The bad news this week is that Apple announced big losses and anticipates laying off employees. The good news is that there’s positive stuff happening in the Macintosh world anyway! We have news about Netscape betas, ShareDevil, and Shockwave, plus Adam reports on an Apple Internet Marketing dinner. Tonya details a few photo-related products from Macworld Expo, and Geoff offers a detailed report on the beta of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for Macintosh.
We'll be moving our Internet server sometime this week. FTP, Gopher, and Web access to king.tidbits.com will be down at some point, and mail to all addresses at tidbits.com won't be delivered until the machine comes back up
Apple to Reorganize & Lay Off 1,300 People -- Last week Apple officially announced a $69 million loss for its first fiscal quarter of 1996 (despite increased sales) and revealed plans for a company-wide restructuring which will include laying off about 1,300 employees from administration, sales, and marketing
ShareDevil Now Available -- Many thanks to the kind folks at ZMac/MacUser for making the late Robert Hess's ShareDevil utility available for free on the Internet
Static Got You Down? If you have a ton of RAM and feel like balancing on the razor-sharp bleeding edge, check out the development version of Macromedia's Shockwave plug-in for Netscape 2.0b5 or higher
One of the more interesting events I attended at Macworld Expo was a dinner organized by Apple. The goal of the dinner, which was suggested by Chuck Shotton of WebSTAR fame, was to help Apple figure out what to do in terms of Internet marketing
Paper is dead. Yes, I know I'm writing this article with the help of a few paper handouts, but paper is dead. Easily half the booths at Macworld Expo featured products that do not assume your final creation will be paper output
When Microsoft became a licensee of NCSA Mosaic and later shipped a Web browser for Windows called Internet Explorer, the Macintosh world didn't even blink