Over the past few years Amazon has risen to be one of Apple’s biggest competitors, but before Apple launched the iBookstore, Apple and Amazon almost struck a partnership that would have allowed the two companies to control both music and books.
At Apple’s trial against the Department of Justice today in Manhattan, Senior Vice President, Eddy Cue, took the stand and testified that Apple had considered striking a deal on e-books with [Read More...]
Interesting tag-line, really.
According to Russel Grandinetti, vice president for Kindle content at Amazon, publishers involved with the e-book anti-trust federal case told the Seattle-based retailer that unless Amazon agreed to their terms, it would have been barred from releasing e-books on the same day as print on Kindle, the wildly popular e-reader device that Amazon sells.
Grandinetti testified today that this ultimatum to switch to an agency model of [Read More...]
Last week we told you that Verizon would be selling the iPhone 5 for 50% off later this month. The promotion has now begun, and the iPhone 5 is being offered for $ 99 with a carrier contract instead of the normal $ 199 retail price.
But there’s a catch that severely limits eligibility.
Verizon toldÂ Gotta Be Mobile that this deal will only be offered to select customers who areÂ â€œidentified as being [Read More...]
Could it be soon?
According to “two people familiar with the matter,” Apple is super close to closing a deal with a couple of major music labels for its own streaming music service, one which is reportedly better than the deal that the labels are getting from rival service, Pandora.
While other reports have Apple “lowballing” the record industry on royalty rates of up to half what Pandora pays, [Read More...]
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) will reportedly land a deal for Apple’s future “A7″ processors when the Cupertino company’s current contract with Samsung expires in 2014.
Samsung has been responsible for Apple’s mobile chips since the introduction of the A4 back in 2010, but Apple has seemingly been looking to take its business elsewhere since the pair becameÂ embroiledÂ in a series of lengthy legal battles.
The rumor comes from theÂ Economic Daily NewsÂ in Taiwan, [Read More...]
Infinite Dreams has come a long way since we first discovered their virtual-pottery app, Let’s Create Pottery HD at the App Store in 2010. They’ve since created a smash-hit tower defense game, and unveiled the first touchscreen coin-slot arcade console based off an iOS game.
Now, with the help of 3D printing, they’reÂ turning virtual pottery into the real thing.
Infinite Dreams partnered with custom 3D-printing powerhouse SculpteoÂ for this one. Simply create [Read More...]
Ferrari announced it’s newest super car today, the hybrid model ‘LaFerrari,’ along with plans to deepen its partnership with Apple.
The newest Ferrari comes equipped with iPad minis on the passenger seats, but Ferrari says that it is in talks with Apple about bringing more in-car entertainment to their supercars.
Along with the iPad minis in the rear passenger seats, the LaFerrari is seamlessly integrated with Apple technologies. Direct access to [Read More...]
The success of the iPhone and iPad was supposed to do great things for Sharp. As Apple’s profits have gone up, Sharp has seen an increased amount of orders from Cupertino as Apple tries to distance itself from buying supplies from Samsung.
Even though Sharp supplies Apple with displays for the iPad and iPhone, their stock price has been falling lately, and its investment deal with Foxconn might be in jeopardy.
Office supply superstore Staples will beging selling Apple products soon in the United States and Canada, according to an exuberant tweet from the company’s senior vice president of global human resources, Regis Mulot. If he seems like an odd mouthpiece for such an announcement, there’s a reason for it: moments later, it was taken down.
His tweet wasn’t the only one. The deal was also confirmed by Vield Services Manager Mike [Read More...]
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