Dec 20 2007
We at MacMerc have never been much for rumor publishing. Rumor sites can be fun for their “what if” factor but it’s just not what we do. Oh, and there’s that whole thing about not having any secret sources inside Apple–that part has kind of held us back in that arena.
As it turns out, having secret sources inside Cupertino can not only be the basis for a website, it can also be the reason for taking it down. Nick Ciarelli from Think Secret issued a press release today stating that he and Apple have settled their lawsuit and reached an agreement. Basically, Nick gets to protect his source as long as he shuts down Think Secret and, in exchange, Apple promises not to sue him into the middel of his next life.
Nick Ciarelli cautiously puts it this way “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.”
Yeah, so I think I’m pretty good with not publishing rumors here an MacMerc.