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Business Standard: U.S. Justice Department to Take Apple to Trial Over Alleged E-book Price-fixing
/ June 3, 2013 1:03 pm
Business Standard: U.S. Justice Department to Take Apple to Trial Over Alleged E-book Price-fixing

Business Standard reports that Apple Inc. is going to trial over charges made by federal and state authorities that it conspired with publishers to increase the cost of e-books. The trial sets the iPad and iPhone maker against the U.S. Justice Department in a case that addresses how internet retailers deal with content providers. The lawsuit claims that Apple and five other U.S. book publishers conspired to raise e-book prices and break Amazon.com Inc.'s control on pricing. . Read More

Bloomberg: Microsoft to Slash Prices of Windows Software for Tablets
/ June 3, 2013 12:59 pm
Bloomberg: Microsoft to Slash Prices of Windows Software for Tablets

Bloomberg reports that Microsoft Corp. is reducing the cost of its Windows software for tablets, hoping to strengthen its position to combat Apple Inc. in the mobile-computing market, according to people having knowledge of the matter. Microsoft is applying the changes in an attempt to have more manufacturers take up Windows RT, a version of its flagship software for tablets. Read More

WSJ: Apple Obtains Warner Music Streaming Rights; Plans to Launch Streaming Service on June 10?
/ June 3, 2013 11:57 am
WSJ: Apple Obtains Warner Music Streaming Rights; Plans to Launch Streaming Service on June 10?

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple Inc. has signed a licensing deal with Warner Music Group for the rights to its recorded music and music publishing, consenting to terms on the publishing side that other big music publishers have been trying to get, according to people familiar with the matter. According to the deal, Apple will offer Warner Music Group's publishing group 10% of ad revenue, which is double what Pandora Media Inc. gives to major music publishers. . Read More

Reuters: Intel Secures Big Win in New Samsung Galaxy Tablet
/ May 31, 2013 12:54 pm
Reuters: Intel Secures Big Win in New Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Reuters reports that Samsung Electronics has decided to use an Intel Corp. processor to power the new version of one of its top-tier Android tablets, according to a source having knowledge of the matter. This is a big victory for the U.S. chipmaker, which has found it hard to form a foot-hold in the mobile market. . Read More

Mashable: Apple iPod Touch Hits 100 Million Landmark
/ May 31, 2013 11:38 am
Mashable: Apple iPod Touch Hits 100 Million Landmark

Mashable reports that Apple has reached 100 million sales for the iPod Touch, almost six years after launching the pocket-sized media player in 2007. Apple introduced the first generation iPod back in 2001 and has sold a projected 350 million devices to date. . Read More

Bloomberg: Apple to Pay Up $53 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Warranties
/ May 29, 2013 5:28 pm
Bloomberg: Apple to Pay Up $53 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Warranties

Bloomberg reports that Apple Inc. has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a consumer class-action lawsuit claiming the company depended on defective indicators showing that iPhones and iPods were subjected to water to refuse customers’ warranty claims. Consumers may be entitled to receive $300 according to the device model they possessed, according to documents filed in federal court in San Francisco. . Read More

Reuters: Hon Hai and Mozilla to Launch Mobile Phone Running on Firefox OS
/ May 28, 2013 1:57 pm
Reuters: Hon Hai and Mozilla to Launch Mobile Phone Running on Firefox OS

Reuters reports that Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd. will partner with Mozilla, to launch a mobile phone that runs on the Firefox OS, a Mozilla spokeswoman said, as Hon Hai attempts to broaden its client base away from Apple. The Taipei-based Mozilla spokeswoman did not provide information on the device that the companies intend to release on June 3, but Focus Taiwan reported that it would probably be a tablet. Read More

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