Most attention was given to Cook's scathing dismissal of Google Glass, but the CEO also talked about Jony Ive's input into iOS 7 ahead of next month's WWDC, Apple's recent acquisitions, and its designs on the world's TVs.
Gmail users received an email from Google yesterday notifying them that the company has settled a class action over alleged privacy violations by the Buzz service. According to the settlement, Google will pay $8.5 million into an independent fund that will be used to support Internet privacy education. According to the settlement, no one in the class action will receive individual financial compensation, except for the seven users who initiated the suit, who will get $2,500 each.
Amazon's Kindle may be selling incredibly well and transforming the publishing world, but it looks like some users are finding its build quality lacking. A $5 million class action has just been targeted at Amazon, in fact.
All it took was one flimsy product designation, and now Microsoft [MSFT] has a class-action lawsuit on its hands. The suit charges that Microsoft certified certain budget computer models as "Vista Capable" when, in fact, they were only barely so. The machines, which were low-performing CPUs with mediocre hardware, could only run Vista in theory; in practice, they were too slow to be practically usable.
First it was problems with MobileMe, and then iPhone 3G chipsets. Now Apple [NASDAQ:AAPL] has a pair of new problems on its plate: a potentially egregious security loophole and a possible class action suit.