Talk about perfect timing. Just days ahead of this year's WWDC, AllThingsD reported that Sony signed an agreement affirming its participation in Apple's highly anticipated free music streaming service this morning. With that signature, Apple now has the blessing of all three major record labels to proceed with the project, making it extremely likely that we'll hear an official announcement (but not a launch) at WWDC.
As with Star Wars, Batman, and Indiana Jones before it, the Harry Potter franchise has been given the LEGO treatment in a game that lets players guide the boy wizard and pals through a colorful puzzle-solving campaign. But unlike the wimpy iPhone version of LEGO Batman -- which was a simple mini-game collection -- LEGO Harry Potter is a full-fledged adventure with a dozen hours of content and plenty of bonus goodies.
Likely confident that its iTunes music business is secure in the U.S., Apple has now hired a former digital legal affairs executive from Warner Music Group to head up the company’s iTunes and MobileMe services in Europe.