Apple Probably Can't Make Amazon Stop Saying "Appstore"

Apple's been trying to stop Amazon's use of "Appstore" since its inception. Unfortunately for them, the federal judge presiding over the case said that Apple's difficulty in presenting evidence of customer confusion will likely lead to her denying the motion » 6/22/11 6:21pm 6/22/11 6:21pm

Apple Eying Open Wireless Spectrum Battle

According to multiple Business Week sources, Apple has been considering the merits of bidding on the 700Mhz open wireless spectrum that goes up for grabs this January. Expected to sell for around $9 billion, most say Apple has the liquidity to make the purchase—even among competition like Google. » 9/10/07 9:38am 9/10/07 9:38am

Verizon Follows iPhone Converts Like a Jealous Ex

Click to viewA reader of ours recently canceled decided to cancel his Verizon contract early just to buy an iPhone. Through some sort of ESP, Verizon sent a "why don't you love me anymore I have music too and can change" email that probably came with an e-card and set of virtual flowers...right alongside his "welcome… » 9/08/07 2:20pm 9/08/07 2:20pm

iPhone Patent Dibs Begin (Pitifully)

In the wake of consumer action lawsuits, there is another group of citizens looking for a piece of the iPhone: patent trolls. Just take US Patent 6,784,873 by SP Technologies—it's a patent for entering information on a touch screen. If it sounds like an all-encompassing, overly-broad patent, that's probably because it… » 8/05/07 10:40am 8/05/07 10:40am