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The bad blood between Apple and Samsung is evidently getting worse. Samsung recently hiked the price of the so-called application processors it builds for Apple’s widgets by a hefty 20%, according to the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, quoting a story Monday in the Korean-language...
Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu think Apple is going to get $6–$8 in royalties on each Android phone HTC sells because of their weekend licensing arrangement that puts an end to all litigation between them. Of course, terms weren’t disclosed and Wu’s estimate could just be a shot in the ...
After a roughly four-month investigation, the staff at the Federal Trade Commission has reportedly told the agency’s five commissioners that they should bring Google to book for FRAND abuse for trying to block Apple and Microsoft from importing devices into the US that Google maintains...
First thing Monday morning Apple said that it sold three million iPad minis and fourth-generation iPads in the three days since Friday when the widgets went on sale. The number is double the 1.5 million sold in the last three-day weekend in March when the third-generation iPad ca...
Apple’s record earnings came in a bit short of expectations Thursday, a situation the smart money attributed to its failure to make enough phones although it still sold an amazing 26.9 million of the things, up 58% year-over-year and good for $17.13 billion, into the expected launch of...
The International Trade Commission decided Wednesday that Samsung Android smartphones and tablets infringe four Apple patents – a design patent, a hardware patent and two multitouch software patents – a preliminary determination sure to be kicked upstairs to the ITC’s six commissioners...
Google is reportedly courting an antitrust charge by the US Federal Trade Commission because of its insistence that Microsoft and Apple pay gouging royalties for Motorola Mobility’s standards-essential patents. The Wall Street Journal said Friday that Google “is weighing whether to s...
The US Patent and Trademark Office has tentatively decided that all 20 claims in Apple’s US Patent No, 7,469,381 are invalid. The non-binding decision had Samsung sprinting off to Judge Lucy Koh late Monday to inform her of the re-examination finding. See, Apple used Claim 19 of th...
Apple Tuesday brought out the roundly anticipated iPad mini with most of the specs exactly as the rumor mill called it. At least the price remained a secret. The 7.9-inch diagonal widget will cost $329 to start, pricier than many people expected. In the manner of Steve Jobs’ famous “...
Samsung told the Korea Times Monday that it will be terminating its contract to supply Apple with LCD displays next year. It blames it on the margins it can fetch from Apple’s business although it appears that it’s really Apple that’s doing the “terminating” by shifting its orders el...
If people really don’t like negative political ads, why aren’t they sick of companies behaving like spoilers and trying to step on each other’s announcements? Google apparently can’t stand the thought of Apple and Microsoft unveiling products without it putting its two cents in. It’s...
After foiling press prophecies last week about when the media would get invitations to the supposedly thinner 7.85-inch iPad mini’s unveiling the precious suggestive invites arrived the other day. The widget, whose existence Apple has yet to acknowledge and addresses competition from...
Apple finds itself in the enraging position of having to deny in print that Samsung copied its iPad technology after losing an appeal to the UK’s Court of Appeals Thursday. It was protesting a High Court decision this summer that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 couldn’t possibly infringe...
Microsoft Tuesday priced its ARM-based tablet, the dingus with the ARM-ported Windows RT that won’t run any of the scads of applications written for x86 machines although there will be an ARM-ported version of Office bundled with the things. The new widgets will go on sale next week ...
Motorola Mobility is asking for an en banc rehearing of the Ninth Circuit Court’s unanimous decision a couple of weeks ago forbidding it to enforce the German injunctions it got on its H.264 standards-essential claims against Microsoft. It’s a long shot, which is why Google is claimi...
Apple has poached a top chip designer from Samsung, its nemesis as well as its foundry. It’s waltzed off with the guy who was chief engineer at AMD until June of 2011, when he went to work for Samsung down Texas way as chief system architect. Jim Mergard, who was at AMD for 16 year...
A testy Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Thursday overturned the preliminary injunction that Apple briefly got in late July on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus phone before the same appeals court stayed it. It sent the injunction back to the lower court saying it had “abused its discre...
Looks like a US district court is going to tell Motorola Mobility – and its master Google – exactly how much they can charge for the standards-essential patents they’ve been using to try to get injunctions blocking companies like Microsoft and Apple from marketing their products becaus...
After looking into his crystal ball and seeing nothing all that good in Microsoft’s long-term future, CEO Steve Ballmer has signaled in his annual letter to stockholders Tuesday that Microsoft’s venture into hardware à la Apple’s tight integration is here to stay. “There will be time...
Chatterboxes in the Apple supply chain have got the rumor mongering US press, including the Wall Street Journal, reporting that Apple has placed orders for more than 10 million 7.85-inch iPad minis to be delivered in Q4. Apple of course hasn’t acknowledged the existence of such a din...
Before the trial that led to Samsung being told to paid Apple over a billion dollars in damages for infringing its patents, Apple propose they cut a cross-patent license but they couldn’t agree on terms. The proposal came to light when the court unsealed some documents this week. I...
Press reports claim Apple is going to announce its unconfirmed iPad mini tablet on Wednesday, October 17 and a major Apple investor told Fortune that he heard from multiple sources that Apple will send out invitations on October 10. The mini is supposed to have a 7.85-inch screen com...
Late Monday Judge Lucy Koh lifted the temporary injunction she ordered in June forbidding Samsung to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States. She said the jury that decided Samsung should pay Apple $1.05 billion for infringing its patents didn’t find that it infringed the Apple...
In an odd, unexpected, unusual, and perhaps Byzantine move, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped its second ITC complaint against Apple. It was filed in August right before a California jury found Samsung guilty of infringing and awarded Apple $1.05 billion. In the compla...
Because Apple only managed to sell a record five million iPhone 5s over the weekend – not as many as Wall Street bulls thought – and admittedly can’t keep up with demand, it’s perceived as having component issues blamed on its new thinner, lighter, bigger in-cell touch screen, which co...
Apple filed papers with the Federal Circuit Tuesday to head off Samsung’s request for the appeals court tell District Court Judge Lucy Koh to lift the injunction on its Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung’s trying to get the remand ahead of Judge Koh overruling the jury and finding that Samsung...
Even when on the road, users can use a new service app, ScreenShare, and SpringMail and SpringNet to move content and user interface from their Android phone to their tablet where they can view email and browse the Internet without taxing the battery of the mobile phone. How many time...
Google appears to be perfectly happy to let Apple dangle in the wind and not rush to take advantage of complaints about its newfangled maps program by putting an iOS 6-compatible Google Maps application on the market. The Verge, however, claims Google was blindsided when Apple unilat...
Apple put out a statement Monday morning saying it sold over five million iPhone 5s since Friday. It’s not as many as the eight or 10 million Wall Street has been talking about, which may be why the stock is down 2% pre-market. The company said the “incredible” demand for the phone “...
Apple wants the judge who presided over its case against Samsung for egregious copying to tack another $707 million in damages onto the jury’s $1.05 billion verdict and really, really wants a permanent injunction on Korean products that infringe its patents, including Samsung’s new ...
Android took it on the chin Thursday when a German court said it infringed a Microsoft patent on a soft input panel system and method in a case against Google satellite Motorola Mobility. Microsoft has made a similar claim in the US. FOSS Patents, which reckons Google has suffered ...
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, isn’t going sell Amazon’s Kindles anymore. Reuters, which broke the story, said Wal-Mart is betting consumers want other like-minded gadgets such as iPads and Nooks, but since Amazon has the bigger Internet presence and Wal-Mart wants a piece o...
According to the smart money at the Linley Group and AnandTech Apple developed the A6 ARM chip it’s using in the iPhone 5 – something it’s not talking about –and it’s probably having the widget made by Samsung on its 32nm process, which may account for why it’s 22% smaller and doubtles...
District Court Judge Lucy Koh, responsible for the Apple-Samsung trial, refused Monday evening to lift the three-month-old preliminary injunction forbidding Samsung to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US. She said she didn’t have jurisdiction and bounced the issue to the Court of Appe...
Today will be a very interesting day for those companies that quite rightly have supported the iOS platform in their Enterprise... September 19 is the day that Apple will release iOS 6 to the iPhone and iPad user base. Apple have a great upgrade process, that over the last few versions...
Apple said Monday that iPhone 5 pre-orders topped two million units in 24 hours, which is more than double the record set by the previous iPhone 4S model. The announcement pushed Apple stock to within a hair’s breath of $700, which was where it started going when it became apparent t...
Apple pushed over $700 on the Nasdaq Monday after-hours, adding a buck and change to its closing price of $699.78. Perhaps it was analyst speculation that Apple could sell eight million iPhone 5s this weekend after the device becomes available in the stores and stick a finger in ...
Samsung Friday lost a patent infringement case it brought against Apple at the International Trade Commission, the US agency with the power to issue product bans. The judge said the iPad, the iPhone and the iPod touch don’t infringe four patents Samsung claims they do including t...
A German regional court Thursday cleared the way for Apple to file for a permanent injunction barring the sale of products in Germany put out by Google satellite Motorola Mobility. It was found guilty of infringing Apple’s “rubber-banding” patent in its Android tablets and smartphones...
After swinging back and forth like a garden gate in the face of online criticism, Amazon finally decided it would let customers who don’t want ads on their widgets opt out if they pay an extra $15 for the new Kindle Fires it brought out last week. Amazon is using ads to keep the price ...


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