A trademark lawsuit filed against Apple in June has reportedly been dropped by iCloud Communications LLC, which had originally claimed "irreparable injury" to its cloud computing business. The Phoenix, Arizona-based outfit said in its original complaint against the iPad maker that usage of the iCloud marks to promote the firm's …
Either Apple money ...
or threats of Apple violence.
Mind you, that original complaint was pathetic.
I like the concept of Apple Violence, how might that work?
Razorblade in a toffee apple??
Whatever could have made them do that?
"Monetary relief alone is inadequate ..."
So, lots of money then.
Monetary relief plus a free iPod Nano?
Yes, lots and lots and lots of it.
NBA-like levels of dancing girls.
iHand of Jobs
Maybe they wanted to get paid and receive some other form of relief?
Who at Apple wood be upto the iJob?
You will be assimilated.
They could have played this one out nicely, but instead they threw a big hissy-fit tantrum.
Now everyone remembers them as "that company that threw a huge hissy-fit tantrum" and thus they have ruined their 'iCloud' moniker all by themselves. It's no wonder they want to redress themselves as something else, I wouldn't want to hire a company that publicly embarrasses themselves so thoughtlessly.
Hissy-fit tantrum entirely appropriate
If someone rips off your corporate identity.
...but in which case, they should have the integrity to carry on with the suit, and now give up and wuss out when someone throws a fistful of cash their way
if anyone made this guess yet, but i think they just got a shedload of money.
"here's £100k, now fuck off"
I think the numbers might be somewhat larger
The sentiment is probably right though.
You would have thought with all the other iGoofs with product names they would have thought of this before announcing to the world. It with have probably saved them a "0" on the price of silence.
How about iBM?
Apple are never going to be able to squash that one!
I REALLY don't want to see the 'revolutionary, magic' Apple product that gets that name
UK readers got the image of that unlovely fat bloke from the %4000+ APR advert, now? Good ;o)
Still a payday is a payday and is likely a small bill for Apple compared to whatever paywalled-garden-ness apple want to build into their MicrosoftCloud.
And probably a result for icloud, to be honest.
But I wonder if anyone can explain why those Ads for payday loans at 4000% interest are legal? Seems like loan sharking to me.
"They could have played this one out nicely, but instead they threw a big hissy-fit tantrum"
Sounds like Apple dealing with Samsung to me...
If I'd been Samsung
I'd have bought them PDQ
Just to sit their and smile at the Apple lawyers for a nice change.
The Saturday night street corner solicitation ...
... was a done deal. All that was left was haggling over price which was eventually met. And some people wonder what Apple is doing with all its cash.
I take it that nobody showed up late at night claiming to be "with" the SFPD?
WOAH! WOAH!! WOAH!!1!
Clear Digital Communications.... Prepare from a lawsuit from Swiss Precision for a name that sounds VERY LIKE their pregnancy tests!!
Clear Digital Communications...?
I wonder if they'll be hearing from Clear Channel Communications' digital radio group...?
New Apple stock holders...Formerly known as iCloud.
If Apple can get the police to watch guard while they search a house for a misplaced phone, then you know that Apple greased some wheels with top executives in this company.
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. Just need to know what the cost was to finish the story.