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    • Brother Love
    • Killer grooves, catchy riffs, edgy vocals with oh-so-just-right layered harmonies, and a drive that will move even YOU out of your chair, Brother Love's initial release is what rock and roll should be
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    • Mystics Anonymous is the brainchild project of Jeff Steblea, a fantastic songwriter and good friend of mine, as well. In fact, I even played the drums on all but one of the tracks on this album. Jef
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Speculative Reporting Suggests Apple Could Pay Microsoft iPod Royalties [Update]

Apple's inability to patent the iPod interface could result in the company paying royalties to Microsoft for every iPod it sells, according to some highly speculative reporting by the Independent.

Reporter Katherine Griffiths starts from the fact that Apple's patent application was rejected in part because of an earlier patent filed by a John Platt, who at that time worked for Synaptics, a key iPod supplier. Mr. Platt later went to work for Microsoft, which led Ms. Griffiths to the conclusion that Apple might be subject to paying Microsoft royalties.

AppleInsider originally broke the story, reporting it correctly, but the story has taken on a life of its own, as evidenced by the Independent's coverage, as well as coverage in other publications. Blog site Wizbang published a solid and detailed deconstruction of this post-AppleInsider coverage, as noted by Billy K in the comments below.

[Update: This story has been updated with additional information. - Editor]

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