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Hall of Fame Joe & Rachelle Friedman Founders, J&R Music and Computer World By Natalie Hope McDonald Michael Jackson told her once that J&R is his "favorite toy store." And former New York City Mayor Rudolf Giuliani is a regular customer in the opera department. But if you ask Rachelle Friedman, co-founder of J&R Music and Computer World along with her husband Joe, she didn't know what she was in for. On a cold day in Manhattan, just south of SoHo and a stone's throw from Wall Street, Friedman was busy reorganizing her office. It's the last stage in a rehaul at the

By David Dritsas Sharp announced the retail availability of its Zaurus (SL-5500) PDA, a Linux-based device that was unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show last January. Meanwhile Sony introduced two new models (PEG-NR70V and PEG-NR70) to its Palm-OS based, CLIE hand held line. Both companies are targeting these new models at high-end users. Sharp's Zaurus began shipping late last month to hit retail this week, with advertising efforts beginning on April 7th. The company is offering the product to most of its major CE retailers such as Circuit City, Staples, Office Depot, Frys and Best Buy, as well as some regional and independent retailers and

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