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Apple Seeds: Apple Introduces Volume App Purchasing for Businesses, Now in 3rd Place for PC Market Share, More

Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news:

Apple Rolls Out Volume App Purchasing for Business and B2B Apps

Alongside the recent price changes in the App Store, Apple has also rolled out a Volume Purchase program which will allow businesses and educational institutions purchase volume likenesses of App Store applications. [Read More]

Apple Now in Third Place with US PC Market Share

Gartner and IDC have released a quarterly report on computer shipment data. For the quarter the PC industry saw small growth, on 2.5% between 2010 and 2011 for the worldwide market. The US actually saw a 4-6% decline. Apple saw 8.5% increase year-over-year. Apple now sits with 10.7% of the PC market, putting them solidly in 3rd place behind HP and Dell. [Read More]

Apple Pays Out $946 In Korean Lawsuit Settlement
Reuters is reporting that Apple paid out, as a part of a court decision wherein location data was collected without user consent, $946 US Dollars. That’s not a typo- $946. That said, the same law firm that pressed the issues is class-action lawsuit over the same issue. From a business point of view, $946 is nothing. However, it proves that Apple can lose in cases like this. It is more of a symbolic victory than it is a financial one. [Read More]

Lodsys Now Attacking App Makers Utilizing ‘More Apps’ Buttons

In other legal news, and as if we didn’t know they were patent trolls by now, Lodsys is now attacking indie app developers who cross promote their other products via “More Apps” buttons in their software. Remember, these are the same jerks that went after small-time iOS (and Android) developers over the use of in-app purchasing. Thankfully, Apple is trying to step in and protect their developers, but the court is currently hemming and hawing over that decision as well. [Read More]

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