May 16, 2006 |
When Apple Computer Inc. first announced its iPod digital music player 4 1/2 years ago, people were enamored of its compact form and ability to store and organize hundreds of recordings. Entrepreneur Gary Bart obsessed over the chance to piggyback on Apple's innovation and technology. Bart saw his opening after learning that Apple wasn't making protective cases for the groundbreaking device. The iPod roared to success.
May 9, 2006 |
Apple Computer Inc. avoided legal helter-skelter Monday when a British judge denied a request by a Beatles company to stop the computer maker from using an apple logo on its iTunes Music Store. The company's silhouette of an apple with a bite taken out of it relates to its online store, not the music it sells, High Court Judge Anthony Mann said. As a result, Apple Computer did not violate an agreement with Apple Corps Ltd. that restricts its use of the logo to technology. The Cupertino, Calif.
May 8, 2006 |
A British High Court judge is expected to rule today in the fight between Apple Computer and the Beatles' Apple Corps record label over the use of the apple logo. Apple Corps Ltd. is suing Apple Computer Inc., claiming that the Cupertino, Calif., computer company broke a 1991 agreement in which each agreed not to enter the other's field of business.
May 3, 2006 |
How long can Steve Jobs hold the line on 99-cent downloads? Apple Computer Inc. this week renewed deals with the four largest record companies to sell digital songs for 99 cents a track, but there is little harmony between the labels and their biggest online retailer. Under Jobs, Apple has kept song prices uniformly under a dollar since the online iTunes Music Store opened three years ago. Low prices, the Apple chief executive has argued, reduce piracy.
May 1, 2006 |
Benjamin Daines was browsing the Web when he clicked on a series of links that promised pictures of an unreleased update to his personal computer's operating system. Instead, a window opened on the screen and strange commands ran as if the machine was under the control of someone -- or something -- else. Daines was the victim of a computer virus. Such headaches are hardly unusual on PCs running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system. Daines, however, was using a Mac -- an Apple Computer Inc.
April 21, 2006 |
When scriptwriters of the hit NBC show "The Office" wanted the boss character to give a cool gift that the show's co-workers would later resent, they had him hand out an iPod. It was free publicity for the product, which is what iPod maker Apple Computer Inc. has come to expect from Hollywood. A recent report by Nielsen Media Research prepared for the Hollywood Reporter found that Apple's products were mentioned or viewed 250 times over the past four months on TV shows around the dial.
April 20, 2006 |
Intel Corp. on Wednesday posted its biggest drop in quarterly profit in four years. But the chip giant might have lagged further if not for a boost from an unlikely source: Apple Computer Inc., which this year switched to Intel chips and on Wednesday reported a blockbuster quarter. Despite their new connection, the two Silicon Valley icons have followed contrasting trajectories in recent months.
April 18, 2006 |
Burst.com Inc., a provider of software for broadcasting audio and video over the Internet, said in a lawsuit that Apple Computer Inc. was using its patented technology in iPod music players and the iTunes Music Store. Burst.com said it filed a patent suit against Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple in response to a complaint filed by Apple in January that asked a judge to rule that it didn't infringe Burst.com's patents for high-speed Internet broadcasting of sound and video. Burst.
April 6, 2006 |
For Apple devotees, hell has once again frozen over. Apple Computer Inc. said Wednesday that it was offering software that will allow dreaded rival Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system to run on Mac computers made by Apple that use processors from Intel Corp. Apple hopes it can entice hordes of Windows users to switch loyalties and raise it beyond its status as a niche player in the U.S. personal computer business, where its market share barely surpasses 4%.
March 30, 2006 |
Tuesday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will officially offer two of its Minimalist Jukebox festival concerts, given last weekend, as downloads on Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store. But as of Wednesday morning, one concert, devoted to the music of Steve Reich, was already online. You just had to look for it. The recording won't be featured on the iTunes home page until Tuesday, but a power search for the album "Minimalist Jukebox" will pull it up.