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analogue SPRINKLES
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Dec 20, 2007, 02:36 AM
 
" Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit, reaching an agreement that results in a positive solution for both sides. As part of the confidential settlement, no sources were revealed and Think Secret will no longer be published. Nick Ciarelli, Think Secret's publisher, said "I'm pleased to have reached this amicable settlement, and will now be able to move forward with my college studies and broader journalistic pursuits."

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Dec 20, 2007, 02:45 AM
 
That's ok. Since the lawsuit happened, they lost all their credible sources anyway.

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Dec 20, 2007, 02:51 AM
 
I'm surprised that if this is true Apple managed to shut them down. How does the site of many years shutting down work out to "results in a positive solution for both sides"
     
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Dec 20, 2007, 02:58 AM
 
Because it doesn't financially ruin the owner of the site for life?

Funny way to look at it, but I have a feeling that he was up against some pretty dire possibilities.

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Dec 20, 2007, 08:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
I'm surprised that if this is true Apple managed to shut them down. How does the site of many years shutting down work out to "results in a positive solution for both sides"
Easy the publisher doesn't have to pony up a ton of $$$$, either in lawyer fees or losing the court case. Apple only had to keep the case going to bleed them dry.

I stopped going over to the various rumor sites, like think secret, years ago because they really stopped providing credible rumors.
     
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Dec 20, 2007, 08:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
I stopped going over to the various rumor sites, like think secret, years ago because they really stopped providing credible rumors.
And there, in a nutshell, is the appropriate response.
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Dec 20, 2007, 09:36 AM
 
Interesting....deleted from bookmarks.
     
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Dec 20, 2007, 11:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
I stopped going over to the various rumor sites, like think secret, years ago because they really stopped providing credible rumors.
There has been no fall off in quality at either Apple Insider or Mac Rumors, IMO.

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Dec 20, 2007, 11:59 AM
 
Somewhat off topic... but does anyone know what happened to ilounge.com?

It hasn't been working for about 3 days now.

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Dec 20, 2007, 12:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
Somewhat off topic... but does anyone know what happened to ilounge.com?

It hasn't been working for about 3 days now.
Works fine for me.
     
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Dec 20, 2007, 03:34 PM
 
Think Secret has never sucked less than after stopping publication.

It was as sad as macosrumors, just making stuff up.

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Dec 20, 2007, 03:34 PM
 
Don't worry, you guys always have Spymac.
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Dec 20, 2007, 05:45 PM
 
ThinkSecret was usually pretty right on up until last year. I remember the last major rumor that they put up was a day before the new iPods came out and they "confirmed" that the iPod touch had a 120 Gb HD and built in speakers.
     
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Dec 20, 2007, 09:57 PM
 
Despite what you guys think, it seems like Apple did not have a strong case against Think Secret, and decided, on that basis, to pay the owner to shut down.
     
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Dec 21, 2007, 06:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by OldManMac View Post
And there, in a nutshell, is the appropriate response.
Except, on the whole, Think Secret actually had a pretty decent track record.
     
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Dec 27, 2007, 09:00 PM
 
Has anyone noticed that Think Secret is still posting new stories?
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Dec 28, 2007, 01:24 AM
 
That's odd - you'd think the site would be down at this point.

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Dec 28, 2007, 02:35 AM
 
Perhaps the agreement doesn't actually kick in until 08? Or maybe he can still publish stories on Apple which are not based on inside sources or speculation? We may never know, as the agreement is confidential.
     
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Dec 28, 2007, 11:57 AM
 
Could this be the end of net neutrality? If you don't like what a site is posting just threaten to sue them. Nice.
     
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Dec 28, 2007, 12:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by AngelaBaby View Post
Could this be the end of net neutrality? If you don't like what a site is posting just threaten to sue them. Nice.
There's never been any net neutrality, companies have been suing people running websites, since the dawn of the internet.
     
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Dec 28, 2007, 01:51 PM
 
Essentially, if you reveal secrets, you will pay. Same in the real world.
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