04th Jun 2008, by Andrew Barr

10 Yetis Good and Bad PR - Wednesday 4th June 2008

I hope you all enjoyed the Japanese toilet training video in my previous blog as much as I did!

Good PR

Normally when perusing the news, Bad PR is a doddle. There are so many negative stories out there; 'So and so have lost £x millions, so and so have slammed x person...', but today's Good PR stood out like Rick Waller at an anorexia support group. There was brilliant news today for iPod, who have struck a series of deals with a number of major Hollywood studios that will see iPod users able to purchase movies on their iPods in the same way they can music! I know there have been videos on iPods for ages, but at least these will be legal :)!

Films produced by Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, MGM, Sony Pictures and Lionsgate will be available for rental and purchase on the same day that they are released on DVD, retailing for £6.99 for classic “library” titles to £10.99 for new releases. Movie rentals will start at £2.49 for library titles, and £3.49 for the latest blockbusters. High-definition versions of all movies will be available, and will cost £1 more.

Great news for Apple after the following attack by Microsoft...

Bad PR

Apple's Safari internet browser has had some serious flak from Microsoft for the way that the browser apparently 'leaves Windows users open to malicious attacks if using the Apple Safari browser'. This Bad PR works both ways, you see. On one hand, you've got Apple, whose browser has come under fire and is sure to cost them business and users, and on the other, you've got Microsoft, who should probably just concentrate on ironing out their own flaws. You know the saying; 'if you haven't got anything nice to say...'!

Seems like Apple started it after all!

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