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Adobe keynote coincides with Apple's 'Let's talk iPhone' event

09/30/2011, 10:09 pm

Adobe is planning to hold a keynote on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. Pacific, the same date and time of Apple's highly-anticipated press event, where the company is expected to announce a next-generation iPhone.

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Disney bets on iOS App Store games to return interactive unit to profitability

09/22/2011, 03:09 pm

After losing millions of dollars trying to produce console games for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, Disney is betting on Apple's low cost app market to become profitable and create new characters capable of driving sales of movies and merchandise.

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Apple seen in 'no rush' to release iPad 3 as competitors struggle

09/16/2011, 08:09 am

Apple reportedly has prototypes for its third-generation iPad already circling in its supply chain, but no new model is expected to arrive this year as a true second-place tablet has yet to emerge.

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Sony tablet effort receives lukewarm reception under iPad's shadow

09/01/2011, 03:09 am

Sony's launch of its first two Android-based tablets on Wednesday fell flat as analysts and bloggers questioned the high price and quality of the devices as compared to Apple's market-leading iPad.

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DoJ ramping up antitrust probe of $4.5B Nortel patent purchase by Apple, others

07/29/2011, 09:07 pm

Even as Nortel announced the completion of the sale of its 6,000 patents to a group of tech giants including Apple, Microsoft and Research in Motion, the U.S. Department of Justice is said to be intensifying an investigation into whether the deal would unfairly disrupt competitors.

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Nintendo to slash 3DS price by $80 as Apple gains in mobile gaming

07/28/2011, 10:07 am

Nintendo made a surprise announcement Thursday when the Japanese game maker revealed it will cut the price of its recently released 3DS handheld by $80, as competition from Apple continues to grow, and a new handheld from Sony looms.

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Apple paid $2.6B lion's share of $4.5B Nortel patent acquisition

07/21/2011, 12:07 pm

Apple supplied more than half of the $4.5 billion paid by a consortium of companies to acquire Nortel's patent portfolio, new regulatory filings show.

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Canada, US courts approve Apple-led group's $4.5B purchase of Nortel patents

07/11/2011, 08:07 pm

Courts in both Canada and the U.S. have approved the proposed $4.5 billion purchase of more than 6,000 wireless patents from bankrupt Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel by Apple and five other companies.

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Inside look at $4.5B Nortel auction reveals battle of wills between Apple, Google [u]

07/01/2011, 10:07 pm

A behind-the-scenes profile of this week's auction for a group of patents from Nortel revealed a "fast and furious" battle between technology giants Apple and Google.

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Apple, Microsoft, RIM group bid wins Nortel patent auction for $4.5B

07/01/2011, 02:07 am

Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel announced late Thursday that a consortium of companies, including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research in Motion and Sony, placed the winning bid in a high-profile auction for a collection of more than 6,000 patents.

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Sony announces first non-Mac 'Thunderbolt' laptop coming to Europe in July

06/28/2011, 12:06 am

Sony on Tuesday took the wraps off a redesigned VAIO Z laptop, which is scheduled to arrive in Europe at the end of July and will feature a proprietary version of Intel's Thunderbolt technology. Meanwhile, Apple has issued a firmware update to improve Thunderbolt performance.

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Sony's next-gen PlayStation Vita priced to compete with Apple's iPod touch

06/07/2011, 03:06 am

During a keynote at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Sony confirmed its next-generation gaming device, formally named the PlayStation Vita, will cost $250 when it arrives in the U.S. later this year.

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Sony unveils its first tablets in bid to compete with Apple's iPad

04/26/2011, 02:04 am

Sony revealed Tuesday two Google Android-based touchscreen tablets, which will released this fall in an attempt to catch up to Apple's year-long head start with the iPad.

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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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