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Apple has gone back to the International Trade Commission with a fresh complaint that claims the HTC workaround that let its Android widgets clear US customs is a bunch of baloney and that HTC is still infringing Apple’s data tapping patent. The ITC enjoined some HTC imports into the...
10gen, which wrote the open source NoSQL MongoDB database, has pulled in $42 million in financing to add to the $31.4 million it’s gotten since it started. It’s unclear what round this is since it got a $20 million D round last September, but Business Insider heard it was valued at $...
Facebook was hitting new lows on its seventh trading day Tuesday after Reuters reported that it was in discussions to buy Oslo-based Opera Software ASA for what could turn out to be over a billion dollars because of competition from Google and others. The numbers heard could put the pr...
IBM’s approved smartphone is a BlackBerry because of its security. The company tolerates 80,000 staffers using their “bring your own” phones and tablets on its internal networks. But before they can, according to what CIO Jeanette Horan told MIT’s Technology Review the other day, IBM...
Best Buy founder and its largest shareholder Richard Schulze, 71, will be stepping down as chairman June 21 after a board investigation found he didn’t disclose CEO Brian Dunn’s “extremely close personal relationship” with a 29-year-old female employee to the board’s audit committee. ...
Shipments of two new HTC smartphones have been seized for inspection by US Customs because of the limited import ban Apple got from the International Trade Commission in mid-December. HTC was found to have infringed an Apple patent on “data tapping.” That’s when you, say, tap on a ph...
There was a time, not so very long ago, when IT directors and chief information officers dismissed the Internet as something of a passing fad. Somehow though, things took off pretty well with the whole web thing didn't they? Mobile telephony has also grown to a level of dominance that ...
Hmm, apparently Samsung has pushed one too many of Apple’s buttons. According to DigiTimes Apple has bought up half of Elpida Memory’s total chip production of mobile DRAM rather than give the iPad and iPhone order to Samsung, its largest supplier, accused of ripping off its technolo...
You knew this was gonna happen, right? Facebook has repriced its IPO upwards from $28-$35 a share to $34-$38 a share giving it a valuation of $92 billion-$104 billion, a neighborhood more to its liking than the original $77 billion-$96 billion. The actual price won’t be set until Thur...
Here we are less than three days before Facebook’s historic $100 billion IPO and General Motors or “people familiar with the matter” let slip to the Wall Street Journal that GM’s going to stop advertising on the social networking site because the paid ads are ineffective. The big Ame...
Xeround, the Cloud Database Company, on Tuesday announced the availability of their database-as-a-service for MySQL applications as an add-on for the AppHarbor .Net platform and for AppFog's PHP Fog PHP platform. Xeround's add-on provides .NET and PHP developers using these platform...
A California Superior Court last Friday threw out Proview Electronics’ three-month-old infringement suit against Apple over the iPad trademark. The dismissal only came to light the other day. Proview claimed Apple duped it when Apple bought the iPad trademarks from it in 2009 for $55,...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week. I am specifically targeting market size and market tren...
Apple has made an offer to resolve the imbroglio over the Chinese iPad trademark according to Roger Xie, a lawyer representing the Proview Technology (Shenzhen), the bankrupt company that claims the mark wasn’t included in the rights Apple acquired from a sister company in 2009. What...
Apple has just released iOS 5.1.1 update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This update fixes a number of bugs, including a particular annoying one affecting the iPad 3 which resulted users losing access to their cellular data connection until they rebooted their tablet.  Read the fu...
The Guangdong High Court in southern China that heard Apple’s appeal of a lower court decision awarding ownership of the iPad trademark in China to Proview Technology (Shenzhen), the financially desperate Chinese display maker that ostensibly sold Apple the trademark, is now reportedly...
“JReport 11 continues our mission to deliver data visualization, discovery, and self-service tools to our users on all modern platforms,” noted Dr. Bing Yao, President of Jinfonet Software, on the release of JReport 11. The new release, which provides advanced data visualization with...
After the bears lopped $70 billion off of Apple’s value in the last few days, the company went bear hunting Tuesday crushing estimates. Net profits in the March quarter were up 94% year-over-year to $11.6 billion returning $12.30 a share compared to estimates of $10.04 on revenues of...
Right after agreeing at the court’s, um, insistence to sit down and parlay with Apple about settling, Samsung up and filed a countersuit claiming Apple’s iPhone infringes eight Samsung patents including a couple that are supposed to be standards-essential and FRAND-protected. (The Eu...
Apple and Samsung, the two leaders in mobile devices now suing each other in nine countries over Android, have agreed to sit down and try to settle a couple of US patent suits ahead of a trial due to start in late July. It’s not their idea. It’s the idea of federal court judge Lucy K...
The Justice Department sued Apple and five prominent book publishers Wednesday morning for colluding to fix the price of iPad-borne e-books. The suit was filed in federal court in Manhattan. Sixteen states have filed separate civil suits so far looking for money. Those charged include...
The Justice Department is fixing to sue Apple, Macmillan and maybe Penguin for antitrust maybe as soon as Wednesday by all reports. The iPad-centered charges are supposed to be collusion and fixing the price of that newfangled invention, e-books. The DOJ essentially destroyed M...
Here is #4. Five points for Mobile Apps in Shaping the new Business Enterprise. 1. Cost reduction compared to existing systems. 2. Streamlining business processes. 3. Competitive advantage with up to date data at hand. 4. Increase Employee satisfaction and effectiveness. 5. Rapid respo...
Apple is having a heady time on Wall Street. Its stock pushed past $630 for a while Tuesday morning after its ax Gene Muster, the respected Piper Jaffray analyst recognized as having the most clout in the stock, pushed his 12-month price target from $718 to $910 a share. His call, ...
The European Commission Tuesday formally launched two parallel investigations into the prices Motorola Mobility is demanding for licenses to its standards-essential 2G and 3G wireless patents and Wi-Fi and online compression video patents. The formal investigations [formal as in “we’...
Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a legal complaint against Apple Wednesday charging it with misleading consumers in promoting its new iPad. It said Apple suggests the iPad with Wifi+4G can connect to an Australian 4G mobile network with a SIM card when it ...
Smartphones are trending up, they now account for almost 50 percent of mobile phones in the United States.  And, not surprisingly, feature phones are trending down – four out of five new mobile phone purchases are for smartphones.  The clear winner is Google, about 48 percent of smartp...
The Fair Labor Association (FLA), which Apple hired to look into working conditions at Foxconn plants in China a few months ago, said late Thursday that it had interviewed 35,000 workers and found no instances of child labor or forced labor. What it did find was people working an uns...
Apple’s contract manufacturer Foxconn and its Taiwanese avatar the Hon Hai Group are buying 9.9% of struggling Osaka-based electronics conglomerate Sharp. They’ll get $1.6 billion worth of new Sharp shares. It’s the biggest investment a Taiwan company has ever made in a Japanese comp...
Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China, the company’s second-largest market, meeting with unnamed government officials as well as Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, who may be running the country next year. The Chinese said they chatted about IP issues and greater cooperation. Seems China wants to enh...
Apple has failed to shake coveted information about Google’s development of Android and its $12.5 billion planned acquisition of soon-to-be Google satellite Motorola Mobility out of MMI. Circuit Court Judge Richard Posner, who will hear Apple’s patent complaints against Motorola this...
After Apple said early Monday that it would start paying a $10.60-a-year dividend and buy back stock to spend down its massive cash horde – something some people say Steve Jobs would never have done – and after its stock closed at over $600 for the first time ever – you watching this u...
Breaking with tradition – and changing the definition of a growth company in the process – Apple Monday morning said it would start paying a quarterly dividend of $2.65 a share in the September quarter. At $10.60 a year that would currently be about a 1.8% yield, putting it among the...
For some reason that isn’t clear, Apple and Motorola Mobility took a shot at negotiating a cross-license that might have covered all the Android OEMs late last year. So says the European Commission’s decision to clear the Google-MMI merger that Bloomberg pointed to Monday. The 38-p...
A Dutch court Wednesday told Samsung it couldn’t have an injunction against Apple’s iPhone 4s based on patents it pledged to ETSI and 3G/UMTS standards. Not when Apple is willing to license them on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. It especially can’t have an inj...
In the chattiest Apple’s been about the iPad trademark mess it’s in in Mainland China it said Tuesday that the financially squeezed Shenzhen Proview Technology, which claims to still own the mark there, insisted on selling the IP in 2009 through its Taiwan affiliate so its many credito...
The Mac Blogosphere has the new iPad going on sale in retail stores at 8am Friday morning March 16. 9to5Mac has got pictures of some Apple signage showing the time.
Apple stock is at an all-time high pushed to its relatively dizzying height of $552 a share Monday by Wall Street’s supposition that it’ll sell more than a million iPads when the new widget hits the street Friday. The speculation is egged on by the fact that Apple said early on tha...
Its lawyers having wracked up mixed results seeking injunctions, Apple is supposedly ready to go back on its late chief Steve Jobs’ blood oath to wage “thermonuclear war” on Android for copying Apple’s widgetry and settle some of the legion of infringement suits it has filed against An...
It was just a matter of time before this elephant stomped into the room. The big Chinese banks that Proview Technology Shezhen – the Chinese company that claims to own the iPad trademark – owes a pot full of money to claim they relieved Proview of the Chinese rights to the mark in ea...


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