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Eddy Cue testifies: Apple once contemplated licensing its Fairplay DRM to competitors

With Apple's iPod class action lawsuit underway, Apple executive Eddy Cue took to the stand today and testified about Apple's implementation of DRM on iTunes music files back in the mid-2000s. Recall that the current suit alleges that Apple actively took measures to prevent songs purchased from ...

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Eddy Cue: Apple didn't settle e-book antitrust lawsuit because "we feel we have to fight for the truth"

Going head to head with the DOJ over antitrust allegations has been nothing short of a headache for Apple. If you recall, Apple was taken to task for allegedly conspiring with publishers to artificially inflate the price of e-books across the board. Though Apple could have settled the issue out of c...

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KTLA goes Apple Pay shopping with Apple's Eddy Cue

Apple senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue has a lot to be happy about with a successful Apple Pay rollout in the last month. He's so happy that he went out and did a lot of early holiday shopping with KTLA's Rich DeMuro at a number of stores that feature -- surprise! --...

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Eddy Cue on Apple Pay: "We have a lot of work to do, but it should be huge"

With Apple Pay launching today, Apple's Eddy Cue spoke briefly to the Wall Street Journal about some of the challenges faced by Apple's new mobile payments platform. For instance, while the 220,000 merchant locations that will accept Apple Pay at launch certainly sounds impressive, that figure i...

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Caption This: The Eddy and Walt show

Of all the things I during Apple's iPhone 6 & Apple Watch event, the thing that interested me most was Eddy Cue's lovely pink shirt. Ok, that was a lie, but I still think it's pretty fantastic. This photo -- snapped by Gilipollastv on Flickr -- captures it in all its glory, while also serving ...

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Full video of Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine's Code Conference interview now available

Just hours after Apple announced its $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine sat down with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the inaugural Code Conference to discuss a wide range of topics, though the conversation naturally focused on music. The ful...

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Eddy Cue discusses challenges facing Apple in the TV space

While the topic du jour during Eddy Cue's Code Conference interview naturally centered on Apple's Beats acquisition, there were also some notable exchanges regarding Apple's burgeoning interest in the TV space. As it stands today, Apple's involvement with TV begins and ends with the Apple TV. Lon...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for May 29, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of ...

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Eddy Cue says Apple's 2014 product pipeline is the best he's seen in 25 years

When Apple executives discuss future products, they typically speak in generalities. You know the routine; "our product pipeline is strong and consumers will be excited by what's coming." Rinse and repeat. But comments made by Apple executive Eddy Cue during yesterday's Code Conference were a l...

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Eddy Cue calls accuracy of "Haunted Empire" into question

One of the few pieces of interesting information found in Yukari Kane's new book about Apple -- Haunted Empire -- details how Eddy Cue became one of Steve Jobs' trusted lieutenants. The passage in question reads: In one version of a story that he told everyone, he was plucked out of the IT depart...

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How Eddy Cue won over Steve Jobs, when Jobs said no to an Apple HDTV, and much more

The premise of Yukari Iwatani Kane's upcoming book, Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs, is that Apple under the reign of Tim Cook is still struggling to secure its footing following the passing of Steve Jobs. Kane argues that without Jobs steering the ship, Apple has lost some of its innovative ...

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Eddy Cue gives acceptance speech as Steve Jobs is inducted into Bay Area Business Hall of Fame

Last Thursday, November 7, Steve Jobs was posthumously inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame. Accepting the award for Jobs was Apple's SVP Eddy Cue, who has now tweeted a link to a video of the event. As TechCrunch notes, Cue's speech was at times very emotional and talked of the deep f...

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Eddy Cue intros new Apple internal iTunes channel to tout work by employees

In-the-know blogger Mark Gurman is reporting that Eddy Cue, Apple Senior VP of Internet Services, recently sent out an email to Apple employees informing them of a new employee-only section on iTunes. Cue's letter, obtained by Gurman, describes the new iTunes section thusly: Team, One of the thin...

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Eddy Cue also attending Sun Valley Conference

Yesterday we reported that Tim Cook is attending the Sun Valley Conference that takes place in Idaho this week. This year's conference has a heavy focus on content deals and cable television. Given that both those things are extremely important for a future Apple television, it is perhaps telling ...

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Eddy Cue: Steve Jobs picked 'Winnie the Pooh' as the iBooks freebie, also came up with the idea for 'page curls'

While testifying in court last week, Apple executive Eddy Cue had a number of interesting tidbits regarding the origins of the iBookstore, namely that Steve Jobs was initially opposed to the idea, but quickly hopped on board after Cue convinced him that the iPad would make the perfect e-reader. T...

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