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  A few years ago that would've probably caused more than one Samsung factory line to shut down.  Now times have changed.   First, there are a LOT more parts consumers these days.  Many of them might have to switch to Samsung as a supplier, if Apple becomes the prime customer of their old supplier.   Second, Samsung themselves have become one of their own best customers.  They recently took over from Apple as the largest electronics parts consumer in the world.   For that...
  FRAND does not mean free.   SEP holders have also spent time and money innovating (and cooperating with others on a standard) and likewise have the right to prevent copying without licensing.     FRAND patents are actually better long term strategically, since they've almost always stood up to court tests, and have a history of steady payments.  More importantly, since you cannot build a device for that standard without using them, it's very difficult to claim you are...
  So are you going to be a man and apologize to the poster you wrongly slammed out of your own ignorance?  Or do you have no honor?   PS. Those of you who engage in personal attacks simply point out to everyone else, that you think your position is weak and you're terrified of defending your opinions with actual discussion.
  Not sure I would cheer.  Depends on what this decision covers.  For example:   Apple depends on anonymous collection of location data in order to build up their database of cell ids and WiFi hotspots.   If people have to opt in to allow such collection, non-GPS location services could ultimately suffer.     Need some clarification here.
  Ah.  He's not talking about changing the user agent.     He's pointing out that stock Chrome says it's "AppleWebKit", which might confuse poor sniffing tools.   Likewise, the Kindle Fire's Silk server based browser used to claim that it was a Mac in its user agent string.   Neither of these required user intervention for dumber stat counters to get confused.     Note that iAds is only used inside apps.  Not the web.     Exactly right. I have consistently said that web...
  Is the 5 selling a lot?  Sure, every phone is.  Is it considered as big a success as the 4S?  Apparently not.   The iPhone 5 was seen as a relative sales failure the first weekend, when it only sold a million more than the 4S had the year before in fewer countries.  Analysts had expected up to twice as many sales for the 5.   The iPhone 5 also only seems to account for 50-60% of iPhone sales, while the 4S especially continues to sell strongly even in the US.   Now,...
  Yes, that would be cool.   Hmm.  Perhaps.... just perhaps... they're deliberately trying to stay out of direct competition in Apple's territory, by NOT making a high end Galaxy that's the same size as the iPhone.   However, it could help solve the question of what size device that more people want.  (Not that I advocate having only one size or choice.)
  Not only is that a weird selection of websites, but who does not use an app to go to LinkedIn on their phone?  Or apps or widgets for any of those?     Web usage does not correlate to sales.     Depending on the counting method, it could sometimes relate to how often the browser reloads pages.     Or it could show that Android users are more likely to use an app or widget than a web browser.   That could be because Android has a Back button to make navigating around...
  Again, you might recall the US case last year when Motorola agreed to a judge deciding Apple's royalty rate, instead of the 2.25% that Moto usually started negotiations with.  Instead of agreeing to this incredibly fair offer, Apple refused to go along unless the rate was $1 or below.   So no, Motorola is not abusing rates since they were willing to accept whatever a judge came up with.   Apple, on the other hand, clearly demonstrated that they were not only unwilling...
  It has its uses, as shown in the ad.  Moreover...   Bloomberg recently reported that "(Jon) Ive also has shown interest in altering how people control their computers. He has met with makers of gesture technology that lets people navigate their gadgets by moving their hands — without touching the screen, said a personal familiar with those interactions.”   Interestingly, Microsoft was big on the air gesture idea about five years ago.  I recall them doing research on a...
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