The fanfare has come and gone, but Apple's widely publicized acquisition of Beats Music isn't in the clear yet. As Reuters reports, Antitrust regulators in the European Union announced today that they would decide whether or not to clear the bid by July 30.
As has been widely rumored in recent months, cable giant Comcast has gone from gobbling up NBCUniversal to making a tasty snack of its longtime rival Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at more than $45 billion.
Hard to believe it's July already, but the calendar doesn't lie. In just two short weeks, most of us will officially be halfway through our summer fun, and what do we have to show for it so far? For Mac users, July will bring OS X Mountain Lion and you can expect a steady flow of app updates in the weeks ahead as developers shore up support for the latest operating system as well. But let's get straight to the news at hand for this Monday, July 2, 2012, shall we…?
Although the U.S. Department of Justice is mostly aiming its scope at e-book monopolies as a whole, Apple also appears to be in the government’s sights -- but Cupertino is fighting back with a statement pointing the finger right back in Amazon’s direction.
So much for a slow news week on the Apple beat! There’s plenty to report about everyone’s favorite tech company today, between antitrust fines in Italy, new iPhone 5 rumors, activations for both iOS and Android on Christmas Day and even the debut of the iPhone 4S in mainland China. Ready to soak it all in? Read on for all the news that’s fit to print for Tuesday, December 27, 2011.
Even on his leave of absence, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has kept quite busy with the iPad 2 launch and all. However, it was determined today that he'll have to add something else to his agenda. He was ordered today to answer questions surrounding an antitrust lawsuit that alleges Apple has operated a music-downloading monopoly.