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Apple Sought $30 Per Smartphone, $40 Per Tablet For Its Patents Portfolio From Samsung

Apple Sought $30 Per Smartphone, $40 Per Tablet For Its Patents Portfolio From Samsung

AllThingsD reports that Apple tried to settle the patent infringement lawsuit with Samsung by offering to license its patents portfolio to Samsung for $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet.

Apple executives testified that even though they were shocked by the extent Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab copied their products, they were willing to strike a deal as they considered Samsung – a strategic supplier.

Gmail Not Working For Some iOS Device Users; Google Working On Fix

Gmail Not Working For Some iOS Device Users; Google Working On Fix

It looks like Gmail is not working for some iOS device users.

According to this forum  thread, users seem to be getting the “mail service imap.gmail.com is not responding” error, when trying to fetch new mail from their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Google Ordered By FTC To Pay $22.5 Million For Bypassing Safari Privacy Settings

Earlier this year, news broke that Google and other online advertisers were bypassing Safari privacy settings to store tracking cookies on a user’s device. The company has, since then, stopped this practice.

Today, the Federal Trade Commission, as expected, announced that Google has agreed to pay a fine of $22.5 million to settle the charges. The fine is the largest ever penalty levied by the FTC for violation of an FTC order.

Apple’s Brief Says Google Warned Samsung About Similarity of Galaxy Tab And iPad

AllThingsD reports on a document filed by Apple as a part of its briefing for the Apple Samsung trial scheduled for next week.

In the document, Apple makes arguments in favor of its “Samsung copied Apple stance” using statements made by both, Samsung and Google.

Google: Some Apple Inventions Have Become So Ubiquitous That They Should Be Shared

Google: Some Apple Inventions Have Become So Ubiquitous That They Should Be Shared

Apple has patented a huge number of inventions since it started developing the iPhone, including some key interface design concepts, that have since then become things users expect in a smartphone.

Inertial scrolling, slide to unlock, certain parts of multitouch tech are all example of inventions that are patented by Apple, and have become a key part of modern smartphones.

Google Acquires Sparrow – Popular Email Client For Mac And iOS

Google Acquires Sparrow – Popular Email Client For Mac And iOS

Google has just acquired Sparrow – an extremely popular email client for Mac and iOS that offers Gmail integration with  multiple accounts, labels, Priority Inbox and a Unified Inbox.

Steve Jobs Advised Yelp’s CEO To Stay Independent And Not Sell Out To Google

Back in December 2009, Google made a bid to buy Yelp, the location based review site, for more than half a billion dollars.

The bid obviously failed, following which Yelp went on to become a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. But the most interesting part of all this is a conversation Apple’s then CEO Steve Jobs had with Yelp’s CEO Jeremy Stoppelman.

UK Judge Rules Samsung Galaxy Tab Doesn’t Infringe on Apple’s iPad Because “It’s Not As Cool”

UK Judge Rules Samsung Galaxy Tab Doesn’t Infringe on Apple’s iPad Because “It’s Not As Cool”

Another day, yet another lawsuit between Apple and Samsung. This time round the two companies were fighting the patent war in the UK.

The Verge reports that UK judge in the High Court of Justice’s Chancery Division today ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy tab did not infringe on Apple’s iPad as it was not as well designed as Apple’s product.

Court of Appeal Suspends Samsung Galaxy Nexus Ban; Unholds Galaxy Tab Ban

Court of Appeal Suspends Samsung Galaxy Nexus Ban; Unholds Galaxy Tab Ban

Couple of days back, a U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California had rejected Samsung’s request to lift U.S. sales ban of Galaxy Nexus until the full trial.

However, Samsung has just received a temporary reprieve as the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has suspended the ban on Galaxy Nexus sales, pending a formal response from Apple.

Judge Rejects Samsung’s Request to Lift U.S. Sales Ban of Galaxy Nexus

Judge Rejects Samsung’s Request to Lift U.S. Sales Ban of Galaxy Nexus

Last week, a U.S. court judge granted Apple a preliminary injunction banning the U.S. sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google’s flagship device for Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”.

Samsung had appealed to put the injunction on hold until the full trial. AllThingsD now reports that the judge has declined Samsung’s appeal yesterday.