iPhone Leaper Defies Death While Radiohead Does iTunes Deal and Apple Weathers Another Lawsuit, and More

iPhone Leaper Defies Death While Radiohead Does iTunes Deal and Apple Weathers Another Lawsuit, and More

 

Fighting, not switching: A marketer’s dream (almost) stumbled into the annals of Apple history when a man, Bijan Rezvani, in the full grips of some sort of consumerist mania, jumped onto the subway tracks to save his iPhone. Not as bad as that story from about 10 years ago of three people dying after leaping into a septic tank after a cellphone some guy had offered a reward for. But, er, um, close. Very close.

 

OK iTunes: The band Radiohead, who we actually haven’t listened to since they, um, started ripping off DJ Shadow, have now finally cut a deal with Apple that will see their newest, In Rainbows, released on iTunes. And still McCartney resists. Sort of.

 

Apple a monopoly?: Stacie Somers, no relation to either Suzanne or Jaime, thinks so. She is suing Apple in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that her post-iPod purchase and desire to listen to WMA files have been unfairly impinged upon by Apple’s gross avarice. Or some such thing. She’s asking for others who feel the same way to line up with her for some sort of class action thing. And a tall, frosty glass of Haterade.

 

In related news: a $300 Apple stock price!: Some people, that is people other than Piper Jaffrey’s Gene Munster, our favorite Apple booster, believe it to be so. So does that constitute a “Buy” or what?

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Ryan B

Try to stick to apple/tech news and reviews, you obviously have no idea what you're talking about when it comes to music. Oh and I'm a fan of both Radiohead and Shadow, its crazy.

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Anonymous

Why is ***MAC LIFE*** allowing Sony to smear their windows powered advertising feces on their page?
And I think that lawsuit will be thrown out due to the fact the woman is too lazy to convert her music to MP3

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Sam

I'm interested in learning more about this Radiohead ripping of DJ Shadow business.
Educate me, MacAddict!

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Anonymous

Um, has anyone at Maclife heard the UNKLE album? Perhaps you may already know that they collaborate, and you may already know that collaborating means sharing ideas, and you may already know that they push the envelope far beyond anything DJ Shadow has produced indepedently. And so forth...

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Roberto Baldwin

I have the UNKLE album.

<insert snarky comment here>

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Emmett The Crab

iPods don't play WMA files?

I didn't know we could sue for that. I want my car stereo to play records and my XBOX 360 to play PS3 games.

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Roberto Baldwin

I still like Radiohead!

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