They like Apple! They really like Apple! “They,” in this case, being the education industry and Fortune. Just not that one British judge. Oh well, can’t win ‘em all! You wouldn’t like the remainders for Thursday, February 28, 2013 when they’re angry.
Apple Has Sold Over 8M iPads Direct To Education Worldwide, With More Than 1B iTunes U Downloads (TechCrunch)
In addition to Apple’s impressive 1 billion download mark for iTunes U, the company’s also apparently doing a not too shabby job of selling iPads to educational institutions—so far, the number’s around 8 million. Kids today—when I was in school, the only tablets we had were made out of clay.
World’s Most Admired Companies (Fortune)
For the sixth consecutive time, Apple has once again been named the “World’s Most Admired Company” by Fortune. And it finally lives up to its high-school yearbook prediction of “most likely to be voted most admired company in the world six years in a row.”
UK judge who issued extreme ruling for Samsung against Apple hired by… Samsung! (FOSS Patents)
Remember that judge who made Apple rewrite the apology it was obligated to post on its UK website? Yeah, turns out he’s got a new gig now—as a legal expert for Samsung. This is just like when your mom makes you write that apology note to some kid in your class and then it turns out that she’s also his mom.
Thom Yorke: ‘If I can’t enjoy this now, when do I start?’ (The Guardian)
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has some harsh words for Apple and Google, saying that the digital giants have “made all content, including music and newspapers, worthless, in order to make their billions.” Man, if there’s a way to make billions on worthless content, I really need to get on that.
Rumor: $330 polycarbonate iPhone with 4.5” screen planned for 2014 (AppleInsider)
Oh good! More Apple Rumor Mad Libs! “Rumor: $[number] [Apple product] with [number] screen planned for [year]!”