Apple Throws the Rule Book at Music Stars

Rockstars are notoriously hard to control. Think of Axl Rose or Kanye West. Legendary artists play by their own rules: showing up late to gigs, mouthing off to fans, or fighting record label execs for getting in the way of music. Which makes it especially odd that Apple, for its new music social network Ping, would… » 10/12/10 7:00pm 10/12/10 7:00pm

Guidelines Reiterate That RIM Won't Make Special Deals For Countries

RIM has posted a set of guidelines on its website that specify how countries like India can monitor its services. The rules state that they will not grant access beyond what's legally required by local governments and any monitoring would need to be "technology and vendor neutral." No changes (such as backdoors for a… » 8/13/10 3:05pm 8/13/10 3:05pm