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Well, if Motorola Mobility antes up a $134 million bond in case it’s ultimately defeated and if Apple can’t get a stay from an appeals court then Motorola will be able to stop Apple’s iPhones and iPads from entering Germany, Europe’s largest market. A regional German court Friday gav...
Apple took a hit Friday when a California federal judge said in a 65-page ruling that it couldn’t have a preliminary injunction preventing Samsung from bringing any more of its Android smartphones and tablets into the United States before the case goes to trial next July 30. Although...
Samsung has persuaded an Australian appeals court to overturn the temporary injunction Apple got from a lower court on October 13 forbidding the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 on the grounds of patent infringement. The iPad-competitive widget can now be sold ahead of a trial whose ...
The US International Trade Commission overruled one of its own administrative law judges, who thought the Mac tread on S3’s IP, and threw out an S3 Graphics patent complaint against Apple’s Macs, iPad and iPhone, saying it has no case. HTC of course is buying S3 for $300 million oste...
Birst figures it’s scored an industry first by making its cloud-based Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) SDK available for the Apple iPad. The new iOS SDK lets developers embed highly interactive and visual Birst-powered business analytics in their native iPad apps. Taking advantage o...
After the market closed Tuesday, Apple said that Disney CEO Bob Iger had joined the Apple board and that Genentech chairman and former CEO Arthur Levinson, a long-time Apple director, would replace the late Steve Jobs as chairman. Jobs of course became Disney’s largest shareholder ...
A student, Jonathan Mak, a student enrolled at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in graphic design, was surprised when his tribute to Steve Jobs went viral. "We are all susceptible to the pull of viral ideas. Like mass hysteria. Or a tune that gets into your head that you keep on hummi...
Samsung wants Apple’s source code for the iPhone 4S firmware so it can see if it trespasses on three Samsung wireless 3G standard-essential patents. The move is part of an attempt to get the iPhone 4S outlawed in Australia. Samsung told the Australian court that banned its own Galaxy...
Microsoft has persuaded yet another Android shifter to pay it patent royalties. This time it’s ODM Compal Electronics, which has agreed to pay Microsoft’s patent tax on its tablets, mobile phones, e- readers and other consumer devices running Android or Chrome. Microsoft said S...
We wondered when this would come up. Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson, whose book is about to come out, that he regretted delaying surgery for his rare form of pancreatic cancer and, over his wife’s objections, for nine months after his diagnosis treated the disease w...
Maybe while Occupy Wall Street is busy tidying up the world it might want to take on the silliness of “expectations,” those hurdles companies are supposed to leap over because Wall Street guesstimates they should. “Expectations” constantly cost billions of dollars. They cost Apple ...
HTC’s attempt to block shipments of Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch into the United States failed Monday when the US International Trade Commission found that Apple didn’t infringe four HTC patents. The preliminary decision will either be confirmed or denied by the full six-membe...
Samsung opened a new front in its global patent war with Apple Monday when it asked courts in both Japan and Australia to block sales of Apple’s new iPhone 4S. It’s also trying to get iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 outlawed in Japan. In Australia Samsung has charged Apple with violating thre...
Gartner says global PC shipments rose 3.2% in the third quarter to 91.8 million units, which is a lot given the deplorable world economy but the number doesn’t meet the researcher’s projection of 5.1%, suggesting that Gartner was overly exuberant. It probably won’t come as news to an...
Last Month the Sybase SAP Nordic Roadshow again hit 4 countries in 4 days... Stockholm Sweden, Helsinki Finland, Oslo Norway and Copenhagen Denmark. A serious amount of traveling, delivering a serious amount of content, within the 3 tracks Manage, Analyze and Mobilize. A number of the ...
Steve Jobs died at home in Palo Alto, California at about three o’clock last Wednesday afternoon according to the death certificate issued Monday by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose. About 90 minutes later Apple released the news. The immediate cause of deat...
Pre-orders for Apple’s new iPhone 4S spiraled past the million mark within 24 hours Apple says. That’s better than any iPhone before it. The old Apple record was held by the iPhone 4, which was pre-ordered 600,000 times its first day. Apple SVP of worldwide product marketing said, “T...
Google and Samsung have pulled the unveiling this week of the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android and Samsung’s new Ice Cream Sandwich-based Nexus Prime phone lest they seem insensitive to Steve Jobs’ widely mourned death last Wednesday from a rare form of pancreatic cancer. On i...
Former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold and his giant Intellectual Ventures patent troll sued Motorola Mobility Thursday morning in federal court in Delaware for infringement. It says MMI refused to take out a license after negotiations that started in January. It charges violation of ...
An unapologetically random reprise of yesterday's Twitterstream in and among the executives, commentators, and other stakeholders in the Cloud Computing ecosystem...
Steve Jobs has died. Apple has put out an announcement saying, “We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably ...
Practically anybody outside of a newly arrived Martian could have guessed that Apple would reject Samsung Australia’s out-of-court attempt to resolve its litigation problems with Apple to get its Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 on the local market. Whatever the secret peace pact Samsun...
Samsung has offered Apple some kind of deal so it can put its Galaxy Tab 10.1 on the Australian market next week, or so a federal court in Sydney was told Friday, according to reports by both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Apple has been seeking a temporary injunction from th...
Apple and Samsung could have a decision on whether Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be temporarily banned in Australia next week pending trial for patent infringement. As part of the drama the Wall Street Journal said the court heard evidence from Apple’s then-chief paten...
Apple watchers are now pretty convinced that Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 next Tuesday since it sent the press a very pointed invitation to “talk iPhone” on its Cupertino campus. Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook is expected to usher the widget out. Reports continue to claim the thing won’t b...
FedEx has cut its earnings guidance for the year ending in May on the expectation that shipment volumes will be weak. Demand for the consumer electronic gadgets made in Asia, particularly in China, has dropped. CFO Alan Graf said that though the slowdown extends to perishable foods...
What steps can businesses take to better manage mobile applications and develop their own versions of enterprise app stores? The skyrocketing popularity of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets has, on one hand, energized users, but on the other hand, it has caused IT and busine...
Samsung has countersued Apple in Australia charging the iPad 2 and iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 with trespassing on seven of its Australian wireless patents. The move comes ahead of an Australian court deciding whether Samsung will be formally barred from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the co...
Sybase TechWave is back in Vegas Baby!.. The glowing light in the hot Mojave Desert, Las Vegas, is this week the location for the hottest & brightest technologies in the IT industry… presented by Sybase & SAP. For me I have been involved in the preparation and planning of the Mobility ...
The Justice Department filed suit Wednesday to block AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA claiming tens of millions of consumers would face higher prices because of reduced competition and the possibility of lower-quality products for mobile wireless services. T-Mo...
Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook, who’s been filling in for Steve Jobs off and on for years now, sent an internal e-mail out Thursday that was, of course, leaked to the press. It reads: “Team: “I am looking forward to the amazing opportunity of serving as CEO of the most innovative company i...
DigiTimes says it’s heard from its redoubtable downstream sources that Apple has scratched the notion of iPad 3 being available this year maybe because Samsung and LG can’t get decent yields on a 2,048x1,536 9.7-inch “retina display” panel and Sharp’s are too expensive. On top of whi...
One of the screenshots Apple used to persuade the Regional Court in Düsseldorf last week that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a dead ringer for its iPad 2 and should therefore be barred in all of Europe except Holland because it infringes Apple design rights is inaccurate according to Web...
In what appears to be a fit of self-doubt over its jurisdiction the Düsseldorf Regional Court (Landesgericht) that last week barred the distribution, sale and advertising of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 anywhere in the European Union except Holland has now temporarily suspended the enforc...
Turns out Samsung wasn’t exactly straight when it claimed it was completely blindsided by the preliminary injunction Apple got last Tuesday barring the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being distributed anywhere in the European Union except Holland. Seems Samsung filed a “protect pleading” (Schu...
HTC told Bloomberg Tuesday it was kinda sorta willing to settle with its bête noire Apple depending on whether the terms were “fair and reasonable.” HTC CFO Winston Yung said, “We have to sit down and figure it out. We’re open to having discussions. We are open to all sorts of soluti...
The advent of BYOD (bring your own device) culture to the Enterprise has ushered about the “app culture” faster for IT departments than expected. Analysts agree that key to IT’s future in mobilizing today’s workforce lies with mobile device management and the move toward an Enterprise...
Apple’s contribution to the winning $4.5 billion Rockstar bid that plucked the fabled Nortel patents out of Google’s hands is $2.6 billion, better than half the record-setting price. Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes found the number buried deep in the 10-Q Apple filed last week. ...
Apple is having Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) produce next-generation chips for its mobile devices under a trial manufacturing run, according to a source Reuters says has knowledge of the matter. It appears then that Apple means to wrench at least part of its busi...
An administrative International Trade Commission (ITC) law judge Friday decided that HTC infringes two Apple patents, a judgment that puts Android in Dutch. It was a preliminary decision that will be kicked upstairs to ITC’s six commissioners to vet. They should decide by December 6,...


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