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For the third time in nearly three decades, iPod maker Apple has resolved a bitter trademark dispute with The Beatles' guardian Apple Corps over use of the iconic apple logo and name.
Apple settled its long-running trademark dispute with The Beatles' company, Apple Corps, in a deal that could pave the way for the band's songs to be played on Apple's iTunes music store.
Could the long and winding trademark dispute between Apple Inc. and Apple Corps lead to the great digital music download panacea: Beatles music on iTunes? It's looking VERY good. The two companies ending 25 years of trademark disputes with Apple now owning the "Apple" trademark and agreeing to license parts of it back to the Beatles label. With no monetary details being disclosed, that's adding fuel to the fire that this agreement is merely part of a broader, more sweeping arrangement between the two sides.
We spend much of our day at the Breaking News Desk evaluating the worth of stories for air. It’s most certainly an art, rather than a science, and there are many factors that influence our decision over what to put on air and how. However, some stories cross the desk that are instant no-brainers. We saw just such a slam dunk this morning when we heard that Apple Inc. had settled a trademark dispute with Apple Corps, the company behind the music made by The Beatles.
Steve Jobs’ Apple Inc. and the Beatles’ Apple Corps. have settled their 25-year trademark dispute. Now there’s speculation of a deal between the two that would put the legendary rock group’s songs on iTunes. CNBC’s Jim Goldman appeared on “Power Lunch” to fill us in.
The ads feature a frumpy, uptight man who represents PCs, and his counterpart, a young hipster who represents Macs. Bill Gates does not like them.
Apple said it hadreceived informal requests from the U.S. government for documents and additional information on its past stock-options practices, according to a regulatory filing Friday.
Microsoft Vista officially hits store shelves at midnight Monday, and that's leading to a lot of speculation as to what the release will mean for the world's largest software company. So what does this actually mean for Microsoft?
Not to turn this into a home page for Microsoft's Vista--it does release tonight at midnight--but we thought you'd be interested in what Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had to say--as he talked with CNBC's Bill Griffeth about Vista and what lies ahead. Ballmer naturally stood by Vista--calling it a milestone that helps change the definition of the PC.
Midnight tonight marks D-Day for Microsoft. That's when the software leviathan will finally release Vista, the long-awaited reincarnation of its Windows operating system (OS). Will the long wait and big investment pay off? Jim Goldman and Darren Rovell report from Silicon Valley and New York City.
The first shots in the war for the microprocessor of the future have been fired over the weekend. The two leading chipmakers, Intel and IBM, came out with similar announcements this weekend that they have made major advancements in microchip technology. Jim Goldman had the story for “Morning Call” from San Jose, CA.
Stocks in the U.S. are looking for direction this morning as Europe trades mostly higher and Asian stocks were mixed overnight. Lots of deal news and earnings reports are making headlines this morning, and investors await a heavy menu of economic data and a Fed meeting later in the week.
Netflix is the latest player to provide movies via the web for users to watch on PCs or media center devices connected to their TVs, but it’s a crowded and confusing field.
You know the great rivalries: dogs vs. cats, Yankees vs. Red Sox, Coke vs. Pepsi. Then there's Apple Computer vs. Microsoft. Two technology-sector observers joined "Power Lunch," to weigh in on the clash of these tech titans. Apple's Mac was its first big product but Richard Stice, hardware equity...
Cisco Systems lawsuit against Apple over the use of the name iPhone is a "minor skirmish" that could have been avoided if Apple had been willing to negotiate, the International Herald Tribune reported.
Netflix, the online DVD rental service, posted fourth-quarter earnings of 21 cents a share, six cents above estimates.
Some of the world's biggest brands are meeting in Davos this week. So it's appropriate that the World Economic Forum is discussing new ways companies can reach consumers in an increasingly competitive market. (More)
Anadarko Petroleum could reduce its U.S. payroll by an estimated 500 jobs -- about 10% of its global work force -- as the independent oil and gas producer restructures itself after two big acquisitions, the company said Tuesday.
Stocks ended the day higher as investors evaluated a mixed batch of quarterly earnings reports and energy stocks moved higher on a spike in oil prices.
Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs was questioned by U.S. investigators last week about stock options backdating at the company, a person close to the situation told CNBC's Mary Thompson.