the set-top box. The plugin is expected to be available as a download from the AwkwardTV plug-in directory soon.

Music company EMI Group has agreed to an acquisition by private equity firm Terra Firma for £3.2 billion, or approx. $6.4 billion. The deal must still be approved by the company’s shareholders.

PC World has unveiled its list of the Top 100 Products of the Year for 2007, with the Apple TV placing 11th. Strangely absent was the iPhone, which instead received mention as Most Anticipated Product.

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Comments

1

“Strangely absent was the iPhone, which instead received mention as Most Anticipated Product.”

Why on earth would it be on the list when it isn’t even out yet?

Posted by Christine on May 21, 2007 at 5:36 PM (CDT)

2

Why on earth would they release the top 100 products for 2007 when we’re only halfway through the second quarter?

Posted by Tasha on May 21, 2007 at 6:45 PM (CDT)

3

Christine: That was my thought. Perhaps they meant “shipping products”.

Posted by Japester on May 21, 2007 at 7:32 PM (CDT)

4

Leave it up to the blathering idiots who create the drivel at USA Today.

The iPod is NOT an invention unto itself. If anything, it’s an innovation—and a major one at that—to the MP3 player genotype. Portable digital music and vid players came well before the iPod. The iPod just took the things out of hands of tech geeks and made them work for everyone else.

Posted by flatline response on May 21, 2007 at 7:41 PM (CDT)

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