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  • Nokia: Apple iPad Also Violates Our Patents
    Nokia Corp. (NOK) on Friday upped the ante in its lawsuit against Apple Inc. (AAPL) when it put the new iPad on the list of patent-infringing products.Nokia first accused Apple’s iPhone of patent infringement last October. But once the iPad went ...More
    May 7, 2010 Posted in News
  • Apple Might Face Antitrust Probe Over Flash Policies
    Reports are surfacing that Apple Inc. (AAPL) is in line for an antitrust probe by the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission.The Steve Jobs-led company is coming under scrutiny for prohibiting Adobe Flash applications on its products, namely the iPhone and ...More
    May 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Guilty Verdicts in BlackBerry Murder Case
    Three British men have been found guilty of killing a man and stealing his BlackBerry last fall.The men hit Saravanakumar Sellapan, 24, over the head when he was walking home from work one day in October. He eventually slipped into a coma and later died. Two 18 year olds ...More
    April 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • The Problem With Web Site References in Contracts
    The terms and conditions of the contract are supplemented by and/or subject to the terms of the “service guide,” along with a URL reference to the carrier’s Web site. This language seems innocuous and the explanation sounds logical. Do not believe it, not even for a second. ...More
    March 30, 2010 By Neil Ende Posted in Articles
  • Illinois Judge Wants to Nix Verizon-Frontier Sale
    An Illinois judge on Tuesday recommended that state regulators not approve Verizon Communications Inc.’s (VZ) landline sale to Frontier Communications (FTR). The move could block the pending deal, which stands to impact 600,000 customers in Illinois ...More
    March 9, 2010 Posted in News
  • AT&T Almost Sues Man for Slick Walkway
    AT&T has decided not to sue a homeowner after one of the company’s technicians slipped and fell on his icy walkway in suburban Chicago.Steve Czerwein was shocked when he got a notice in the mail from the phone giant, saying they believed he was liable for nearly ...More
    March 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Apple Sues Nexus One Maker HTC for Patent Infringement
    Apple Inc. (AAPL), whose iPhone is facing tougher competition from smartphones released by the likes of rival Google Inc. (GOOG), is suing Taiwan-based phone maker HTC.HTC just happens to manufacture the Google Nexus One.Apple said on Tuesday that HTC is ...More
    March 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Verizon Sued Over 'Phantom' Internet Access Fee
    A complaint to the FCC over a “phantom” mobile Internet access fee has turned into a full-blown lawsuit. The class-action suit was filed against Verizon Wireless in federal court in New Jersey.Several hundred customers who own regular cell phones (not ...More
    March 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Free Press Lambasts Carriers Over ETF Defense
    Google, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile all banded together this week to defend their early-termination fees to the Federal Communications Commission. Some of the penalties to get out of your smartphone contract run up to $350, but the companies say the cost of ...More
    February 25, 2010 Posted in News
  • Copy That, Google, Yahoo!: Xerox is Suing You
    Xerox Corp. (XRX) wants Google Inc. (GOOG) and Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) to fork over an unspecified amount of money for alleged patent infringement over, you guessed it, search technology. Yes, that Xerox – the one that makes you want to say, ...More
    February 23, 2010 Posted in News