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It looks like Kodak and Samsung's 'patent squabble' can be attributed to misplaced affection. According to some newly minted PR, the companies have inked a technology cross-license that will allow each access to the other's portfolio. Details are scarce, but apparently Sammy has already made a paym...

January 11th 2010 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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Good old December, the busiest time of the year for elves, reindeer, jolly old fat guys... and lawyers, apparently. Joining the rush to make momentous decisions before Santa arrives, the International Trade Commission has made a preliminary ruling in favor of Kodak in its dispute over digital camera...

December 19th 2009 at 12:50pm 0 Comments
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When the iTunes Store was first introduced (hey, remember when it was called the iTunes Music Store and all you could buy were DRMed music tracks? Those were the days) I thought people wouldn't spend much money there. Sure, it was pretty and easy to use but people don't want DRM laced music, though...

June 19th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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UK readers aren't the only ones who can now purchase and rent movies via iTunes, Canadian readers will be happy to note they can get in on the fun as well. Interestingly the viewing period for rentals in Canada also lasts for 48 hours, which leads me to believe that the US window will also increase...

June 4th 2008 at 9:48am 0 Comments
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Apple fans across the pond have long complained about their inability to purchase or rent movies from within iTunes. Those users now have reason to celebrate (and maybe give that Apple TV some use), as movies are now available in the UK iTunes Store!According to the press release, 700 titles are ava...

June 4th 2008 at 7:45am 0 Comments
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If you haven't been keeping track of the whole Radiohead/iTunes drama it went something like this TUAW summary: iTunes: "You must sell the tracks" RH: "We won't sell the tracks!" iTunes: "You must sell the tracks" RH: "We won't sell the tracks!" iTunes: "Then don't sell the tracks!" RH: "We are so o...

June 3rd 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Last week, Apple's iTunes Store turned 5 years old. Now the blogosphere is buzzing with the fact that Apple said they had over "10 million" songs in their library, then later changed the page to say "6 million." That's a difference of 4 million songs unaccounted for. MacNN did the math and said that...

May 4th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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On the iTunes Store (iTunes link), Apple is celebrating 5 years since the original iTunes Music Store launched on April 28, 2003. Each of the last five years (2003-7) is marked with bestsellers and staff favorites (conveniently arranged for you to add them to your own collection). Clearly in a glowi...

April 28th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Ars Technica managed to get access to unreleased data from NPD MusicWatch that shows that Apple is now the leading music retailer in the US, passing Walmart. Apparently the news was sent in an internal Apple email and Cupertino now controls 19% of retail music sales, against Walmart's 15% and number...

April 3rd 2008 at 12:05pm 0 Comments
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I have an iPod, an iPhone, an Apple TV, and I manage all my music with iTunes as I am sure many, many other people out there do as well. Why do I mention this? Because some of my purchases (and yours too) contributed to making the iTunes Store the second largest music retailer in the US (according t...

February 26th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Along with the iTunes update we noted earlier, Apple has introduced a new weekly special movie rental for 99 cents. Macrumors reports that each Thursday Apple will make available a new movie at the special price, good until the following Monday. You'll have the standard 30 days to watch it. The firs...

February 22nd 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments