Remains of the Day: Don't touch that dial
Apple may broadcast ads up and down the dial, the carriers may be dialing down your speeds, and released Steve Jobs emails showed that he had publishing execs dialed in. Dial “R” for the remainders for Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
If Apple does launch a streaming service next week, it looks like it probably won’t be jingle-free. AdAge says audio ads, sold through Apple’s iAd offering, will help generate revenue for the service. As long as they are all narrated by the dulcet tones of Jony Ive, I’m totally cool with that.
Hacker Joseph Brown, who made waves earlier this year by releasing hacked AT&T carrier settings which supposedly sped up iPhone 5 data connections, is back with a new claim: The iPhone throttles data speeds on Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T (but not on new arrival T-Mobile, it seems). Well, now that the Internet knows about this, I expect we’ll be hearing about a different kind of throttling …
Day two of the ebook price-fixing trial has come and gone, featuring testimony from Apple and publishing executives. For my part, I was surprised to find that the CEO of Penguin is a man named David Shanks and not, as I’d originally thought, the Penguin.
Speaking of the ebook trial, here’s a collection of Steve Jobs’s email exchanges as obtained by the DOJ, highlighting the late Apple CEO’s negotiating tactics, which it seems as though he borrowed more or less wholesale from Buffy Summers.
In China, an Empire Built by Aping Apple (New York Times)
Chinese entrepreneur Lei Jun has taken a lot of lessons from Steve Jobs, including how to succeed in business, how to build a great-selling smartphone, and how to dress. All that remains is for him to get kicked out of his company and stage a triumphant return twelve years later.