This week in tech news – iTunes turns 10, a cup of coffee costs more than half a million dollars, Microsoft in the midst of a re-branding and WWDC Tickets Sell Out.
Happy Birthday iTunes!
Ten years ago today, Apple changed the face of the music store. As a way of celebrating, “A Decade of iTunes” is featured in the iTunes Store. This feature includes a timeline with milestones in it like this: Apple launches the iTunes Music Store with 200,000 songs at 99 cents each. In the sidebar, the top selling songs for that time period are listed.
How much for a cup of coffee?
CharityBuzz.com currently has an auction listed for a cup of coffee with Apple CEO, Tim Cook. This auction is currently on track to surpass the fundraising website’s top grossing auction – Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. As of April 28, the Tim Cook auction had a current bid of $600,000. The Lamborghini’s final bid was $610,000. The Cook auction does not end until May 14th. CharityBuzz.com has raised over $75 million for over 1,000 nonprofits since its inception in 2005.
Microsoft has revealed that as a part of its re-branding that Bing, Skype, Yammer and Xbox are also under development. It will be interesting to see what Microsoft unveils in the coming months. A new logo perhaps?
WWDC Tickets Sold Out
While there are no definite promises of new hardware, the tickets for WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, sold out in less than 2 minutes. For those of us who were not lucky enough to purchase tickets, we will be able to view sessions as Apple will be posting videos throughout the conference.