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Entries for Tuesday, November 14, 2006

November 14, 2006

Red Sox win Matsuzaka bid

The Sox today paid $51.1m for the rights to negotiate exclusively with a (reportedly outstanding) Japanese pitcher. $51.1m to *negotiate*. It will cost them many millions more to actually sign him. Wow. Just… wow.

CNN.com Video: Microsoft's Zune released

Ouch. I’m not sure Microsoft will be happy that their launch-day feature on CNN features incredulent hosts (“Who do they think is going to buy this?”), one of whom ends the segment raving about her new teeny iPod Shuffle.

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Dev House Boston

Programmers/Designers! Got an idea of something you want to build, but no time to do it? Got a hankering to build something, but no ideas? In New England? Come along to Dev House Boston on Dec 9th.

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Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod Integration

Wow. What a great move by Apple. Further domination of the iPod-only connector, plus it solves the “iPod batteries only last 4 hours when watching video, that’s too short for a long-haul flight” problem in one foul swoop.

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Installing the Zune... sucked - Engadget

Wow. Microsoft make it clear that, however rushed, buggy and miserably unready the Zune software may be, the user experience design was always half-assed.

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