Friday, April 13, 2012

Apple responds to DOJ: Antitrust accusations untrue

(via cnet) Apple representative Tom Neumayr was quoted as follows:

"The DOJ's accusation of collusion against Apple is simply not true. The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry. Since then customers have benefited from eBooks that are more interactive and engaging. Just as we've allowed developers to set prices on the App Store, publishers set prices on the iBookstore."

At this point we're still waiting on the DOJ to respond, however this could turn ugly real quick, and the real core issue here, DRM is being largely overlooked.

New intel windows 8 tablet specs unveliled

Intel is offering more specifics on the features of future Windows 8 tablet at a conference in Beijing. It's a laudable goal, but can Intel make it happen this year?
Underneath the glass will be beat an Atom Z2760 "Clover Trail" chip: dual-core capable with "burst mode" (for quick bursts of performance when needed) and Hyperthreading -- the latter allows a dual-core chip to behave in quad-core-like fashion in some cases.

                                                                (image via: intel)

Will they be able to bring a product to market that can compete with the ipad is the real question here, and that has yet to be seen.