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  • Amazon Loses Their State Department Kindle Contract(What am I missing?)

    08/17/2012 3:37:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies ^ | August 17, 2012 | Michael Harper
    The US State Department is now turning back on a contract they forged with Amazon 2 months ago – a deal which would have earned the Seattle company $16.5 Million and the US government a load of Kindle Touches to hand out to US embassies the world over. Today, the State Department canceled this contract in an announcement on their website.“US Department of State solicitation (Request for Proposals) SAQMMA12R0272 for Amazon e-Readers, Content Management, and Logistics is cancelled and the Justification and Approval (J&A) to award contract SAQMMA12D0131 on a sole-source basis is withdrawn. The Department of State intends to...
  • Clown Unknowingly Had Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad

    08/17/2012 12:45:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Aug. 17 2012 | Suzanne Stathatos
    If you weren't already freaked out by clowns, you may be now. Kenneth Kahn, aka Kenny the Clown, a Fisherman's Warf icon and onetime aspiring mayor, is in trouble with the cops once more. But this time, it's not for his alleged Ed Jew antics or for juggling fire on a skateboard. No, this time, Kenny was caught with Steve Jobs' stolen iPad. Kahn said he didn't know the iPad had belonged to Apple's late co-founder. He thought it was just a gift from a friend, 35-year-old Kariem McFarlin of Alameda, according to media outlets. McFarlin was arrested Aug. 2...
  • Samsung keeps prior art parade marching against Apple

    08/14/2012 6:00:08 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 19 replies
    CNET ^ | August 14, 2012 | Josh Lowensohn
    Samsung today brought out early technology relics in hopes of busting Apple's design patents for the iPhone and iPad — the very ones Apple has pointed at it like howitzers. The South Korean technology giant called upon a pair of experts — one in person, another by video deposition — to make the case that others had beaten Apple to the punch, effectively rendering those patents useless. Samsung’s argument relied mainly on foreign patent designs and an early prototype for a tablet that never made it into commercial production. However, Samsung also brought out a real product, Hewlett-Packard’s TC1000...
  • Samsung Challenges Key Apple Witness' Expertise

    08/08/2012 7:08:22 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 5 replies
    Informationweek ^ | August 07, 2012 10:09 AM | Charles Babcock
    Samsung attorney probes industrial design expert Peter Bressler's qualifications to judge whether Samsung phones infringe Apple's patents. Samsung attorneys drew a bead on Apple's claims about the uniqueness of its iPhone design Monday, with stronger counterclaims about preceding designs or "prior art," citing three patent applications that preceded the iPhone. Two Japanese patents and one Korean patent show a rectangular phone form with a large glass face and rounded corners. The glass face varies in size from one patent to the other, but all are much larger than older generations of phones. All three resemble the form of the iPhone,...
  • Should I sell or hold my Apple stock?

    08/07/2012 5:10:56 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 47 replies
    vanity | 7 August 2012
    I bought 750 shares of Apple in April 2004 at $14/share. I now have 1,500 shares because it split in February 2005. Apple is now $620/share. Apple is now paying quarterly dividends of $2.65/share.
  • Apple Retains Top Spot on Media Tablet Market, But Asus and Samsung Are Closing In.

    Apple Controlled Nearly 70% of Media Tablet Market in Q2 Total available market of media tablets in the second quarter 2012 increased significantly from 18.7 million units in Q1 to nearly 25 million units in Q2. Thanks to the launch of the third-generation iPad, Apple managed to sustain its leadership position with 68.2% market share. Meanwhile, Asustek Computer and Samsung Electronics are closing in and shipments of their tablets are increasing faster than sales of Apple iPad. Total worldwide tablet shipments for the second quarter of 2012 are estimated at 25 million units; up from 18.7 in the first quarter...
  • Apple and Google are in a bidding war for Kodak patents

    08/07/2012 10:29:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Tue Aug 07 2012, 10:30 | Carly Page
    Rivals have laid down between $150m and $250m THE HIGH-PROFILE AUCTION for Eastman Kodak's patent portfolio has begun, with Apple and Google kicking off the bidding war. The rival firms have laid down bids of between $150m and $250m for Kodak's digital imaging patents, the Wall Street Journal reports, way below the $2.6bn hat Kodak's 1,100 strong patent portfolio is expected to fetch. Still, speculation suggests that the two firms are looking to ramp up the imaging technology in the Iphone and Android phones, respectively, following stiff competition from Nokia.Kodak refused to comment on the mooted bids, telling the WSJ,...
  • How Apple let a hacker remotely wipe an iPhone, iPad, MacBook

    08/06/2012 5:54:06 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 27 replies
    Gizmondo ^ | August 5, 2012 | Emil Protalinski
    On Friday, I wrote about how Gizmodo's Twitter account was hacked. It turns out that this was Apple's fault. Let's take a step back. Over the weekend, it quickly became clear that the bigger story was how the whole thing started. First, former Gizmodo employee Mat Honan's iCloud account was hacked. The hacker then remotely wiped his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air, got into his Gmail account, his Twitter account, and finally Gizmodo's Twitter account. When this came to light, I updated my article with a link to Honan's blog: Emptyage. Once Honan regained access to his iCloud account, he...
  • Apple cloud burst: how hacker wiped Mat's 'life'

    08/06/2012 1:57:22 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    casey weekly ^ | 08/06/2012 | ASHER MOSES
    What would you do if your entire digital life started evaporating before your eyes and there was virtually nothing you could do about it? This is the nightmare scenario that greeted US technology journalist Mat Honan, who had all of the contents of his iPhone, iPad and Macbook Air wiped, and lost control of his Gmail and Twitter accounts, all in the span of just over 15 minutes.
  • Sony's Involvement in Apple-Samsung Scuffle---WSJ Video Report

    08/06/2012 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach
    WSJ ^ | Aug 3, 2012 | Reed Albergotti
    Apple and Samsung dig in for weeks of courtroom jostling, as the personalities and tactics of their legal teams are adding to the drama. Reed Albergotti has details on The News Hub. Photo: Reuters.
  • Apple Asks Court to Sanction Samsung

    08/02/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies ^ | Updated August 2, 2012, 11:35 a.m. ET | JESSICA VASCELLARO
    Apple Inc. AAPL -0.27% asked a federal judge to sanction Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE -2.85% by declaring its own patents valid, as a squabble over disputed evidence in their patent case continued for a third day.In a filing made public Thursday, Apple said "Samsung and its counsel engaged in bad faith litigation misconduct by attempting to prejudice the jury." Samsung, denied the chance to use evidence it believes is important in the case, on Tuesday emailed the material to reporters. The company says the documents show that the iPhone was inspired by Sony Corp. 6758.TO +2.44% and that one of the devices Apple...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Samsung, Apple, FRAND -- What's It All About? -- Samsung's Side~pj Updated (Groklaw)

    07/31/2012 9:18:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Groklaw ^ | Thursday, July 26 2012 @ 10:48 PM EDT | PJ
    As Samsung and Apple have been fighting over patents from one end of the earth to the other, most of the coverage, with few exceptions, seems to present Apple's point of view. [Example A, Example B, Example C, Example D, and Example E.] We know how much money Apple is asking for, we know it's claiming treble damages for willfulness, we know it thinks FRAND patents are not deserving of injunction enforcement, and that Samsung is asking too much money for them. But now that we have the redacted trial briefs from the parties, I thought you'd like to see...
  • 10 reasons to drop Windows for Mountain Lion

    07/29/2012 8:43:21 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2012 | Mark Spoonauer
    I guess you could say I started cheating on Windows back in October of 2010. That’s when Apple debuted the revamped MacBook Air. For the first time, I could resume working almost as soon as I flipped the lid on a laptop, thanks to the way the notebook leveraged its flash memory. (Intel and Ultrabook makers wouldn’t offer a similar instant-on experience until a year later.) The Air was a work of art, but it didn’t feel complete until OS X Lion arrived last year. With key time-saving features like Auto Save and Mission Control for faster multitasking, I started...
  • New Apple Mac Trojan Called OSX/Crisis Discovered (Possibly not in wild)

    07/26/2012 10:34:10 AM PDT · by zeugma · 14 replies
    Intego ^ | July 24, 2012 | Lysa Myers
    Update – July 25, 2012 10:30AM PDT This threat may run on Leopard 10.5, but it has a tendency to crash. It does not run on the new Mountain Lion 10.8. _______ Intego has discovered a new Trojan called OSX/Crisis. This threat is a dropper which creates a backdoor when it’s run. It installs silently, without requiring a password, and works only in OSX versions 10.6 and 10.7 – Snow Leopard and Lion. The Trojan preserves itself against reboots, so it will continue to run until it’s removed. Depending on whether or not the dropper runs on a user...
  • Nokia's Bad Call on Smartphones

    07/20/2012 8:18:42 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2012 | ANTON TROIANOVSKI and SVEN GRUNDBERG
    More than seven years before Apple Inc. AAPL -1.63% rolled out the iPhone, the Nokia team showed a phone with a color touch screen set above a single button. The device was shown locating a restaurant, playing a racing game and ordering lipstick. In the late 1990s, Nokia secretly developed another alluring product: a tablet computer with a wireless connection and touch screen—all features today of the hot-selling Apple iPad. Former Nokia designer Frank Nuovo says the company had prototypes that anticipated the iPhone. "Oh my God," Mr. Nuovo says as he clicks through his old slides. "We had it...
  • The Executive Computer; 'Mother of All Markets' or a 'Pipe Dream Driven by Greed'? (1992)

    07/19/2012 8:10:36 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 4 replies
    New York times ^ | 7/19/1992 | NYT
    Sometime around the middle of this decade no one is sure exactly when -- executives on the go will begin carrying pocket-sized digital communicating devices. And although nobody is exactly sure what features these personal information gizmos will have, what they will cost, what they will look like or what they will be called, hundreds of computer industry officials and investors at the Mobile '92 conference here last week agreed that the devices could become the foundation of the next great fortunes to be made in the personal computer business. "We are writing Chapter 2 of the history of personal...
  • Obama has investments in companies that ship jobs overseas

    07/17/2012 11:35:25 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 17, 2012 | Philip Klein
    President Obama has accused Mitt Romney of raking in profits from investing in companies that ship American jobs overseas, but according to his most recent financial disclosure, he and First Lady Michelle Obama have hundreds of thousands of dollars in a mutual fund that has large holdings in corporations that outsource jobs. “(Romney) invested in companies that have been called ‘pioneers’ of outsourcing,” Obama said at a Saturday campaign event in Glen Allen, Va. “I don’t want a pioneer in outsourcing. I want some insourcing.” But Obama’s own portfolio shows a willingness to invest in American corporations that have shifted...
  • Obama: $112K in Donations From Employees of Offshoring Kings Nike & Apple

    07/10/2012 6:51:54 AM PDT · by Perdogg
    NRO ^ | By Jim Geraghty
    So, American companies moving jobs overseas to benefit from cheaper labor is terrible, right? After all, it’s the centerpiece of the latest Obama attack on Mitt Romney. So which companies are among the worst? Let’s go to some good lefty source, like, say, the Center for American Progress, to find some companies that we should consider to be among the biggest offenders:
  • U.S. Patent System is Broken, Declares Judge in Android v. Apple Cases

    07/09/2012 6:28:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | July 6, 2012 1:12 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    Veteran Judge Posner says "animals" like Apple are just exploiting the weapons an ineffectual gov't has created "It's a constant struggle for survival.  As in any jungle, the animals will use all the means at their disposal, all their teeth and claws that are permitted by the ecosystem," states Judge Richard A. Posner in a recent interview with Reuters.   As a sitting judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals who occasionally moonlights as a judge in Chicago's U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Judge Posner has watched the devolution of America's intellectual property system over the past several decades. I. Google v. Apple -- A...