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 And the iTunes Festival gives an artist promotion and publicity like the record labels used to provide.  It's up to the artists and their management to determine if that's a value proposition that makes sense for them.  Remember that Apple is absorbing all of the event costs (facilities, staffing, backline, audio and video production, streaming, advertising) without any admission revenues.  For second-tier artists with so-called "360 deals" where their labels take a cut...
You couldn't pay me to listen to what Kanye calls music.  So we're even. 
 You want to build water pipelines to "fix" the problem of too many people living in a desert, in order to be able to properly water your lawns?
Didn't we already know this a month ago? Microsoft Said to Back Off Plans to Debut Smaller Surface | Bloomberg.com
I've said this elsewhere, but I think the fact that hitting the "Y!" on the lower left corner of the stock Weather app (accidentally or intentionally) would prompt you to change your default search engine to Yahoo was bullshit.   Besides, if I wanted to have Bing be my search engine, I'd just use Bing and cut out the middleman.   Apropos of nothing:  I prefer Weatherbug to anything else out there.
 Sorry to have offended your Victorian legal sensibilities... The max value of the original suit per plaintiff was $500,000, the lawyers offered to "settle" on "behalf of the class" for what is being projected at $4000 per plaintiff -- after the lawyers take their "fees" projected at $85 million.   So about 1% of the original amount to the plaintiffs, give or take, for not trying what amounts to a slam-dunk case.  Clearly this is acceptable the bizzaroworld that is the US...
Typical legal shenanigans. Michael Devine filed a lawsuit, the lawyers co-opted it into a class action and effectively took all the proceeds for themselves, leaving the actual plaintiffs with empty pockets (or useless "vouchers"). I wish more class actions were subject to a smell test vs. simply being rubberstamped.
 Does Skype still route all calls through Microsoft's NSA-friendly servers?
DOJ sues Apple in 3...  2...  1...
 Pro bono?  Class action -- by its very nature -- makes lawyers money at the expense of the plaintiffs, who usually get some meaningless token such as small discounts toward some future purchase.
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