If you've even casually followed the strange saga of Proview, the company who claimed to own the iPad trademark in China, you may see them as a fly-by-night. After reading this, you might think they're a bunch of deadbeats, too.
Apple has finally put the Proview trademark lawsuit behind it, which means the company can start to focus on releasing the new iPad in China at long last. According to one blog in that country, Cupertino may be planning to do just that on July 27.
It may be well short of the $400 million nearly bankrupt technology company Proview was hoping for, but it's sure better than the $55,000 they originally received for the Chinese trademark on the iPad.
If you’ve been avoiding Harry Potter books until you could beam them onto your Kindle, Amazon has some good news for you -- assuming you’re paying $79 per year for their Prime service, that is. Today’s update is chock full of Potter Kindle news, Proview settlement rumors, iOS 5.1 jailbreak progress and much more, so let’s dive right into this Thursday, May 10, 2012 edition.
In a matter of weeks, Proview has gone from a company few have ever heard of to positioning themselves as a underdog in their iPad trademark battle against Apple Inc. Can this techno David take on Goliath and come out unscathed with their most valuable asset still intact?
Oh, that whacky Proview! They truly are the new Psystar, the scrappy underdog who took on Apple over being able to use Mac OS X in their clone hardware. Not content to fight Apple’s iPad trademark claims in China, Proview has now brought the drama to California, filing a lawsuit on the tablet maker’s home turf.
The trademark battle in China over the iPad name scored one for the home team overnight, with a Shanghai court ruling in favor of Apple continuing to sell its tablet in that city -- but there’s still a way to go before Cupertino can declare victory over Proview.
Anyone remember Psystar, the Mac clone maker who dared to defy Apple and was ultimately snuffed out as a result? This business with Proview over the Chinese trademark for the iPad name is beginning to feel a little bit like more of the same, with the recently bankrupt display maker squaring off with Apple in court this week.
It’s President’s Day here in the U.S., which means most of us are working at half-mast since the banks and post office are closed for business. But the news business never slows down, and in the tech world, a Monday holiday is usually reserved for a few curveballs, such as the curious case of Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard going missing from Netflix streaming in the wake of her death (which turns out to be a case of mistaken license term, apparently). With that in mind, here’s the rest of the news for this slow Monday, February 20, 2012.