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Just when we thought it was over, Motorola and Apple are heading back to the  courts. This time it is to Appeal a ruling by Judge Posner last month. According to FossPatent, Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility have both decided to appeal every single decision that Judge Posner made that wasn’t in their favour. Mueller reports, “When Judge Posner dismissed an Apple v. Motorola Mobility patent infringement lawsuit in Chicago about a month ago, I analyzed his decision in detail and agreed with him in many ways, though I also predicted that the partiesRead More
Google is now Google General Counsel Kent Walker is recommending that some of Apple’s current patent in smartphones should be treated the same as standards-essential patents (SEPs). In an article for AllthingsD, John Paczkowski writes, “In attempting to fend off Appleand Microsoft’s suits against Motorola Mobility and advancing its own patent litigation against both companies, Google, which is facing a lot of regulatory scrutiny in the U.S. andabroad over what some allege is abuse of SEPs, has been arguing that proprietary non-standardized technologies that become ubiquitous due to their popularity with consumers should be considered de facto standards.”  Google General Counsel KentRead More
The Finnish mobile phone gaint Nokia is fighting to stay relevant in the age of Apple iOS and Google’s Andriod. It appears that its partnership with Microsoft will not be able to save the slide. The Wall Street Journal reports that, “Nokia posted heavy losses as shipments of its new line of Lumia brand phones failed to make up for slumping sales of its older models, but its cash position proved stronger than expected alleviating fears that a rapid cash burn could hamper a turnaround.” The states that, Nokia’s net lossRead More

Posted On July 19, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News

Google granted Patent to Stop Impersonators

Google has been granted a patent by the USPTO to stop people from impersonating others on the web. This phenomenon has grown very quickly over the years, especially on social networking sites such as Twitter. Google’s Patent Background: A social network can be an online system that provides a forum for geographically separated users to interact with one another. Social networks can be aimed at different types of social interaction, such as friendship and business networking. A user of a social network can have a profile page (e.g., a webRead More
Motorola is experiencing a bitter-sweet time at the moment. In a it’s battle with Apple, Motorola has been successful in thawing Apple’s efforts to stop the sale of it’s Motorola’s Xoom tablets in Germany. Dow Jones is reporting that, “a German court Tuesday ruled the Xoom tablet, made by Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility, doesn’t infringe on the design of Apple Inc.’s iPad, but it rejected a claim made by Motorola that the iPad’s design patent is invalid. Apple initially sued Motorola for allegedly infringing three iPad designs with the Xoom. It sought to haveRead More

Posted On July 17, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News

Google: We are moving Google Analytics Forward

Google has announced that they are ending support for the old version of Analytics and moving fully to the new version. One of the major new feature is Real-Time data analysis. This gives websites owners the ability to immediately see the impact that online campaigns, TV ads, or mentions at a live event can have on engagement with your website. The release document states: After a year of supporting both the old and new versions of Analytics, we are now fully transitioning and leaving the old version behind. This meansRead More

Posted On July 17, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News

Apple granted patent for iOS interface

Apple again has added another major iOS interface patent to its arsenal. Jack Purcher of Patently Apple writes, “Today, Apple is embroiled in a series of lawsuits against Samsung, HTC and others over many aspects of the iPhone, iPad and iOS features. In 2007, Samsung, HTC, Google and all others in the industry didn’t have a smartphone with the likes of Apple’s iPhone features. They didn’t have the solutions that Apple eloquently brought to market to make a smartphone truly smart. Apple carefully and meticulously crafted a full end-to-end smartphone solution.Read More

Posted On July 16, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News

iOS 6 beta 3 is now available to developers

Apple has released iOS 6 beta 3 to developers today. This comes three weeks after beta 2 was released. Apple plans to release iOS 6 to the public this fall. 9to5 Mac is reporting the following changes in the the new beta: 1. There is a new Maps section in Settings for controlling unit labels (miles or kilometers), label sizes, and label language. Users are also able to now control the volume of turn-by-turn navigation. 2. Safari now as glyphs for bookmarks, reading list, and history instead of worded labels.Read More

Posted On July 16, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News

NYT: Apple will be launching an iPad mini

According to a report from the New York Times, Apple will be launching an iPad mini later this year. The smaller iPad will be priced to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 tablets. The article states: Apple is developing a new tablet with a 7.85-inch screen that is likely to sell for significantly less than the latest $499 iPad, with its 9.7-inch display, according to several people with knowledge of the project who declined to be named discussing confidential plans. The product is expected to be announcedRead More

Posted On July 15, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News, Tech News

Patents Litigations: Roundup.

The mobile computing space is currently dominated by two companies at the moment, Apple iOS and Google Android OS. However, the success of the Android OS has drawn the wrath of Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs. As a result, Apple has launch an astounding legal attack on OEMs for infringing Apple’s Hardware and Software patents. The legal battles is closely followed and enjoy huge coverage on the web. I personally found Florian Mueller’s Blog FossPatent to be the most informative. The Tech Storm will endeavour to provide the latest and bestRead More

Posted On July 14, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News

Asia Tech: Roundup

Asia Tech News Report 1: It appears Chinese online media giant Sina is joining  BesTV New, to start a new Internet television service, to expand its multimedia content  with the launch of its own social television service According to Bloomberg report: Sina Corp, operator of the Twitter- like Weibo site in China, plans to start a new Internet television service, stepping up efforts to add multimedia content to win social networking users. Sina will offer the “social television” service with BesTV New Media Co., according to details posted on Weibo.com. Mao Taotao, a public relations manager atRead More
Lorraine Luk writing for the Wall Street Journals claims Amazon Inc.  is testing out a smartphone. Luk reports that: Amazon is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a smartphone, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting that the Internet retail giant, which sells the Kindle Fire tablet computers, is considering broadening its mobile-device offerings. Officials at some of Amazon’s parts suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Seattle-based company is testing a smartphone and mass production of the new device may start late this year or early next year.Read More