Tagged: Apple Inc.

Apple online-music antitrust probe

The Justice Department reportedly is in the early stages of an antitrust investigation against Apple Inc., the largest seller of music online, looking into allegations that it used its dominant market position to try to keep music labels from granting exclusive access to content to Amazon.com.  Law Professor Keith Hylton, an authority on antitrust law, says […]

Dell to roll out iPad rival

With Apple having sold its one millionth iPad last month, Dell says it will roll out its 5-inch-screen rival tablet — The Streak — next month in England in in the U.S. later in the summer.  It will run on Google‘s open-source Android operating system.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the […]

iPad rival from Verizon/Google

Verizon and Google are teaming to develop a tablet computer in their combined effort to catch up with Apple‘s iPad and host AT&T.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, head of the Information Systems Department, is researching competition in business network and says this is a new form of competition — not between firms […]

Apple draws antitrust suspicions

Federal antitrust enforcers are considering a probe into Apple Inc. after changes in the company’s licensing agreement with iPhone application developers that forbids the use of software tools other than Apple’s to build programs or the transmission of analytical data to third parties like advertisers.  It’s yet to be decided if the inquiry would be conducted […]

Google buys 3-D software maker Bump

Continuing its furious buying spree, Google has acquired Bump Technologies, maker of software that makes computer desktops appear to be 3-D.  This latest acquisition by the world’s most popular search engine, says School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, just intensifies the competitive battle between Google and Apple. “Looks like Google and Apple may be defining […]

Palm bought by H-P

Struggling smart-phone pioneer Palm Inc., unable to keep up with Apple’s iPhone or RIM’s Blackberry, is being bought out by Hewlett-Packard for around $1.4 billion in cash.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chair of the Information Systems Department, says he has his doubts if H-P CEO Mark Hurd can make this bet pay off. […]

Amazon e-book sales boost by iPad?

Apple is looking for a chunk of the growing e-books market as it rolls out the iPod, and some publishers like Penguin are cutting deals to dump sales via Amazon.  But the iPad doesn’t have Apple’s iBook software preinstalled, so readers can just as easily choose Amazon’s Kindle app.  School of Management Prof. N. Venkat Venkatraman, chair […]

Apple planning non-AT&T iPhone

In what could break the AT&T monopoly on iPhone sales in the U.S., Apple Inc. reportedly is planning to produce an iPhone that can be sold by other carriers like Verizon using the CDMA wireless network.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, says it’s a strategic move by Apple to […]

Technology ad blitz under way

Many technology companies facing timid customers and increasing competition – e.g., Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Cisco, and for the first time Juniper Networks — are ramping up advertising campaigns.  Advertising Professor John Verret, a 40-year veteran of the ad business, says they can thank Apple for showing that great messages, widely disseminated, build great markets. “All the tech/Internet […]

Jobs back at Apple job

With Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs back to work after a six-month medical leave and a liver transplant, questions remain about the company’s responsibility to inform shareholders about Jobs’ condition.  School of Management Senior Associate Dean Mike Lawson, an economics professor, can discuss the tricky situation. Contact Mike Lawson, 617-353-2664, mlawson@bu.edu