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Submission + - Apple Prepares to Pull Evi from App Store (techcrunch.com)

Golgafrinchan writes: According to TechCrunch, Apple is preparing to pull Evi from its app store. Evi is a competitor to Siri, the new personal assistant app for the iPhone 4S.

From TechCrunch: "Apple has approved versions of Evi for the appstore multiple times – including post-Siri. However, the word on the street at Mobile World Congress is that there have been ominous signs that Apple was unhappy with the competition, including the one update True Knowledge submitted after launch (which merely added a historical searches feature). This has taken three weeks and counting to get approved.

On Friday evening True Knowledge had a call from Apple representative Richard Chipman. (If you Google Richard Chipman’s name you’ll find he is also the Apple rep that does the controversial calls about apps).

He told True Knowledge that Apple was “going to pull Evi from the appstore” as it was similar to Siri."

Apple

Submission + - Apple Loses Tablet Case Against Small Spanish Firm (reuters.com)

Golgafrinchan writes: From the linked article:
A Spanish court this week ruled in favor of a small Valencia-based company in a patent battle against Apple. Cupertino sued the company, Nuevas Tecnologías y Energías Catalá, in November 2010, arguing that its Android-based NT-K tablet (pictured) was too similar in style to the iPad...

Today's decision lifts the injunction, but the ban resulted in sales of less than 200 tablets this year, down from a goal of 15,000, the company told the Journal. As a result, Nuevas filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in August, arguing that what Apple did was "grossly unfair" given its market dominance, the company said in a translated statement. Patent expert Florian Mueller said in a blog post that the company is also suing Apple for monetary damages, lost profits, and "moral damages."

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