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Apple launches iTunes affiliate program, 125 million served

Apple today launched the iTunes Affiliate Program, making it the first download music store to offer direct links to a la carte singles and albums that generate paid commissions to affiliate websites. The iTunes Affiliate Program will complement other iTunes programs including iTunes on Campus, which offers free site licenses to colleges and universities, and the iTunes Volume Discount Program, which provides bulk song downloads at a discount. Apple also announced that the iTunes music service has sold over 125 million songs to date, which includes a total of 5 million songs sold from its European music store.


Apple posts video stream of Apple Expo Paris 2004 keynote

Apple has now posted its delayed stream of Phil Schiller's Apple Expo keynote, which took place earlier this morning and saw the introduction of the new G5-based iMac.


iPod chipmaker to go public

PortalPlayer, the Silicon Valley company whose chip powers the iPod, is looking to play its tune for Wall Street, according to CNet's


Duke University freshman to get iPods [Updated]

Following its announcement of the 4th-generation iPods this morning, Apple Computer, Inc. that this fall Duke University will give iPods to all incoming freshman.


Apple seeds Safari 1.3 DP1, Java 1.5 DP to developers

Apple Computer seeded developers this week with Safari 1.3 Developer Preview 1, which will run on for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther and reportedly features numerous enhancements.


Apple likely to replay WWDC keynote with delayed webcast [Update]

Apple Computer, Inc. will most likely provide a delayed webcast of its World Wide Developers Conference 2004 keynote address on Monday afternoon, sources said.


iTMS Europe Sells 800,000 Songs in First Week

Apple today announced that music fans in the UK, France and Germany have purchased and downloaded more than 800,000 songs from the iTunes Music Store since its launch one week ago, with more than 450,000 sold in the UK alone. With Apples legendary ease of use, pioneering features, personal use rights and breakthrough pricing of just 0.99 and 0.79, the iTunes Music Store is the best way for PC and Mac users in the UK, France and Germany to legally discover, purchase and download music online.


Apple sells supercomputer to US Gov't

U.S. Army contractor COLSA announced today that it has purchased 1,566 dual processor Xserve G5s from Apple for $5.8 million. The Xserves will be assembled into a computer that is expected to reach 15 teraflops when it goes online this fall.


First Albany raises estimates on Apple Computer

According to analyst firm First Albanys research note published this morning, iPod sales are expected to regain momentum by the September quarter.


AAPL closes at 3 year high

Apple (AAPL) stock continued to demonstrate relative strength today as it extended its uptrend to yet another new 3-year high.


Apple, resellers due in court next week

A group of disgruntled ex-resellers lead by Tom Santos have filed their fourth amended complaint against Apple in the Superior Court of Santa Clara. A copy of the complaint can be found on the group's website,


Jobs to join new film company?

According to yesterday's New York Post, Apple CEO Steve Jobs may be preparing to form a new film company. Macworld UK notes that the report claims that a group of New York investment bankers are busy drawing up plans to combine Jobs with Miramax co-founders Bob and Harvey Weinstein to form a new film company.


QuickTime 6 downloads top 250 million

Apple today announced that more than 250 million copies of QuickTime 6 have been downloaded in less than two years since its release. QuickTime is Apple's industry-leading, standards-based software for developing, producing and delivering high-quality audio and video over IP, wireless and broadband networks.


Fred Anderson joins Apple Board of Directors

Apple today announced that Fred D. Anderson, Apples former executive vice president and CFO, has been elected to the Companys Board of Directors. Anderson retired on June 1 and was succeeded by Peter Oppenheimer as chief financial officer.


Apple seeds Mac OS X 10.3.4 build 7H63

Apple Computer seeded developers on Monday with yet another external build of Mac OS X 10.3.4 Panther, which carries build number 7H63.


Apple seeds Mac OS X 10.3.4 build 7H60

Continuing to wrap up the development of Mac OS X 10.3.4, Apple seeded developers yesterday with build 7H60 of the system update.


Apple to slow annual Mac OS X updates

During a keynote speech at this week's Software & Information Industry Association's Enterprise Software Summit in San Francisco, Apple's Chief Technology Officer, Avie Tevanian, promised a decline in the company's rigorous Mac OS X update schedule following the release of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, due by year's end.


Apple Creates New iPod Division, Shuffles Execs

Apple Computer Inc. has created a new division within the maker of the Macintosh computer to sell its popular iPod, the market leading digital music player, the company said on Wednesday.


DigiTimes: Quanta to ship new Apple notebook in June?

According to DigiTimes, "in June, Quanta will begin delivering new notebook models to Hewlett-Packard (HP), Apple Computer, NEC and Sony, further helping the company expand its notebook shipments for the second half."


Apple testing new Software Update functions

Apple Computer on Friday began testing changes it has made to its popular Software Update mechanism, which is built into versions of the Mac OS X operating system.