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.
Last week, federal courts dismissed two consumer lawsuits against Apple, one dealing with privacy issues, the other dealing with antitrust issues. In both cases, consumers were seeking monetary damages from Apple, and in both cases, judges decided they'd heard enough and sent everyone home. Once again, we see that suing Apple over imaginary injuries is not a very effective get-rich-quick scheme.
Apple scored a small victory in court today, but this time it rested on a technicality. In a class-action lawsuit that dates back to 2011, the plaintiffs iargued that Apple was fostering an illegal monopoly with the App Store, because the Cupertino company doesn't let users use other app stores besides its own.
There are tons and tons of app sales going on starting today and lasting all weekend long (and sometimes a bit less than that), but we grabbed a couple from the larger shops who are doing blanket discounts and some smaller highlights in there too. With all the shopping going on today, we figured you'd take your time to getting around to checking out the best app sales, so here you go. Cut yourself another slab of pie, fire up the App Store, and get ready for some deals.
The Dark Knight Rises came out today and we've got at least one Batman related sale going on plus a ton of other great games including a huge Electronic Arts sale. So if you've overlooked some classic EA games in the past, now's your chance. There's also a huge travel app sale going on, so whatta ya waiting for? Apps are waiting for you to give them a forever home.
We got a big weekend's worth of deals here as we roll into the biggest shopping weekend of the new year -- President's Day? Apparently so, as lots of app developers are offering you cut rate deals on top shelf apps in a fit of patriotic pricing we're at a loss to explain. Don't question the deals, just take advantage of them. It's what Honest Abe would have wanted.
Maybe it's just because they have potentially the largest and most high quality gaming library of any company on the App Store, but we love it when EA puts on a garage sale and starts hawking their apps for dirt cheap. To "celebrate" (read: sell apps to people bored at Easter family functions) the Easter weekend, EA has launched a new sale on some of their best games.
With the iPad 2 hitting the shelves tomorrow, it stands to reason that you're going to need games for it.
True to form, Electronic Arts has announced a weekend-long sale up to 70% off of every EA game optimized for iPad, including Dead Space, Madden NFL 11, Mirror’s Edge, FIFA 11, Rock Band Reloaded, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Tetris, Risk, Monopoly, Scrabble, and Pictureka!.
EA has announced today that they'll be holding a 48 hour App Store fire sale. Over 25 of their titles will be on sale for just 99 cents each. Now, before you get too excited, it needs to be noted that the sale does not include the amazing new EA release, Dead Space, but there are still some very high quality gems on this list.