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Comment Re:1 ruling in favor vs. $100M (Score 1) 184

I think Apple tends to play the long game, with a tendency to err on the side of extremism. Will this $100 million be recovered in prevented IP theft (i.e. profit made by companies that have "stolen" Apple's design)? Probably not directly. And probably not in a measurable way. But I think Apple considers the thought leadership loss prevention worth it. They want to remain unique, and litigation appears to be one of the tools they like to use to maintain that position.

Comment Re:1 ruling in favor vs. $100M (Score 5, Insightful) 184

Question is - how much money did they won from that one ruling in favor ?

Any compensation awarded to Apple in these cases is purely icing, and a molecule in the bucket compared to Apple's capital. This is about protecting their brand, trademarks and image. And as we all know, Apple will go to any lengths to do so.

Comment Re:Not necessarily without deception. (Score 1) 430

While this is still incredibly interesting, that's a really valid point. It's like you get your foot in the door (in previous trials) by lying about what the sugar pill does, then you can be completely truthful simply by referring to the positive results of the original lie. It all boils down to what you believe. I would say that this new study confirms the assumption about belief rather than rattling it.

Comment Re:where did he get this factor? (Score 1) 752

I try so hard not to be "that guy", but when did people start using the word AJAX when they mean DHTML? Or when did that become acceptable? AJAX is about asynchronous communication between web client and server; it has nothing to do with manipulating the DOM, which is what DHTML is for. I can understand the desire to lump the two together because they tend to go hand in hand, but when you say something like "AJAX moves rendering/layout of dynamic content to the client," you couldn't be any more wrong. Rendering and layout is handled via DHTML.

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