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Apple sues Samsung for 'copying' the iPhone and iPad...

This su su karle beta (What our Indian Mothers tell to do it Nice & Easy) business is the final proof that Android is getting on the nerves of Apple..

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Climate change 'could disrupt wi-fi and hit power supply'

Climate change will disrupt wi-fi connections, cause regular power failures and lead railway lines to buckle unless Britain spends billions of pounds, Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary has warned.

Already the transport sector is preparing for temperatures above 104F (40C) this summer, which could lead to breakdowns on the railways.

Speaking at Blackfriars Station in London, which Network Rail is currently fitting with solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems in order to be more resilient against power cuts, Ms Spelman said the UK is already investing £200 billion over the next five years.

But that will not be enough to stop economic impacts of climate change if it is invested in the wrong areas.

She warned of intense rainfall, droughts and heatwaves in the next 50 to 100 years because of man-made global warming. The signal from wi-fi cannot travel as far when temperatures increase. Heavy downfalls of rain also affect the ability of the device to capture a signal.

"Our economy is built on effective transport and communications networks and reliable energy and water supplies.

"But the economy cannot grow if there are repeated power failures, or goods cannot be transported because roads are flooded and railways have buckled, or if intense rainfall or high temperatures disrupt Wi-Fi signals.

There should be similar planning in India but as usual will be none.

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Google faces $500m bill over ad investigation

In a regulatory filing this afternoon, Google disclosed that it was taking a $500 million charge in the first quarter, apparently to potentially settle charges related to a Department of Justice investigation of the company.

Google didn’t elaborate, saying only that the probe was “into the use of Google advertising by certain advertisers.” The Wall Street Journal was first to report the news.

The wording of Google’s disclosure was interesting, in that it said the investigation related to the use (misuse?) of Google advertising by “certain advertisers,” so perhaps Google would be liable for helping, or failing to stop, this use. Google spokespeople hadn’t responded to a request for additional information by publication time.

Full report here.

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Facebook admits using negative PR to sway user opinion on Google's privacy policies

Now, a juicy revelation by an online privacy and security researcher, Chris Soghoian, has shown a rather nasty facet of the industry’s rarely seen underbelly – a full-on smear campaign by Facebook that attempted to place negative articles about Google’s privacy policies in mass media.

Facebook has admitted to hiring Burson-Marsteller, a leading PR firm in the U.S., to discredit Google’s privacy policies. Burson-Marsteller was tasked with secretly approaching major media outlets, and ask them to print these biased stories about Google without revealing their client’s identity. When they approached Soghoain, he pretended to be interested, and got enough details to realize that Facebook was behind the move, before speaking out to the global press.

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China fakes entire Apple store. Read More

now lets see how mr. Jobs handles this.

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Google has acquired more than 100 companies over the past ten years. Curious about its most expensive acquisitions thus far? see it here

http://mashable.com/2011/08/15/google-acquisitions-price/

Lat one was double click in 2007

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Apple Used Flawed Evidence to Block Sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?

Apple reportedly used flawed images in its complaint against Samsung that resulted in a preliminary injunction against sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in most of the European Union, according to ComputerWorld.

In its complaint Apple submits photos of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 claiming that the overall appearance of the two products is "practically identical."

But the picture Apple submitted of the Tab is inaccurate and does not match the real Galaxy Tab 10.1, Webwereld discovered. Further investigations have verified this assessment. The Galaxy Tab due on the European market is taller and more oblong than the iPad 2. However, the shape of what Apple claims to be a Tab 10.1 resembles the iPad very closely.

The picture of the alleged Galaxy Tab provided by Apple is cropped and its aspect ratio is distorted. According to Samsung, the Tab measures 256.7 x 175.3 millimeters, which translates to an aspect ratio of 1.46. The Tab pictured in the complaint however has an aspect ratio of 1.36. The bottom is about 8% wider than the actual one.

We aren't sure what exact situation with these photos is; however, it seems unlikely that Apple would intentionally try to deceive the courts with an image that Samsung would immediately note as being inaccurate.

Neither company has commented on the matter as of yet.

Read More [via MacRumors]

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End of an Era: Apple's Steve Jobs Steps Down, Tim Cook Steps Up

And just like that, Steve Jobs has stepped down from his throne as CEO of Apple and handed the scepter to the current chief operating officer, Tim Cook. You can't say no one saw it coming. Jobs has been on a medical leave of absence since January 17, 2011 for undisclosed reasons (he had a liver transplant in April 2009 after battling pancreatic cancer for years).

Cook's been with Apple since 1998, a former IBM guy who's been tagged as the heir apparent for years, filling in each time Jobs took a medical leave of absence and handling day to day operations since 2005. And Cook's company positioning has been mostly good news for Apple: Each time he grabs the wheel, Apple's stock goes up (Apple's stock was down 5% in after hours trading, but that's really no surprise, given the magnitude of this announcement).

Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO, Will Become Chairman

No, this doesn't mean Jobs is quitting Apple. He's simply descending from Apple's loftiest heights and requesting that he be allowed to serve "as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee." In fact Apple's already obliged. The company moved immediately to name Cook as CEO, per Jobs' wishes, and elected Jobs to the chairman position he requested.

So yes, for reasons presumably health-related (the endless speculation continues), the close of another era's at hand. The first kicked off all the way back in 1976, when Jobs, 21, and Steve Wozniak, 26, founded Apple. Just about anyone in their late thirties today probably remembers the Apple II (released in 1977), the first home "personal computer" with color graphics, a staple in school classrooms for years. And in 1984, we tuned into Super Bowl XVIII and said hello to the Macintosh (

), the computer that wore a smiley face before turning them sideways in instant messaging clients was hip. You could have one with a generous (in 1984) 512K for a bargain $3,195.

And then things went strangely south for Jobs and Apple. Jobs had tapped Pepsi to bring in John Sculley as Apple's CEO in 1983, but when industry sales plummeted toward the end of 1984, the two clashed, leading to a nasty power struggle that culminated in Apple's board of directors asking Jobs to resign in 1985. After leaving Apple, Jobs went on to co-found animation studio Pixar in 1986 and NeXT Inc., a company that built futuristic UNIX-like computers. Everyone knows what happened with Pixar, but it was at NeXT that the forerunner of the Mac's next-gen operating system, OS X, was born.

When Apple purchased NeXT for $429 million in 1996 and brought Jobs back as quasi-CEO—the advent of "era number two"—NeXT's operating system, dubbed "NeXTstep," essentially became what we now know as OS X, the tenth iteration of Apple's Macintosh computer operating system.

The rest, as they say, is history. Over the following 15 years Jobs took Apple from its position as a diminished technological player with a dwindling computer market share to a global powerhouse and multimedia empire that, as of last April, managed to surpass Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company in the world. Think of all that's happened in those past 15 years: PowerMacs and PowerBooks, MacBooks, MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, iPods and iTunes, iPads, iPhones and Apple TVs, all perennially trotted out by Jobs himself in his signature black turtleneck and jeans.

It's anyone's guess how much of Jobs' decision to resign now was health-related, and given his health's ties to investor confidence in Apple's share price, it's likely we won't know unless (or until) something happens that can't be kept hidden.

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Google Buys 1,023 IBM Patents to Bolster Defense of Android

Google Inc. (GOOG) bought 1,023 patents from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) as the Internet search and advertising company bolsters its strategy of defending against smartphone lawsuits.

Transfers recorded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s website yesterday show Google acquired the patents Aug. 17. Jim Prosser, a spokesman for the Mountain View, California- based company, confirmed the transaction today without providing details or financial terms. Chris Andrews, a spokesman for Armonk, New York-based IBM, declined to comment.

Google is building an arsenal of patents that the company has said is largely designed to counter a “hostile, organized campaign” by companies including Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. against the Android operating system for mobile devices. Google had already acquired 1,030 patents from IBM in a transaction recorded in July, and will obtain more than 17,000 with its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.

Android is a free, open-source program that relies on some nonproprietary features Google didn’t create and allows outside developers to modify the code. That has left the company and handset makers that use the system vulnerable to lawsuits claiming Android was built on the backs of research done by other technology companies.

Android handset makers HTC Corp. (2498), Samsung Electronics Co. and Motorola Mobility have each been targeted in lawsuits by Cupertino, California-based Apple, and Microsoft and Motorola Mobility have exchanged patent-infringement allegations.

To help in the fight, Google last month transfered to HTC nine patents it bought in the past year from companies including the former Motorola Inc. and Openwave Systems Inc. Taoyuan, Taiwan-based HTC used those patents last week in a new lawsuit that escalates its patent battle with Apple.

The IBM sale was previously reported by the SEO by the Sea blog.

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Sony to buy Ericsson out of phone venture: report

Source: AFP

TOKYO — In a push to enhance its smartphone business, Japan's Sony is nearing a deal to buy out Swedish telecom firm Ericsson's stake in their mobile phone joint venture, according to the Wall Street Journal.

By wresting full control of the 50-50 partnership, Sony aims to integrate its smartphone operation with its tablet, hand-held game console and personal computer businesses to save on costs and better synchronise development of mobile devices, the paper quoted people familiar with the matter as saying.

Sony shares tumbled 3.12 percent to 1,424 yen Friday morning, despite the benchmark index rising one percent in morning trade.

"Sony had not been able to carve out its presence globally (in smartphones) with Ericsson," said Okasan Securities strategist Hideyuki Ishiguro.

"Even if it gets full control of the venture, the competitive landscape of the smartphone industry already seems mapped out," he told Dow Jones Newswires.

Sony is pushing for a deal as competitors such as Apple of the United States and Samsung Electronics of South Korea forge ahead with closely coupled strategies for smartphones and tablet computers, the journal said.

Analysts say the move would help accelerate Sony's efforts to push its vast library of content through its game consoles, smartphones and tablet computers amid competition from Apple's iTunes and App store.

Sony Ericsson was created in 2001 and is now the world's sixth-largest cellphone manufacturer with a global workforce of 7,600.

Sony in Tokyo declined to comment on the report.

The joint venture's two parent companies have held regular discussions over the years about Sony Ericsson's ownership structure, the journal quoted its sources as saying.

One of them said the talks were ongoing and could break apart at any time, it said.

The amount Sony would pay Ericsson remained unclear because of the complexity of a possible transaction that could involve Ericsson's mobile-technology patent portfolio, it said.

But analysts estimated that Ericsson's stake in the venture could be valued at between 1.0-1.25 billion euros or roughly $1.3-1.7 billion, it said.

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First Indian 4G Equipment Deal Signed By Ericsson

We had reported earlier about the status of 4G networks in India, and debated whether it is too soon or if we should embrace it. Today we have further news which takes the debate to a new level.

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Global Corporation Ericsson, known for its Telecom Equipment, has reportedly signed India’s first bagged LD-LTE contract equipment contract. LD-LTE is 4th Generation Connectivity, commonly referred to as 4G.

While Ericsson didn’t mention the name of the customer, or how much the contract is worth, this is a huge step as it reflects that the industry is serious about 4G. They are not just viewing it as a pipe dream which may take shape in the distant future. The equipment required for deploying 4G is costly and the deal probably runs into ten figures, so we can be sure whoever bought it is fairly certain that 4G is on the horizon as a bright shining star.

There were several companies who won 4G Spectrum at the auction held last year: Reliance Industries, Bharti Airtel, Tikona and Qualcomm. A Press Event will be held in New Delhi tomorrow, on Tuesday, with further details.

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this is really amazing. luck people. Plane lands on its belly without landing gears. no one is hurt.. look at the video..

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Plane from New Jersey carrying 231 onboard makes emergency landing

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Warsaw, Poland: A Boeing 767 from Newark, New Jersey, carrying 231 people onboard made a dramatic emergency landing in Warsaw on Tuesday after its landing gear failed to open.

Sparks and small fires erupted when the Polish LOT airlines plane landed on its belly without its wheels, but nobody was injured, officials said.

The pilots discovered a problem with the chassis ahead of landing and circled above the airport for about one hour before landing, said Przemyslaw Przybylski, a spokesman for the Warsaw airport.

LOT spokesman Leszek Chorzewski said the plane landed with nearly empty fuel tanks after dumping fuel in preparation for the emergency landing.

A fire brigade laid out special flame retardant foam for the plane to land on. On landing, sparks flew from the engine and small fires erupted under the plane but were immediately put out by firefighters.

Passengers could be seen evacuating the plane. They were then taken to a medical center to be examined by doctors, Przybylski said.

"There was no panic among the passengers. The cabin crew prepared them for the emergency landing well," LOT airlines president, Marcin Pirog, told reporters.

Pirog said Captain Tadeusz Wrona and co-pilot Jerzy Szwartz carried out a "perfect emergency landing," which prevented anyone from being injured.

"It is the first time a LOT plane had to land without the landing gear out," Pirog said, adding that such landings do not always end well.

The airport has been closed until 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Flights which had been scheduled to land in Warsaw have been diverted to Lodz, Gdansk and Krakow.

Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski congratulated and thanked the crew for their successful landing.

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Adobe Officially Announces Death of Flash For Mobiles, Will concentrate on HTML 5, No new development for Mobile Flash >> http://blogs.adobe.c...lash-focus.html

Firefox 8 Released >> http://www.mozilla.o...US/firefox/new/

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It's an aftermath of Steve Jobs' strong claim last year that Adobe's Flash is unreliable, threat to security and battery draining. He refused to use it on iPhone and iPad, concentrated on html5 instead.

There will be changes in Android devices and BB Play Books in view of this announcement.

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Linux distribution Ubuntu is looking into

the market for tablets, smart TVs and other

integrated markets.

Sent from my LG-P500 using Tapatalk

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HTC's S3 loses Apple lawsuit

Apple won a U.S. trade case brought by HTC's S3 Graphics over a method of compressing images to appear three-dimensional on an electronic display.

The U.S. International Trade Commission said S3's patent rights weren't violated by Apple in a notice released Monday on the agency's website with the full decision to be released later. The commission gave no reason for its decision.

An agency judge found in July that Apple's Mac computers infringed two S3 patents, while devices that run on the iOS mobile operating system, including the iPhone and iPad table computer, didn't. The six-member commission reviewed the entire decision, including the effects of Apple's agreements with Intel and Nvidia for graphics chips.

HTC, which announced it would buy closely held S3 for $300 million after the judge issued his findings, was counting on a victory to bolster its patent battles with Apple. The commission is also reviewing an agency judge's determination that HTC infringed two Apple patents, and may take a look at a judge's findings that cleared Apple of infringing HTC patents.

Apple and HTC of Taiwan have other patent- infringement cases against each other, and S3 has filed a second patent case against Apple at the trade agency. S3 of Fremont makes image-compression technology and its Texture Compression feature is used in Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation portable gaming systems.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/21/BUQC1M26F4.DTL#ixzz1ePUWsH7j

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One more suite against Android. This time British Telecom using google.

Source: PC World

BT Files Patent Suit Against Google

British Telecommunications has filed a civil suit in a Delaware court alleging that some Google products and services including Android, and its search, music, map, and location-based advertising infringe on one or more of six of its patents.

The British company entered a prayer on Thursday before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for an injunction against Google, as well as unspecified damages, which could be tripled if proven that Google's alleged infringement of the patents was willful and deliberate. BT has also asked for a trial by jury.

The BT patents said to have been infringed include service provision system for communication networks, navigation information system, storage and retrieval of location based information in a distributed network of data storage devices, telecommunications apparatus and method, and communications node for providing network based information services.

Google Music and Android were cited by BT as examples of Google's violation of U.S. Patent No. 6,151,309 for service provision system for communication networks, also referred to in the suit as the Busuioc patent. This patent is "directed to systems and methods for accessing content in a mobile environment where network constraints vary across networks".

Intellectual property analyst Florian Mueller wrote in his blog that with so many major patent holders asserting their rights, obligations to pay royalties may force Google to change its Android licensing model and pass royalties on to device makers. Android is at the center of a number of patent disputes involving large companies including Oracle and Apple.

Google was not immediately available for comment on the suit.

Edited by csmart

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