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Mix: Monster Cable, eMusic, Prada phone, Grammy winners

Monster Cable has announced its support of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ anti-DRM open letter. “DRM is a complex and political issue, but digital music compatibility is even more complicated to consumers and limiting to the industry,” said the company. “We are proud to support an open format and leaders like Steve Jobs who are making the efforts to get us there.”

Without DRM restrictions on digital music, “Sales would explode,” says David Pakman, CEO of eMusic, the No. 2 online music retailer behind iTunes. “DRM has been holding the market back,” he says.

At the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Woo-Young Kwak, head of LG’s mobile handset R&D center, said Apple’s iPhone is a copy of LG’s Prada phone. “We consider that Apple copycat Prada phone after the design was unveiled when it was presented in the iF Design Award and won the prize in September 2006,” he said.

Apple has put together a section on the iTunes Store featuring winners from the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. Winners include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Dixie Chicks, Mary J. Blige, Gnarls Barkley, John Mayer, and Carrie Underwood.

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1

Yeah, because I’m *sure* that Apple didn’t do any design work on the iPhone before September 2006.  That’s the way Apple works, they wait until someone else puts out something that they like, and they quickly copy it instead of doing long term design development.  Riiiiiiiight.

Give me a break.  Just because they’re both similar sized phones with touch screens does not mean that Apple copied LG’s design.  Way to get publicity for your phone LG… this should sell a lot of ‘em for you.  Good luck with that!

Posted by Nusm on February 14, 2007 at 10:42 AM (CST)

2

Agreed.  The problem is of course that if you’re going to do an all touch screen phone it’s going to look pretty much the same.  The interface will be different, but the body will really only vary in size and shape.

So yeah they look alike.  But my Samsung TV looks pretty much like my brother’s Sony TV.  I don’t hear TV makers going around accusing each other of rippping off the concept of a central screen.

Posted by Jeffery Simpson on February 14, 2007 at 2:22 PM (CST)

3

Hey, my tv remote looks like hundreds of tv remotes out there. They are all rectangular and have a bunch of buttons. Everyone else stole my remote design!

Posted by Bonk on February 14, 2007 at 5:25 PM (CST)

4

Yeah, the Zune has a screen with a circular control scheme! I smell a lawsuit!

Posted by Brent on February 14, 2007 at 8:34 PM (CST)

5

u guys should really LOOK at the Prada phone before bashing LG blindly. It looks the SAME

Posted by anon on February 15, 2007 at 12:33 PM (CST)

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