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The dominance of South Korea’s Samsung in the technology industry’s supply chain has sparked fears among Taiwan-based companies, who are making moves to counter Samsung and align with major device makers like Apple.
The struggling downtown of Reno, Nev., is about to get an infusion of investment when Apple begins construction of new support facilities to manage the iCloud data center now being built 20 miles away.
You think Boeing should manufacture planes and sell them at cost, so they can never make them bigger, better or safer? …just sell them for enough to cover the costs of the last one, and pay employees… …how would they feel if you told them that they wouldn’t have been able to drink their Starbucks Decaf Cafe Latte while they blog on their new Macbook Pro and Tweet from their iPhone 5 if Apple, Starbucks and Twitter (or their ISP, Energy Companies, Furniture Manufacturers, Clothing Manufacturers, etc.) never got to make profit to expand and research? Video Rating: 0 / 5Related Posts:
Two Elite Corporate Security Companies Merge as AFIMAC 1, 2012 — AFI International Group Inc. (AFI) and International Management Assistance Corporation (IMAC) come together as one super firm to bring leading-edge security and crisis management services to clients across the globe. CLEVELAND, OH, Aug. Read more on Sacramento Bee
TwelveSouth Reworks The BackPack, Now Adds A Handy Shelf To Either Side … Learn More. backpack-3. The original TwelveSouth BackPack was fantastically ingenious. And now it's even better. Designed exclusively for iMacs and Apple Displays, the BackPack adds a simple shelf to the display without the use of screws or adhesive. Read more on TechCrunch
DAS Keyboard Updated With Mac Media Keys In addition to these essentials, there's also a sleep key which mimics the power button on older Apple desktop keyboards, letting you put your iMac to sleep without giving it a reach-around. And of course all those DAS keyboard favorites are still … Read more on Cult of MacIncoming search terms:
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Question by stoicp1th: How do companies such as I-pod work in respect to royalties and distribution? As we all know the times have changed and now musicians and the industry are making their money on MP3 downloads and through such services as i-pod. I was wondering how the royalty process works? Also as in the old days record stores would buy by bulk of the record and sell it but now its all digital. Now how does this work out does a company such as I-pod buy the rights and only purchase the album once? Or do they have to buy the song or album based upon how many orders are placed?
Answer by cradduck205Apple uses percentages to pay the royalties for the songs. Of the $ 1 it costs for a song on iTunes, the majority of it will go to the artist and the record company, while only a small amount, lets say 10 cents, stays with iTunes. Seems like a small amount of money but with well over 1 billion songs sold, Apple has already brought in hundreds of millions of dollars this way.
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Video-sharing app Viddy got a pretty nice financial boost on Monday, with backing from production companies that Jay-Z (Roc Nation) and Will Smith (Overbrook Entertainment) head. The New York Times says they join $ 6 million in funding that Viddy received from traditional venture capitalists in February.
Viddy, released in 2011, lets users upload 15-second videos with a number of filters — think Instagram for video.
The New York Times claims the service currently has 10 million users, with an additional 300,000 signing up per day. Those number of signups per day seems unrealistically high, especially since Viddy posted on April 11 that the site has 4 million users, with 100,000 joining per day. If the numbers provided by the NYT are correct, that would mean more than 109.5 million would join Viddy within the next year. Compare it to Instagram, which launched in October 2010 and has 27 million users as of the end of March.
Steve Sande took a look at Viddy last year and predicted that the app would be hot. If these user numbers do happen to hold up, don’t be surprised if Viddy turns out to be Facebook’s next billion-dollar acquisition.
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Apple was awarded a total of 676 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011, ranking it No. 39 among companies awarded inventions in the U.S.
Moving on from its failed line of smaller Streak-branded tablets, Dell reportedly plans to sell a full-fledged “consumer tablet” to take on Apple’s iPad in late 2012.
A new report claims Apple manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron have begun assembly of the third-generation iPad and are aiming to send their first shipments by early March.
Apple is said to be pushing forward with its plans to launch a full-fledged television set, holding meetings with media executives and sharing their vision for the future of the living room, including the possibility of storing recorded TV content in iCloud.
US smartphone penetration in the mobile market is up dramatically, more than doubling its share over the past two years, and Apple’s iPhone 4 remains the most popular model.
Apple on Thursday released a new software update for its Apple TV set-top box, and also issued a tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S users.
PC maker HP is said to still be considering the sale of its webOS mobile operating system, though any deal is expected to be less than the $ 1.2 billion it originally paid to acquire the platform from Palm.
Apple has updated its official Apple Store application for iOS, adding the new “Personal Pickup” option, as well as an “Easy Pay” feature, which allows customers to pay for an item on their own, direct from an iPhone, while in a retail store.
Consumer Reports on Tuesday announced it is recommending the iPhone 4S to customers, stating that Apple’s latest handset “doesn’t suffer the reception problem we found in its predecessor.”
Plex is about to get big. The offshoot of the XBMC project just announced that LG will be using its media platform in upcoming Netcast HDTVs and Blu-ray players, in turn, making these devices about the best media streamers imaginable — even better than the upcoming Boxee Box or just-refreshed Apple TV.
After all, Plex already works with Netflix, Hulu, BBC’s iPlayer, and supports playback of just about every media format ever created via the best interface in the business. There’s even an iOS remote viewing app coming soon. Forget about having an extra box sitting on your TV stand just to stream random content, it’s going to be built into your HDTV. Welcome to the future, ladies and gentleman.
Plex is not only gorgeous, but also robust. The underpinnings have been around for most of this decade as it’s built on Mplayer, the same basis for Boxee and others. It can playback nearly anything, including 1080p content with ease. It’s traditionally a Mac-only program, but this partnership with LG makes our mind swirl with all sorts of possibilities.
Chances are the software will be included as an App within the LG products and the whole TV or Blu-ray player itself will not run on Plex — although that would be astounding. However, having Plex integrated within the TV will eliminate the need for other boxes such as the Apple TV or Boxee Box because the TV itself will actually have more functions. Hopefully there will be enough raw processing power to provide a smooth interface and the same sort of media playback. Without that, most of the appeal would be lost.
The LG HDTVs and Blu-ray players are scheduled for a 2011 launch and will no doubt be one of the highlights of the company’s CES 2011 booth. Hopefully the deal isn’t exclusive to LG and deals with other manufacturers are coming soon as well.PLEX TO ENABLE NEXT GENERATION OF NETCAST™ CONNECTED TV’S San Francisco, CA & Berlin, Germany (IFA) – September 3, 2010 – Today, Plex (www.plexapp.com), a leading software provider of an open platform for media management and consumption, announced the availability of the newest version of Plex, the first open, three-screen media platform (PC, TV and mobile) designed to simplify and improve the way people experience personal, commercial and streaming content sources across a range of connected devices. Additionally, Plex revealed that LG Electronics will be integrating the Plex platform technology into its 2011 Netcast™ enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray devices, making media and applications accessible through a range of products.
“After considering many alternative solutions, LG Electronics chose to utilize Plex’s media server platform technology as a part of its next generation NetCast™ enabled home entertainment products because of the breadth of available applications and content and the ease of developing new services,” said Hojun Nam, Director of LCD TV R&D at LG Electronics. “Plex’s capabilities offer our customers’ additional methods of displaying their content on LG’s next generation TVs and that is exciting to us.”
With its rapidly expanding open platform, Plex is the first and only truly comprehensive digital media management solution that spans both personal and online content. The solution’s simple-to-use and intuitive user interface allows consumers to search, navigate, consume, store and sync digital content from multiple platforms and devices. It requires no additional hardware or technology knowledge, ensuring even the most novice user will easily be able to access their favorite TV programs, movies, photos and more – no matter where they are or what device they want to access it with.
“Plex was developed to provide a simple solution for navigating an increasingly complex digital media landscape. As our access to a greater variety of high-quality content continues to grow and we create more of our own content, it is clear that we need a new way to enjoy and provide a consistent experience across the expanding universe of disparate content sources,” said Cayce Ullman, CEO and co-founder, Plex. “Plex enables LG to more easily offer a wide variety of content sources to consumers using the NetCast™ services.”
Compatibility with mainstream mobile devices, such as iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone products, and soon to be announced Android based products including mobile phones and tablets, ensures that the Plex solution is the industry’s first truly integrated three-screen media platform, allowing a seamless experience across devices and media sources. Plex’s mobile compatibility also allows users access to their content from anywhere, making content consumption and management seamless across all device types – whenever and wherever users prefer.
“We’ve been working hard to build this killer platform, and we have an amazing community who has enabled access to over one hundred online content sources to date” noted Elan Feingold, CTO and co-founder, Plex. “It’s exciting that this content will now be available in a seamless manner on LG’s 2011 NetCast™ enabled TVs and Blu-ray players.”
Third-party developers and owners of content have the ability to develop Plex plug-ins, which will then be available to all Plex users across all devices. Currently, there are nearly 200 plug-ins available through Plex’s service including iTunes, Netflix, CNN, Revision3, YouTube, and many others. Plex for OS X is downloadable for free, with a Windows version to be available later this year. For more information, please visit www.plexapp.com.
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