Apple iPod Antitrust Trial Opens

The opening arguments in the latest antitrust trial involving Apple were a vivid reminder of a vastly different time for the tech industry -- when digital music and the iPod were still new things and Apple was an underdog. In the class-action lawsuit, Apple is accused of violating antitrust law nearly a decade ago by blocking songs sold by competitors from playing on the iPod in order to protect Apple’s grip on digital music.