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The Internet highway may start looking like a proverbial New York traffic jam at rush hour soon. Feel free to substitute any town you like because Cisco says there’s going to be a faster-than-expected 18x surge in worldwide mobile data traffic between 2011 and 2016. That’s when mob...
Apple wants the Ice Cream-bearing Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone that Samsung worked on with Google banned from the United States because it allegedly infringes four strong Apple technical patents – none of this squishy design stuff like before. Apple quietly asked a district court in Ca...
Within seconds of Wall Street opening Monday morning Apple tore through the $500-a-share barrier for the first time, a little over six months after hitting $400. The talking heads on CNBC say the company has added the value of a Facebook since its legendary founder Steve Jobs died in O...
Apple quietly wrote a letter to ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, in November asking it to set basic rules for the licensing of standards-essential patents and to make its patent-wielding members commit to the principles. Apple clearly had Google and its Andro...
Apple is going to launch the iPad 3, or whatever they call it, the first week of March at a special event in San Francisco according to AllThingsD, a prophecy the punters regarded as being as good as a statement from the company. As a result Apple Thursday hit an all-time high, teasi...
The FBI Thursday released a 20-year-old file it had on Steve Jobs. The background check was done on the then-NeXT CEO reportedly because President Bush 41 was considering appointing him to his Export Council. The FBI confirmed in interviews with friends and associates that Jobs was...
Mobile phone inventor and proposed Google acquisition Motorola Mobility apparently wants Apple to pay a royalty of 2.25% of sales to cover a FRAND license to its fundamental standards-essential patents according to an October 17 letter between the companies’ outside German lawyers unea...
The temporary injunction that Apple got forbidding Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be sold in Germany survived a Düsseldorf appeals court, which found Tuesday that “Samsung unfairly imitates the iPad with its tablet.” The court said the ban includes the smaller Galaxy Tab 8.9. However, ...
Apple has taken the International Trade Commission’s month-old decision finding HTC’s Android gismos infringe only one of the patents it asserted and letting it ship the products while it fixes the problem to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). The patent-watching Fo...
Nearly every web application that interacts with a user is faced with the dilemma of how to best support tablets and mobile devices. As entrepreneurs we can no longer put off supporting these platforms as a nice to have. The demand that is created by iPad users and the influx of Andr...
Motorola Mobility and its puppet master Google are going to try to get the iPhone 4S and iCloud enjoined in the United States. The pair moved on the very day that Apple hit the ball so far out of the park they’re still looking for it after it announced it sold a record 37 million iP...
A Dutch appeals court Tuesday rejected an injunction-seeking Apple bid to overturn a lower court’s decision last August that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn’t a copy of the Apple iPad and doesn’t infringe Apple’s design rights. Apple was also denied a preliminary injunction in the Unit...
Apple crushed all expectations for its December quarter when it reported its results Tuesday. It earned $13.06 billion, or $13.87 a share, on revenues of $46.3 billion. That’s up from up from a mere $6 billion, or $6.43 a share, on $26.74 billion last year. The best Wall Street thou...
The US International Trade Commission decided on Friday the 13th that Motorola Mobility’s Android-bearing smartphones don’t infringe the three Apple patents Apple claims they infringe. The decision by one of the agency’s administrative law judges is called preliminary because Apple i...
Apple has filed two new lawsuits in Germany citing 10 Samsung smartphones and five Samsung tablets with infringing its design IP, the kind of peculiarly European intellectual property it used to get the Galaxy Tab 10.1 outlawed in Germany last year. Apparently the Düsseldorf Regional...
Eastman Kodak, the erstwhile American icon that’s been threatening to turn into road kill if it can’t sell off a chunk of its patent portfolio, sued Apple and HTC Tuesday in a New York district court for patent infringement. It also complained to the International Trade Commission cl...
Today I noticed two very separate articles, though to me they are both interrelated and on a subject that I feel very strongly about, Tablet Devices and Mobile App Development. It is no secret that I am a total iOS convert in my personal life, living with my iPhone and iPad, but as a b...
Samsung’s bid to get a preliminary injunction outlawing the sale of Apple’s iPhone 4S in Italy has failed, according to ANSA, the Italian wire service. The decision is Samsung’s third failure in Europe. Last month a similar attempt was shot down by a French court and before that Holl...
Reuters says IP firm IPCom has sued maybe 30 German retailers so far for patent infringement for selling HTC phones. HTC last month dropped an appeal of an injunction IPCom got from a German court in 2009. That made the injunction enforceable. The phones enjoined are any devices usin...
The Düsseldorf court that blocked Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany in September said Thursday that the changes Samsung has made in the modified Germany-only Galaxy Tab 10.1N are enough to distinguish it from the iPad and that Apple is unlikely to win a ruling ...
After a couple of delays, the International Trade Commission finally decided Monday that HTC and its Android phones infringe an Apple patent and will be banned from sale in the United States. But the ruling is so narrow that it may not make much of a difference. In fact, HTC is playi...
As you probably know the Mobile Business Object (MBO) is at the heart of Sybase's UnWired Platform, which is a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform used in turn as part of the SAP Mobility Platform. Once defined the MBO can be used in Native (such as iOS) as well as Hybrid Web Contai...
The US International Trade Commission, which was supposed to deliver its final decision on whether or not HTC infringes two Apple patents on Wednesday, has pushed back its commissioners’ verdict until next Monday, December 19. It is the second time that the ITC has delayed its decisi...
Apple is in talks to buy five-year-old fabless Israeli flash storage maker Anobit Technologies for $400 million-$500 million according to a story in the Hebrew-language financial daily Calcalist repeated by Reuters, Bloomberg, TechCrunch et al. That seems like a lot of money for an A...
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...


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