Remains of the Day: NYT vs. RSS
The day after an Apple event is always a special time to catch up on the hundreds of unread items in my RSS feed--well, unless they're from The New York Times, which apparently is feeling a little litigious about that. Also, the recording industry still wants a payout and a couple of Apple Stores may have been up to something naughty. It's the remainders for June 8, 2010.
The New York Times complained to Apple that Pulse, an RSS reader for the iPad (which, coincidentally, was featured in Steve Jobs's WWDC keynote on Monday) was violating the site's terms of service. The violation in question? Displaying the RSS feeds in the app. The app was briefly removed from the App Store but returned this afternoon after somebody apparently reminded the Times that it writes stories so that people will read them.
The RIAA has continued its full court press against LimeWire, telling a federal judge that the file-sharing service could be responsible for damages of more than $1 billion. The RIAA would also like said damages paid in the form one of those huge novelty sweepstakes checks.
New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is reputedly investigating claims that two New York City-area Apple Stores discriminated against customers of Asian descent looking to buy iPads, allegedly because of smuggling concerns.
Leaked iPhone ad with Jane Lynch (YouTube)
The Mac and PC ads may be dead, but the parodies will never die. Though now that we've seen Jane Lynch in a fake iPhone ad, we're pretty sure Apple should hire her for the real ones.