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Apple to Stream Live Paul McCartney Concert to iTunes and Apple TV

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Apple today announced that it will be supporting Paul McCartney's new album release with a special free video stream of a live concert on Thursday, February 9 [iTunes Store]. The concert is not only being streamed via iTunes on Mac and PC, but will also be available directly on...
Apple to Stream Live Paul McCartney Concert to iTunes and Apple TV

Apple Faces Potential $38 Million Fine in China as $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 'iPad' Trademark Proceeds

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iSmashPhone summarizes a pair of reports from China claiming that Apple is facing a potential 240 million yuan ($38 million) fine from governmental authorities over alleged trademark infringement involving the "iPad" name. The fine pales, however, in comparison to the $1.6 billion Proview Technology, which claims to own the name,...
Apple Faces Potential $38 Million Fine in China as $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 'iPad' Trademark Proceeds

Apple Warns Developers Not to Manipulate App Store Rankings

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Yesterday, a TouchArcade thread was posted that warned about fraudulent App promotion services that guarantee Top 25 rankings for a modest fee. According to the poster, these services utilize automated scripts or bots to artificially boost free app rankings into the Top charts. At least one company denied the...
Apple Warns Developers Not to Manipulate App Store Rankings

Google Wants Huge Royalties Every Time Apple Sells An iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)

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As Google is set to acquire Motorola and the company's 17,000 patents, it's planning on asking for the same 2.25% maximum royalty per unit that Motorola is already demanding for every iPhone sold, reports Philip Elmer-DeWitt of CNN. Apple obviously takes issue with this, and so does entrepreneur and lobbyist...
Google Wants Huge Royalties Every Time Apple Sells An iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)

Apple ready to license its nano-SIM design for free, on one not-so-nano condition

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If you hadn't heard, there are two rival nano-SIM designs going around, but only room for one of them to become an industry standard. Nokia, Motorola and RIM sit together in one corner, and we've already covered why they think their design is superior. On the other side of the...
Apple ready to license its nano-SIM design for free, on one not-so-nano condition

Apple Wants To Rewrite European Patent Laws (AAPL)

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Apple has asked the European Telecommunications Standards Institute to outline the basic rules of how license patents, reports the Wall Street Journal. In a letter written in November (which surfaced just yesterday), Apple calls out ETSI and says that patent licensing rules are inconsistent. The company's beef stems from...
Apple Wants To Rewrite European Patent Laws (AAPL)

Motorola Seeks Slice of iPhone Sales

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Motorola asked Apple to pay a royalty of 2.25% of sales for some iPhones last year, potentially representing billions of dollars in licensing fees....
Motorola Seeks Slice of iPhone Sales

Nokia’s 2011 by the numbers: $1.4bn operating loss, 77.3m smartphones and 339.8m mobiles shipped

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Today, Finnish mobile giant Nokia submitted its annual SEC financial report for 2011, detailing its yearly financials, risks, forward-looking statements — generally giving us an overview of the company’s health at the end of last year. Last year, Nokia took action to reverse its smartphone business, signing a deal with...
Nokia’s 2011 by the numbers: $1.4bn operating loss, 77.3m smartphones and 339.8m mobiles shipped

Why Apple’s iTunes expansion is only scratching the surface in Asia

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Earlier this week, Apple extended support for its iTunes Store, iTunes Match and iTunes in the Cloud services to 12 new markets across Asia. While the move is undoubtedly a positive one, bringing new services to users in Asia and extending monetisation opportunities for Apple and developers, it is also notable...
Why Apple’s iTunes expansion is only scratching the surface in Asia

Nano-SIM Card Standard to be Decided This Month

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Apple has been pushing its own nano-SIM design as a replacement for the current micro-SIM for a year. As of a couple months ago, however, Apple was fighting with rival phone makers who were pushing their own SIM designs. Apple has even offered a royalty-free patent license to its design...
Nano-SIM Card Standard to be Decided This Month
Nokia won't license 'essential' patents if Apple's nano-SIM standard is selected

Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

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More than a year ago, I blogged a few times about the European Interoperability Framework 2.0, a set of IT procurement guidelines that was adopted in December 2010. The most controversial item, which delayed adoption by many months, was a passage that some stakeholders wanted to turn into a ringing...
Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

NVIDIA teams up with Intellectual Ventures to buy 500 wireless patents

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Intellectual Ventures, the massive patent holding and licensing corporation, has partnered with processor maker NVIDIA to jointly acquire approximately 500 patents from wireless broadband prioneer IPWireless. The set of patents that was acquired was developed and owned by IPWireless, and the portfolio comprises hundreds of patents in the wireless communications...
NVIDIA teams up with Intellectual Ventures to buy 500 wireless patents

Apple posts $2.6 million bond to begin preliminary injunction on Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Earlier this week there were reports that District Judge Lucy Koh issued a preliminary injunction on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. related to the ongoing cases between Apple and Samsung. At the time reports claimed the ruling would kick in once Apple posted a $2.6 million bond,...
Apple posts $2.6 million bond to begin preliminary injunction on Galaxy Tab 10.1

How Pinterest is Making Money

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Like a certain social network that came before it, Pinterest already appears to be doing a few things behind the scenes. CNN reports that the popular virtual pinboard social network site has been "appending affiliate links to some pins," particularly those featuring goods from Amazon, eBay, Target and thousands more...
How Pinterest is Making Money

Everything Pinterest and Tumblr Users Need To Know About Copyright Law

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It's hard to write a story or post about Pinterest and copyright law without at least one reader leaving a comment along the lines of "What about Tumblr?" Indeed, comparisons between the two sites are fairly obvious: while Tumblr is more of a blog platform and Pinterest is more of...
Everything Pinterest and Tumblr Users Need To Know About Copyright Law

Apple generates four times more revenue for Google than Android devices

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Google gave testimony to Congress last year that it earned two thirds of its mobile revenue from iOS devices.  It turrns out, that figure might have been low. Google made less than $550 million in revenues for Android between 2008 and 2011, while making four times as much revenue...
Apple generates four times more revenue for Google than Android devices

WSJ: Motorola wants 2.25% of iPhone sales, representing over $1B in 2011

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Following brief injunction in the Motorola patent case forcing Apple to remove products from its German online store, a judge shortly after suspended the injunction and Apple claimed it would appeal the court’s original decision “because Motorola repeatedly refuses to license this patent to Apple on reasonable terms.” So...
WSJ: Motorola wants 2.25% of iPhone sales, representing over $1B in 2011
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Nokia claims Apple has no patents to back up its nano-SIM standard

Spotify prepares Germany launch

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Spotify launches in Europe's biggest economy on Tuesday. Experts say tensions with the local royalty agency may have delayed the move....
Spotify prepares Germany launch

NVIDIA, Intellectual Ventures partner to acquire 4G patents from IPWireless

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It's hard to read the word 'patent' and not leap immediately to 'infringement,' given the tech industry's recent track record. But in this rare case, access to that oft-contested IP is being spread like love -- very expensive love. Under the terms of a joint agreement, NVIDIA and Intellectual...
NVIDIA, Intellectual Ventures partner to acquire 4G patents from IPWireless

Thai Webmaster Sentenced

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A Thai court has sentenced a local webmaster to an eight-month suspended sentence for failing to act quickly enough to remove Internet posts deemed insulting to Thailand's royalty....
Thai Webmaster Sentenced

The Forthcoming Google/Motorola Patent Fiasco

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The Forthcoming Google/Motorola Patent Fiasco: This Motorola deal continues its downward spiral. It’s already a bad — some might say awful — deal from a pure business perspective. But now the seemingly lone bright spot of the deal for Google — the patents — are turning into a headache as...
The Forthcoming Google/Motorola Patent Fiasco

Motorola Seeks Slice of iPhone, iPad Sales

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Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. asked Apple Inc. to pay a potential royalty of 2.25 percent of sales for some iPhones and iPads last year, representing possibly billions of dollars in licensing fees. In a letter filed in a California court last month, a lawyer said Motorola, which is being acquired...
Motorola Seeks Slice of iPhone, iPad Sales

Apple granted Nano SIM-related patent that Nokia is “not aware” of

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Once again, the Finnish cell phone giant Nokia is opposing Apple’s proposal for a new requirement related to the emerging Nano SIM card standard, dated back to 2011. According to a rumor yesterday, Apple wants to license its version of the Nano SIM to others royalty-free in exchange for any...
Apple granted Nano SIM-related patent that Nokia is “not aware” of

Google letter to standards bodies indicates no improvement whatsoever over Motorola's FRAND litigation tactics

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- still adding detail]I have just obtained a copy of Google's letter to the IEEE, one of the standard-setting organizations to which Google wrote a letter today as it previously announced. You can find it further below. Let me provide some comments beforehand, and then I'll add more...
Google letter to standards bodies indicates no improvement whatsoever over Motorola's FRAND litigation tactics

Motorola likely to get royalties from Windows 7, Xbox 360

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Motorola may get a very important victory in its legal campaign against Microsoft. Based on observations from the Mannheim, Germany courtroom, patent lawsuit follower Florian Mueller believed that the court was "inclined to rule" that Microsoft owed Motorola royalties on Windows 7 and the Xbox 360 as well as two...
Motorola likely to get royalties from Windows 7, Xbox 360

Facebook Patents Developing: A Lawsuit From Mitel; More Patent Applications From AOL, Others

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For those who may have thought that last week’s patent lawsuit filed by Yahoo against Facebook was a one-off, here are some developments that indicate that we may be seeing more of this to come: Facebook has now been sued by Mitel, an Ottawa, Canada-based enterprise IT company; and there...
Facebook Patents Developing: A Lawsuit From Mitel; More Patent Applications From AOL, Others
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