iPhones All Over the World, Microsoft Cozies Up With NBC and the Psystar Story

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iPhones All Over the World, Microsoft Cozies Up With NBC and the Psystar Story

 

Here comes the iPhone: Vodafone and Apple have penned a deal to sell the iPhone in 10 new countries. According to a statement released by Vodafone, the iPhone will be available in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey "later this year." Telecom Italia has also stated it will be selling the iPhone in Italy. This would create the first market where the iPhone is sold by two carriers.

 

NBC gets ready to Zune: Microsoft has announced that it will sell TV shows on the Zune Marketplace, including NBC shows. NBC pulled content from iTunes earlier this year because of pricing issues. Microsoft has stated it is open to flexible pricing. Five people are gonna be so stoked at this news.

 

NBC across the pond: NBC shows have appeared in the iTunes UK Store. House, Heroes, The Incredible Hulk, Hercules and nerd favorite, Eureka are available now. Enjoy your good luck Britain, who knows when NBC will pull the shows.

 

Japanese iPod tax: The Japanese government is proposing a copyright tax to compensate recording companies, songwriters and artists. Because everyone who uses digital media is a thief.

 

Psystar brothers: The brothers behind the Mac clone company, creep out of the shadows. The best quote, "It's never crashed on me, and that's not something I can say about any Mac or PC I've ever used." If it does, you can send it back to them for $50 to reinstall Leopard for you.

 

Consumer Reports gives Macs top marks: If you're looking for computer with performance, great features, solid tech support and at a good price, Consumer Reports recommends a Mac. Haven't we been saying this for years?

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Anonymous

NBC = nothing but crap

NBC = never been cognizant

NBC = note: barely conscious

NBC = now, boring consumerism

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Anonymous

I notice that the zune story mentions the first zune sales figures released in almost a year. Last June Microsoft said they had sold a million zunes, and now it appears they have finally hit 2 million. Looks like sales are actually slowing down!

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Scott

I could be wrong, but I believe House is a FOX program...

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Anonymous

yeah but alot of those shows like House are often produced by other studios.

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VAb

Sorry...and it's stupid.
But you guys made a typo. It's actually 'Vodafone', not vodaphone. Elementary, as the carrier does not operate in the US.

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Anonymous

I don't know why anyone would pay even $1.99 an episode when all of those shows are available for free viewing on hulu.com. I would think people would pay only for something they can't get free, but what do I know about the Microsoft business model.

Maybe "blood from a stone" is part of their business plan.

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James

Hulu will only stream video to people located in the United States. The last time I checked, there are lots of non-Americans who would like to watch some of these shows, and if they are available for purchase on iTunes, $1.99 isn't such a bad price. The problem is, they aren't available in many of the other (read non-us) iTunes stores worldwide.

Also, Hulu is not a part of Mirosoft, but was set up by NBC after pulling their content from iTunes in the US over multiple "disputes", mainly pricing (aka they didn't feel they were making enough).

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GreenAlge

Except that Hulu doesn't provide all episodes, or all seasons of a show. It's good for watching episodes as they air though.

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