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Imaging patent holder that won against Sony, Canon sues Apple

10/28/2009, 03:10 pm

An Michigan company that has been awarded millions of dollars in various lawsuits against major electronics corporations has now taken aim at Apple.

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Apple, others hit with lawsuit over '90s Ethernet patents

10/19/2009, 12:10 pm

A Texas company has targeted Apple and a number of other technology companies in a new lawsuit regarding a handful of computer networking patents issued in the 1990s.

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Michael Jackson's posthumous album will be on Apple's iTunes

10/14/2009, 01:10 pm

Sony and the estate of Michael Jackson reportedly will allow the artist's new album to be sold on the iTunes Music Store, dispelling a rumor to the contrary that surfaced early Wednesday.

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Apple endorses Wi-Fi Direct for networking without hotspots

10/14/2009, 09:10 am

Apple and a consortium of other technology companies in the Wi-Fi Alliance have agreed to a new peer-to-peer wireless standard that aims to make it easier for electronics to communicate.

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ITC investigates Apple after flash memory patent complaint

08/25/2009, 03:08 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission is investigating a number of technology companies that make or use NAND flash memory, including Apple, after a patent-related complaint was filed.

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Record industry to pit proprietary CMX against Apple's Cocktail

08/11/2009, 01:08 pm

Four of the world's largest record companies have come together to create a new digital album format that will give customers lyrics, artwork and videos, in an effort to compete with Apple's own similar project, code-named "Cocktail."

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Apple tops magazine tech support survey rankings

08/06/2009, 01:08 pm

A study of major laptop manufacturers' technical support service found Apple to be at the top of its class, while competitors like Dell and HP lagged well behind the Mac-maker.

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MacBooks sweep latest Consumer Reports scores

05/04/2009, 09:05 pm

Microsoft pays for inaccurate "Apple Tax" study, issues 3rd TV ad

04/09/2009, 08:04 pm

Hoping to persuade possible Mac buyers that Apple charges an arbitrary "tax" for its computers, Microsoft has paid one analyst to create a report that portrays Windows PCs as less expensive -- even if it has to artificially pad the Mac's price and hide Windows' costs to get there.

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Job cuts enroute for Microsoft, other tech industry giants

01/22/2009, 06:01 pm

Some of tech's biggest and and normally safest players, including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Sony, and Google, are trimming their workforces in a bid to lower costs and stave off a harsh economy.

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Apple inks deals for all DRM-free iTunes, 3G downloads

01/05/2009, 09:01 pm

In what could be a significant victory for its online music store, Apple is believed to have landed agreements not only to remove copy protection from the music of all major labels but to also allow direct music downloads to iPhones over cellular networks.

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Apple declares iPhone a challenger to Nintendo DS

12/12/2008, 07:12 pm

Further shifting attention on the iPhone towards gaming, an Apple executive has out-and-out stated the device is a genuine competitor to the best handheld consoles on the market.

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Rumor: Apple's iTunes going DRM-free starting Tuesday [u]

12/08/2008, 06:12 pm

Apple is believed to be on the verge of an end-of-year push that would start by finally offering unprotected iTunes Store music from all major labels and would switch a special post-holiday campaign giving away music and videos to Europeans.

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Apple HDTV rumors resurface

10/13/2008, 11:10 am

Years-old rumors that Apple will roll out a line of Internet-connected displays have resurfaced in reports that suggest the company will bundle its Apple TV product within a new line of HDTVs.

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Video industry plans escape from iTunes with 'open' standard

09/15/2008, 07:09 pm

Afraid that Apple will gain the sort of lock on downloadable video that it did with music, Sony and a group of video business heavyweights are planning a new standard that would let copy protected movies and TV from any participating service work with many devices..

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Apple will replace 'exploding' first-run iPod nanos

08/19/2008, 06:08 pm

After instances where first-generation iPod nanos' power has triggered minor but device-killing fires, Apple has agreed to replace for free any more of the music players that suffer the same problem.

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PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 now fuller rivals to Apple TV

07/15/2008, 06:07 pm

Microsoft and Sony maneuvers at the Electronic Entertainment Expo now turn their respective Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles into stronger media hubs , and more direct challengers to Apple TV.

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iPhone to interface with PlayStation 3 Blu-ray playback

04/09/2008, 11:04 am

Blu-ray Disc solutions provider NetBlender is expected to announce this week a software kit for iPhone developers that will allow them to expand upon the Blu-ray playback features of Sony's PS3 gaming console.

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BBC preps iPlayer beta for iPhone; Sony plans Apple TV rival

03/06/2008, 09:03 am

BBC appears posed to begin offering UK residents a Web-based beta of its iPlayer for Apple Inc.'s iPhone, and may also be working on a native version of the software. Meanwhile, Sony has revealed that it's hard at work on a Blu-ray based competitor to Apple TV.

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Reports: Apple and NBC mending fences

01/21/2008, 10:01 am

Apple Inc. and video content provider NBC Universal are working to bury the hatchet, according to reports, which suggest that it's only a matter of time before the network's catalog of television programming returns to the digital shelves of the iTunes Store.

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