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Apple's Star Chamber: An abusive judge and her prosecutor friend besiege the tech maker

A well deserved spanking to judge Cote in Apple's persecution in the ebook case

Tags: Apple Anti-trust unfair judge Denise Cote

Lawyer: Apple Should Protect Me From My Porn Addiction

Best lawsuit against Apple ever!

Tags: Apple Lawsuit Porn Addiction Lawsuit

Court rules Apple fixed ebook prices, led an illegal conspiracy

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.

Tags: Apple Amazon DOJ sues Apple for price fixing ebooks Apple loses initial verdict on ebook price fixing

Fidelity Contrafund cut Apple stake 3 percent in December

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

Tags: Reuters Apple Apple stock manipulation

Apple, ARM, and Intel

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.

Tags: Apple ARM Intel Post PC iOS Processor manufacturing

Incremental Change Wins Apple Big Gains

Apple starts with a very good product and then keeps improving it. Great formula for keeping users happy.

Good article.

Tags: Apple iPad iPhone Apple's Strategy

How Apple Makes the World a Better Place

Good article.

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.

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iPad 3 may disappoint: analyst

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.

Tags: Apple iPad 3 Media Negative spinning

Chinese Police seize Apple iPhone branded gas stoves


Tags: Apple Counterfeit Apple China Counterfeit Chinese

HP, Dell Go After Apple's 'Fashionista' Buyers

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.

Tags: Apple MacBook Air HP Envy Overpriced Dell