A wide-ranging group of technology industry leaders gathered this week at an exclusive conference to exchange views of new developments surrounding ‘all things digital.’ Larry Kramer, chairman of MarketWatch.com, was on hand and provided firsthand reports from the event.
Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple Computer “used his appearance to introduce a new gadget called AirPort Express, a portable wireless base station the size of an iPod. Plug the unit into an electrical outlet, and PC or Mac users can connect to the Web or send data to any wireless device, including transmitting digital music through a home stereo system,” Larry Kramer reports for CBS MarketWatch.
“The crowd broke into applause as Jobs did a demo, which allows music to be broadcast from iPods to other devices around the house. The base station will launch in July for $129,” Kramer reports. “Jobs announced that retail stores operated by Apple Computer have reached the $1 billion mark for total sales. He said that makes Apple, which opened its first stores in May 2001, the fastest retailer to achieve the mark, with the previous record held by Old Navy, part of Gap.”
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