- Sling Media, a unit of EchoStar (NASD: SATS) that develops media place-shifting devices
and services, announced on Tuesday that it will release a version of its mobile
software for Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone later in the first quarter. The company recently
released its SlingPlayer Mobile for the BlackBerry, allowing owners of the
smartphones and a Slingbox set-top to access their home premium channels and
DVR recordings on the go.
San Francisco – Capitulating to insistent demands from the
major labels, Apple (NASD: AAPL) on Tuesday introduced a three-tiered variable pricing
scheme for songs sold from its iTunes Store, and further announced that its entire
library will be available for purchase free of digital rights management (DRM)
restrictions by the spring. Beginning in April, labels may choose to
sell older tracks for 69 cents and newer, popular tracks for $1.29, or continue
with the standard 99 cent price tag.
Customers will be able to upgrade
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Calif. - Hoping to deflect further
questions about his health, Apple (NASD: AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs on Monday issued a statement
addressing his continuing weight loss over the past several months.
"Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the
cause — a hormone imbalance that has been ‘robbing’ me of the proteins my body
needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this," wrote
Jobs, adding that he has begun treating what he terms the "relatively
simple" nutritional problem.
"My doctors expect it will [...]. one comment
England - Apple (NASD: AAPL)
has acquired a 3.6% stake in mobile graphics chip designer Imagination Technologies
Group for about $5 million.
Apple had already been licensing Imagination’s
CNET speculated that the company’s PowerVR cores will likely be
used in future versions of the company’s iPhone and iPod touch devices.
While mobile phones continue to be the most searched-for product in
the UK, they have seen a 23% decrease in searches since October as
consumers turn their attention to Christmas gifts such as toys, video
games and games consoles.
Despite this switch in behaviour, the gap between the most
searched-for phone, the Apple iPhone, and its nearest rival grew
considerably in November. Apple has been marketing the iPhone as a gift
in the run up to Christmas, and consumers appear to have bought into
this messaging much more [...]. one comment
Calif. – Apple (NASD: AAPL) announced
yesterday that this year will be the last it exhibits at Macworld Expo, the
annual trade show that has become the event where CEO Steve Jobs unveils the
company’s latest creations. The company further threw water on January’s event
by announcing that Jobs will not deliver his traditional Macworld keynote
address. "Apple is reaching more people in more ways than ever
before, so like many companies, trade shows have become a very minor part of
how Apple reaches its customers," the [...].