Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2012 23:54 UTC
Legal And just like that, within a matter of days, the jury has reached a verdict in Apple vs. Samsung. The basic gist is simple: Apple's software patents are valid, and many Samsung devices infringe upon them. Apple's iPhone 3G trade dress is valid, and Samsung's Galaxy S line infringes, but other devices did not. Samsung did not infringe Apple's iPad design patent. Apple did not infringe any of Samsung's patents. Apple is awarded a little over $1 billion in damages. Competition lost today, and developers in the United States should really start to get worried - software patents got validated big time today.
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RE: Miguk seki, Hanguk ottogi
by ze_jerkface on Sat 25th Aug 2012 01:36 UTC in reply to "Miguk seki, Hanguk ottogi"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

I think you make some good points but I don't see this backfiring at all.

To most consumers this is all background noise. Corporation A wins money in court from Corporation B. Whatever.

In a few months it will be:

The new iPads are here! The new iPads are here! I am somebody!

No one gave a shit about Apple factory workers killing themselves. People would rather read about a pig that likes to drink root beer.

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orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

I am not so sure; at one time here in the UK, the 'Murdoch Empire' seemed to be unassailable. Now the very family is apparently tearing itself apart and disagreeing vehemently in public.

I would not understimate a similar tipping point here.

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

The Murdoch Empire doesn't have software inertia.

Even if Apple becomes uncool to the hipster crowd that still leaves a massive swath of tech company apatheic consumers that have already bought tons of stuff on iTunes and have no interest in switching. Then there is all the iTunes exclusive business software that was written while Microsoft was asleep at the wheel. This Christmas we will see the iPad mini which will cut a hole into the $200 Android tablet market. Android tablets still don't offer as smooth of an experience so without a strong price advantage I don't see much changing.

Apple isn't going anywhere and will actually seem like a safe bet to Wall St. once the POS known as Windows 8 fails on the market.

Oh and I'm a .NET dev with a Samsung phone, not an Apple fan at all.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

The Murdoch children are the products of three different mothers. That is why they are fighting.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I am not so sure; at one time here in the UK, the 'Murdoch Empire' seemed to be unassailable. Now the very family is apparently tearing itself apart and disagreeing vehemently in public.

I would not understimate a similar tipping point here.


The Murdoch family have been tearing itself apart for years - the daughters don't want to have anything to do with the father, the son I have a feeling just hangs around in the hope that the old geiser dies and leaves him with the crown jewels. The cold hard reality is that no one actually likes him - people only hang around in a hope of getting any of the scraps left over when he dies.

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orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Perhaps it is not representative but look at the comments regarding his story on the BBC News site, highest rated first:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19377261

I doubt all these are tech enthusiasts of the sort that would delve much but they seem to have understood the gist, and Apple isn't coming off well at all.

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