Apparently it's time for the French to deliver Apple's tit for Samsung's tat won in US courts last week. Sammy's request for an injunction against the sale of the iPhone 4S was rejected by a court in France, which called the reaction out of proportion with its claims of intellectual property theft.
LONDON — Uber has called it quits in Spain, at least for now.Uber, the ride-booking company that has been plagued by vocal opposition from taxi associations and policy makers around the world, suspended its operations in Spain late Tuesday.
Aereo wasexpectingto sell its assets for at least $4 million (and up to $31 million) at a bankruptcy auction, following its loss in a protracted legal battle against broadcasters. Sadly, luck wasn't on its side yet again: the company has managed to raise a mere $2 million from the auction, which has only attracted 10 bidders. "We are very disappointed with the results of the auction.
Rumors and leaks about Apple 's electric vehicle, which may or may not be self-driving, just keeps on pouring in. Apple has been known to eye cars but, until recently, everyone presumed it was just for in-vehicle infotainment systems.
Too much drama in India as OnePlus and Cyanogen goes head-to-head , even if Cyanogen already clarified the OnePlus situation . But some good news folks, the Delhi High Court has recently overtuned the sales ban. Yes, the sales ban has been lifted so you can now buy a OnePlus one device in India. The ban was earlier imposed as part of a legal battle involving OnePlus, Cyanogen Inc, and Micromax.
Fans of Harry Potter are sure to find the Marauder’s Map case of interest. The BeanBeanCase shop at Etsy offers this case in sizes to fit: iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4/4S, Moto X, Samsung Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and S5, and even the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The case is made of PU (polyurethane) faux leather, and the design is printed directly onto the case, so it won’t rub off as a decal could. The phone snaps into a frame on the inner back cover, and the front flap has some card slots to hold your ID, cash, or cards. Of course, the camera and all buttons and controls on the phone will be accessible. The cases are made to order and ship worldwide from Hong Kong. All sizes of the Marauder’s Map Case are $12.99 at the BeanBeanCase store.
PARIS — After weeks of bad publicity, Uber got some good news on Friday.A local judge here decided not to ban the low-cost service of the American ride-booking company, which has increasingly faced a global backlash against its mobile application-based business.
LONDON — Apple, no stranger to patent lawsuits, has another escalating fight on its hands.On Friday, the Swedish telecom manufacturer Ericsson raised the stakes by suing Apple for reportedly infringing on 41 of its patents that are used in iPhones and iPads. Last month, the two companies sued each other over Apple’s use of a number of Ericsson patents related to wireless technology.
LONDON — Germany can’t seem to make up its mind about Uber, the ride-sharing service.On Friday, a Berlin court upheld a ban imposed on the start-up that had barred it from operating across the German capital.
Google's been caught up in an antitrust tango with the European Union for years, and since the EU hasn't been thrilled withthe search giant's attempted concessions, there might be an extreme new option on the table.
Xiaomi has just caught a break in its sudden legal predicament in India now that the country's High Court has ruled that the Chinese manufacturer can keep on selling its devices but with two caveats. Xiaomi can only sell smartphones in India that are running on Qualcomm's mobile chips and it can only do so until January 8, when a new hearing is scheduled.
Google sees itself as an unbiased index of the web, saying that it only removes results when lawmakers deem them to be illegal. Unfortunately, that's not an argument that holds much sway with the movie studios, still smarting after the heavy-handedStop Online Piracy Actwasshut down.
Samsung has shown it's not afraid to chase big legal injunctions when it believes its patents are at stake, and now it's NVIDIA facing a US sales block at the hands of the South Korean firm. A complaint filed on Friday asks the US International Trade Commission to shut down sales of NVIDIA 's graphics chips, alleging they infringe Samsung's own intellectual property.
Twitter, in an attempt to make themselves a bit more like Instagram, recently introduced photo filters . Those filters struck an eerie resemblance to Instagram’s, which is now challenging Twitter with regard to user metrics. If we’re playing the photo filter tit-for-tat, Instagram just took their turn, and has introduced five new looks for your photos.
Twitter has been publishing whatbits of infoit's allowed to concerning national security requests for some time now, but the social media feed wants the ability to publishthe whole thing. Today, the outfitfiled a lawsuitaiming to get approval to post its entire transparency report.
You have to hand it to Samsung . It is not giving up on Tizen . In fact, after numerous attempts, and failures, at launching a high-end Tizen smartphone, it is now setting its gaze lower on the opposite end of the spectrum. Codenamed KIRAN, the SM-Z130H has been repeatedly leaked to run Tizen on very modest specs.
Ericsson has set its sights on Apple, accusing the company of infringing dozens of its patents for different aspects of mobile device communications, as well as user interfaces and more. According to Ericsson, the company has offered licensing options to Apple, but the latter company has turned them down (and likewise engaged in a legal battle of its own).
In its never-ending quest for world domination, Apple will be pushing the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to three dozen additional countries by the end of October. A press release from the company announced the rollout plans, going on to note that it will be the fastest iPhone rollout ever, reaching over 115 countries by the end of 2014.
Remember how pleased frequent travelers were late last year when the Federal Aviation Administration finally started allowing airline passengers to use their personal electronic devices during takeoff and landing? Well, it turns out there's one group of people who aren't very happy with the change, and are now trying to get the ban on smartphones and tablets