Apple masterminded a conspiracy to suppress wages among Silicon Valley engineers. That was definitely illegal, but did it harm the company? A shareholder lawsuit says it did.
Apple is diversifying its marketing: no longer relying exclusively on longtime firm TWBA, it’s building an internal shop and asking new firms to pitch.
Will solar ever be as easy as buying a TV? Well, no. But it can get a whole lot easier.
More details of how the iPhone came to be by the software engineer that invented “slide to unlock” according to the patent filing. You’d might be surprised by what the Apple team used to simulate the slower speeds of a 2007 smartphone.
The $19 billion Facebook is paying for WhatsApp makes it seem like a desperate move to retain users, but it is also a sign that Mark Zuckerberg is more than willing to disrupt his own company rather than letting others do so
A long weekend piece by Wired contributing editor Fred Vogelstein in the New York Times chronicles the unveiling of the very first iPhone(s aapl) during the keynote of MacWorld 2007. Despite a smooth performance day-of, the dirty little secret was that the smartphone really didn’t work. Prone to freezing, dropped calls, and losing internet, the iPhone needed every minute up until its June release date for tinkering, but Steve Jobs required a flawless demo. That seamless, 90-minute presentation has turned into a seminal moment for the smartphone, but the really intriguing story is the tightrope walk to getting there.
The federal government outlined a revised punishment for Apple in the ebook pricing case Friday. It argued that Apple changed its in-app purchase rules to retaliate against Amazon. And it wants to make big changes in the way Apple does business in the iTunes Store.
Doug Tompkins, founder of The North Face, talks to the Guardian about the negative impact of technology on the planet and why he believes that it might be time for us to dismantle the techno-industrial society. He also shares his thoughts about Steve Jobs, whom Tompkins describes as a friend.
Here are the funniest and/or most important slides from Apple and the federal government’s closing arguments in the ebook pricing case.
As the Apple ebook pricing trial enters its final week, much of SVP Eddy Cue’s testimony Monday focused on Steve Jobs’ involvement with the launch of the iBookstore.