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Mix: Lobby, Exploding iPhone, Sony, Amazon

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Apple spent $120,000 on lobbyists in the first half of 2007, according to a recent disclosure form. The firm Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP lobbied the federal government on behalf of Apple on issues related to the European Union’s intellectual property policies, according the the form.

An iPhone has exploded following a failed hardware-based unlocking attempt. An image of the damaged phone appears to the right.

Sony has officially decided to close its iTunes competitor, the Connect music store. In addition, it has also decided to drop its proprietary ATRAC file format.

According to a report in the New York Post, Amazon plans to launch its previously-announced DRM-free music service in mid-Spetember.

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Comments

1

Good Riddance ATRAC. I liked it you at the beginning, but then i met AAC.

Posted by zerock on August 31, 2007 at 4:50 PM (CDT)

2

Three cheers for Sony, finally doing something right for a change!

Posted by Joshdude on September 1, 2007 at 4:32 AM (CDT)

3

Hmm… exploding iPhone, huh? This seems very weird. They should build the phones to actually do this on purspose (Not like they dont right now).

Posted by Flapa-dapa-doo on September 6, 2007 at 6:08 PM (CDT)

4

Great. Now there will be a class action lawsuit to cover the idiots who torch their iPhones when trying to hack them.

Posted by Bassplayer on September 6, 2007 at 6:12 PM (CDT)

5

Oh let me call my mom… OMFG my frikin phone blew up!

Posted by pp on September 6, 2007 at 7:05 PM (CDT)

6

lol a 17 year old successfully unlocked his iPhone but then he got caught. I don’t think he went to jail though because there’s no law against unlocking phones right now. Probably will be soon now though, thanks to these people.

Posted by Kohaku on September 7, 2007 at 12:55 AM (CDT)

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