Apple Inc has acquired Metaio, a German company whose software melds the physical world and computer-generated elements into video displays, according to a corporate filing that surfaced on Thursday.Continue
Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) move to line up deals with record labels is under U.S. antitrust scrutiny as the iphone maker prepares to debut a new version of the Beats Music streaming service, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.Continue
(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc. introduced its eagerly awaited tablet computer on Wednesday with a price tag that could make it the first strong competitor in a tablet market that has been dominated by Apple Inc.’s iPad.
The new device, priced at $199, may have the biggest impact on other makers of tablets and e-readers, such as Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Barnes & Noble Inc., maker of the Nook.
“It’s a Nook killer,” said Scot Wingo, chief executive of ChannelAdvisor, which helps merchants sell more on websites including Amazon.com. “And it’s a very compelling offering if you’re not in the Apple ecosystem already.”
The Kindle Fire tablet has a 7-inch screen, free data storage over the Internet and a new browser called Amazon Silk. Amazon expects shipments to start on Nov. 15.
Amazon also introduced the …Continue
Apple Inc. reached an agreement to make the Beatles’ catalog of songs available on iTunes. News of the deal was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. EMI Group Ltd., which is the record label for the Beatles, is a portfolio company of U.K.-based Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd.Continue