A well deserved spanking to judge Cote in Apple's persecution in the ebook case
Best lawsuit against Apple ever!
A federal court in New York has come down hard on Apple in a closely watched case over ebook pricing. In a ruling issued Tuesday morning, US District Judge Denise Cote ruled that the company "brilliantly" organized a conspiracy to raise prices and thwart competition.
In a 160-page ruling, Cote points to phone calls, emails and the words of Apple founder Steve Jobs to conclude that the company orchestrated an illegal "scheme" in which five major publishers changed their pricing practices. The court said that the prime target of the conspiracy was Amazon, whose Kindle tablet competes with Apple's iPad, and whose pricing practices infuriated publishers.
And everybody, except Amazon, loses in the long run. Even the consumers that the DOJ are allegedly trying to protect.
Hopefully, Apple wins on appeal.
Since when is the sale of 3% of ones holdings in a company newsworthy? If he dumped all his holdings in Apple, or even half the holdings, then maybe it's worthy of mentioning, but 3%? Really?
Who is paying for these negative articles about Apple here on Reuters?
Only somebody who has a vested interest in knocking Apple's stock down would describe Apple's holiday quarter performance as weak. Even the timing of this article smells fishy. 2 Minutes before stock markets open?
Apple's sales rose over last year's holiday quarter, profits rose over last year holiday quarter, guidance rose over last year. By every metric Apple is performing extremely well. And yet, it keeps getting described as 'Weak'!
Stock Market manipulation much?
PS: I posted this comment on the article directly on Reuters site and of course, the moderators dumped it. The article is showing 0 comments
Intel will argue, rightly, that they’ll always be one technological step ahead of the competition, but is one step enough for x86 chips to beat ARM microprocessors?
My how things change. Intel better get on with the program or they'll be a has been faster than they expect.
Apple starts with a very good product and then keeps improving it. Great formula for keeping users happy.
Apple doesn't compete on price. It competes with features, quality and innovation. Which makes things better and resists the trend for ever cheaper/crappier stuff.
That creates more value, and more value is distributed between a lot more people.
Hacks are already proclaiming the iPad 3 (or whatever may actually be called) disappointing. They don't know anything about it, but they're disappointed anyway!
Amazing. I think all those who get paid by the page view will do their best to spin tomorrow's event negatively.
It's Apple, the biggest company in the world and definitely the most interesting. A negative spin will get plenty of clicks. They're even quoting Mr. Hack himself Enderle.
Personal-computer makers are counting on ultrabooks to challenge the MacBook Air, Apple's best-selling laptop, which is less than an inch thick. Still, Hewlett-Packard isn't trying to compete on price: The new Spectre is $100 more than a MacBook Air with a 13.3-inch screen. Hewlett-Packard is emphasizing the laptop's premium features and design, a bid to reach the "savvy fashionista" market, said Page Murray, a vice president of marketing at the company.
"There's always someone who wants to win the race to the bottom," Murray said. "It usually ends with a splat."
Did HP call Apple's pricing of the MacBook Air 'race to the bottom'?
My how the times have changed.