This week in tech news – eBook Trial set to begin, 8-inch Windows 8 tablet announced and iRadio looking to make WWDC appearance.
Apple under the gun with eBook Trial
In a trial that began a year ago, Apple will begin its defense of pricing eBooks this coming week. The case alleges that Apple conspired with publishers to raise eBook prices. Amazon.com, which declined to comment on the situation, controls at least 60 percent of the eBook market and is believed to incite the investigation.
Acer announces the first 8-inch, Windows 8 tablet
The Iconia W3, the world’s first 8-inch tablet running Windows 8, was launched in Taiwan. Deemed as the “only one-handed tablet in the world with Windows 8,” the Iconia W3was created by a collaboration between Acer, Microsoft and Intel. The tablet includes the full version of Microsoft Office Home or Student editions, which is not bundled with Microsoft Surface Pro. The Iconia W3 will run the full version of Windows 8 Professional and be available in 32GB and 64GB sizes.
Apple signs deal with Warner Music Group for Internet Radio Services
Apple signed a deal over the weekend with Warner Music Group and its publishing arm, Warner/Chappell Music, for music rights and music publishing rights. Apple’s Internet radio service – iRadio – is expected to make an appearance at the upcoming WWDC. The main competition will be Pandora.