eBay in talks to Acquire Skype

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Date: Thursday, September 8th, 2005, 08:46
Category: Mobile Phone

eBay is in talks to acquire Internet-telephony company Skype Technologies for US$2 billion to US$3 billion, in a deal that would represent a dramatic shift in strategy for the world’s largest online auction site. http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112615385922335028,00.html

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HOW-TO: iPod nano Protection on the Cheap

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Date: Thursday, September 8th, 2005, 08:50
Category: iPod

Fellowes WriteRight iPod nanoYou’ve undoubtedly heard the reports of late about scratching and cracking iPod nano screens. While you can’t do much about the screen cracking, except of course to stop stuffing it into the pockets of your tight jeans, you can do something about the scratches until the first wave of nano cases shows up.
The first and best advice I can give is to keep the included screen sticker on the front of the nano. I’m not talking about the “don’t steal music” outer wrapping, under that there’s another thin clear piece of plastic on the front of the nano that you should keep intact to protect against scratches. If you’ve already removed it, you can try putting it back on, but it’s difficult.
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Apple Responds to iPod nano Owners

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Date: Thursday, September 8th, 2005, 05:06
Category: iPod

iPod nano BlackApple has responded to the scores of complaints about two issues affecting the iPod nano screens: cracking and scratching.
Apple?s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller was quoted in a Macworld article late yesterday as saying (the screen cracking) “is a real but minor issue involving a vendor quality problem in a small number of units… In fact, this issue has affected less than 1/10 of 1 percent of the total iPod nano units that we?ve shipped. It is not a design issue.”
On the nano scratching issue Schiller goes on to say “We have received very few calls from customers reporting this problem ? we do not think this is a widespread issue… If customers are concerned about scratching we suggest they use one of the many iPod nano cases to protect their iPod.”
Read more in the Macworld article.
Matthew Peterson who set up the protest site flawedmusicplayer.com (formerly ipodnanoflaw.com) has even called off the dogs, posting today “I am very delighted to see Apple take this issue seriously…”
What’s your take?

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