Apple joins e-textbook party with iBooks, iBooks Author apps

By Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY IBooks 2, a free app for reading interactive full-screen digital textbooks that makes liberal use of video and animations, was unveiled Thursday in New York by Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president for worldwide …Find out more at USA TODAY

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Apple Says Kodak Loan Terms Should Shield Disputed Patents

19 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. asked a bankruptcy court to attach “clarifying language” to any order approving financing for Eastman Kodak Co. Apple said in a filing today the order should indicate that no security interests or liens will attach to …Find out more at BusinessWeek

At $400 billion, Apple is worth more than Greece

By David Goldman @CNNMoneyTech January 19, 2012: 4:20 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Apple’s value on the stock market briefly rose to $400 billion on Thursday, a record high for what was already the world’s most valuable technology company. …Find out more at CNN

Apple working on version of Siri to help you purchase products online

By Neil Hughes Future updates to Apple’s Siri personal assistant could grant users the ability to purchase items from online stores using only their voice. Apple’s interest in expanding Siri to help with online shopping was revealed this week in a new …Find out more at Apple Insider

Apple Kindles Textbook War

By ROLFE WINKLER Electronic textbooks may look cool on Apple’s iPad, but they are likely to end up selling more Amazon Kindles. Sure, e-textbooks offer great advantages over hardcover versions. For starters, they won’t blow junior’s back out. …Find out more at Wall Street Journal

Apple iBooks 2 sets sites on electronic textbooks

Apple is launching a new version of its iBooks software, tailored to present vivid, interactive textbooks for elementary and high school students on the iPads. (Jan. 19) (/The Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: SuperFan badge holders …Find out more at Washington Post

Five things that could make Apple’s new iTunes U a winner

by Scott Stein January 19, 2012 3:06 PM PST Follow @jetscott The official iTunes U app announced at today’s Apple educational event is a coming out of the closet for iTunes U, in a more profound way than Apple’s Newsstand was for magazines and …Find out more at CNET

Apple Cracks Record High With Earnings On Deck

Apple executives unveiled a new textbook platform for the iPad Thursday but to many investors the session’s more important news was the company’s market cap, which climbed over $400 billion a few days before fiscal first-quarter earnings are due Jan. …Find out more at Forbes

Apple is Disrupting Mobile Gaming. Are Consoles Next?

Apple’s iOS platform has provided an alternative that has swayed a large portion of mobile gamers. With an upcoming Apple TV, the company may disrupt console gaming next as iOS games are brought to the big screen. Apple is riding the revolution. …Find out more at DailyFinance

Apple’s mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement

But I have never, ever seen a legal document like the one Apple has attached to its new iBooks Author program. I read EULAs so you don’t have to. I’ve spent years reading end user license agreements, EULAs, looking for little gotchas or just trying to …Find out more at ZDNet (blog)

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Live from Apple’s education event! — Engadget

Ready to get smart in the Big Apple? We are, and so is Apple. Since announcing today’s event we’ve heard talk of a.More By Tim Stevens

Apple’s Education Announcement, Live From New York – Peter …

At a special event in New York City, Apple rolls out a new textbook initiative and the partnerships to support it.More By Peter Kafka

Gadgetbox – Apple announces iBooks 2, iBooks Author and new …

“Education is deep in our DNA, and it has been since the very beginning.” With those words, Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller kicked off the company’s invitation-only education event on Thursday, according to …More By Rosa Golijan

Live from Apple’s education event at the Guggenheim – Apple 2.0 …

New tools and platforms for replacing today’s paper textbooks with iPads Apple (AAPL) on Thursday introduced three new inititatives by which it hopes to.More By Philip Elmer-DeWitt

Apple Announces a New iPad Textbook Experience

Apple’s Phil Schiller announced a new textbook experience for the iPad called iBooks 2 on Thursday.More By Sarah Kessler