Apple Inc. is planning to introduce a new Apple TV set-top box and is negotiating with Time Warner Cable Inc. and other potential partners to add video content, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Apple Inc., which faces as much as $840 million in state and consumer antitrust claims stemming from an electronic books lawsuit, lost its bid to halt oversight by a court-appointed compliance monitor.
Apple Inc. antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich may continue his court-ordered duties after a judge rejected a bid by the computer maker to stop him from seeking out interviews with top company officials. Bromwich, a former U.S. Justice Department inspector general, was appointed in October to oversee the company’s compliance with terms of an electronic books price-fixing ruling. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled Apple “played a central role” in the scheme and that it broke antitrust laws in its contracts with five of the six biggest book publishers.
Apple Inc. failed to show that it was in the public interest to delay a court ruling appointing a monitor overseeing its sale of electronic books, a judge said in explaining a ruling announced earlier this week.
Beyonce Knowles’s surprise new album, a collection of 14 songs and 17 music videos, is leading sales worldwide on Apple Inc.’s iTunes within hours of becoming available, even without advance publicity.