updated 04:45 pm EST, Tue March 11, 2003
IMDb.com reports that "Macintosh computers, which represent only about three percent of personal computers sold in the U.S., have seemingly become the covering events in the Middle East. Sorenson Media said Monday that the Chicago Tribune's 24 TV stations, the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com and Newsweek magazine have joined television news organizations who are equipping reporters and producers in the field with Apple's PowerBook laptop, loaded with Apple's Final Cut Pro editing software and Sorenson Squeeze 3 compression software to send audio, video, and still photos back to their home bases via satellite videophones."
Another brief quotes Sony's U.S. head, Howard Stringer as saying that "We [Sony and Apple] are also rivals, and trying to get together would frankly be a waste of time," following Sony chief Nobuyuki Idei'a thoughts on working with Apple in at least three different attempts made last year to work out a mutual strategy with Apple: "This is a difficult person to work with if you are a big company. We started working with them, but it is a nightmare," Idei said.