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 for
review in February since the agency's only punitive power is to ban the
import and sale of infringing products.
Samsung reportedly has some kind of unidentified designarounds for the three
FOSS Patents says Android widgetry has now been found to infringe 20 patents
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Uruguay-based technology company IDMeters is releasing an ultrahigh-frequency
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iPad on Ulitzer
I’m proud to consider myself an upper middle class American .
Why am I so proud about it?
Because I haven’t been born in an upper middle class American family. I
came to the USA 18 years ago with $200 in my pocket on a visitor’s visa.
Don’t rush reporting on me to the Immigration authorities. I was legal in
this country each and every day since. Then came the work visa (H1B), after
that the green card, and back in 2001, I became an American citizen.
Our family consists of me (silver 15” MacBook Pro), two sons (black 13”
MacBook and a silver 13” MacBook) and my wife (post World War II Windows PC
own by her employer, a filthy rich international bank). I also have an
To complete the picture, I need to mention, that occasionally I’m getting
separated with my MacBook Pro.
For example, last week I’ve been skiing in French Alps and didn’t get it
iPad on Ulitzer
Today was a historic day in computing history. While the techno-geeks will
argue for the next several months what this really means and what the Apple
iPad is missing or why it’s only a large screen iPod Touch, I’m going to
be focused on what I think this really means to some key industries and how
Appcelerator can help. From my perspective, web developers are talking up and
overwhelmingly are planning new application experiences for the new iPad. We
surveyed just a small sample of our community of developers and found that
over 90% of them plan on building an iPad application in the next 12 months.
But what’s probably more interesting, and certainly makes sense seeing the
iPad today, is that this new device offers new innovations that could be much
different (and quite possibly, better) than the existing iPhone/iPod.
We are seeing huge opportunitie... (more)
I was a bit distracted from the Apple iPad news due to the marathon Oracle
conference Wednesday on its shiny new Sun Microsystems acquisition.
But the more I thought about it, the more these two companies are extremely
well positioned to actually fulfill what other powerful companies tried to do
and failed. Apple and Oracle may be unstoppable in their burgeoning power to
dominate the collection of profits across vast and essential markets for
Apple is well on the way to dominating the way that multimedia content is
priced and distributed, perhaps unlike any company since Hearst in its 1920s
heyday. Apple is not killing the old to usher in the new, as Google is. Apple
is rescuing the old media models with a viable online direct payment model.
Then it will take all the real dough.
The iPad is a red herring, almost certainly a loss leader, like Apple TV. The
"We did not enter the search business. [Google] entered the phone business.
Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won't let them...I want to
go back to that other question first and say one more thing. This don't be
evil mantra - It's bullshit." - Steve Jobs at an employee Town Hall the other
day according to Wired, MacRummors et al although he may have said "load of
crap" not "bullshit"; sources vary.
Jobs reportedly means to use "aggressive updates" to stay way out front of
the Android phone.
Stevie also reportedly called Adobe "lazy." That it could do interesting
things but just refuses to and that Apple doesn't support Flash because it's
buggy and the chief cause of Mac crashes. Anyway, Flash is going to be
superseded by HTML5 for web video and animation, he's quoted as saying.
Apple Will Never Allow Flash Player
Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch in a blog retor... (more)
Having alienated carriers like Sprint and Verizon by trying to sell its
Android-based Nexus One phone direct to the consumer from its
google.com/phone online store - Google's attempt to change the traditional
cell phone sales model - it's killing the four-month-old store, describing it
as merely "niche channel for early adopters," meaning its sales have been
It swears it's because "many customers like a hands-on experience before
buying a phone, and they also want a wide range of service plans to chose
Google was trying to sell a Nexus One for $529 without a contract or a
subsidized $179 with a two-year T-Mobile contract. T-Mobile was the only
carrier to back Google's play.
Although Verizon and Sprint canceled their Nexus One phones earlier this
month, Google says it's going to push the HTC-made Nexus One through other
people's retail stores and u... (more)
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Apple said Monday that it has sold over two million iPads in less than two
It began shipping the dingus, which only launched April 3, in Australia,
Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK over the
weekend. Reuters says Japanese and Australian buyers "stormed" the shops
while others in London, Munich and Paris stood in all-night queues. The hot
new device will be available in nine more countries in July including
Ireland, Austria and Mexico with broader distribution slated for later this
year. Bootleg devices are selling in China.
Internal targets are said to be to move 10 million units this year, a number
iPad will exceed if the pace keeps up.
Of course it'll have to dodge a mounting number of would-be competitors and
there's renewed talk of pinched suppl... (more)
It's not going to surprise anyone that Apple's fiscal Q2 numbers were light
on iPads given its obvious inability to meet demand, but what may surprise
Google and its many Android followers was the surge in iPhone sales to 18.65
million units, a 113% jump in growth year-over-year, significantly ahead of
IDC's 48% growth projection.
Apple said sales of the dingus were up 155% in the US and 250% in China,
where alone it represented a bit under $5 billion, up 4x.
iPads, whose future seems assured given what Apple called a "staggering" iPad
lust resulting in the "mother of all backlogs," only hit 4.69 million units
in the quarter, reportedly demanding every widget Apple could make and
turning into $2.8 billion in revenue.
Happily, in answer to everybody's most pressing question, Apple said it
suffered no material supply line disruption or cost impact in Q2 because of
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 technology in
courts throughout the world.
Reuters said the report - citing unnamed industry sources - cost Samsung, the
world's biggest DRAM factory, $10 billion worth of market cap on Wednesday.
Hynix also took a hit.
Elpida certainly appreciates it ‘cause market conditions have driven it
into bankruptcy protection and acquisition talks with Micron Technology.
If nothing else, Apple gets pricing leverage out of the deal and it's said a
Micron-Elpida tie-up could threaten South Korean memory chip hegemony.