WEB/BUSINESS

February 24th, 2012, 10:19 AM

As the Apple-ProView Patent Battle Continues, Bizarre iPhone Knockoffs Emerge

While Apple and Chinese manufacturer ProView continue their bitter and vitriolic battle as to who legally owns the iPad trademark, a variety of media reports have emerged from the country showcasing some downright bizarre iPhone knockoffs. iSimulacrum To many Chinese the iPhone is an expensive luxury. In many ways it is also an unnecessary luxury [...]

February 23rd, 2012, 5:25 PM

HP’s Earnings Still in Free Fall

Even with a new CEO at the helm, Hewlet Packard’s earnings continue to plummet as the company hemorrhages market share in all sectors. “In the first quarter, we delivered on our Q1 outlook and remained focused on the fundamentals to drive long-term sustainable returns,” said CEO Meg Whitman in a statement. “We are taking the [...]

February 23rd, 2012, 11:49 AM

Was AMD Once Tempted to Purchase NVidia?

AMD was once considering purchasing NVidia and not ATI, so claim a cabal of former AMD employees. Speaking on the condition of anonymity to Forbes, these employees claim that AMD was actively courting NVidia for acquisition. The hold up for AMD, however, was that NVidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang insisted that as a condition of the [...]

February 23rd, 2012, 10:54 AM

MegaUpload Founder’s Freedom Comes at a Price

Former digital storage locker mogul Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz is now a free man, having being granted bail Wednesday morning New Zealand time. Mr. Schmitz was allowed to go free because the presiding judge ruled that there is a lack of evidence that he had any means to flee New Zealand. The two previous judges [...]

February 17th, 2012, 2:57 PM

ProView’s “iPad” Finally Unveiled

Two Wall Street Journal reporters have managed to get their hands on press materials for ProView’s “iPad” at a company press conference. ProView is currently locked in a particularly vicious trademark battle with Apple. ProView alleges that Apple’s bestselling tablet knowingly and blazingly violates its rights to its protected trademark “iPad”. As Chinese courts have [...]

February 16th, 2012, 10:49 AM

China Ramps up iPad Seizures

iPads are disappearing from the shelves of retailers in many Chinese cities as a trademark dispute between Apple and ProView ramps up. According to the online edition of the China Business News, iPads were taken off shelves and seized in Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Shijiazhuang, and Xuzhou. The Diyi Caijing Daily reports that two major shopping malls [...]

February 14th, 2012, 4:21 PM

Eric Demers Leaves AMD

On the eve of the launch of the Radeon 7700, Eric Demers, AMD’s Chief Technical Officer Graphics, has left the company. According to reports from Bright Side of the News, Mr. Demers left AMD unexpectedly without notice. BSN* claims that Mr. Demers’ departure has to do with simmering hostilities left over from a management dispute [...]

February 14th, 2012, 1:21 PM

Company Seeks Export Ban of Apple’s iPads

ProView Technology, a Chinese firm based in Shenzhen, is seeking a ban of exports of Apple’s iPads from China as part of an intense trademark battle between the two companies. Media reports indicate that Chinese authorities in some cities have ordered retailers to stop selling Apple’s tablet. This dispute stems from the fact that ProView, [...]

February 14th, 2012, 1:00 AM

Google’s Motorola Mobility Purchase Approved

With hesitation, regulators in both the United States and European Union approved Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Monday paving the way for the search giant to potentially manufacture its own phones. In a press release announcing approval of the deal, the Department of Justice stated that Google’s potential approach to FRAND (fair reasonable and [...]

February 9th, 2012, 4:08 PM

Google’s Patent Play Likely to be Approved by U.S Regulators

Reuters is reporting that the U.S Justice Department is expected to approve Google’s $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility’s patent portfolio as well as a bid by an Apple led consortium for the patent library of Nortel Networks. Google first announced its intent to purchase Motorola Mobility’s patent library, pending approval by federal regulators, back [...]