10/19/2011, While Samsung and Apple may be chasing each other across continents trying to sue the heck out of each other, it looks like behind closed doors both companies are in talks and are attempting to come to some sort of resolution for this drawn out (and starting to get a bit out of hand) patent war.
10/10/2011, It might seem rather strange that Twitter does not yet own the “tweet” or “Tweet” trademark – but I guess all of that has changed now. Apparently, the word is a registered trademark of a company known as Twittad, where they claim to be “the largest and most effective form of sponsored advertising on Twitter.” The company actually trademarked the word “tweet” after making the most of its slogan “Let […]
10/04/2011, Uh-oh, it looks like the patent trolls are back, and this time a company called Innovatio is attempting to sue small hotels and coffee shops for offering WiFi services. Yes, you read that right – a feature that we readily expect from most coffee shops and WiFi services is apparently under attack by Innovatio.
10/04/2011, About a week ago, Samsung came forward and offered Apple a deal that would allow them to continue selling their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in Australia. Given that Christmas is only a couple of months away, obviously Samsung wanted their products to be available in time for the festive shopping season, but it looks like Apple has decided to decline their offer.
09/30/2011, The patent war between Apple and Samsung seems to be ongoing with no end in sight, or so it seemed until Samsung decided to step forward and offer Apple a deal which would allow them to sell their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia in time for the holidays.
06/09/2011, Microsoft has been ordered to pay up by the US Supreme Court after losing a high-profile appeal, which means the company will be poorer by $290 million after paying for damages which could be a landmark case in helping tilt the balance in other patent cases against defendants who have seemingly inexhaustible bank accounts. It seemed that the whole $290m payout was due to Microsoft’s widely used Word software which […]
05/14/2011, Online file sharing is surely a contentious area that will lead to endless hours of debate at the bar, depending on which side of the divide you are on. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has been seen by many to be a major evil, partly due to their actions which might be interpreted wrongly by selected parties. For instance, having slapped LimeWire, a file-sharing software program, with a […]
04/11/2011, It does seem as though Mark Zuckerberg and gang can go on with their billionaire lives, as Facebook Inc. picked up a victory in a court decision that enforces the settlement of a lawsuit which claims company founder (Mark Zuckerberg himself) actually stole the idea for what eventually ended up as the largest social networking site, with more than 500 million users and still growing. According to a three-judge panel […]