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Submission + - Why Apple is succeeding where Sony failed

AJ_Levy writes: In many ways, Apple and Sony are similar in that they are design-focused hardware makers with a pechant for proprietary standards. SmartCompany examines why this has led to record profits for Apple and market failure for Sony.

Submission + - Australian man attempts to trademark iPhone 7

AJ_Levy writes: StartupSmart reports an Australian man has attempted to take out a trademark on the name of the next iPhone:

A Melbourne-based IT consultant has made an audacious bid to trademark the term “iPhone 7”, a name many expect Apple to use for its next iPhone. According to IP Australia’s ATMOSS trademark database, Southbank-based IT consultant Michael Tantouri has filed for the trademark (number 1669572), which has a lodgement date of January 19, 2015.

Submission + - Homeopath attacks Australian regulator over vaccination claims (

An anonymous reader writes: SmartCompany reports the Federal Court in Adelaide found an online store called Homeopathy Plus! breached Australian Consumer Law for claiming whooping cough vaccine is “unreliable at best” and “largely ineffective” in preventing whooping cough, and that homeopathic remedies are a proven safe and effective alternative. It also has a section titled “reversing Autism” and recently posted a column supporting US anti-vaccination campaigner Dr Sherri Tenpenny.

Submission + - Apple attempts to trademark the term "startup" in Australia (

An anonymous reader writes: Apple has lodged a trademark application for the term “startup” in Australia. If the application passes the examination phase, and isn’t successfully opposed, the term could become officially protected after seven-and-a-half months.

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