02 July 2013

Apple seeks iWatch trademark in Japan

Apple iWatch rumors appear to be true--only a "matter of time"--

Apple seeks to trademark 'iWatch' in Japan for wearable device
Washington Post
Sony Corp. has sold its SmartWatch for more than a year, which wirelessly connects to smartphones using Google Inc.'s Android operating system and allows users to take calls and reply to e-mails or texts. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is in ...

Microsoft channel program will push Surface to businesses
Apple led the pack with 19.5 million iPad shipments, a market share of almost 40 percent, followed by Samsung with 18 percent share, Asus (5.5 percent) and Amazon.com (3.7 percent). IDC noted that Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets from other hardware ...

Microsoft to appeal European court's trademark decision over SkyDrive brand
BSkyB sued Microsoft in order to prevent Microsoft from using “SkyDrive” as the name for its cloud-storage service throughout the European Union, according to the ruling of the England and Wales High Court that was handed down on Friday following an ...

Weighing Windows 8 features: Windows 8 drawbacks
In my previous article, I identified some powerful features of Windows 8. While I am mostly a fan of Windows 8, there are some things that might delay a migration to Microsoft's latest operating system. The point here is not to discourage adoption of Windows 8 ...

Microsoft Windows 8 market share passes Windows VistaInquirer
Perhaps equally as surprising given the number of column inches Apple receives, none of its Mac OS X versions surpass Microsoft's Windows Vista in Netmarketshare's figures. Rather, all versions of Apple's Mac OS X combined have less market share than ...

Apple jumps on signs that iPhone maker is spreading its bets
Wall Street Journal
Shares of Apple Inc. enjoyed their best gains in more than two months on Monday morning, amid signs that the battered consumer tech giant is strengthening its business in some key ways heading into a new product cycle in the second half of the year.

Google faces EC showdown over antitrust remedies
The Guardian
"It would be better to do nothing than to accept Google's proposals," said Thomas Vinje of FairSearch, a group of 17 companies including Microsoft and TripAdvisor. "The proposals would make things worse rather than better." Instead, they say, the past ...

Apple paid no UK corporation tax in 2012
Financial Times
Apple's tax affairs became the focus of global scrutiny in May after the US Senate Committee accused Apple of avoiding $10bn of US tax a year. It said the company “left very small earnings, and correspondingly small tax liabilities, in countries around ...

Apple seeks 'iWatch' trademark in Japan
Apple has filed to trademark the phrase "iWatch" in Japan, amid rumors the company will soon launch a smart watch device globally. The trademark application was filed with the Japan Patent Office on June 3 for a wide range of product categories ...

TSMC Shakes Up Apple-Samsung Partnership
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has pulled off its biggest coup yet: winning over Apple Inc. as a chip client and, in the process, giving heavyweight rival Samsung Electronics Co. a poke in the eye. Associated Press: Developers look over new ...

Amazon Widens The Circle For GameCircle, Expands To All Android ...
By Sarah Perez
Amazon's GameCircle, the company's answer to Apple's Game Center, is today receiving a major upgrade, which includes the expansion of GameCircle t..

France probes app stores over “lock-in,” confirms raid on Apple ...
By Jeff John Roberts
French competition authorities confirmed to GigaOM they are reviewing the app stores of Apple,Google and Amazon for possible antitrust violations. The agency also said it conducted a raid onApple last week.

Amazon Digital Games Summer Sale now through July 14 | Joystiq
By Jessica Conditt
From June 30 - July 14, Amazon is hosting the Digital Games Summer Sale, offering discounts on its lineup of PC and Mac games. Like, all of its games. Almost 900 titles are on sale, including the Borderlands bundle, with the first and second ...

Report: Xbox chief leaving for top role at Zynga
The head of Microsoft's interactive entertainment business, responsible for the company's Xbox video game console, is reportedly leaving to potentially become the chief executive at Zynga. According to All Things D, which cites "multiple sources close to the ...

Amazon Expands GameCircle Services to Android DevicesBy Nick Summers
Amazon wants to grab onto the same revenue model enjoyed by Apple and Google, but has realized that it needs to look beyond its own dedicated hardware. The Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets haven't been a failure by any means, but ...
The Next Web

Vine graces Amazon Appstore, gives Kindle Fire HD's front-facing ...
By Alexis Santos
Sure, the Kindle Fire HD may only have a front-facing camera, but its solitary shooter is about to start flexing more than its video chat muscles. Vine has just arrived on Amazon's Appstore, and it's ready for owners to download and churn out as ...
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