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Comment An interesting penalty... (Score 4, Insightful) 138

Facebook broke the law. As punishment, Facebook has to promise not to do it again, and be monitored to make sure it keeps its promise. I guess Facebook is only seven years old, and since companies have the same rights as people (apparently), I guess it makes sense they are given punishment befitting a person of that age.

Comment First time? (Score 5, Informative) 114

this marks the first time since the return of Steve Jobs to Apple that the CEO and board chairman were different people.

...except for that period after Steve resigned CEOship but was still Chairman when Tim Cook was CEO... (Reading TFA, it seems that the error is in the paraphrasing rather than the original.)

Comment Re:Hmm... (Score 1) 143

Instead of pocketing the goods, ship them back to the manufacturer? For high-end stuff could they identify where they were stolen from based on serial numbers? Would they be able to find forensic evidence (fingerprints/DNA inside the package) that would help identify the thieves?

Comment Lawsuit seeks injunction against sale, news at 11 (Score 1) 271

Pretty much all of the dozens of ongoing patent lawsuits try to block imports, because generally that's the best way to do damage even if you can't ultimately win the suit (which is likely, given the propensity of settlements, not that the injuctions are much more common – the threats just make for good headlines). The only one to succeed so far is Apple's suit, which was based on design patents rather than technical patents (as Samsung's seem to be).

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