WEB/BUSINESS

August 14th, 2012, 1:53 PM

Apple v. Samsung: As Trial Reaches Mid-Way Point, Apple Rests its Case and Samsung Begins

Apple rested its case against Samsung in the multi-billion dollar Apple v. Samsung trial Monday, but not until Samsung was able to obtain a minor victory from the court. Presiding Judge Lucy Koh ruled that three of Samsung’s allegedly patent-infringing phones were to be excluded from the trial: the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S i9000, and [...]

August 9th, 2012, 10:45 AM

In Patent Skirmish, RIM Emerges Victorious

This week RIM received some much needed good news when a California judge ruled to dismiss a $147-million patent infringement suit against the company on Thursday. The case began in 2008, when Mformation Technologies took RIM to court over allegations that RIM had infringed upon a patent it owns for a that was apparently used [...]

August 8th, 2012, 5:33 PM

Apple v. Samsung: Apple Possibly Checkmates Samsung With New Revelations

While Apple may have spent most of Tuesday on the defence, the company entered into into the trial’s evidence a document that may prove to be a checkmate against Samsung — a document that shows beyond a reasonable doubt that Samsung may have “slavishly copied” the iPhone’s design. The document in question is a 132-page [...]

August 8th, 2012, 3:29 PM

Video Reveals Raid on MegaUpload Founder’s Mansion

While Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz is often known for grandiose tales and exaggeration, a video obtained by New Zealand’s Channel 3 News shows that his description of his arrest — a violent SWAT style takedown — was completely accurate. The video opens with an early morning raid on the Dotcom mansion, involving SWAT officers swooping [...]

August 6th, 2012, 7:17 PM

Apple v. Samsung Day 4: A Humble Company; A Hired Witness

While Samsung may have slipped up during the first week of Apple v. Samsung with its contumacious attorney, the company jumped into the second week of the trial recharged and on the attack. The day began with Justin Denison, Samsung’s strategy head, taking the stand to testify on a library of email exchanges that Apple [...]

August 2nd, 2012, 3:38 PM

Apple v. Samsung: New Filing Reveals Apple’s Request to Sanction Samsung

A new court filing made public on Thursday has revealed Apple’s formal request of the court to have Samsung sanctioned for distributing banned trial evidence to the press. In legalese, a court sanction is a punishment imposed by a judge — usually a fine — for being in contempt of court or filing a frivolous [...]

August 2nd, 2012, 11:36 AM

Facebook Stock Tumbles to New Low

Facebook’s stock flirted with a price point of $19 per share by mid-day trading today, as the social networking site’s stock continued to tank. By 2:30 PM EST, the price had hit $19.90. Facebook has lost 45% of its value since its initial public offering in May. This latest drop follows an announcement by the [...]

August 1st, 2012, 5:26 PM

Apple v. Samsung: Samsung’s Lawyer Scolded by Judge

The end of the second day (July 31) of the multi-billion dollar Apple v. Samsung trial was defined by Samsung’s failing to get ‘critical’ evidence for their side included in the case, and a spat between Samsung’s high profile lead lawyer and the judge presiding over the case. Samsung was barred by Judge Lucy Koh [...]

July 31st, 2012, 3:21 PM

Apple v. Samsung Day 2: Did Samsung Conclude That ‘It’s Easier to Copy’?

Apple began day two of Apple v. Samsung by accusing Samsung of deciding that it was easier to copy than innovate, in a 90-minute opening statement presented by attorney Harold McElhinny. “The iPhone, like all of Apple’s products is about creating a unique and special user experience. An experience that is so seamless and intuitive [...]

July 31st, 2012, 12:23 PM

Betaworks Gives First Preview of New Digg

Betaworks, the company that purchased Digg for the paltry sum of $500,000, has released a first preview of the redesigned Digg on its blog Rethink Digg. Betaworks promises that the revamped Digg will focus on simplicity with a “fast and thin” experience based on sorting stories into the three core categories of top stories, popular, [...]