8 posts • joined Tuesday 10th July 2012 03:33 GMT
From $6,000,000 to $1,250,000,000? I'm dumbfounded. If they actually pay that bill, I'd be even more dumbfounded.
The ironic thing is that these lawsuits actually gave Samsung credibility. The average consumer sees what's going on and thinks, Apple is scared of Samsung, their products must be pretty good. It backfired.
They're selling 20,000,000 phones every 3 months and some analyst is disappointed? Wha't wrong with this picture?
The people that find these vulnerabilities always seem to be prosecuted overzealously. To them, I say incorporate. Google went around sniffing everyone's wireless networks. The way things are going, if Google were an individual, it would have gotten 25 years in prison. Instead, as a corporation, it gets a measly (for a multibillion dollar corporation) $7,000,000 fine. So pay the $100 or so fee, turn yourself into a corporation, and do it under the corporation's name. You may still get fined, but it would probably be harder to throw you in jail.
Who has the patent on using multiple fingers on a fork? Ridiculous!
What the hell is an ultrabook? Does anyone really know? The name has been out there for what, over a year now? Ask the average person on the street, and the best answer you might get would be 'some kind of skinny notebook computer.' The rest of the people will give you a blank look. Call these things something else now, because the name 'ultrabook' has failed.
I just don't download those apps that require permissions they don't need or I don't approve of. I don't care what they are, or who they're made by. If only we could get rid of the apps that come preinstalled; the ones that have all those permissions, like Facebook. Buy any smartphone today, and there are at least 10 apps preinstalled that have way too many permissions for my taste. The only way to get rid of them is to root your phone, and lose your warranty. Carriers are exacerbating the situation with this behavior.
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