Apple News & E-book Lock-in

Though we await the big events of autumn (Snow Leopard, the reality/illusion of an Apple tablet, and the expected iPod refresh), Apple news never sleeps. And because it doesn't, we devote the bulk of this episode to the hot topics of the past two weeks.

In our first interview, associate editor Dan Moren and I discuss Apple raising its skirts over an iPhone dictionary application, Apple's defense of same, the rejection of Google Voice, Eric Schmidt's departure from Apple's board, and the ephemeral nature of clouds.

After a word from Audible.com, senior editor Peter Cohen discusses the state of e-book readers and their content.

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Show Notes

While discussing John Gruber, we made mention of his ascendance to King of the Apple Geeks. (Apparently The Business Insider's Dan Frommer has the power to bestow such titles.) You can read Gruber's original words regarding Schiller reaction here.

Peter's comments are based on his article Do We Really Want Vendor Lock-in With E-Book Readers?

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