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French court orders Apple to pay $6.5M copyright tax on iPads, country mulls future cultural levies

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Apple must hand over 5 million euros in copyright fees it collected on iPad sales in 2011, a Paris court ruled last week. The ruling on the fees, which were eliminated in 2012, comes at a time when France is considering whether it should impose new cultural taxes on connected...
French court orders Apple to pay $6.5M copyright tax on iPads, country mulls future cultural levies

Indie Music Agency Merlin Scores Another Settlement: $1.6 Million From Sirius

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On the heels of a payout from the owners of P2P filesharing site Limewire, another claim finally settled for Merlin, the group that represents independent music labels in licensing negotiations and legal actions: the group says that Sirius Satellite Radio has settled for $1.6 million in a copyright infringement suit...
Indie Music Agency Merlin Scores Another Settlement: $1.6 Million From Sirius

Apple-Samsung Patent Verdict Now Empty Footnote In Global Smartphone Contest

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For a time it looked like Apple’s $1 billion patent infringement verdict against Samsung would would rock the smartphone world. However in the months since the landmark decision was handed down it has proven to be little more than a symbolic victory. Courts and the US International Trade... Please visit...
Apple-Samsung Patent Verdict Now Empty Footnote In Global Smartphone Contest

New era: Windows Phone surpasses Symbian in Finland

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Remove your cover, cadets, it’s time to lower the flag on Symbian: Windows Phone has bested its market share in Finland. The changing of the guard has occurred. While not too many tears will likely be shed at the decline of Symbian, this moment matters as it’s a symbolic victory for Windows Phone....
New era: Windows Phone surpasses Symbian in Finland

USPTO rejects another Apple patent -- but it's far from dead

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has struck another blow against a key Apple patent on Wednesday. It’s a patent that covers an iPhone or iPad’s ability to tell if the user is using one or more fingers in a gesture on the screen, and is one of the patents that...
USPTO rejects another Apple patent -- but it's far from dead

Closing Prices: Apple $633, Google $632 (AAPL, GOOG)

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It's only a symbolic victory, but Apple's stock closed higher than Google's for the first time ever. Apple closed the day at $633.38. Google closed at $632..32 Per-share prices don't really mean anything, but it's an interesting note given the increasing competition between the companies. Steve Jobs thought Android...
Closing Prices: Apple $633, Google $632 (AAPL, GOOG)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL)

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Good morning! Here's the news: HTC posted a 70% drop in profits. There's another report that new Macs are coming in June. YouTube will start automatically converting your 1080p videos to 3D. Nokia's Finnish jobs are slowly being shifted to Asia. Sergey Brin wore the Google Glasses out to...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL)

Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban in Germany upheld

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A court in Germany has upheld the sales ban for Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in that country, in a somewhat symbolic victory for Samsung's patent war opponent Apple. Read more......
Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban in Germany upheld

A Thought Experiment On How Google's New Palestine Page Could Undermine Peace Talks

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The Israeli Foreign Minister has sent a strongly worded letter to Google CEO, Larry Page, warning him that their new Palestine search page could undermine Middle-East peace negotiations. “Such a decision is in my opinion not only mistaken but could also negatively impinge on the efforts of my government...
A Thought Experiment On How Google's New Palestine Page Could Undermine Peace Talks
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