The Dept. of Justice’s probe into Apple is expanding to include how the iPhone and iPad maker does business with media outfits in areas beyond music, according to “The New York Post” (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/apple_probe_grows_eC2Xojek2kBNijBO2uP1kJ), quoting “several,” anonymous sources.
According to these sources, the Justice Dept. has contacted a handful of the country’s biggest media and technology companies to get their views on Apple, “which, after years of casting itself as the tiny outsider, has become an 800-pound gorilla calling the shots in several arenas,” the article adds.
Hollywood industry source purportedly said: “You can’t dictate terms to the industry. The Adobe thing is just inviting the wrath of everybody.” With the iPad, Apple has been criticized by many for banning Adobe’s Flash, the web’s most popular video software, from being used on the device.