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Samsung Wants Apple To Reveal Details Of HTC Patent Agreement

Samsung Wants Apple To Reveal Details Of HTC Patent Agreement

After nearly two years of patent battles, Apple finally reached a settlement with HTC recently, including a patent licensing deal. Samsung is now legally persuading Apple to reveal the details of the deal. The licensing terms in this deal can persuade the courts to remove a sales ban on Samsung’s products.

By On November 17, 2012 Respond
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Google Considers Wireless Service In Collaboration With Dish Network

Google Considers Wireless Service In Collaboration With Dish Network

Wireless carriers are one of the most lucrative corporate entities of our age, given the immense boom in the sales of mobile devices. According to Wall Street Journal, Google has been discussing the possibility of its own wireless service in collaboration with Dish Network.

By On November 17, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft And Apple May Lead Stock Markets To The Bottom

Microsoft And Apple May Lead Stock Markets To The Bottom

Tech companies, like Apple, have come about to exert a huge influence on the stock market. Apple, for instance, with its $500 billion market cap, is critical for NASDAQ. And this dependency may lead the stock markets, one day, to plummet if these tech entities go down.

By On November 17, 2012 Respond
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Kodak Continues Talks With Apple & Google Over Selling Patents

Kodak Continues Talks With Apple & Google Over Selling Patents

Kodak has been in troubled waters since quite some time. The company is trying hard to sell off its patent portfolio for a sizable sum which, if done successfully, can fetch it enough money to avoid bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Court has now given Kodak an extension till the end of February to get this done.

By On November 16, 2012 Respond
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Texas Instruments Announces Elimination Of 1700 Jobs

Texas Instruments Announces Elimination Of 1700 Jobs

Texas Instruments(TI) emerged as a key chip player in the mobile arena a few years ago. However, the company has had a few setbacks as off-the-shelf processors become undesirable for mobile vendors. As a result, TI has been contemplating a move away from the mobile industry and as part of that, has announced the elimination of 1700 jobs.

By On November 15, 2012 1 Response
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AMD’s Hiring Of JPMorgan Looms Speculation Of A Possible Sale

AMD’s Hiring Of JPMorgan Looms Speculation Of A Possible Sale

AMD has been cutting down on its expenses for a while now. The company recently laid off employees and has been trying to struggle as the tech world moves on from the era of PCs to smartphones and tablets. Now that AMD has hired JPMorgan, many are speculating that the chip-maker may be up for sale. However, that’s now the case.

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Steve Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft, Larson-Green Takes Over All Things Windows

Steve Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft, Larson-Green Takes Over All Things Windows

A number of major managerial changes have been made at Microsoft. Steve Sinofsky, who has long lead the Windows division and even recently launched Windows 8 and Surface tablets under his command, has left the company. And his place has been taken up by Julie Larson-Green.

By On November 13, 2012 2 Responses
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Website Fined $6.6 Million For Posting Song Lyrics Online

Website Fined $6.6 Million For Posting Song Lyrics Online

If someone was to coin the briefest metaphor to describe the height of modern corporate greed, ‘music industry’ would fit the bill well. This is manifest in a recent verdict in which LiveUniverse has been fined $6.6 million for simply posting the lyrics of songs on its website.

By On November 12, 2012 Respond
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Apple Settled About iPad Clock With Swiss Federal Railways By Paying $21 Million

Apple Settled About iPad Clock With Swiss Federal Railways By Paying $21 Million

When Apple released iOS 6, it shipped with an all-new design of the clock used in Clock app for iPad. The new design was apparently a rip-off of a design used by Swiss Federal Railways. A report now suggests that Apple paid the agency $21 million to settle the copyrights dispute.

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Apple And HTC Finally Reach An Agreement On Patent Disputes

Apple And HTC Finally Reach An Agreement On Patent Disputes

Apple and HTC have been embroiled in a legal battle over patent disputes for the past two years. In 2010, Apple had taken the Taiwanese company to court over alleged infringement of its patents. Now, however, the two companies have announced that they have finally reached an agreement.

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‘False And Misleading’ Apology Notice Against Samsung Costing Apple In UK

‘False And Misleading’ Apology Notice Against Samsung Costing Apple In UK

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ordered Apple to pay the legal fees of Samsung incurred by the latter in the iPad patent infringement lawsuit filed in UK. The order came after Apple disobeyed the court by postinga ‘false and misleading’ apology notice in its UK website.

By On November 11, 2012 Respond
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Foxconn’s Future Plans May Include 130-Inch Ultra HDTV Panels

Foxconn’s Future Plans May Include 130-Inch Ultra HDTV Panels

Sony recently took the crown of the Ultra HDTV arena when it released the largest Ultra HDTV measuring at 84-inches in size. The display packed a stunning resolution and the company made it available for a whopping price of more than $20,000. Now Foxconn seems all set to take the crown away from Sony.

By On November 11, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Store Is A Success, Welcomed More Than 15 Million Customers So Far

Microsoft Store Is A Success, Welcomed More Than 15 Million Customers So Far

When Microsoft launched its own retail stores, much like Apple Store locations, many lambasted the company for ripping the idea off of Apple. However, Microsoft’s stores have been a success and the company has revealed that so far, its retail localities have been visited by more than 15 million people.

By On November 10, 2012 Respond
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Apple Donates $2.5 Million For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Apple Donates $2.5 Million For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Apple has been fairly active in helping out the affectees of Hurricane Sandy in the wake of the disaster that the storm wrecked in a number of U.S. states. The company has now announced a rather huge sum as a donation to go to the Red Cross.

By On November 10, 2012 2 Responses
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Court Ruled Apple Have To Pay $368 Million To VirnetX For FaceTime Patent Violation

Court Ruled Apple Have To Pay $368 Million To VirnetX For FaceTime Patent Violation

FaceTime calls are a vastly popular feature on both iPhone and iPad. Now that it is possible to make video calls on cellular networks, it has gained all the more traction. However, apparently Apple infringed a few patents in creating the feature and now has to cough up some $368 million for doing so.

By On November 9, 2012 Respond
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