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‘Spotify Untold’ book trails surprising Steve Jobs anecdote

As openers for a book about Spotify go, this’ll take some beating: an anecdote about how the stresses of Spotify’s efforts to launch in the US in 2010 – amid behind-the-scenes opposition from Apple – may have affected...
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Steve Jobs pointed to labels in Apple DRM testimony

Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs was the key witness on Friday in the class-action lawsuit prompted by Apple’s iTunes DRM back in the iPod’s heyday. In a video deposition recorded before his death, Jobs suggested label...
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Apple accused of deleting songs from users’ iPods

Not now, obviously: between 2007 and 2009. This, at least, was the claim made yesterday as part of the lawsuit over Apple’s iTunes DRM in the late noughties. According to attorneys for consumers in the class action case,...
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Google’s future: ‘We’re in a bit of uncharted territory’

Music isn’t mentioned in the Financial Times’ latest interview with Google CEO Larry Page, but it’s a worthwhile read for anyone wanting to understand some of the driving forces behind his company as a whole. Or, as...
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Steve Jobs’ biographer suggests Jimmy Iovine could be Apple’s next content star

After endless online analysis of Apple’s $3.2bn deal to buy Beats, it still hasn’t actually been announced. Still, there’s more speculation to plug the news gap, including from the late Apple boss Steve Jobs’ authorised...
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Steve Jobs’ biographer suggests Jimmy Iovine could be Apple’s next content star

Steve Jobs’ biographer suggests Jimmy Iovine could be Apple’s next content star
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Steve Jobs’ smoking gun email regarding Apple, Amazon and ebooks

The unfolding dispute between Apple and the DOJ in the US relating to antitrust laws and the selling of ebooks has taken a new twist with the publishing of an email exchange between the late Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller.
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Should Steve Jobs be a role model for CEOs?

Wired has a very interesting piece on two possible paths: 'acolytes' (who want to ape Jobs' famously no-prisoners-taken behaviour) and 'rejectors' (who see him as a cautionary tale, or in Wired's words, an "asshole").
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A little something extra…

One Apple worker's novel response to being called a "f**kchop" by Steve Jobs.
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Apple fights to keep Jobs / Cue depositions out of royalties trial

A digital royalties class action against Universal Music Group by artists including Rob Zombie and the estate of Rick James has aroused the ire of Apple
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Fortune article reveals more on Apple’s culture of secrecy

If you've finished Walter Isaacson's authorised biography of Steve Jobs and are keen for some more Apple reading, watch out for the release later this month of Adam Lashinsky's 'Inside Apple'.
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Music industry tributes roll in for Steve Jobs

Following the news of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs' death earlier this week, various music industry figures have been paying tribute. "Thanks to his incomparable brilliance, Steve produced perhaps the greatest marriage of...