03 July 2012

Apple's trademark settlement in China signals more lawsuits to come?

Apple's trademark settlement in China signals a possible increase in lawsuits ...
San Jose Mercury News
An uptick in the rate of new patents in China indicates that more technology companies are apt to face legal challenges in that country, experts say. ... SiliconValley.com | Personal tech | Tech Files. Most Viewed; Most E-Mailed. (From the last 12 ...

Apple's $60M for China iPad trademark merely 'tuition fee'
ZDNet
According to Higher People's Court of Guangzhou, Apple paid US$60 million to its iPad trademark rival tech company Proview Technology (Shenzhen) through mediation in China last month, which will solve a basket of disputes derived from the trademark ...

Reviews | ZDNet
Tech Guide: Next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi ... However, its impressive 802.11ac performance shows that this is a new technology worth keeping an eye on.
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Government requests for Twitter user information rising | The - SFGate
The Technology Chronicles · « Glitch caused Facebook e-mail system to rewrite contact ... TheTech Chronicles · Contact Follow on Twitter, Facebook. News and ...
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Nokia – How The Mighty Have Fallen | Simon's Technology Blog
By simon
Nokia – How The Mighty Have Fallen. Rewind a little over a decade the late 1990s. Microsoft saw the opportunity in smart phones, and it wanted to own the space. However, Nokia held the power. In our office, we used to discuss how Nokia ...
Simon's Technology Blog

Amazon Blames Generators for Blackout that Crushed Netflix
Wired News
By Robert McMillan Amazon has published a more detailed explanation about the Outage that knocked out a number of popular websites on Friday night, including Netflix, Instagram, and Pintrest. The culprit: a twenty minute power outage at a single ...

Wired News

Verizon: FCC Net Neutrality Rules Violate First Amendment
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Verizon this week reiterated its opposition to the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, arguing that they violate the First Amendment and are completely unnecessary, among other things.

RIM CEO says "nothing wrong" with BlackBerry maker
Reuters
| TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion Ltd's freshman CEO insisted on Tuesday that nothing is wrong with the maker of BlackBerry smartphones and that it certainly isn't in a "death spiral," even as the company's already battered stock edged toward ...

Twitter details takedown, data requests
Washington Post
Twitter released a report late Monday detailing requests it has received this year for user information, removal and copyright takedown requests. The company said it complied with 75 percent of the 679 requests for information it received from the US ...

Gates: Apple may have to make a Surface-like device
CNET
Speaking to Charlie Rose, Bill Gates declares himself delirious with Surface, which will allegedly allow users to have the best of both a tablet and a PC -- a hybrid product Apple doesn't have and may have to follow. by Chris Matyszczyk "The world's ...

Samsung Fails to Convince Judge to Lift Ban on Galaxy Tab, Nexus Sales
eWeek
A US District Court Judge in San Jose, Calif., has denied a request by Samsung to stay an order she made last week to block Samsung from selling products involved in a patent dispute with Apple. Samsung failed again July 2 in an attempt to stay a ...

Netflix June Online Viewing Tops 1B Hours
Businessweek
By Samantha Zee and Cliff Edwards on July 03, 2012 Netflix Inc. (NFLX) (NFLX), the online and mail- order video service, rose after saying that Internet viewing topped a record 1 billion hours in June. Netflix, based in Los Gatos, California, ...

8 months in, 11% of Android users run 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Apple Insider
By Slash Lane Google's latest publicly released data shows that just 10.9 percent of devices running the Android mobile operating system have been updated to the latest version of the software. on devices that accessed the Google Play store in a...

If CERN announces Higgs boson Wednesday, they might say this
Los Angeles Times
In the midst of the media frenzy surrounding Wednesday's potential announcement by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) of the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle, a British newspaper has posted a CERN video apparently announcing ...

Ratio of PC to Mac Sales Narrowing to Lowest Level in Over a Decade
Wired News
By Christina Bonnington Innovative products like the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display, pictured, have helped propel Mac sales. Photo: Peter McCollough/Wired Apple must be doing something right in the PC space — or PC makers or doing ...

Mozilla promises Firefox OS phones in early 2013
Computerworld
Chinese companies to launch Mozilla-powered smartphones early next year, but is it too late for another mobile player? By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Mozilla rebranded its mobile operating system -- which it's been working on for more than a year ...

Samsung Galaxy S3 lands on Verizon July 10
CNET
by Jessica Dolcourt Break out the bubbly. Verizon will begin shipping its CDMA, LTE-ready version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (reviewed here for T-Mobile) on July 10. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich stunner will sell in blue and white shades, ...

Top EU court says software makers cannot prevent users from selling their ...
Washington Post
LUXEMBOURG — The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that software makers cannot keep people who download programs from selling their licenses for those programs to others — as long as they disable their own copies. The ruling comes in a case ...

New 'Call of Duty' game goes online ... in China
msnbc.com
Chinese gamers will be getting a new online "Call of Duty" game that will be free-to-play ... free except for those pesky micro-transactions. Game publisher Activision Blizzard and Chinese Internet service provider Tencent announced Tuesday that they ...

Apple says disagrees with Italy antitrust complaint
Reuters
MILAN, July 3 (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Tuesday disputed an order by Italian regulators that the company must clearly offer a free two-year warranty on its electronics or face fines of 300000 euros ($378200) and possible temporary closure of its Italian ...

Microsoft Writing Down $6.2 Billion After AQuantive Sputters
San Francisco Chronicle
July 3 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. is taking a $6.2 billion writedown for almost the entire amount it paid for Internet-advertising company AQuantive Inc., signaling that its online division will perform worse than the company projected.

Google's Nexus 7 and $199 Tablet Alternatives
PCWorld
By Agam Shah, IDG News Google last week announced its Nexus 7 tablet for US$199, but that isn't the only tablet available at that price. Amazon, Lenovo, Research In Motion and Barnes & Noble also offer $199 tablets. Features vary in tablets of that ...

Facebook email bug larger than first expected
SlashGear
This week it's become apparent that Facebook and its switch over to automatically displaying an @facebook.com email address for all users is causing more of a problem than it inevitably would have had “nothing” gone wrong. The folks responsible for ...

SlashGear

Deutsche Telekom Launches Mobile Component Marketplace
TechCrunch
Mobile app component marketplace and former Disrupt finalist Verious has just announced a strategic partnership with mobile operator Deutsche Telekom which will expand its international footprint and reach. The mobile operator is now launching its ...

Microsoft Proposes Everyone to Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99.
X-bit Labs
by Anton Shilov In a bid to ensure maximum possible adoption rate of Windows 8 operating system, which in many ways changes the concept of Windows in general and may be considered as revolutionary as Windows 95, Microsoft Corp. will for a limited time ...

Alan Poindexter dies: Space community mourns NASA astronaut
Christian Science Monitor
Alan Poindexter dies: NASA and astronauts around the world remember the former US Navy Captain and NASA astronaut as a man who 'proudly served his country for 26 years'. By Tariq Malik, Space.com / July 3, 2012 Space shuttle Discovery STS-131 commander ...

Christian Science Monitor

Microsoft grabs Xbox 8 domains, rumors run amok
msnbc.com
Forget the Xbox 720 or Durango or any of the other names the rumor mill has given Microsoft's next game machine. Word on the street today is that the next Xbox will be called Xbox 8 -- or perhaps more likely: Xbox Infinity. The Xbox rumor mill lit up ...

This summer is 'what global warming looks like'
Fox News
WASHINGTON – Is it just freakish weather or something more? Climate scientists suggest that if you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, take a look at US weather in recent weeks. Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves.

Social bats pay a price with new fungal disease
Phys.Org
These are hibernating little brown bats with white-nose syndrome, here in a NY state mine. Credit: Ryan von Linden, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation The effect on bat populations of a deadly fungal disease known as white-nose ...

In McNeil's Nebula, a young star flaunts its X-ray spots
Science Codex
Using combined data from a trio of orbiting X-ray telescopes, including NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Japan-led Suzaku satellite, astronomers have obtained a rare glimpse of the powerful phenomena that accompany a still-forming star.

Science Codex

Study Indicates Older Honey Bees Can 'Turn Back Time,' Reverse Brain Aging
Daily Disruption
By Lori Morgan | @DailyDisrupt Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. While current research on human ...

No evidence of mermaids, says US government
BBC News
The National Ocean Service made the unusual declaration in response to public inquiries following a TV show on the mythical creatures. It is thought some viewers may have mistaken the programme for a documentary. "No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ...

BBC News

Sergio Pininfarina, former Ferrari design chief, dies
msnbc.com (blog)
The man who designed some of the most glamorous cars to hit the road in the past five decades, has died at 85. Here are a few of his iconic creations. By msnbc.com staff and news wires Sergio Pininfarina, the man behind the designs for some of the most ...

msnbc.com (blog)

Google makes bid to dodge European antitrust fine
Fox News
Google chairman Eric Schmidt has submitted a proposal to European regulators in Brussels aimed at avoiding a showdown on the some of the Internet search leader's business practices. The European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia began ...

Micron's Purchase of Elpida Seen as Positive for Chip Industry
Wall Street Journal
By JURO OSAWA And LORRAINE LUK Micron Technology Inc.'s acquisition of Elpida Memory Inc. is good news for other major suppliers of computer memory chips in Asia, as industry consolidation will likely help ease the oversupply problem that has been ...


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