Apologies for the Apple-fest today but….Apple has succeeded in shutting town Think Secret, which was probably driving Steve Jobs to distraction for publishing all kinds of rumors about the world’s hottest tech company.
Apple had released its legal hounds against Think Secret, and it has now reached a settlement that will see Think Secret stop publishing.
There are lots of important issues in play, including a blog’s right to freedom of expression and the ability to protect sources just like “real” journalists do.
Then, you’ve got Apple’s behaviour, which is strange and somewhat bizarre given that in the scheme of things, Think Secret a microcosm of the stuff written about Apple within the blogosphere and the mainstream media. Maybe Think Secret was so accurate in its reporting that it was making Apple crazy due to competitive concerns?
For more, check out TechDirt, which calls the shutdown of Think a “travesty”.
Update: CNet’s Dan Reisinger wonders if Apple is in danger of becoming Microsoft.