Apple Aims to Boost E-book Platform with Acquisition of BookLamp, the ‘Pandora for Books’

Apple / BookLamp (Credit: TechCrunch)

Apple / BookLamp (Credit: TechCrunch)

Apple has confirmed earlier reports that it has acquired BookLamp, presumably in an effort to bolster the company’s e-book sales by tapping into the technology of the startup’s Book Genome Project. The latter, which is now shut down, was often described as a kind of “Pandora for books.” Continue reading

Apple May Face Bose in Court Over Beats Electronics Lawsuit

Sound system company and headset maker, Bose, filed a suit on Friday at the District Court in Delaware against Apple’s Beats Electronics for an alleged patent infringement involving noise-cancelling properties used in Beats headphones. (Photo: Beats)

Sound system company and headset maker, Bose, filed a suit on Friday at the District Court in Delaware against Apple’s Beats Electronics for an alleged patent infringement involving noise-cancelling properties used in Beats headphones. (Photo: Beats)

Sound system company and headset maker, Bose, filed a suit on Friday at the District Court in Delaware against Apple’s Beats Electronics for an alleged patent infringement involving noise-cancelling properties used in Beats headphones. Continue reading

Will Amazon’s Fire Phone Be Able to Compete Against Apple and Samsung?

Amazon's Fire Phone (Business Insider)

Amazon’s Fire Phone (Business Insider)

What chance does Amazon’s Fire phone have against tech giants Apple and Samsung in the fierce smartphone market? With their new device being released on Friday, reviews of the device have been mixed. The conclusions seem to be that while it’s a good phone, it’s nothing to write home about. Amazon’s device is a “solid”, yet forgettable entry for the first-time phone maker. Continue reading