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Comment: Re:Did I miss something? (Score 2) 227

I believe it's because Samsung didn't include the physical device in its list of evidence, only the video testimony of Fidler. Apple's argument is that it did not have access to the physical device and has had no time to prepare a rebuttal. Apple didn't bother disputing the Fidler evidence because it obviously didn't believe the video testimony to be particularly compelling, but now I suspect it wishes it had spent more time on this.

Comment: Re:Goose, Meet Gander (Score 3, Insightful) 138

by IrrepressibleMonkey (#40818333) Attached to: Taiwan University Sues Apple Over Siri Patents

Apple recently had the fact that their iPhone design was 'borrowed' from Sony suppressed in their Samsung lawsuit

Nothing like half a story, eh? Or maybe you're genuinely not aware, but the accusation of 'borrowing' now seems well wide of the mark. Google "iPhone Purple prototype" if you haven't seen the designs that pre-date the Sony-inspired images.

Comment: Re: Oh, John Romero... (Score 2) 375

by IrrepressibleMonkey (#40804131) Attached to: John Romero's Doomy View On Android and Ouya
Did you watch the video? The guy was asked a question at an Apple II nostalgia fest and he gave his opinion on the statements of the Ouya CEO. I understand why you don't like his opinion, but a well thought-out rebuttal would have been more useful than your repeated bashing of the man himself.

John Romero's Doomy View On Android and Ouya 375

Posted by Soulskill
from the but-that's-not-hypey-enough dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Romero is willing to give Ouya the benefit of the doubt, but he sees it filling a niche for neither gamers nor developers. 'I think it's cool that they're making a platform, but it's not really the answer that's coming from Apple about the next generation of consoles. Developers really want to invoke the spirit of the Apple II, Android isn't the operating system with which to do it,' Romero said. 'There are two platforms: [iOS] makes money [and] is still very programmable, like the Apple II, and then the other is Android, which is a piracy platform, and you're not doing anything new with it.'"

Comment: Re:Are they phones or tablets? (Score 2) 377

The culprit is the thrown-together submission/summary of multiple stories. Two different cases have been joined to stimulate a healthy landscape for the usual troll and counter-troll comments. The injunction on the tablets is in the EU and the damages refer to the ongoing US case, which I believe relates to a wider range of Samsung products.

Comment: Another poor article posted by walterbyrd... (Score 1) 498

by IrrepressibleMonkey (#40577543) Attached to: Apple Forces Google To Degrade Android Features
While the subject is interesting, the article holds very little information for discussion and does little more than link a previous article from The Verge.
Anyhow, here's the patent in question:
I'm not qualified to judge its validity, but it seems to encompass more than "the ability to do a single search that covers both the local device and the internet" as stated by the article.

Comment: Re:I figured Apple would file the suit (Score 1) 183

by IrrepressibleMonkey (#40538779) Attached to: Nokia: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Infringes Our Patents
Read the article that YOU submitted. It's an insubstantial piece from the Inquirer, but it certainly doesn't claim that Nokia has filed suit. It has nothing to with Apple either.
I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, but your comment here makes me believe that the poor quality article was submitted to troll.

Comment: Are we reading too much into this? (Score 4, Insightful) 183

by IrrepressibleMonkey (#40529051) Attached to: Nokia: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Infringes Our Patents
There's not a lot to go in the Inquirer article (there never is in my experience), but isn't it possible that Nokia's stance is entirely reasonable? Maybe it does hold standards essential patents relevant to the Nexus tablet and is entitled to FRAND payments. It's not threatening to seek injunctions. On the face of it, Nokia is seeking payment for licenses that it believes it is entitled to.

Not sure how we get from here to alleging Microsoft-led conspiracies... At least wait for the Google/Asus responses before taking sides.

Comment: Re:What break? (Score 2, Informative) 300

by IrrepressibleMonkey (#39628459) Attached to: Woz Fears Stifling of Startups Due to Patent Wars

But it was sleek, slim, nice to use, and integrated with iTunes.

The wheel interface was definitely original, but iTunes didn't appear until the third generation iPod, two years later.

iTunes was released before the iPod. I think you're a little confused between iTunes (the application) and iTunes Store (the online music store).

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too hard to write.