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iTunes Store Tops Three Billion Songs

CUPERTINO, California—July 31, 2007—Apple® today announced that more than three billion songs have been purchased and downloaded from the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com). iTunes is the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store featuring a catalog of over five million songs, 550 television shows and 500 movies. iTunes recently surpassed Amazon and Target to become the third largest music retailer in the US.*

“We’d like to thank all of our customers who have contributed to this incredible milestone,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes.

With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as Cover Flow™, integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod® and iPhone™, and the ability to turn previously purchased songs into completed albums at reduced prices, the iTunes Store is the best way for PC and Mac® users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online.

*Based on data from market research firm the NPD Group’s MusicWatch survey, which captures consumer reported past week unit purchases equivalized so that one CD equals 12 tracks, excluding wireless transactions.

    Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone.

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    So what happens after Book 7 of Harry Potter?

    Here is a LINK to an interview with JK Rowling. It answers a LOT of open questions. Thanks to Mugglenet for posting the transcript…. WARNING SPOILERS! If you have not read the book yet….. do yourself a favor and DON’T read the interview yet!

    The Star Wars Bar starring Richard Pryor. Very very funny! Classic Pryor!

    Ummm, not sure how old this is but I had to share!  I have watched it 4 or 5 times in a row and the song is stuck in my head… be warned! 

    Using Stumbleupon I ran across an excellent mashup of Google Maps and a phone number exchange service that allows you to input most U.S. and Canada prefixes and it finds the approximate location on a map.It doesn’t work for all locations, but I was able to pull up about 95% of the numbers I tried including mobile phone numbers, home numbers and work numbers. It won’t work with Skype or many other VOIP numbers of course and it is only for the U.S. and Canada. Try your number and see how accurate it is Pretty amazing and sort of creepy that its that easy.LINKauthor: Brent Evans # via: bligter.com

    Must read Potter!

    Just finished chapter 18.

    Go Harry!

    enjoy!

    1. Tea or coffee? Coffee….. LOTS OF COFFEE!

    2. Do you speak your mind? Yes and it usually gets me into trouble 🙂

    3. What is your escape? Pina coladas? Uummmmm, no. Music

    4. When is the last time you cried? Just now when I looked down and saw I was out of coffee. Sniff sniff 😦

    5. What are your bedtime rituals?  Sleep?  What sleep?  With the small amount I get my usual ritual is laying down on the couch, bed, floor, wherever.

    Friday Fiver

    I’m not sure if I should be grossed out or intrigued…… intrigued wins 🙂 Beer and doughnut ice cream to celebrate the premier of the Simpson’s movie. It’s a shame that Ben and Jerry’s will not be releasing it to the general public, they could have a hit on there hands!

    The flavor, called Duff & D’oh-Nuts, is described by the company as a combination of chocolate and cream stout ice creams with glazed chocolate doughnuts. Homer Simpson, the overweight, dopey father in the longstanding popular Fox cartoon, has a penchant for beer and doughnuts.

    The reactions Wednesday to the flavor by a handful of Springfieldians ranged from bemused to frightened.

    “Wow,” said Lois Smith, a bookkeeper at the town office. “Nasty. Chocolate with cream stout beer? No. That’s just wrong.”

    Normally, Smith said, she likes Ben & Jerry’s.

    “I just don’t like beer in ice cream,” she said. “And doughnuts?”

    However, Smith admitted she probably would try the flavor.

    “I’d try anything,” she said.

    Ron Hoffman, produce buyer at the Springfield Co-op, started laughing as the flavor was described to him. “I should have known,” he chuckled after hearing the word “doughnuts.” “It’s nothing I’d be interested in.”Hoffman, too, said he was a fan of the Vermont-based ice cream-maker.

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