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Duke University to give incoming freshman iPods

updated 01:00 pm EDT, Mon July 19, 2004

Duke distributes iPods

Apple today announced that this fall Duke University will give iPods to all incoming freshman, according to CBS.MarketWatch.com: "Duke will hand out approximately 1,800 iPods that will be pre-loaded with Duke-related content and will allow students to download supplementary university material in addition to being able to play music."




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  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    That's it

    I'm heading back to college

  1. abnyc

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    thats cool.

    go to college - get an ipod on the house. gotta give that incentive a thumbs up!!

  1. evankai

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Link please

    I've checked Apple, MarketWatch, and Duke. There is not mention of this anywhere else!?!

  1. evankai

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    2 Days Later...

    ... seniors have slightly used iPods.

  1. riverfreak

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    what's tuition at duke?

    Those freshmen should probably be getting powerbooks!

  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    not found

    Not found on the web or in newspaper does not mean it does not exist.

    Murders occur daily, but only if news organizations find it newsworthy and sends a reporter to the police department, it will remain unknown to the masses.

  1. crayola

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    hmmm

    i'm sure the tuition was raised enought to cover the cost of the ipods.

  1. iaberle

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    MacNN Give Us the Link.

    MacNN, please update this story with a link to the CBS MarketWatch story. There is a problem if no one else is able to verify you sources.

  1. acknight

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    The link

    http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BD9767465-77A6-4E5A-B53D-6593FCF68A2B%7D&siteid=google&dist=google

    It's the last paragraph.

  1. gargamel52

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Use the search at Duke

    Go to http://cit.duke.edu/about/ipod.do for info about their "iPod investigation." My guess is either Goggle hasn't crawled the announcement or they haven't placed it on the Web site yet. But the link above clealry shows that Duke was seriously looking into iPods and their academic usage.

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