Apple’s buying expeditions, Lala shutting down May 31st

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    Posted: 30 April 2010 10:54 AM

    Not in any order:

    1. Lala
    2. Quattro
    3. Siri
    4. Intrisity
    5. PA Semi
    6. Apple’s own new expedition in North Carolina

    Any others ?

    A billion here, a billion there and soon its a whole new Apple.

         
  • Posted: 30 April 2010 11:38 AM #1

    I wonder if Steve will ‘preview’ iTunes streaming at D8 .... held June 1-3.

         
  • Posted: 30 April 2010 11:46 AM #2

    Steve usually reveals some “secrets” at this event. Video streaming is an expected use of those server farms in Carolina.

         
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    Posted: 30 April 2010 02:14 PM #3

    Buying Lala could possibly have been a ploy to leverage a better deal from the music industry.  rolleyes


    Time will tell.

    :apple:

         
  • Posted: 30 April 2010 07:33 PM #4

    Place Base   Location based services

         
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    Posted: 30 April 2010 07:55 PM #5

    If so, that could turn into a monopolistic issue with the FTC getting involved.

    MacCube - 30 April 2010 05:14 PM

    Buying Lala could possibly have been a ploy to leverage a better deal from the music industry.  rolleyes


    Time will tell.

    :apple:

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    Posted: 30 April 2010 10:29 PM #6

    Play Ultimate - 30 April 2010 10:55 PM

    If so, that could turn into a monopolistic issue with the FTC getting involved.

    MacCube - 30 April 2010 05:14 PM

    Buying Lala could possibly have been a ploy to leverage a better deal from the music industry.  rolleyes


    Time will tell.

    :apple:

    It was just a passing thought, trying to place a little reasoning to this unusual move by Apple. I know that Steve is great at negotiating a deal when there is something he really wants/needs, such as a freer hand in offering media through iTunes.          Work with me or compete against me.

    By the way, good to see you posting again. You were missed.

     


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    Posted: 30 April 2010 10:55 PM #7

    Thanks. grin

    MacCube - 01 May 2010 01:29 AM
    Play Ultimate - 30 April 2010 10:55 PM

    If so, that could turn into a monopolistic issue with the FTC getting involved.

    MacCube - 30 April 2010 05:14 PM

    Buying Lala could possibly have been a ploy to leverage a better deal from the music industry.  rolleyes


    Time will tell.

    :apple:

    It was just a passing thought, trying to place a little reasoning to this unusual move by Apple. I know that Steve is great at negotiating a deal when there is something he really wants/needs, such as a freer hand in offering media through iTunes.          Work with me or compete against me.

    By the way, good to see you posting again. You were missed.

     


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