In a situation that has sparked controversy, a Fulton County, Georgia Apple Store refused to sell a woman and her uncle an iPhone because they were speaking Farsi to one another. The customers are claiming that the store blatantly discriminated and racially profiled against them.
Affirming circulating rumors, Condé Nast, Hearst, News Corporation, Time Inc., and Meredith all officially announced Tuesday that they will agree on open standards for a new digital storefront. The five publishers said the as-yet-unnamed independent venture will "allow consumers to enjoy their favorite media content on portable digital devices." As was reported in November, the consortium will be run in the interim by John Squires, former executive vice president with Time Inc.