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Apple Gets AppleCorps TM

HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?: Apple Inc., the company that makes your iPhone, iPad, iPod, iSexRobot and associated other devices that are smarter than you are, is now the proud owner of the Granny Smith apple logo associated with The Beatles' Apple Corps, Patently Apple reports. The Cupertino innovator first applied to take possession of the music venture's logo in 2011; the transfer of ownership resulted from a 2007 legal settlement alleged to be worth some $500 million. That's some expensive produce. In any case, that deal made it possible for you to buy Abbey Road on the iTunes Store, and since the first week of Beatle availability in that digital marketplace two years ago moved 450k albums and 2 million songs, we'll bite. (10/25a)