Intellectual Property: Apple Inc., Stoli , Vampire Wine, Kopimi (EFinance Hub)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has asked the appeals court of U.S.to force Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX: 005930) to stop using unique features and designs of the iPhone that were last year found by a federal jury. Five years and an amount of $5 billion have been spent by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to develop a product and it was an innovative product, as said in Boston by Apple lawyer (William Lee of Wilmer Hale) on 9th August. Samsung said that they can easily copy it and spent a time of three months to bring the product to market. USS 1 billion in compensation has been awarded by the jury for the violation, while part of the damages must be retried. Samsung said that there was no association between patented ideas ofApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and any lost market share. Samsung has also denied the violation of patents.
Apple to unveil next iPhone Sept 10: report (Yahoo News)
Apple Inc. , the world’s largest technology company, is expected to present its redesigned iPhone in September, according to technology blog AllThingsD. The blog cited unnamed sources as saying that Apple will unveil its next smart phone at a special event on Sept 10. The company was not immediately available for comment.
Gift and loyalty cards out: Is Google Wallet next on the Google chopping block? (ZDNet)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is known for shutting down services at will with Google Reader being the latest casualty. Google sent emails to existing Google Wallet customers stating that gift and loyalty card support will be pulled out from Google Wallet on 21 August. After I discovered all the PayPass locations I could use with Google Wallet I started using it regularly. Google slowly opened up Wallet to any credit or debit card and then added loyalty and reward cards to the mix. With the upcoming removal of loyalty and gift cards, lack of hardware support on their newest device, and lack of carrier support for Google Wallet while backing ISIS it looks to me like Google Wallet may be one of the next services put out to pasture.
Erwin Schrödinger: Google doodle for the man who changed the face of physics (theguadian)
Google’s latest doodle marks the birthday of Erwin Schrödinger, the Nobel prize-winning quantum physicist whose eponymous equation lies at the heart of quantum mechanics. Born in Vienna in 1887 to a factory owner and his Austrian-English wife, Schrödinger was tutored at home as a child and went on to study theoretical physics at the University of Vienna before undertaking voluntary military service, later returning to academia to study experimental physics. Renewed military service during the first world war broke up his studies before he was sent back to Vienna in 1917 to teach a course in meteorology.
Microsoft Surface and the school of hard(ware) knocks (cnet)
It takes more than putting some electronics in a box to be a premiere hardware company. And in some ways, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was already more of a devices company than Google proper (excluding Motorola) prior to shipping the Surface tablet or before Google even existed. Its first mouse, released 30 years ago, paved the way for a strong PC accessories business that gained wide distribution. And Microsoft has moved to expand its own store presence to compete with Apple. But with the exception of the Xbox game console, many of Microsoft’s moves into device categories have flopped. There was the USB speaker set, the floppy drive-based TV photo viewer and even a cordless phone. And more recently, we saw the prolonged Zune, the ephemeral Kin and that niche-iest of devices, the original table-based Surface (that’s right: table, not tablet) now shucked off to Samsung.