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Monday, April 16, 2001
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Microsoft president and chief operating officer Rick Belluzzo speaks publicly for the first time during media day at Microsoft Corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington.


A broker meets with a customer at the new e-Trade Centre in New York. The 30,000-square-foot, four-storyed centre, described as a “financial services superstore” opened on April 5, 2001. People can make trades through their accounts, attend financial seminars, and buy e-trade gear at the store. 


Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos (L) poses with Borders Group President and CEO Greg Josefowicz at a press conference in New York where they announced an agreement to re-launch Borders.com as a branded Web site powered by Amazon.com's e-commerce platform. 


A'Zone Corp marketing manager Bernie Lee displays what his company says is the world's smallest desktop computer during its launch at an information technology and computer show in Singapore. Dubbed the Cappuccino G1, the portable computer weighs 1.9 pounds, is about 6 inches square and 1.8 inches thick Manufactured by Taiwan's Saintsong Corp, Singapore's A'Zone distributes and markets the computer in the Asia Pacific region, selling the top range model for about S $2400 ($ 1330).


Napster attorney Jonathan Schiller makes a point during a press conference outside the US. Federal Courthouse in San Francisco last week following a hearing in front of the US District Court Judge Marilyn Patel. Patel slammed Napster saying it was "disgraceful" that copyrighted music files remained on its system and suggesting it might be necessary to shut the Internet song-swap service down. 


— Reuters photos