Roundup: Apple Founding Documents Auctioned
The documents that laid the foundation of Apple fetch a high price while Indonesia threatens to ban Blackberry messenger.
American Airlines gets approval to use iPad in Flight
American Airlines has become the first Airline to gain FAA approval to use iPads in the place of traditional flight charts and manuals during all phases of a flight. Earlier, American Airlines had permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to trial the use of iPads with electronic charts during the summer. The successful conclusion of that trial has served as green signal to approval for iPads to be put into full service.
Indonesia threatens to ban BIS and Blackberry Messenger
Talk about curbing the freedom of communication and here is the latest. Indonesian government is fuming due Research In Motion’s (RIM’s) decision to install a server in Singapore instead of Indonesia. Indonesian government wants to monitor the services of Blackberry Messenger and Blackberry Internet Service (BIS). Many critics say that government wants to spy on citizens and control the freedom of communication. RIM do not wish oblige the government. That is why, now Indonesian government is threatening to bans BIS and Blackberry Messenger services RIM does not allow it to have its way.
Apple’s foundation documents auctioned for millions
This past Tuesday, the original documents signed by Apple founders at the inception of Apple in 1976 have been sold for $1.59 million at an auction. Though, estimated at $100,000 to $150,000, earlier, the papers were bought by Eduardo Cisneros, Chief Executive Officer of Cisneros Corporation, for a price that was ten times higher – $1,594,500. The auction papers included the founding documents for Apple Computer Company signed by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, as well as a statement of withdrawal by Ronald Wayne, with which he relinquished his 10% stake in the company for $800.