Apple Faces the Music – Multiple Investigations Launched

Just days after Apple, Inc. announced its plans to attempt to reassert its leading role in the music distribution and streaming businesses, we learn from the New York Times that two powerful state attorneys general in New York and Connecticut … Continue reading

Backing Beats – Apple Launches Retaliatory Attack on Monster

BREAKING NEWS Monster’s Noel Lee Talks to Us About Latest Lawsuit Developments As many regular readers know, Strata-gee has been closely following the litigation between Monster, LLC and Beats Electronics, LLC. Although the matter is really just getting started, it … Continue reading

Bad Omen? Beats Wins Round 1 of Monster vs. Beats

Judge Agrees with Beats, Transfers Case to Home Turf in LA We first told you about Monster, LLC and CEO “Head Monster” Noel Lee filing a lawsuit against Beats, LLC alleging fraudulent practices back in January, in a post that … Continue reading

Savant Offers App for Apple Watch

Savant, a leading home control & automation company, announced today that it is making an app available for the Apple smart watch – called, logically enough, the Savant App on Apple Watch. Since Savant is one of the only home … Continue reading

Apple’s Smartwatch: A Magnum Opus? Or A Major Oh-Oh?

Smarmy smugness notwithstanding, Apple executives must be getting at least a little nervous. As we recently reported, their launch of the new Apple Watch saw a response that was tepid at best. As the press expressed a healthy dose of … Continue reading

Apple Acquires Empty Panasonic Factory for R&D Facility in Japan

Is the pendulum swinging back? The mayor of Yokohama, Japan, Ms. Fumiko Hayashi, said today that Apple, Inc. has purchased an empty Panasonic factory and will turn it into a state-of-the-art research and development center. For many Japanese, this is … Continue reading

Think Apple’s Watch is Doomed to Fail? Better Think Again

Apple, Inc. announced the coming availability of the Watch, its first major product in years, at a presentation earlier this month. Since that announcement, we’ve been struck by the lack of enthusiasm for the product amongst members of the TECH … Continue reading

Irony: Apple Reports Historic Fiscal Quarter Results – Sony Announces More Layoffs

Two rather significant news stories emerged today – one about Apple’s amazing Q1 fiscal results and the other about Sony’s troubled mobile division – and we couldn’t help but notice an incredible irony. In a way, it’s almost a tale … Continue reading