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Apple has just come up with the idea that could help the company make the life of its market rivals more complicated. In particular, the tech giant has suggested a new simpler royalty structure for streaming music services that will be more expensive for Spotify and suchlike services.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the guys from Cupertino will pay record labels 2 cents for each song streamed by Apple Music users during the the three-month free trial period. Initially, Apple did not plan to pay artists during the trial period, however, after some of them began to complain about such state of things, the company executives changed their plans and reconsidered the payments policy.
According to the latest report from a security researcher Axelle Apvrille, a new piece of malware has been recently discovered that is developed to hijack the ad revenue. It is called AdThief. Malicious software infects jailbroken devices, so if you have one, be careful while using Cydia. You see, the malware comes in the form of Cydia Substrate extension and it is nearly impossible for an average user to identify and get rid of it.
On Friday, another claim was filed over Apple for conspiring with publishes to fix E-Book prices. This time Cupertino company is believed to owe American E-Book customers at least $280 million in damages. Steve Berman, who is the attorney representing the consumers, states that due to the conspiracy E-Books prices rose 18.1 percent, which lead to $280 million in damages.
State attorneys general and consumers who sued the world’s most valuable technology company over its e-book pricing are seeking $280 million in damages and want that amount tripled, a lawyer for them said in a filing yesterday with the federal judge in Manhattan who presided over the U.S. case against Apple.
The American Department of Justice says that Apple changed its in-app purchasing policy 'to retaliate against Amazon'. As a proof it cites an email from Steve Jobs sent to several Apple’s executives, where Jobs suggests to change the purchasing rules for Amazon and a number of other companies to make them use only Apple’s native payment system.
According to the Associated Press, the court denied Apple's request to suspend the ruling in the E-Book case.
A judge on Friday refused a request by Apple to temporarily suspend her ruling that it violated antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to raise electronic book prices in 2010.
Judge Denise Cote, ruling from the bench in Manhattan federal court, declined to withdraw the effect of last month's ruling while Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. appeals.
Last month, Apple was found guilty for conspiring with publishers to fix prices in the iBooks store instead of using the typical agency model.
The five settling publishers did not agree with the proposed punishment, claiming that it would hurt them more. than Apple. The punishment implies that Apple will be obliged to discount their ebooks for five years.
Five publishers are against the decision of the Department of Justice concerning the punishment for Apple after the rumored anti-trust iBookstore case.
According to court decision ,Apple was proved to be guilty of fixing e-book prices and therefore forcing the customer to pay higher prices. Apple claims the accusations to be faulty and now the company is planing to appeal the decision.
In a court filing Wednesday afternoon, the publishers said that the U.S. Department of Justice’s demands on Apple would eliminate the use of the “agency model” for the sale and distribution of e-books for a period of five years, by prohibiting Apple from entering such agreements.
After the release of some new government proposals, App developers will be obliged to specify what data they collect and how it is used.
The US government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration today issued its first draft of what will be a mobile apps code of conduct intended to better protect consumers and their privacy. If made final, policy states that publishers must provide consumers with “short-form” notices in multiple languages informing them of how their data is being used [...]
Just so that there’s no doubt about what “data” means, the government entity specifically says it includes biometrics, browser history, phone or text log, contacts, financial info, health, medical, or therapy info, location, and user files …
As it was reported recently, Apple had been found guilty for fixing E-Book prices. The compensation may reach the figure of $500 million, according to some legal experts.
Based on amounts that settling publishers have already paid, Apple could pay the $490 million bill from the states and class action lawyers. Apple was found guilty for conspiring with Hachette, Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schusterall. The publishers have already paid there damages.
On the 20th June US District Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books, says Reuters report. The publishers Macmillan and Penguin, names co-defendants, set the price of each book and gave the seller a 30% cut instead of using traditional wholesale models.
According to Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services, the prices for iBookstore have grown due to inflation. The statement does not help Apple much, especially when Mr. Cue is considered the head of the conspiracy.
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is in talks with music publishers to develop Spotify-styled subscribtion streaming music service for the Android operating system.
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Microsoft announced the launch of Office software updates to devices based on Windows to new 2013 version as well as start of a new Office 365 subscription option.
Following the announcement that Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 provide support of the Retina display, Adobe announced the additional upgrades to Creative Cloud subscription service. The updates are currently available exclusively for the subscribers of Creative Cloud.