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Briefly: CBS on iTunes; iPod pricing

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Thu June 8, 2006

CBS on iTunes, iPod price

In brief: CBS and Apple today announced that prime time programming from The CBS Television Network is now available on the iTunes Music Store.... Apple has cut the prices of its fifth-generation iPod sold in Canada, offering the 30GB iPod -- which was CAD$379 -- for $349, while the 60GB model is now $459, a $40 drop from the original $499 price tag.... Black Cat Systems is offering a 20 percent discount on all of its software products through June 15th, 2006 to celebrate its 15th anniversary.... Verbatim today announced that it will begin shipping 2X Blu-ray write-once and rewriteable media in July.... Nova Media today introduced nova media phone plugins 2.9.1, featuring Nokia E70, Nokia 6102i, Nokia 3250 and BenQ EL71 support for Apple's iSync software.... Softchaos today began shipping Workstrip 3.2.3, an update to its software alternative to Apple's Dock in Mac OS X.

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  1. JacquesDav

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPod Price Drop

    This price drop is mainly due to the soaring Canadian dollar which is at a 28 year high, this coupled with the gradual slide of the American dollar in all markets (caused by the ballooning U.S. deficit and pressure from the burgeoning Asian markets) is making the price of all goods imported from the U.S. into Canada considerably cheaper. The Canadian dollar has gained 50% in value in recent years (from an all time low of $.60 to the USD to $.90) in relation to its US counterpart. The Canadian economy has been running a surplus for over a decade, which tends to encourage speculators and add to the value of any nation's currency, not to mention a GDP growth rate at or near the top of the G8.

    Whatever the economic fundamentals, iPods are costing less these days. Yay!


  1. trevj

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re. iPod price drop

    Geez Jacques, you just took all the fun out of the price drop!

  1. Jazzy JvjTreIII (tray)



    Yes, but

    It's all simple economics. The U.S. dollar has dropped significantly within the last few years. I think the U.S. and Canada should form a North American Monetary Union. to stabilze these prices and, make a joint commitment in economic policies, politcs aside.

    please no flames 7 pardon all mispellings!, sorry :D

    PS: Jazz (the Music, not the NBA team), Rocks!

    PPS: in reguards to the NBA team. I miss John Stockton.

    PPSS: Although I am LDS, I'm not from UT, i'm from OR (Oregon), and I don't watch basketball, (NBA or other) that much anyway. But, I clap my hands to any atheltes who can compete on that level. Good Luck to all teams this and any Next season(s)!

  1. Jazzy JvjTreIII (tray)



    Oh yeah i forgot CSI.

    I don't watch these type of Shows, but my sister does! she'll appreciate this!


    Waiting for MacBook Pro 15 in. 2.0 with Firewire 800 & no if only minor heating problems. Please Steve Jobs.

    Apple: "Changing Musical/media History-- Again!" Go Macs!

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