IT Trends :: Thursday, June 15, 2006

Deals, Contracts, Awards

Apple Isn’t Just for Teachers Anymore

Radford University in Virginia has signed up with iTunes U, which will allow the school to create a Web site for professors and students to exchange information electronically. A school survey showed that nearly half of Radford students own iPods, so podcasts will certainly be a popular tool in the new program. This article raises an important concern about “the seamless marketing of Apple products to students simply through the repeated use and exposure to the brand.”… (The Roanoke Times)

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Microsoft Finds Partners for Book Search Project

The Open Content Alliance (OCA) will digitize books from the University of California and the University of Toronto’s libraries for use in MSN’s new Windows Live Book Search. Unlike Google Book Search’s controversial plan, Microsoft intends to please copyright holders in the process. Microsoft appears to be approaching its book project carefully and is working with copyright holders to gain permission to scan and include protected books… (NetworkWorld)

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