Apple WWDC ’09

27 03 2009

June 8-12 are the dates for the 2009 Apple World-Wide Developer Conference, and the two rumors that make the most sense to us are an unveiling of a completed Snow Leopard, and a new iPhone





Blackberry’s Own App Store

27 03 2009

BusinessWeek says that RIM chief Mike Lazaridis will launch BlackBerry’s long-awaited App Store competitor from CTIA on April 1. Paid apps will start at $2.99, but like the Apple App Store, freebies will exist.





Tiered iTunes Pricing Comes April 7th

27 03 2009

The tiered iTunes pricing coming in early April will have 3 levels: $0.69, $0.99, and $1.29.  We assume that the most recent, more popular songs with be more expensive, and the older, or less popular songs will be cheaper.  One thing we’re wondering about though, is the pricing of albums.  If there are two album with 10 songs in each, but one album has all $0.69 songs, and the other all $1.29 songs, will the overall album price be different?

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North Korea Missile

27 03 2009

North Korea has placed a long-range missile on a launching pad before a test that the United States, Japan and South Korea said would violate a United Nations Security Council resolution, a news report said Thursday.





Soyuz Rocket Takes Off

27 03 2009

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying two fresh crew members and Charles Simonyi, a wealthy space tourist on his second visit to the ISS.





China Seeking Advantages Against U.S. Forces

26 03 2009

China is seeking technology and weapons to disrupt the traditional advantages of American forces, and secrecy surrounding its military creates the potential for miscalculation on both sides, according to a Pentagon study released Wednesday.

The annual report from the Defense Department to Congress, “Military Power of the People’s Republic of China 2009,” catalogs efforts by China to supply its armed forces with weapons that can be used to intimidate and attack Taiwan and blunt the superiority of American naval and air power, at least near its territory.





Baghdad Car Bomb Kills 16

26 03 2009

A bomb in a parked car exploded on a street lined with market stalls in this city’s Shaab district early Thursday afternoon, killing 16 and wounding 35, mostly women and children, according to the Ministry of Interior.

The street had been opened to car traffic only a month ago.

While the death toll was high, it could have been much higher if the bomb had gone off a few hours earlier. It detonated at 1 p.m., when most vendors, shop owners and shoppers had gone home for lunch.

The bombing was the second major attack in the Baghdad area this week, after a bombing in Abu Ghraib on Monday that left at least nine dead.








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