The DOJ wants more stringent oversight of Apple’s digital marketplaces, Pandora is unafraid of the iceberg named “iTunes Radio” heading for its business model, and Samsung won’t get a chance for a new patent trial. Sticks and stones may break their bones, but names will never hurt the remainders for Friday, August 23, 2013.
The Department of Justice has filed a revised remedy suggestion in the ebook price-fixing case, with an eye towards changing the way Apple handles selling digital content, which it argues should be handled the same way physical content sales are made through apps (i.e., buying paper books via the Amazon app). Don’t give Apple any ideas, guys—they’ll happily take 30 percent of my next pizza!
Pandora did better than expected in earnings and revenues in its most recent quarter, but there are some concerns about how it will compete against the forthcoming iTunes Radio. Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy—who’s on his way out the door—said the company is definitely not worried about Apple’s streaming offering, and can’t imagine where you got that idea.
Well, I guess Samsung won’t be bouncing back from that.
All right, I’m taking the next two days off.