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  • May 22, 2012
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Apple and Samsung begin settlement talks

                  22 May 2012 – Yesterday began the court ordered talks between Apple (Tim Cook) and Samsung (with Choi Gee-Sung, chief executive of Samsung).  Apple alleges Samsung is the chief culprit in copying its iPhone and iPad inventions. Their two days of settlement talks in a San Francisco courthouse […]


  • May 18, 2012
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U.S. cable companies, “dumb pipes” … and data

                                                              By:  Athina Kontosakou and Gregory Bufithis 18 May 2012 – The US cable industry is very big and very profitable. The four large publicly traded cable companies – Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, and Charter Communications – have an aggregate enterprise value of nearly $200bn. They face limited competition, have high and stable margins and […]


  • May 8, 2012
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Who owns the perk in Java? A primer on the Oracle v Google law suit

8 May 2012–   In 2010 Oracle accused Google of pilfering its intellectual property for use in the Android mobile platform. It has since presented oodles of forensic evidence, including e-mails among Google executives and bits of allegedly copied program code.  On May 7th a federal jury in San Francisco found in its favour.  Sort […]


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