Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2014 21:13 UTC
Legal

For three years, Apple and Samsung have clashed on a scale almost unprecedented in business history, their legal war costing more than a billion dollars and spanning four continents. Beginning with the super-secret project that created the iPhone and the late Steve Jobs's fury when Samsung - an Apple supplier! - brought out a shockingly similar device, Kurt Eichenwald explores the Korean company's record of patent infringement, among other ruthless business tactics, and explains why Apple might win the battles but still lose the war.

Once you brush off the apple pie that spontaneously erupts from your monitor and get over the "Asian Samsung bad, American Apple good!"-mentality, this article has some very decent stuff in it. Worth the read.

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WorknMan
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2005-11-13

I dunno... Apple has been steadily ripping off features from Android and others for years. Which is okay, as far as I'm concerned, as they have ripped off plenty from Apple as well. Personally, I'm happy when these companies steal each others' ideas, esp when they improve on things and make them better.

Edited 2014-05-06 00:44 UTC

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