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Apple reaches settlement in e-book price fixing case: report

Apple has reached an out of court settlement with plaintiffs that accused it of price-fixing on e-books, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Apple and the plaintiffs -- consumers and some US states -- have reached an agreement in principle that……

Report: Apple preparing to make 3-5 million ‘smart watches’ per month beginning in October

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc is preparing to sell its first wearable device this October, aiming to produce 3 million to 5 million smartwatches a month in its initial run, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing an unidentified parts supplier and sources familiar with the matter. Specifications are still…

Apple signs $3 billion deal to buy Dr. Dre’s streaming music site Beats

By Christina Farr (Reuters) – Apple Inc will buy Beats for about $3 billion and bring recording mogul Jimmy Iovine into its ranks, in a bid to make headway in the fast-growing music-subscription market. Through the acquisition, the iPhone maker also gains a line of high-end headphones popular with a…

Apple pulls popular weed-growing game from App Store

It should be clear by now that Apple sees most of us as the proverbial unwashed masses and is on something of a mission to immolate immoral thought patterns by trying to put everyone's head in the collective sand. That seems to be the only explanation……

Coldplay coup no defensive tactic from Apple – it’s an aggressive move on the market

Coldplay has barred music streaming service Spotify from adding their latest album Ghost Stories to its database, sparking a debate about the sustainability of the streaming model.…

Court refuses to revive Samsung case against Apple in patent dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a decision by the International Trade Commission that Apple Inc was innocent of violating three patents owned by Samsung Electronics to make its iPhones and iPads. Apple and Samsung have been litigating around the world for three years, each accusing…

Apple tries to lift online sales by cutting refund times in half

By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc has cut in half the time it takes to give refunds to online store customers who want to return their iPhones and other gadgets, a small but crucial step to try to get more people to buy direct from its website.…

CNBC anchor whitesplains Apple’s ‘hip hop, African-American cool’ gap to black analyst

During a CNBC panel discussion discussing Apple’s  possible acquisition of Beats Electronics – manufacturers of the ubiquitous Beats headphones – for a reported $3.2 billion, a white host of the show attempted to explain to an African-America analyst that Apple was attempting to purchase “hip hop, African-American cool.” Appearing on…

Report: Apple nearing deal to buy rapper Dr. Dre’s headphone company for $3.2 billion

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is close to buying headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, the Financial Times reported. The purchase of Beats, which also runs a streaming music service, would be Apple’s largest ever acquisition, the newspaper reported. It said the deal could be announced as early as next…

Neither Samsung nor Apple get everything they want in smartphone patent verdict

Jurors ordered Samsung to pay just a fraction of the big-money damages sought by Apple in a high-stakes Silicon Valley case over smartphone patents. A jury in federal court in California found that Samsung violated some patents and ruled that the South Korean consumer electronics giant should pay $119.6 million…

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