From the “recycle me and use me up” department, former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has once again railed against EMI for the failure so far to offer music by the legendary band for sale and download via iTunes and other digital music services.
“To tell you the truth I don’t actually understand how it’s got so crazy,” Sir Paul told Newsbeat. “I know iTunes would like to do it, so one day it’s going to happen.” Read the rest of this entry »
Warner Music Group CEO, Edgar Bronfman Jr, is full of praise for Apple – sparking fresh speculation iTunes streaming music services may be on the way in the latest financial call.
He was very backward in responding to questions on this, saying:
“Apple is not currently a retailer involved in an access or subscription model. I’d probably like not to speculate on what Apple’s plans are – it’s really interesting technology that it acquired in the Lala acquisition. That’s a question that Apple management should answer,” he wrote as reported here.
“I don’t think Apple’s really that clear to the market (on the subscription suggestion), so I wouldn’t suggest it will not have an impact, but I certainly won’t speculate what kind of impact it will have.
“We made great progress with Apple last year on variable pricing. It’s our hope that we can continue to make great progress. But I can ‘t say that there’s a specific intiaitive today with Apple,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »
Apple will close down its recently-acquired LaLa.com service on May 31, the company revealed in a bried message posted on the streaming music service’s website. Existing users will be able to log in until the end of next month. Read the rest of this entry »
So the news is that Apple may acquire Cambridge-based chip designer, ARM Holdings for $8 billion.
Chips designed by ARM now feature in nearly every one of the 4bn mobile phones in use around the world. ARM designs are deployed in Apple iPhones and iPads.
Analyst Richard Holway of TechmarketView said. “I have no idea if there is any validity in (the rumours) but makes sense as Apple designed the main chip for the iPad inhouse and doesn’t want to see its technology used in other competing products.” Read the rest of this entry »
Apple’s iTunes will present 62 bands across 31 days in a series of performances at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, London. Announced highlights include Scissor Sisters (July 1), Tony Bennett (July 2) & Ozzy Osbourne (July 3). Read the rest of this entry »
Major General Nick Justice and several members of his staff traveled to Cupertino this month to discuss using Apple’s solutions in the field.
Major General Justice leads the US Army’s Research, Development, and Engineering Command. He wants to abandon some proprietary Army systems in favour of consumer products, including Apple mobile products. Read the rest of this entry »