Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today that iTunes has hit over 575 million accounts. They also announced that there are over 900,000 apps available to customers on the Apple App Store. Over $10 billion has been paid out to third-party developers. Out of the 900,000 apps, 375,000 have been optimized for the iPad.
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Apple has announced the new version of their OS X software called OS X Mavericks. OS X Mavericks will have Finder tagging and support for multiple display menus. Apple also updated Calendar and Maps for OS X Mavericks and added support for iBooks.
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Apple is starting their trial today due to allegations by federal and state authorities that they conspired with publishers to increase the prices of e-books. Apple will be facing against the U.S. Justice Department to determine if there was an e-book price violation.
Apple CEO Tim Cook hit the stage last night for the AllThingsD D11 conference. This is the second year in a row that Cook was interviewed by AllThingsD on stage. Many of the questions were about Cook’s viewpoint about competition with Google and his vision at Apple. He also revealed that Apple sold 13 million Apple TVs and indicated that Apple is exploring a smartwatch.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company has sold over 13 million Apple TV devices. The announcement was made at the AllThingsD annual conference. Cook said that Apple was selling a few hundred thousand Apple TVs per year. Over 6.5 million Apple TVs have sold in the past year alone, according to Mashable.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has ended their talks to buy out Israel-based social mapping and navigation company Waze reports AllThingsD. Earlier this month, we reported that Facebook was pursuing a deal that would be worth up to $1 billion. This opens up the possibility of Google closing on a deal for the company.
On Tuesday at the AllThingsD D11 conference, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg hosted a discussion with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Cook kept all of the company’s future products confidential, but he provided his opinion on several new technologies. Some of his opinions have provided insight for some of Apple’s future products. Apple is expected to announced new software at the WWDC conference two weeks from now in San Francisco.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is going to speak in front of Congress next week with a proposal to simplify corporate tax laws. Cook’s appearance is taking place at a time that lawmakers are going to revamp the tax code as a whole. Cook is going to present specific proposals that are aimed at encouraging companies to bring back foreign earnings to the United States as part of an effort to invest in job creation and research and development, according to The Washington Post. Cook will be speaking at a Senate hearing on Tuesday that is going to take aim at companies shifting profit overseas as part of a method to lower tax bills.