Apple is in court this month answering Department of Justice questions about its involvement in e-book price fixing. The government last year accused Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble along with Macmillan and Penguin Group of artificially raising prices on digital books which can be downloaded to tablets, smartphones and PCs.
Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, on Thursday testified in district court in lower Manhattan that he had to convince Jobs to let him pursue an e-bookstore.
Even before the iPad launched, Cue was certain Apple should have a bookstore for its iPhone and Macs, but Jobs believed those products weren't [...]
The contractor in question is CACI International, an IT provider based in Arlington, Virginia which says that it tweaked the iPads by modifying the hardware, rather than adding any security software.
“It’s a neutered iPad,” said CACI’s chief executive officer Dan Allen in an interview with Bloomberg. “We’re working on how we effectively brand it.”
The CACI CEO declined the opportunity to elaborate on how the firm secures these iPads, but did say that the tablet’s wireless connectivity and camera are the main causes for concern when the tablets are used in a high-risk environment.
The money for the project apparently [...]
The latest is an initiative called Blue Sky that lets select employees work on projects for a few weeks that are outside their normal responsibilities.
News of the program comes from Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin in a video report.
Blue Sky sounds a bit like the 20% Time program Google has offered far more broadly to its employees for years. At Google, employees are able to work on side projects about twenty percent of the time with their manager’s approval.
According to a report back in 2010, half of Google’s products originated from 20% Time projects.
After Steve Jobs promoted Cook to CEO over a year ago, he started to implement [...]
If you’re Intel, you bring in self-described Gen Y expert Lauren Berger to warm up the crowd.
In addition to frequent speaking engagements, Bergen runs InternQueen.com a site devoted to helping companies find interns and potential interns find the right companies they want to work at. "All work and no pay," she joked.
As she explained all this, the crowd of skeptical journalists, analysts and others grew uneasy, despite Berger’s bountiful enthusiasm for the topic, wondering what this all had to do with Windows 8 tablets.
Well, here’s the thing. Companies hiring 20-something Gen Y’ers often don’t get what these folks expect [...]
Prior to introducing the latest iPhone, Cook took to the stage to claim that his firm has sold a mega 84 million iPads to date, giving the Cupertino giant a market share of 68%. Steve Jobs’ successor added that the iPad had a tablet market share of 62% at this point last year.
Cook said that 94% of Fortune 500 companies are either testing or deploying iPads, and went onto reveal that the Mac giant sold 17 million iPads between April and June – which is supposedly more than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire PC range.
Here’s a round-up of some of the other stats revealed at the iPhone 5 event:
The iPad is responsible for 91% of tablet web [...]
Chinese website Sina Weibo showed off a number of murky images of the purported iPad Mini, with these images seeming to reveal that the tablet will not feature a rear-facing camera.
Apple is expected to announce the 7.85-inch iPad Mini alongside the iPhone 5 on September 12, with a view to launching both on the market nine days later.
The late Steve Jobs was famously dismissive of 7-inch tablets, but new evidence at the Apple-Samsung trial suggests that the former Apple CEO may have been keener on the size than he ever let on.
Speaking at the trial in San Jose, Apple executive Eddie Cue said that email exchanges on the matter showed that Jobs seemed “very [...]