Mix: Dell, Austin City Limits, Napster & Yahoo, Steve Jobs

In its latest move to take on the iPod, Dell plans to unveil three new Dell DJ music players, including a tiny, flash memory-based model with LCD screen and an FM radio receiver called the Dell DJ Ditty. The company also plans to add color screens and XM Satellite Radio to its Pocket DJ and Dell DJ models.

CitizenPod has released its free 2005 Austin City Limits Music Festival clickguide, which puts the entire ACL Music Festival lineup, performance schedule, band bios and festival information on your iPod.

Napster and Yahoo! are battling it out for second place in the digital music industry. The iTunes Music Store continues to dominate with a market share of about 82%, leaving Napster, Yahoo!, Microsoft and RealNetworks to fight for the remainder of the pie.

The Economist has an interesting piece on Apple CEO Steve Jobs: “In short, Mr Jobs currently seems vivacious by anybody’s standards. There are even rumors that he might run for governor of California (as a Democrat, presumably; Al Gore is on Apple’s board). For somebody famous in large part for a spectacular defeat—to Bill Gates and Microsoft—all this must feel like a new lease of life, in every respect.”

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