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DailyDirt: More Advanced Weapons

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Technology has oftentimes advanced the weapons of war -- creating new ways to destroy things on increasingly larger scales. But as our ability to destroy has become ridiculously big, it's time to start looking for more efficient methods. Here are just a few military projects that are looking to improve...
DailyDirt: More Advanced Weapons

A New Era Of Detente? Apple And HTC Settle Legal Claims

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In a sign that Apple may be ready to drop its insane jihad against Android handset makers, Apple and HTC have announced they are dropping all legal claims against one another, ending a bitter two-year court battle that has involved numerous lawsuits in courts around the world. Apple and HTC...
A New Era Of Detente? Apple And HTC Settle Legal Claims

Could Apple and Google Be Headed for Detente Instead of Thermonuclear War?

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With the Apple-Samsung trial having raised the stakes in the mobile patent wars, it appears the two major combatants are at least willing to talk about how the hostilities might end. As first reported by Reuters earlier today, the chief executives of both companies recently met to at least broach...
Could Apple and Google Be Headed for Detente Instead of Thermonuclear War?

Apple v. Samsung: The patent trial of the century starts today

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The end of the beginning of Apple's proxy war against Google FORTUNE -- The most important confrontation in the "thermonuclear war" Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs launched against Google's (GOOG) Android operating system two years ago is scheduled to begin in earnest Monday when two armies of opposing lawyers meet...
Apple v. Samsung: The patent trial of the century starts today
Google vs Apple equals WWIII: How's that for thermonuclear, Apple?

Google's Larry Page Claims Steve Jobs' War on Android Was 'For Show'

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In a new interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page claims that Steve Jobs' war on Android was "for show", a move that served as a rallying point for Apple and its employees.I think the Android differences were actually for show. I had a relationship with Steve....
Google's Larry Page Claims Steve Jobs' War on Android Was 'For Show'

Bombs Away! Judge Rules Steve Jobs's "Thermonuclear" Comment Fair Game in Android Case.

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Steve Jobs’s contentious comments about Android to biographer Walter Isaacson will be allowed into evidence in the Apple vs. Motorola Mobility lawsuit, despite attempts by Apple to block them. Chicago federal judge Richard Posner, who’s presiding over the case, has ruled that Motorola is free to reference Jobs’s … colorful...
Bombs Away! Judge Rules Steve Jobs's "Thermonuclear" Comment Fair Game in Android Case.
Judge rules Jobs’ comments on Android can be used in Motorola trial

Man bites dog: Google sues Apple for patent infringement

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Mountain View turns the tables on Cupertino at the U.S. International Trade Commission FORTUNE -- So far, the "thermonuclear war" Steve Jobs promised to wage against Google (GOOG) for allegedly ripping off the iPhone has been fought through proxies -- several dozen lawsuits filed in courts around the world against...
Man bites dog: Google sues Apple for patent infringement

FLASHBACK: What Marissa Mayer Said About Yahoo To Charlie Rose

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In 2009 Marissa Mayer was interviewed by Charlie Rose. During the interview Rose asked her why she thought Yahoo had lost its place. Her answer may give us some insight into what she will do as the new CEO of the company. Watch the video below to see what she...
FLASHBACK: What Marissa Mayer Said About Yahoo To Charlie Rose

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have reportedly chatted about patent issues

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have had a ‘behind the scenes’ discussion about patent issues, but the details of those discussions are unclear, reports Reuters. The report says that Cook and Page are talking about “about a range of intellectual property matters, including the ongoing mobile patent...
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have reportedly chatted about patent issues

Unlike “Thermonuclear” Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook Says He’d Rather “Settle” Litigation

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Looks like Tim Cook doesn’t quite want to go as “thermonuclear” on rival phone makers as Apple founder Steve Jobs did. Cook didn’t sound so eager to pursue patent infringement suits against Samsung, Motorola and HTC on today’s quarterly earnings call. “I’d highly prefer to settle versus battle,” Cook said on...
Unlike “Thermonuclear” Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook Says He’d Rather “Settle” Litigation

Thankyou Facebook: A way to demote annoying `friends" on the sly

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A way to quietly transform distant `Facebook friends' into acquaintances without risk of thermonuclear war [Read more]...
Thankyou Facebook: A way to demote annoying `friends" on the sly

Apple, Google find common ground, team up to buy Kodak patents for $500M

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Apple and Google may not agree on the best mobile mapping software. Or the best way to build a mobile operating system. But they apparently can agree on a good deal when they see one: the two companies have reportedly partnered to purchase Kodak’s bundle of 1,100 imaging patents, according...
Apple, Google find common ground, team up to buy Kodak patents for $500M
Remember how great Adobe Flash used to be? Meet the guys who invented it in 1993

Larry Page Declares He Is Above the Fray

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Though outside observers who know Google very well describe Larry Page in his first year back as CEO as singularly impatient (Steven Levy) and “driven by his paranoia about Facebook” (Ken Auletta) Page offered a sort of serenity in a rare interview. Speaking to Bloomberg Businessweek’s Brad Stone, Page said...
Larry Page Declares He Is Above the Fray
HTC CEO refutes reports of hefty licensing fees in Apple patent deal

AT&T Is About To Unlock All Your Old iPhones

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AT&T will begin unlocking iPhones that are out of contract beginning tomorrow, Engadget reports. If your iPhone is out of contract (usually a few years after purchase) and your account is in good standing, all you have to do is ask AT&T to unlock the phone. That'll let you...
AT&T Is About To Unlock All Your Old iPhones
Galaxy Note unofficially gets Jelly Bean
Apple infringed Samsung patents, ITC orders import ban

Motorola likens its enforcement of FRAND patents to bank robbery: 'it only takes one bullet to kill'

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Patent litigation is full of surprises, but what I learned this afternoon is beyond belief. Based on what was said in open court today in Mannheim, Germany, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Motorola Mobility submitted an expert report on patent royalties according to which a single patent that is essential to...
Motorola likens its enforcement of FRAND patents to bank robbery: 'it only takes one bullet to kill'

Apple's Patent War Against Android May Lead to Settlements Under Tim Cook's Influence

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Bloomberg Businessweek publishes a cover story on the ongoing patent war between Apple and Android, outlining the history of the disputes between Apple and Android manufacturers such as HTC, Samsung and Motorola. The report notes that Apple has actually experienced only limited success in its legal efforts, suggesting that Steve...
Apple's Patent War Against Android May Lead to Settlements Under Tim Cook's Influence

Apple forced to shut off push e-mail service in Germany

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Motorola Mobility (and Google) give Cupertino a taste of its own patent medicine  Following a loss three weeks ago in Germany's Mannheim Regional Court, Apple (AAPL) late Thursday informed German iPhone customers that e-mail would no longer be "pushed" to their phones -- BlackBerry style -- through their iCloud or MobileMe...
Apple forced to shut off push e-mail service in Germany

Another Apple Patent Gets Smacked Down, And Its 'Thermonuclear War' Becomes Even More Of A Farce

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This time it's the so-called "pinch and zoom" patent getting rejected by the US Patent and Trademark Office, and this is a big deal since that patent was one that Apple used to achieve that huge $1 bilion verdict against Samsung in a California kangaroo court last summer. Now what...
Another Apple Patent Gets Smacked Down, And Its 'Thermonuclear War' Becomes Even More Of A Farce

Apple-HTC terms are consistent with what Steve Jobs told Eric Schmidt (but not with his biography)

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The public filing of the Apple-HTC license agreement, with the exception of its financial terms and a few details, is the most important smartphone patent news in the build-up to the Apple-Samsung injunction hearing. I have just commented on the scope of the agreement, which is limited by an anti-cloning...
Apple-HTC terms are consistent with what Steve Jobs told Eric Schmidt (but not with his biography)

Tim Cook improves on Steve Jobs approval rating at Glassdoor CEO survey

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Apple’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has only held his title for 10 months, but he is already the world’s Highest-Rated CEO. Careers community Glassdoor gave Cook a 97 percent approval rating in its “Top 25 Highest Rates CEOs” list for 2012. Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs...
Tim Cook improves on Steve Jobs approval rating at Glassdoor CEO survey

Larry Page ignored Steve Jobs's deathbed advice, and Google is doing great

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Shortly after Larry Page re-took the reigns as CEO of Google in April 2011, many looked upon his re-organization of the company and sun-setting of fringe products as proof that he was heeding Steve Job’s death-bed advice to bring more focus to the company. As Page comes closer to his...
Larry Page ignored Steve Jobs's deathbed advice, and Google is doing great

Jobs' 'thermonuclear war' quote fair game in court, Judge says

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A judge has denied Apple's request to keep controversial details from Steve Jobs' authorized biography out of a court case between it and Motorola. [Read more]...
Jobs' 'thermonuclear war' quote fair game in court, Judge says
Why the iOS-Android feud is so intense: It's about core philosophy more than products

Samsung filed its defenses against Apple's second U.S. preliminary injunction motion

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In February, Apple brought a second motion for a U.S. preliminary injunction against Samsung, targeting the Galaxy Nexus with four of the eight patents asserted in a new federal lawsuit. Samsung has meanwhile brought counterclaims (in the regular proceedings, not on the fast track dealing with the preliminary injunction motion)...
Samsung filed its defenses against Apple's second U.S. preliminary injunction motion
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