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Court Tells Apple To Amend And Repost Apology Statement To Samsung

Court Tells Apple To Amend And Repost Apology Statement To Samsung

In the legal battle between Apple and Samsung, a UK court had exonerated Samsung of the charge of copying iPad’s design. As a result, the court told Apple to post on its website that Samsung didn’t copy the said design. Apple did so but the court seems displeased with the company’s approach.

By On November 3, 2012 Respond
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Rosetta Stone Drops Trademark Lawsuit Against Google

Rosetta Stone Drops Trademark Lawsuit Against Google

Rosetta Stone Inc is a company which creates software related to language. The company had launched a lawsuit against Google back in 2009, alleging that Google was infringing trademarks through its sponsored ads. Now, Rosetta Stone has decided to drop the lawsuit against the search giant.

By On November 2, 2012 Respond
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Apple Shows Willingness To Pay Motorola $1 Per iPhone For Patent Licenses

Apple Shows Willingness To Pay Motorola $1 Per iPhone For Patent Licenses

Motorola and Apple have been locked in one of the many patent battles currently going on in the tech arena. Apple has now shown some willingness to settle the whole fiasco by offering to pay $1 per iPhone to Motorola.

By On November 2, 2012 Respond
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Disney Acquires Lucasfilm For $4.05 Billion

Disney Acquires Lucasfilm For $4.05 Billion

For those of us who have been fans of both the Disney productions as well as the Star Wars franchise, here are some great news. Disney has now acquired Lucasfilm for a whopping sum of $4.05 billion. The company plans to create ‘Star Wars Episode 7′ by banking on this acquisition.

By On October 31, 2012 1 Response
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Starbucks Locations In Boston To Offer Wireless Charging Pads

Starbucks Locations In Boston To Offer Wireless Charging Pads

Starbucks has always aided at ‘recharging’ a person’s state of mind. Soon enough, it will literally begin offering recharge stations at its stores in Boston for smartphones.

By On October 31, 2012 Respond
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EFF Stands Against TV Networks’ Illogical Infringement Claims On Streaming Service

EFF Stands Against TV Networks’ Illogical Infringement Claims On Streaming Service

TV networks have raised absurd infringement claims to shut down a streaming service provided by Aereo, a startup that lets viewers stream local TVs to devices connected to their home networks.

By On October 31, 2012 Respond
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Many Apple Services Including iMessage Experiencing Ongoing Outages

Many Apple Services Including iMessage Experiencing Ongoing Outages

Apple outages are beginning to become a regular event, as users are reporting downtime with iMessage, Game Center, iTunes Match, Facetime, and the iTunes/App Store. Last week on October 25th Apple’s iMessage service was down several hours during the afternoon.

By On October 31, 2012 Respond
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Scott Forstall Loses Position At Apple Over iOS 6 Maps Apology Letter

Scott Forstall Loses Position At Apple Over iOS 6 Maps Apology Letter

Apple’s mapping application withstood heavy criticism across the first couple of weeks of its release. Scott Forstall, the iOS software Chief at that moment, was instructed to sign an apology letter over iOS 6 Maps for the public — he denied. Apparently Apple CEO, Tim Cook, wasn’t pleased with his actions since he decided he would boot Forstall from the position.

By On October 31, 2012 Respond
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UK’s First 4G LTE Network By EE Launches In 11 Cities

UK’s First 4G LTE Network By EE Launches In 11 Cities

Britons will finally get to experience the speed of 4G LTE networks in their homeland. UK’s largest cell phone operator Everything Everywhere (EE) has launched the country’s first 4G LTE network today.

By On October 30, 2012 Respond
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Phone And Tablet Insurance Predicted To Flourish. Would You Buy One?

Phone And Tablet Insurance Predicted To Flourish. Would You Buy One?

Industry analysts are saying, it is high time consumers will start to consider purchasing insurance for their devices. But, would it really happen?

By On October 30, 2012 Respond
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Random House And Penguin Join Hands Against Online Retailers

Random House And Penguin Join Hands Against Online Retailers

Online retailers, with their huge influence in the ebook market, have been exerting a lot of pressure on book publishers. Apparently, to counter that, two of the largest English language publishers, Penguin and Random House, have joined hands through a new deal.

By On October 30, 2012 Respond
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Wal-Mart And eBay Experimenting With Same-Day Delivery To Online Shoppers

Wal-Mart And eBay Experimenting With Same-Day Delivery To Online Shoppers

Typically, consumers have the option to select from overnight delivery, 2-day express delivery, or typical 2-week deliver options. Now throughout the United States, companies such as eBay and Wal-Mart have begun testing of same-day expedited delivery.

By On October 29, 2012 Respond
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Apple’s Purported Radio Service Stirs Disagreement With Record Labels

Apple’s Purported Radio Service Stirs Disagreement With Record Labels

An ad-supported Web radio service from Apple is expected to launch early next year, noted by “individuals with understanding of the discussions.” But, the financial terms have not been finalized yet.

By On October 28, 2012 Respond
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Netflix Stock Increases Upon Microsoft Buyout Rumor

Netflix Stock Increases Upon Microsoft Buyout Rumor

Wall Street is full of whispers this morning with rumors Microsoft is planning a buyout deal for video streaming giant Netflix. Thus far it’s an unconfirmed rumor that has only caused shares of Netflix to suddenly spike by 13-percent.

By On October 28, 2012 Respond
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Apple Posts ‘Apology’ Citing Samsung Didn’t Copy Its Design

Apple Posts ‘Apology’ Citing Samsung Didn’t Copy Its Design

A verdict given by a court in UK said that Samsung didn’t copy the design of Apple’s iPad and the latter should post an admission of this fact on its official website, so as to make up for the harm done to Samsung’s repute. Apple has now done so, though not without taking a few jibes.

By On October 27, 2012 Respond
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