Jobs Joins Ikea; Apple Adopts Windows Media

Today, the first day of April, The Register reports that Apple Computer co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs will be joining Ikea next month as ‘acting CEO.’ This new role is in addition to his twin CEO roles at Apple and Pixar Animation Studios.

In an apparently-unrelated move, The Mac Observer reports that Apple Computer will switch to the Microsoft Windows Media format as its default for the flagship iPod and iTunes products. “Microsoft has scored a success with consumers with its ‘More Choice’ campaign,” said Apple vice president Phil Schiller. “Our customers have been letting us know that they expect that choice from Apple, and partnering with Microsoft seemed the best way to achieve that.”

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