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Apple Poised to Benefit from U.S. Government's Five-Year Push for Digital Textbooks

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The Associated Press reports on a new initiative from the U.S. government to help push schools and textbook companies make the transition to digital textbooks over the next five years. With Apple pushing itself to the forefront of the digital textbook discussion with its iBooks Textbooks launch just two weeks...
Apple Poised to Benefit from U.S. Government's Five-Year Push for Digital Textbooks

Monopolies, Retransmission Fees, and Screwing Customers

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There's been a battle going on between the "broadcast" TV networks and the cable networks over something called "retransmission fees." Cable networks have traditionally paid for "cable network programming" but not "over the air programming." But that is changing and the broadcast TV networks are demanding these retransmission fees from...
Monopolies, Retransmission Fees, and Screwing Customers

Analyst Expects iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC 2012 in June

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The Commercial Times relays a report from Daiwa Securities that the iPhone 5 is expected to launch at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) to be held in June 2012. Daiwa Securities also claims that the iPhone 5 will utilize "glass to glass" touch panel technology which will benefit TPK Holding...
Analyst Expects iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC 2012 in June

Apple's senior hardware chief Bob Mansfield to retire

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Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering Bob Mansfield will retire, Apple says. [Read more]...
Apple's senior hardware chief Bob Mansfield to retire

Apple Pulls All 3G Devices Except iPhone 4S from German Online Store Following Motorola Patent Win

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Bloomberg reports that Apple has removed all non-iPhone 4S devices with 3G technology from its German online store following a win by Motorola in the ongoing patent dispute between the two companies. The devices, which include the 3G iPad 2, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS, remain available from Apple's physical...
Apple Pulls All 3G Devices Except iPhone 4S from German Online Store Following Motorola Patent Win

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus Explains The Pros And Cons of Being a Public Company

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Sure, going public in a predictable industry would be more fun. But being a company in transition doesn't make an IPO less necessary. With Zynga's stock trading at about 20% of the price it opened at last December, it was surprising that, when asked by Fast Company Editor in...
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus Explains The Pros And Cons of Being a Public Company

No Apple Event Scheduled for February

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Earlier today, Japanese blog Macotakara claimed that Apple will be holding an "unusual" event in February, backtracking somewhat on its earlier claim of an early February iPad 3 event. The Loop's well-connected Jim Dalrymple now reports that Apple will not hold an event in February, indicating that observers waiting for...
No Apple Event Scheduled for February

Avid Takes on Apple's iMovie with Avid Studio for iPad

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While companies such as Avid and Adobe have attempted to capitalize on Apple's Final Cut Pro X missteps by wooing users in need of professional video editing and production software, AllThingsD notes that Avid is pushing forward on the mobile "prosumer" front with its just-launched Avid Studio [App Store] app...
Avid Takes on Apple's iMovie with Avid Studio for iPad

iMessages Going to Wrong iPhone "Isn't a Bug" Claims Apple

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In December, an apparent bug appeared in Apple's iMessage service that allowed iMessages to be sent to a stolen iPhone. Earlier this week, Gizmodo reported that a customer who went to Apple's Genius Bar began receiving iMessages from the Genius who helped fix their phone. It appears that the Genius...
iMessages Going to Wrong iPhone "Isn't a Bug" Claims Apple

SocialWire Gets $2M From First Round Capital And Others To Be A One-Two Punch For Facebook Ads

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With $2 million in seed capital from First Round Capital, Dave McClure, Joi Ito, Ariel Poler and Brian Sugar, SocialWire wants advertisers to hyper-optimize their Facebook ads experience. With SocialWire, brands can get users to organically share a story on Facebook’s Open Graph, and then use Facebook Sponsored Stories to promote that...
SocialWire Gets $2M From First Round Capital And Others To Be A One-Two Punch For Facebook Ads

A Look at Apple's Possible External and Internal Options for Next Retail Chief

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With retail chief John Browett having departed Apple just months after his arrival, the company clearly acknowledged that he was not a good fit for the company. Browett's departure was preceded by staffing controversy within the company's retail division amid reports that Browett's focus on profits over customer satisfaction was...
A Look at Apple's Possible External and Internal Options for Next Retail Chief

Tim Cook Faced an 'Insurrection' Following Announcement of Bob Mansfield's Retirement

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Earlier this year, Apple announced that hardware chief Bob Mansfield would be retiring, staying on for several months as iPad hardware engineering chief Dan Riccio transitioned into the broader role overseeing the company's entire hardware effort. But just two months later, Apple announced that Mansfield would be staying on, retaining...
Tim Cook Faced an 'Insurrection' Following Announcement of Bob Mansfield's Retirement

Apple Releases OS X 10.7.3 with New Language Support and Bug Fixes

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Apple today released OS X 10.7.3, the third maintenance update to OS X Lion. The update is available via Software Update and Apple's download pages.The 10.7.3 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of...
Apple Releases OS X 10.7.3 with New Language Support and Bug Fixes

Advertisers Point Out Hypocrisy Of Firefox Blocking Cookies -- It Used To Have The Opposite Policy

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Advertisers are furious at Mozilla's sudden decision to make future versions of its popular Firefox browser block tracking cookies automatically. So they've pointed out that less than a year ago the company published a blog post in which it took the exact opposite position -- that consumers should choose whether...
Advertisers Point Out Hypocrisy Of Firefox Blocking Cookies -- It Used To Have The Opposite Policy

iPad 3 Event in March, A 'Strange' Event in February?

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Japanese blog Macotakara has posted a follow-up to their previous claim of a February iPad 3 media event. The original report had claimed that Apple would hold an iPad 3 media event in February with product launch in March. We had expressed some doubts about the long lead time between...
iPad 3 Event in March, A 'Strange' Event in February?

"I had to repair the relationship. So the day the board called me to say I was CEO. ... I decided to..."

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"I had to repair the relationship. So the day the board called me to say I was CEO. ... I decided to call my parents, my grown children, a couple of friends and Steve." - Disney chief Bob Iger speaking to producer Brian Grazer at a Hollywood luncheon. And yes,...
"I had to repair the relationship. So the day the board called me to say I was CEO. ... I decided to..."

Early retirement isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Just ask Apple's Bob Mansfield.

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Apple watchers are scratching their heads over a surprise executive decision FORTUNE -- It was like a game musical chairs in which a seat is added rather than removed when the music stops. In a press release that came two months to the day after Tim Cook announced the retirement...
Early retirement isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Just ask Apple's Bob Mansfield.

OS X 10.7.3 Update Issues Fixable in Many Cases with Combo Version

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Following yesterday's release of OS X 10.7.3, a number of users in our forums and at Apple's discussion forums began reporting issues with the update. The most serious of these issues seems to be widespread crashing of apps generally accompanied by an artwork error in the crash notice window in...
OS X 10.7.3 Update Issues Fixable in Many Cases with Combo Version
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