The above are slides that the Justice Department has released that gives you a hint of the things that they will argue during the price fixing trial with Apple. They intend to show that Apple facilitated a group decision to move to Agency pricing in order to lessen Amazon’s hold on the market. This is a jury trial which means regular members of the public will decide whether the Justice Department’s allegations are accurate or whether Apple was just conducting business, albeit all on the same day and with identical results.
The slides are pretty entertaining with Eddy Cue from Apple referring to Brian Murray of HarperCollins as an idiot and Carolyn Ready from Simon & Schuster referring to Steve Jobs’ infamous statement that all the publishers would be pricing above the $9.99 price point as “incredibly stupid.”
(I’m going with jury verdict against Apple).
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a woman is going through a divorce, or finished it but her husband is still causing legal problems. And the main idea is that the woman falls in love with someone else – not getting back with her ex-husband.
For others, however, the Cheerios ad was very meaningful. When we talk about the whitewashing of covers, the reason that it is important is because covers can show individuals of color that their human existence is just as valued and normal as that of non people of color. This is the same feeling that those who are in biracial families experienced when seeing the Cheerios commercial.
Author Nyrae Dawn spoke of this in a moving blog post about her own experiences as a biracial kid. I encourage you to read it. We can only hope that more commercials depict the melting pot of families as normal so that in the future they are so commonplace that the ads are simply not a *thing* anymore.