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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Checked 5:50 AM; Last Updated 5:10 PM CDT; 22:10 GMT


  • "Apple, Inc. and the pursuit of affordable luxury electronics"  AppleInsider 5:09 PM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung, day eight: Pushing the judge's boundaries" Electronista 7:15 AM
  • "Samsung experts say Apple's patented features not valuable in trial" AppleInsider 7:11 AM
  • "Tech Workers Want To Use Steve Jobs Evidence Against Apple In Salaries Lawsuit" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "How many Macs did Apple sell last quarter?" Fortune 7:48 AM
  • "Could Apple be Eying Smart Clothing as the Next Big Thing?"  Patently Apple 2:31 PM
  • "For Apple Investors, the Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Apple's Results Aren't Likely to Provide Much Fireworks, but There Is Still Reason for Investors to 'Ooh' and 'Aah'" [Paid Membership Required] 4/18
  • "How many iPads did Apple sell last quarter? The analysts' estimates range from 15 million to nearly 22 million. Average: 19.3 million."  Fortune 4/18
  • "Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware" ["As Nike redirects its wearable efforts toward software, it's avoiding the competition from a bevy of new devices that will further crowd the market, namely the Apple 'iWatch' and devices running Google's recently unveiled Android Wear operating system, designed exclusively for watches and other wrist-oriented wearables. As Apple enters the fray, Nike has a potential partner. Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was seen wearing a FuelBand at the company's launch of the iPad Mini in October 2012, sits on Nike's board, and has for the last nine years."]  CNET 4/18
  • "Samsung running out of time against Apple in court"  The Verge 4/18
  • "Live blog recap: Samsung argues marketing at Apple patent trial" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 4/18
  • "Apple's counsel stresses USPTO's independence -- but the USPTO doubts the autocomplete patent"  Foss Patents 4/18
  • "Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords"  Reuters 4/18
  • "Steve Jobs evidence latest battleground in Silicon Valley's no-hire case: Employees in a class-action lawsuit against Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe say that they should be able to use all Steve Jobs-related evidence to make their case on alleged no-hire agreements between the companies." CNET 4/18
  • "Steve Jobs' character becomes issue in Silicon Valley no-hiring case" Macworld 4/18
  • "Was Steve Jobs a jerk? Hiring case questions his character" PCWorld 4/18
  • "Android Leads in Operating System Share: Android and iOS Capture Windows, Blackberry, and Basic Phone Buyers" [2 Page PDF]  CIRP 4/18
  • "Android nabs 53 percent of US smartphone activations in Q1: Apple's iOS came in second place with 42 percent of activations during the first quarter." CNET 4/18
  • "Fab 8's iPhone chances boosted: GlobalFoundries deal with Samsung puts chip plant on microprocessor fast track"  Albany Times Union 4/18
  • "Patent consortium Rockstar loses bid to move Google case" ["Rockstar, which counts Apple Inc as an investor, outbid Google and paid $4.5 billion for thousands of former Nortel Network Corp patents as the networking products supplier went bankrupt in 2011. Last year, the consortium sued several handset manufacturers whose phones operate on Google's Android operating system, which fiercely competes with Apple mobile products."]  Reuters 4/18
  • "Judge Koh's boss finds Rockstar's scare tactics advance Apple's interests against Android" Foss Patents 4/18
  • "Apple's Rockstar patent consortium denied request to transfer Google suit to Texas" AppleInsider 4/18
  • "Judge Denies Rockstar Consortium's Bid to Move Google Patent Fight to Troll Town" The Mac Observer 4/18