Facing a jury trial next month with $840 million in potential damage claims on the line in a dispute over alleged e-book price fixing, Apple has instead decided to settle out of court to make the problem go away.
Despite recent rumors to the contrary, it appears consumer electronics titans Apple and Samsung may actually be no closer to settling their differences over patents — especially when attorneys for the Korean manufacturer have resorted to name-calling.
Apple and Google waited until the stock market was closed for the week to announce a formal end to its longtime patent battles — a move that could potentially pave the way for settling the feud between Apple and the search giant's partner Samsung as well.
Those of us in the United States are recovering after an extended Labor Day weekend, but there was plenty of tech news that just could't be contained by the unofficial end to the summer season. There's a lot of ground to cover, so let's dive in and get right to it, shall we?
While critics and wireless customers would likely agree that T-Mobile's new contract-free "UNcarrier" plans are a huge step in the right direction, at least one state's Attorney General takes issue with what he calls "deceptive" advertising.
Remember the so-called "Antennagate" crisis? While it seems like forever ago that iPhone 4 users whined about antenna problems with their handsets, they'll probably be reminded about it when their settlement check hits the mailbox.
By all accounts, Ashton Kutcher did a fine job portraying late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the new feature film jOBS, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday. The reviews are mixed -- with even Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak claiming the movie leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to accuracy -- but Kutcher appears to be coming out mostly unscathed. Will you be catching the movie when it heads to theaters?
As the holiday season rapidly approaches, there is renewed hope for peace on earth; at least with regard to the ongoing Patent Wars. Apple and HTC have agreed to share nicely, putting away the lawyers and working out a deal to play, and pay, fairly. Is this cease-fire a big-enough deal to encourage some of the other players to seriously come to the bargaining table?
It was the shot heard 'round the world this weekend: Apple and HTC announced a cease fire in their patent battles, choosing to put down their swords and putting hand to pen to sign a license deal instead.