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So is Wikipedia cracking up?

It was a utopian vision: an encyclopedia for the people, by the people. But eight years on, Wikipedia is plagued by endless hoaxes, and lurches from one cash crisis to another. Will it become a footnote in the history of the web? Stephen Foley reports

Credit crisis diary: Bloomberg still trying to bury Jobs

What has the wire service Bloomberg got against Apple's Steve Jobs, right? After Mr Jobs' announcement that he is taking six months off for health reasons, Bloomberg published a 1,200-word feature based on speculation from doctors around the world about what might be wrong with him – not a single one of the medics had any knowledge of Mr Jobs' case, though this didn't stop some speculating on his life expectancy. Bloomberg, you will remember, is the wire service that accidentally published Mr Jobs's obituary last year. They really don't seem to like him.

Steve Jobs to take long leave from Apple

Steve Jobs, the chief executive and co-founder of Apple, announced yesterday that his health problems are "more complex" than he had previously realised and will take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

Steve Jobs banks his $1 salary, loses $500m

As he's done for the last decade, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs took home his customary US$1 annual salary in 2008, but the economic meltdown and Apple's falling stock price whacked half a billion dollars off the value of his personal holdings in the company.

<a href="http://rhodrimarsden.independentminds.livejournal.com/6754.html">Rhodri Marsden: Bye-bye DRM, as long as you pay</a>

The most surprising announcement yesterday from the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, if you were following the feed at MacRumors, was the phrase "STEVE JOBS JUST DIED" that had been inserted by hackers along with some slightly more philosophical observations such as "Iz me your emperor".

Steve Jobs reveals his mystery illness

Apple's inspirational boss scotches rumours about his deteriorating health

iGod: Could Apple survive without Steve Jobs?

He shaped the company in his own image, turning it into the world's most influential consumer brand. But now rumours of ill-health and uncertainty over the succession have sent Apple's stock tumbling. David Usborne reports

Apple go for gold

Apple has released its latest financial figures, showing a 26 per cent rise in quarterly profits, boosted by sales of the iPhone 3G. The just-released figures haven't really shown the impact of the bad economic dramas though, prompting a warning that Apple's Christmas figures may miss market expectations based on the last few years of iPod-fuelled Yuletide shopping frenzies.

Nothing but the truth: Internet hoaxes

We all rely on the net for information and entertainment.But how can we spot where reality ends? Rhodri Marsden investigates

Will Self: Frozen music

PsychoGeography: If Brutalism is heavy metal, then what of postmodernism? Can it be equated with drum&rsquo;n&rsquo;bass?

Launch of 'thinnest iPod ever made'

Apple unveiled its latest version of the iPod Nano today with new features and the thinnest measurements of any of the devices yet seen.

Apple expected to unveil new iPods

Apple is expected to unveil new iPod music players - and possibly price cuts - at a media event next Tuesday but may not launch a long-awaited update to its MacBook laptop computers until a later date.

Disharmony at iTunes

The trend towards free music and artists' concerns about album sales are forcing Apple to rethink the future of iTunes, says Stephen Foley

Cyberclinic: Does the new iPhone satisfy expectations?

Even if you're an Apple devotee, you still might not know that the new iPhone – announced a couple of days ago – will have a minuscule power adapter, will come in white as well as black, and its headphone jack will no longer be slightly recessed.

Market Report: British Energy fired up by hopes of EDF bid

Bid speculation was evident around British Energy, which remained firm in the face of a weak market yesterday.

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Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

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Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
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In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
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Martha Stewart has flying robot

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A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
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The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

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Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

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The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

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How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

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We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

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Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

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Acting in video games gets a makeover

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