IT Trends :: Thursday, July 13, 2006

Deals, Contracts, Awards

Free, Legal, and Ignored

A Cornell University’s legal downloading program through Napster allows students to download digital music from the Web, but they can only keep the songs until graduation. Next year, the school will discontinue the service as students are turning back to illegal file- sharing software. Not to mention that the anonymously donated money to run the deal with Napster is all used up. Find out why students at Cornell and other universities like Purdue are not taking advantage of school-supplied music downloads… (WSJ.com)

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Apple to Sell Education iMac for $899

Apple’s 2005 report attributed 12% of net sales to the United States educational market, from kindergartens to universities. Perhaps they are trying to increase that number by offering a more affordable, attractive, and capable machine this year. Apple’s eMac, so commonly found in schools nationwide, is being replaced with a new machine boasting Intel’s Core Duo chip, multimedia applications, and a 17-inch LCD screen… (CNN.com)

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