Apple and Google CEOs Discussing Patent Resolutions
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page are keeping an "open line of communications" to discuss patent-related issues, reports Reuters. Citing sources familiar with the situation, Reuters said both CEOs have spoken on the phone at least once, and other, lower-level managers have held similar discussions. Cook and Page are expected to speak again in the next few weeks. One possible topic being discussed is a settlement between the two companies regarding basic features and functions of iOS and Android that could put an end to patent litigation between Apple and Google's Android licensees. It is not clear how broad or specific a settlement is being discussed, however. The two companies have been ever more at odds with one another as they compete in the smartphone and mobile device industries. Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated in the past that he strongly dislikes litigation, and would rather settle than sue. Even so, Apple was handed a victory against Samsung last week regarding smartphone patents.
Apple May Let iPhone Owners Delete Bloatware
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is considering whether or not to allow customers to remove unwanted apps, such as Stocks or Tips, from their devices. "This is a more complex issue than it first appears," said Cook to BuzzFeed.
Apple Pay to Reach Select Government Services
Consumers will be able to use their iPhone to pay for certain government-run services later this year. Beginning in September, said Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Pay will be available at government parks and with government credit cards.
US Gov to Force Apple to Unlock iPhone
The U.S. government has filed motions looking for a court order that would force Apple to help the FBI unlock an iPhone that belonged to the San Bernardino shooter.
Apple Seeks Public Dialog On Security
Apple CEO Tim Cook today reached out to Apple employees and consumers alike to further discuss the company's stance on encryption and the government's recent request to help it unlock an iPhone. In an email sent to employees and a Q&A published on Apple's web site, Cook reiterated his beliefs that the issue is much larger than a single phone — no matter the details of this particular case.
Apple's Patent Consortium to Sell 4,000 Patents for $900M
Rockstar Consortium, a patent-holding company headed by Apple, has agreed to sell more than 4,000 mobile patents for about $900 million. Apple and partners Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony paid $4.5 billion for more than 6,000 patents from Nortel four years ago in order to help protect against litigation.
You don't negotiate with terrorists Google
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Their workers are taught to study human behaviors and mind manipulation. Who know rubbing your nose and looking sideways is "suspicious". Wow, really Apple? lol Sick mofo's I'm telling you.
Unfortunately no matter how bad of a company
Apple is, whether it's .17¢/hr Chinese labor,
or being a patent troll, all consumers care about
is the fruit on the back of their phone, it's a status