The New York Times has been running a multipart-series challenging global tech companies, and often does so by focusing specifically on Apple, as if Cupertino is the only US tech company involved in controversial manufacturing issues. While consistently calling Apple out prominently on issues that clearly involve most smartphone and technology manufacturers might not be the fairest way to position these articles, the latest addition to the series focuses on one area where Apple has led the pack in less than savory tactics: patent lawsuits.
We're guessing the deafening silence from the App Store today is a result of those corrupted updates that made headlines over the 4th of July holiday. If you've been relentlessly pressing the update button in iTunes only to keep seeing "there are no updates available for any of the apps in your iTunes library," it might be time to take a break and read up on what else is happening in the tech world -- including what Apple has to say on the subject. Here's what's making news for Thursday, July 5, 2012.
It happens every summer. We get all excited with the hype for an upcoming blockbuster, and it turns out to be a dud. Last week, Judge Posner wearied of the pretrial drama between Apple and Motorola and effectively told everyone that the show is over, now go home.
Meanwhile, fearing delays to their upcoming trial, Apple wouldn't pull the trigger on requesting an injunction against Samsung, so Judge Koh will not stop the Galaxy S III from landing on U.S. store shelves. Join us, won't you, for another gripping week of Law & Apple.
No matter which way you look at, there’s likely a divorce coming between Apple and Google, onetime pals whose relations have soured the more Android gains a foothold in the smartphone and tablet markets. Thankfully for Apple fans, developers seem to have already chosen a side and continue to do their best (and first) work on the iOS platform. So saddle up to the bar and drink in some facts and figures on these great tech titans in our recap for this Thursday, June 7, 2012.
Apple's biggest trial to date in their ongoing global fight against Android is set to begin next Monday, as Cupertino goes up against Motorola in Chicago. The past few days have been crazy-busy for the judge in this case, as he does what can to keep the two companies fighting a clean fight. Let's catch up on the last minute rulings.
Apple responds to the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit, Judge Posner gets a little snarky, and "somebody" is dragging Cupertino's two best patents back to court.
Will Cupertino's strategy against the DOJ work? Did Motorola really think Judge Posner would allow that? And who could it be that has such an interest in seeing Apple's patents tossed? Join us for another week of Law & Apple!