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Steve Jobs was resistant to entering ebook market until the iPad came around

Steve Jobs was resistant to entering ebook market until the iPad came around

Steve Jobs was not looking to enter the ebook market before the creation of the iPad. This is according to Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, testifying in the Justice Department's ebook price-fixing case. According to Cue's testimony, it was the iPad that caused Jobs finally...
Apple reportedly talked to Beats about the Project Daisy streaming music service

Apple reportedly talked to Beats about the Project Daisy streaming music service

Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of internet services, Eddy Cue reportedly met with Beats Electronics CEO and Interscope-Geffen-A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine to discuss his and co-founder Dr. Dre's planned Project Daisy Music Streaming service, among other things. According to Poornima Gupta and Ronald...
Ferrari looking to expand partnership with Apple, announces car that comes with iPad minis

Ferrari looking to expand partnership with Apple, announces car that comes with iPad minis

Ferrari said today that it is in talks with Apple to expanding their in-car entertainment partnership, also unveiling a new, iPad mini-equipped car. The car, called “LaFerrari”, is a 1 million euro hybrid four-seat vehicle with iPad minis in the passenger seats. LaFerrari was announced at the...

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Apple reportedly interested in handling mobile payments — Would you use iTunes over Paypal or Square?

Apple reportedly interested in handling mobile payments — Would you use iTunes over Paypal or Square?

Rumors of Apple getting into the mobile payments business have circulated for years. They have half a billion people registered with iTunes, almost as many iPhones and iPads in the market, hundreds of millions of credit cards on file, they already handle mobile transaction at Apple Stores, and...
Eddy Cue on why it took so long to bring the iTunes Festival to America

Eddy Cue on why it took so long to bring the iTunes Festival to America

Apple's Eddy Cue sat down to talk about the iTunes Festival's first appearance in the U.S. This week sees several artists, such as Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and Kendrick Lamar perform in Austin, Texas, coinciding with South-by-Southwest (SXSW). While the iTunes Festival has had great success in...
Eddy Cue accepts Bay Area entrepreneur award on behalf of Steve Jobs

Eddy Cue accepts Bay Area entrepreneur award on behalf of Steve Jobs

The Bay Area Council has posthumously recognized Steve Jobs with its Business Hall of Fame award, which it gives out annually to recognize "the accomplishments and contributions of Bay Area business titans who have built some of the world’s most recognized and respected companies and brands."...

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Eddy Cue on why it took so long to bring the iTunes Festival to America

Apple's Eddy Cue sat down to talk about the iTunes Festival's first appearance in the U.S. This week sees several artists, such as Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and Kendrick Lamar perform in Austin, Texas, coinciding with South-by-Southwest (SXSW).

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Apple reportedly interested in handling mobile payments — Would you use iTunes over Paypal or Square?

Rumors of Apple getting into the mobile payments business have circulated for years. They have half a billion people registered with iTunes, almost as many iPhones and iPads in the market, hundreds of millions of credit cards on file, they already handle mobile transaction at Apple Stores, and Passbook has been integrated into iOS since 2012 and iBeacons since 2013. The pieces are in place. Yet it remains a complicated business to get into. Douglas MacMillan and Daisuke Wakabayashi for the Wall Street Journal:

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Eddy Cue accepts Bay Area entrepreneur award on behalf of Steve Jobs

The Bay Area Council has posthumously recognized Steve Jobs with its Business Hall of Fame award, which it gives out annually to recognize "the accomplishments and contributions of Bay Area business titans who have built some of the world’s most recognized and respected companies and brands." Accepting on his behalf was Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.

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New, internal-only section of iTunes lets Apple showcase Apple

Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services, has announced to Apple personel the launch of an internal, employees-only section of iTunes that showcases books, movies, and other media that has been worked on by Apple employees. Cue announced the new section via email, according to 9to5Mac:

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Steve Jobs was resistant to entering ebook market until the iPad came around

Steve Jobs was not looking to enter the ebook market before the creation of the iPad. This is according to Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, testifying in the Justice Department's ebook price-fixing case. According to Cue's testimony, it was the iPad that caused Jobs finally come around to the idea of an ebook service from Apple.

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Apple reportedly talked to Beats about the Project Daisy streaming music service

Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of internet services, Eddy Cue reportedly met with Beats Electronics CEO and Interscope-Geffen-A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine to discuss his and co-founder Dr. Dre's planned Project Daisy Music Streaming service, among other things. According to Poornima Gupta and Ronald Grover at Reuters:

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Ferrari looking to expand partnership with Apple, announces car that comes with iPad minis

Ferrari said today that it is in talks with Apple to expanding their in-car entertainment partnership, also unveiling a new, iPad mini-equipped car. The car, called “LaFerrari”, is a 1 million euro hybrid four-seat vehicle with iPad minis in the passenger seats. LaFerrari was announced at the Geneva motor show. Bloomberg reports:

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iTunes 11 still launching this week, was delayed due to engineering issues

After its introduction during the September iPhone and iPod event, iTunes 11 was delayed from its initial October launch date to sometime in November. A more radical departure than previous updates, which included Genius Playlists and the ill-fated Ping social music network, iTunes 11 boats a new, more iOS 6 like interface, and deeper, tighter iCloud. When Apple announced the delay, they said iTunes 11 was taking longer than expected to get right.

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Apple reportedly fires head of iOS 6 Maps team

Apple has reportedly fired the manager in charge of iOS 6 Maps, Richard Williamson. Williamson lead the mapping team that was responsible for the new, heavily criticized maps app that debuted in September. The dismissal of Williamson is one of Eddy Cue’s first major actions since being put in charge of maps in the management shakeup last month. Cue is said to be looking to TomTom to fix its landmark data as well as talking to mapping experts outside of Apple about how to be improve the experience. Apple has been hard at work fixing problems in Maps since the release of iOS 6.

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Apple's Eddy Cue joins the Ferrari board of directors

Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, has joined the board of directors of Italian hypercar maker, Ferrari. In the press release announcing Ferrari's financial results of the first nine months of 2012, they also announced the appointment.

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Eddy Cue, Apple's newly appointed head of everything services, gets profiled

Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, is now really, truly in change of everything data and ecommerce driven at Apple, thanks to the recent management shakeups. That includes Siri and iOS 6 Maps, both of which have received negative feedback during their respective launches. And that's in addition to his continuing role as head of the iTunes, iCloud, and App Stores.

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Shockingly, Steve Jobs wasn't against the idea of an iPad mini...

In 2011, Apple SVP of Internet Services, Eddy Cue, apparently emailed Apple SVP of iOS, Scott Forstall, that Apple's then CEO, the late Steve Jobs was open to the idea of a Samsung Galaxy Tab sized iPad mini.

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Eddy Cue says Apple can't treat magazines differently than FarmVille when it comes to iBooks

Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Services, Eddy Cue bluntly commented on the iBooks pricing model and its legal quagmire, saying "We can't treat newspapers or magazines any differently than we treat FarmVille."

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Apple's Eddy Cue accepts Special Merit Grammy for contributions to the music industry on behalf of Steve Jobs

The Recording Academy is honoring Steve Jobs with a Grammy for his contributions to the music industry. The Trustees Award is recognizing his accomplishments such as the iPod and iTunes music store. Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue accepted the award on his behalf.

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Apple promotes Eddy Cue to Senior VP of Internet Software and Services

9to5Mac scored a copy of an internal memo from new CEO, Tim Cook, announcing that Apple's Eddy Cue is getting a promotion from VP of iTunes, MobileMe, and App Store, to Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, and putting him on the exec team.

Team, It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Eddy will report to me and will serve on Apple’s executive management team.

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Time Magazine Cover Story: Steve Jobs, Apple, and iPad

Time Magazine has given their April 12, 2010 cover to Steve Jobs, and features a massive interview of Apple's CEO alongside design SVP Jonathan Ive, marketing SVP Phil Schiller, and internet (iTunes, MobileMe, App Store) SVP Eddy Cue by none other than Stephen Fry. (He also talks to publishers, educators, developers, and more).

Fry meeting with Steve Jobs:

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New York Times Gives Sweet Front-Page Love to iPhone App Store

The New York Times had a huge, gushing, front-page-of-the-business-section story this weekend about the iPhone App Store titled Apple's Game Changer, Downloading Now.

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$30 a Month iTunes TV Show Subscriptions for iPhone... and iTablet?

MediaMemo is hearing that Apple Internet exec, Eddy Cue, has been tasked with exploring a $30/month iTunes TV Show subscription service:

A so-called “over the top” service could theoretically rival the ones most consumers already buy from cable TV operators — if Apple is able to get enough buy-in from broadcast and cable TV programmers.

Disney, with Steve Jobs its largest shareholder, pops up as among the first to potentially get on board.

Unlimited TV on your iPhone, Mac/PC, Apple TV, and maybe... iTablet with one monthly fee. You want?

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Macworld 2009 iTunes Announcement Was All About the iPhone?

We've heard rumors about this before, but now the New York Times (via MacRumors) is pretty much coming right out and saying it. Apple was ready to give up their uniform pricing model ($0.99 per song) over a year ago but they wanted not only DRM-free licensing in return, but over-the-air (cellular) iPhone downloads. It seems many, including Apple and the music industry, think that's the Next Big Thing.

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Blog vs. Blog: Chuq Sheds Light on Daring Fireball/GigaOm MobileMe-nia

C'mon. A day without a MobileMe post is like a day without rain. Or something. So after yesterday's John Gruber vs. Om Malik showdown, former Apple insider Chuq Von Rospach has strapped on the gloves and joined the fray -- in impressive fashion.

Says Chuq, after joking that Jobs is likely walking the MobileMe halls with a flame thrower round about now:

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