Calif. – Despite speculation that
Apple (NASD: AAPL) acquired streaming music service Lala so that it could launch a
subscription plan alongside outright sales at its iTunes Store, digital music
veteran Michael Robertson postulated in a guest post on TechCrunch that the company
is actually planning a cloud-based service. Among Lala’s assets is a personal
storage service, which loads a user’s personal music library into an online
locker, so that users can stream their collection from any Web-connected
"This technology plus the engineering and management team [...].
- Apple (NASD: AAPL) has been pitching TV networks a plan to offer an iTunes-based TV
subscription service that would cost about $30 a month, All Things D reported,
citing multiple unnamed sources.
Apple is keen to launch such a service early
next year, but has not received firm commitments from networks, the report
Disney (NYSE: DIS), which owns networks including ABC and ESPN, is said to be a
potential first partner.
The company was first to sign on to sell programming
on iTunes, and Apple CEO [...]. one comment
- Apple (NASD: AAPL) has broken the Palm (NASD: PALM) Pre’s ability to sync directly with iTunes, as if
it were an iPhone, for the third time. The new 9.0.2 iTunes software update
removes the feature. Palm had complained to the USB Implementers Forum that
Apple was misusing the technology to lock out competitors back in August, but
the standards body ruled in Apple’s favor, and said that Palm may in fact be in
violation of its terms.
- Palm (NASD: PALM) has once again updated the software for its Pre smartphone so that the
device can sync with Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes and transfer songs as if it were an iPhone,
Wired.com reported. The companies have been in a cat-and-mouse game, with Apple
having updated iTunes twice to block the Pre from syncing. Palm also recently
failed to compel the standards body governing USB that Apple was hampering
competition by blocking the Pre; in fact, the group said that Palm could be
violating the [...].
- The standards body for Universal Serial Bus (USB) has rejected Pre smartphone
maker Palm’s (NASD: PALM) claim that Apple (NASD: AAPL) was hampering competition by preventing the
device from syncing with iTunes to transfer media files.
Instead, the USB
Implementers Forum (USB-IF) said that Palm could be violating its membership agreement
by allegedly misusing Apple’s USB Vendor ID number in order to fool iTunes into
thinking the Pre is an iPhone.
The group has asked Palm to respond to the
matter within seven days.
"We engaged [...].
Calif. - Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes 9
software once again blocked the ability for Palm’s (NASD: PALM) Pre smartphone to sync with
the music jukebox software to add songs, as do Apple’s iPod and iPhone, All
Things D reports. Apple has twice before foiled Palm’s Pre syncing ability,
claiming a terms of service violation. Last month, Palm filed a complaint with
the USB Implementers Forum, arguing that Apple is misusing the technology to
(All Things D)