Apple to shift 37 million iPods in 2005: Apple will sell 37 million iPods in 2005 according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Given that the company has sold a tad under 18 million so far this year, Munster is expecting much in the last quarter. Apple sold just over 8.2 million in 2004.
[InformationWeek]: Sony’s DRM system uses techniques normally employed by hackers and “can crash Windows.” Sony BMG Music Entertainment installed a “rootkit” in the copy-protection software distributed along with one of its music titles which exposes those systems to massive security vulnerabilities. Amatuears can’t even remove it. Sony has countered by saying that the copy-protection software is harmless, and issuing a patch, but hackers distributing code that could take advantage of
[Ahmedabad.com]: The head of the intellectual property rights association for the Indian Music Industry, said Gujarat in India is a big center for piracy and almost 80 per cent of inlaid covers used in duplicate cassettes, are printed in Ahmedabad.
[BBC]: A group legal action suit over the iPod nano has widened beyond the United States to includes consumers from the United Kingdom and Mexico. Consumers are alleging that the iPod nano screens are easily scratched. Apple says the problem only affects less than one-percent of its players. The law suit seeks a refund and a portion of Apple profits from player sales (yeah, right). In fact, Apple has agreed