The settlement is Apple's way to evade an antitrust lawsuit which stated that the company formed a conspiracy with five publishers on its bid to fix the prices of e-books.
Apple's settlement request sparked an area of concern as its provisions could undervalue the consumers' claims. One clause states that Apple will be required to pay a lower amount of $70 million if the decision from the appeals court is reversed, making the company non-liable in antitrust laws violation. - Full Article
Foursquare unceremoniously dropped its "check in" feature this week. Now, the service has been re-created as a third-rate Yelp instead of a first-rate Foursquare.
Check-ins are now done via Swarm, a new app launched recently by Foursquare.
The trouble with this is that, for many of Foursquare's most loyal and passionate users, checking in to locations is what Foursquare has always been about. - Full Article