Al Jazeera Apple article

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  1. evolu macrumors regular

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    This really great article was in Al Jazeera's technology section and headlined in the front page.

    Apple's iPod continues winning streak

    Al Jazeera was founded by ex BBC journalists. The BBC is also quite Apple friendly.
     
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    It would really impact the ipod's popularity rating of Osama bin Laden starts praising his ipod on those monthly tapes he releases through Al-Jazeera though :D
     
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    ...the hell is that "breakingnews" thing that downloads when i go to the site? i hate that...

    interesting article... tho they claim the iPod has more than 50% marketshare, i don't think that's right, i thought it was 31% or something?

    paul
     
  4. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    How weird is this?! :eek:

    Anyway, nice to see the props for the iPod. ;)
     
  5. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    al jazeera's journalists have the biggest balls in the arab media.. 'mad props' to them for fightin censorship.

    are apple products even sold in the M. East?
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, this is great - the amount of exposure and press Apple is getting lately is huge. But its also interesting to see that the iPod, not a computer this time, is causing all the hoopla :D

    D
     
  7. evolu thread starter macrumors regular

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    I personally check about 5 news websites a day, and have included Al Jazeera in my daily read. I recommend it for anyone looking to expand their sources of information...

    This is the English version of the site which is geared toward English speaking people. Not sure if this article is featured on the arabic language site - anyone here read arabic? Let me guess....
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Doing a fast look at the same section at al-j in arabic - there's no mention of iPod, Apple or Jobs. The story was on the 10th - so it either hasn't been updated for arabic yet or they won't do it.

    http://www.aljazeera.net/economics/index.htm

    D
     
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    Re: Al Jazeera Apple article

     
  10. evolu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Re: Re: Al Jazeera Apple article

     
  11. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    bin laden was in a spoof ipod ad on jay leno a few ages ago. he was singing "i like big butts"

    man, i hate jay leno.
     
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    Conan is sooo much funnier.
     
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    I'm brown, so I'm afraid to click that link. I figure my skin color and the fact that I read Al Jazeera's tech section would be enough to have me sent to Camp X-Ray.
     
  14. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    What, you mean like THIS?
     
  15. Phil Of Mac macrumors 68020

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    Not really, they're both lame.

    Al-Jazeera? You know what this means. If Ha'aretz publishes an article praising the iPod, the inherent contradiction is going to cause reality itself to blink out. They must be warned, and stopped.
     
  16. evolu thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL!
     
  17. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    The thing is, Conan is funny by making a general ass of himself, which is much funnier. It's like he doesn't even try and he's funny.
     
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    Ah...

    Al Jazeera... Popular after it gets all of the Bin Laden Tapes... even more Popular after it was hacked (twice?)...

    Gotta love it...


    Aww crap... DARPA is knocking at my door...


    :eek:
     
  19. iShater macrumors 604

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    I haven't seen the article in the Arabic language site.
     
  20. iShater macrumors 604

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    They must have heard you :D

    Maybe the Mac is the key to Mid East peace! :eek: :p :D
     
  21. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a

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    PalestinePod

    There will never be peace in the M.E. Even if Apple somehow managed to stop the current violence, next they´d be fighting over which iPod is cooler; the original or the mini.

    The palestinians would probably fight the mini´s course. They always seem to have the smaller guns.

    SuicidePods everywhere!
     
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    I doubt, though, it is really a "find." It's more of a "know," I imagine, for Mac users in the Arab world, such as simply258.
     
  25. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    actually, it wasnt a joke.. i went to the apple site, and looked at the intrl stores, and didnt see any ME countries there, so i asked- shoot me:rolleyes:

    good find.. cert. answered my question, even with the excess sarcasm and whatnot
     

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