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[ATTACH=right]14692[/ATTACH]Apple's feeling pretty good about itself lately and why shouldn't it? It sold [URL="http://www.tuaw.com/2010/05/03/apple-sells-one-millionth-ipad/"]a million iPads[/URL] in the first month. That means iPad sales reached a million units twice as fast as the original iPhone. The revenue spigot remains wide open and I'm sure investors are happy, but Apple has shown a few signs lately it may be getting a little too big for its britches. Consider these recent news stories: [LIST] [*]Just last week, it announced it was [URL="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704608104575220632546515388.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_business"]shuttering the Lala music [/URL]service just months after purchasing it. [*]Steve Jobs got even crankier about Flash [URL="http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/"]posting a public letter[/URL] …

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After a swirl of rumors that Apple was in talks to acquire music-streaming service [url=http://www.lala.com/]Lala[/url], the [url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704342404574576544196064138.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection]Wall Street Journal reported[/url] yesterday that the companies had reached a deal. Exact terms were not disclosed. Lala, a four-year-old private company, offers a terrific Web-based [url=http://www.lala.com/#howitworks]music streaming and download service[/url] that lets you listen to any song for the first time for free, and as many times after that for $.10 per song. Unlike with iTunes purchases, you never own the file. Instead, you buy the right to stream it from any browser at any time, even from mobile devices. But here's where …

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