Apple and Amazon Resolve 'Appstore' Lawsuit
Apple has dropped a trademark lawsuit filed against Amazon over its use of the term "Appstore" for its Android application storefront. Apple originally contended that Amazon's Appstore infringed on its own App Store trademark. The lawsuit was filed in March 2011, but both sides have agreed to drop the case altogether. Of today's resolution, Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said, "customers know where they can purchase their favorite apps."
Amazon Makes Mobile Wallet App Available
Amazon recently released a mobile wallet application for Android-based smartphones. The app, which Amazon has labeled a beta, lets people store gift cards, loyalty cards, and membership cards, which can be scanned or typed directly into the app.
Amazon Refuses to Settle with FTC Over In-App Charges
Amazon has made clear to the Federal Trade Commission that it will not settle with the government over claims it didn't adequately prevent customers from making in-app purchases. Consumers complained that children were able to easily make unwanted in-app purchases from Amazon's Appstore.
Amazon Wallet App Headed for the App Graveyard
Amazon has informed users of the Amazon Wallet application that it will shut down the app and remove it from the Appstore today, reports CNET. Amazon launched the app as a beta service in July.
Consumers Drop Lawsuit Over Google Android Apps
Two consumers have withdrawn a lawsuit filed against Google in which they claimed the OS-maker artificially inflated smartphone prices by requiring phone manufacturers to include its apps. The class action lawsuit was filed in May 2014.
Apple Found Guilty of Infringing U. of Wisconsin Patent
Apple is facing a massive judgment in a patent complaint concerning processors found in the iPhone and iPad. A jury in Madison, Wisconsin, found Apple guilty of using a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) without permission.
They sure do. Also - I'm pretty sure they also knew before. And they know right now. And they'll know tomorrow.
The two companies agreed to drop the lawsuit together? I don't believe that for a second.
The GooglePlay Store.
Ah.. Couldn't resist the opportunity.
Amazon Instant Video on Apple TV?!?
Adding a noun in front of "store"! Brilliant!
It all falls flat, really. Apple is its own worst parody.