Google’s inaction rather than Steve Jobs’ death prompted Samsung’s anti-Apple marketing campaign

By on April 17, 2014 at 7:06 AM.

Google’s inaction rather than Steve Jobs’ death prompted Samsung’s anti-Apple marketing campaign

Last evening a post from Apple Insider portrayed how internal Samsung emails unearthed in the ongoing patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung indicated that Samsung decided to attack Apple after Steve Jobs died. The post was widely reported (us included) globally but a careful reading of the mail trail points out that it was the inaction by Google to defend its Android hardware makers against Apple's iPhone that prompted Samsung to take matters into its own hands rather than the death of Steve Jobs. More →
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Nokia’s Chennai plant could be left out of the Microsoft deal: Report

By on April 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM.

Nokia’s Chennai plant could be left out of the Microsoft deal: Report

With the $7.2 billion deal between Microsoft and Nokia is set to be closed in the coming days, the Finnish company is running out of time to resolve the tax issue in India. An Economic Times report now claims that Nokia could end up leaving the Chennai plant out of the Microsoft deal in order to close it. Such a move will not only affect the financial details of the deal, but also add a level of uncertainty to the future of 8,000 plant employees. More →
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Steve Job’s death prompted Samsung to start its anti-Apple marketing campaign

By on April 16, 2014 at 6:14 PM.

Steve Job’s death prompted Samsung to start its anti-Apple marketing campaign

A new piece of evidence at the ongoing patent battle between Apple and Samsung reveals how the latter was skeptical to start an anti-Apple marketing war in 2011. However the death of Steve Jobs changed the situation and provided the South Korean company with the “best opportunity to attack iPhone,” AppleInsider reports. More →
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Facebook, WhatsApp warned against privacy violations post acquisition

By on April 11, 2014 at 3:48 PM.

Facebook, WhatsApp warned against privacy violations post acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reportedly warned Facebook and WhatsApp against violating consumers’ privacy. The warning comes as Facebook successfully cleared a hurdle in its purchase of WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars. More →
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Apple is scared because “consumers want what we don’t have”

By on April 6, 2014 at 9:53 AM.

Apple is scared because “consumers want what we don’t have”

The patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung, where Apple is claiming Samsung infringed upon five of its patents is revealing a lot of internal documents that show the inner workings of the two companies. While Apple will attempt to prove how Samsung "slavishly copied" Apple, lawyers representing Samsung would like to show how Samsung innovated and has become much bigger than Apple, which scares them. More →
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Apple shows internal documents to prove Samsung “slavishly copied” its slide to unlock feature

By on April 6, 2014 at 5:52 AM.

Apple shows internal documents to prove Samsung “slavishly copied” its slide to unlock feature

One of the five patents Apple claims Samsung infringed upon in its smartphones is the "slide to unlock" feature, which might seem to be a minor UI "inspiration" but Samsung's internal documents prove it copied them over time after failing to come up with better alternatives. More →
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These are the 5 iOS features Apple claims Samsung stole

By on April 2, 2014 at 5:14 PM.

These are the 5 iOS features Apple claims Samsung stole

According to Apple, Samsung has stolen a number of key iOS features and design elements, and used them when making its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Back in 2012 a jury agreed to some extent, and Apple was ultimately awarded nearly $1 billion in damages as a result. Now, Apple and Samsung find themselves in Judge Lucy Koh’s California court once again to argue over whether or not Samsung stole a different set of patents owned by Apple. Wondering exactly what Apple is claiming Samsung swiped in its Galaxy smartphones this time around? Here’s everything you need to know: More →
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Unearthed email shows Steve Jobs saw battle with Android as a ‘holy war’

By on April 2, 2014 at 11:24 AM.

Unearthed email shows Steve Jobs saw battle with Android as a ‘holy war’

As we’ve noted in the past, Apple’s patent spat is about much more than money — it’s very personal to the company. Reuters legal reporter Dan Levine brings us word that at the latest Apple-Samsung patent trial, Samsung attorney Bob Quinn presented an email sent by late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs back in 2010 that declared Apple was in a “holy war” with Google over the future of mobile computing and worried that Apple might lose its position as the dominant player in the smartphone market. More →
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Google says Turkey ISPs blocking its DNS service

By on March 31, 2014 at 2:53 PM.

Google says Turkey ISPs blocking its DNS service

Google has reportedly alleged that Turkish Internet service providers are blocking its public DNS service by setting up masqueraded DNS servers. The company confirmed that Turkey is actively blocking Google’s public Domain Name System (DNS) service that translates numeric Internet Protocol addresses into the more human-readable domain names. More →
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