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Bizarre lawsuit connects Apple, US presidents, Oprah Winfrey in conspiracy

04/13/2011, 03:04 pm

Apple is one of dozens of defendants named in a new bizarre lawsuit that seeks a whopping $75 billion in return for claims of civil rights violations, conspiracy and fraud, to name a few.

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Priceline founder takes aim at Apple, more than 100 others in patent suit

04/12/2011, 10:04 am

Apple joins other major technology companies including Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook as defendants in a new lawsuit from Walker Digital, which founded the travel site Priceline.com.

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Claims of Sony cameras in iPhone 5 'silly,' Apple likely to keep OmniVision

04/04/2011, 12:04 pm

It's highly unlikely that Sony's chief executive would bad-mouth Apple if the company were to actually supply camera lenses for its next-generation iPhone, one Wall Street analyst believes. Instead, there is evidence that Apple will stick with OmniVision for its lenses.

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Sony boss reportedly reveals Apple's plans for 8MP iPhone 5 camera - rumor

04/02/2011, 02:04 am

Reports emerged on Friday that, during an interview, Sony CEO Howard Stringer had accidentally confirmed plans to supply an eight-megapixel camera for Apple's next-generation iPhone.

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Patent holder takes aim at Apple for iPhone's ability to search & receive ads

04/01/2011, 09:04 am

Apple this week was hit with a new patent infringement lawsuit, as the iPhone maker joins 31 other defendants accused of violating a patent related to Internet-connected phones with search functionality and mobile advertising.

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Smartphone camera patent infringement suit takes aim at Apple, Nokia, others

03/21/2011, 03:03 pm

Apple and other leading smartphone manufacturers, including Motorola, Research in Motion and Nokia, are targeted in a new patent infringement lawsuit related to integrated cameras.

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Apple iOS App Store blamed for too many apps as Sony NGP is called "dead on arrival"

03/04/2011, 07:03 pm

Speaking at the Game Developers Conference held in San Francisco this week, Trip Hawkins railed at Apple's App Store for having too many titles, while blaming Nintendo for inventing the concept of licensed games as Ngmoco proclaimed Sony's Next Generation Playstation "dead on arrival" due to the App Store's success.

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Apple's rivals battle for iOS scraps as app market sales grow to $2.2 billion

02/18/2011, 01:02 pm

While the mobile handset race is now being frequently described as a two horse race between Apple's iOS and Google's Android licensees, the mobile software world has four major contenders, with RIM's BlackBerry App World and Nokia's Ovi Store maintaining their lead over Google's Android Market.

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Sony executive says company has no plans to abandon Apple's iTunes

02/17/2011, 03:02 pm

Sony has backed off earlier suggestions that the company is hoping to eventually pull its content from iTunes in the event that a competing service, such as its own Music Unlimited, becomes a viable alternative.

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Legacy apps must comply with Apple's App Store subscription rules by June 30

02/15/2011, 11:02 am

Software currently available in the iOS App Store that does not comply with Apple's newly enforced in-app subscription rules, such as the Amazon Kindle or Hulu+ applications, have until June 30 to comply or they could be removed.

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Sony hints it could pull its music from iTunes in ongoing war with Apple

02/11/2011, 10:02 am

After Apple rejected a Sony e-reader application for the iPad from its App Store for not complying with the rules, Sony has fired back and suggested it is hoping to be able to exit Apple's iTunes Music Store.

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Apple surpasses Sony, Motorola in total handset sales - Gartner

02/09/2011, 11:02 am

The growth of Apple's iPhone in 2010 came at the expense of competitors who lost significant market share and experienced reduced sales, including Sony Ericsson and Motorola, according to new data from Gartner.

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World of Goo says iPad launch beat peak WiiWare, Steam sales

02/08/2011, 08:02 pm

The developer of World of Goo has profiled its iPad launch as being "by far" the fastest selling and highest revenue generating game platform, thanks to promotion by Apple.

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iTunes tops movies; $10M in fake iPhones, iPods seized; Jobs' mansion nears demolition

02/08/2011, 01:02 am

Sales figures for 2010 show that Apple's iTunes Movie Store remained on top with 64.5 percent market share among competing Internet video services in the US. Also, more than $10 million worth of counterfeit iPhones, iPods and other items have been seized by the Los Angeles Port Police. Finally, officials say the physical permit allowing Apple CEO Steve Jobs to raze the controversial Jackling mansion will be issued soon.

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Apple denies claim that Sony Reader, Kindle in danger on iOS App Store

02/01/2011, 01:02 pm

Apple issued a surprisingly timely response to a claim made by the New York Times that suggested the company might bar iOS apps that sell content outside of Apple's software market within iTunes.

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Apple's new App Store restrictions block Sony eBookstore, may lock out Amazon [u]

02/01/2011, 02:02 am

Apple has tightened restrictions on its iOS App Store by requiring all in-app purchases to go through it, resulting in the rejection of an eBookstore application from Sony, a new report claims.

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Sony to take on Apple with next-gen PlayStation Portable, Android game store

01/27/2011, 02:01 am

Sony will challenge Apple's iOS later this year with the just-announced next-generation PlayStation Portable, codenamed NGP, and a PlayStation Suite game store that will also be available on Google's Android mobile operating system.

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Apple doubles awarded patents, reaching 563 in 2010

01/11/2011, 08:01 am

Apple was awarded 563 patents in 2010, making it the No. 46 global company in terms of inventions recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last year.

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New Apple iTunes movie features allow script searching, scene sharing

01/03/2011, 04:01 pm

Movie studios have quietly expanded the feature set of content available on Apple's iTunes Store, allowing users to search a film's script for specific words, or select a clip and share it with others on a social networking site.

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Sony taking cues from Apple for next PlayStation Portable

12/23/2010, 02:12 am

Sony executive Kazuo Hirai hinted Wednesday that the next generation of its PlayStation Portable handheld gaming device will learn from the popularity of Apple's iPhone and iPod touch devices, implementing new touch-based controls and broadening its appeal to casual gamers.

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