Nokia enters into patent license agreement with Apple — Apple payments to Nokia settle all litigation and have positive financial impact — Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with Apple. The agreement will result in settlement …
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple and Nokia settle all patent disputes, Apple to pay on-going royalties
Tony Bradley / Computerworld: Nokia Wins Patent War with Apple—You're Next Android
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple to pay Nokia big settlement plus royalties after losing patent case
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times: Nokia and Apple Settle Patent Dispute Over Smartphones
Dominic Chopping / Wall Street Journal: Nokia, Apple Settle Patent Litigation
Andrew Couts / Yahoo! News: Nokia defeats Apple in patent battle
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech: Apple Must Pay Nokia a Royalty for Every iPhone, but what if Microsoft buys Nokia?
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Apple: Nokia Deal Could Add To Earnings
Todd Haselton / BGR: Apple to pay Nokia in patent settlement
Nilay Patel / This is my next: Nokia and Apple settle patent disputes; Apple to pay one-time fee and ongoing license fees
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: Why Nokia deal with Apple may spark mobile patent war
Radu Tyrsina / ITProPortal: Nokia vs Apple Trial Ends, Apple To Pay For Licenses
Cody Allison / TiPb: Nokia Vs. Apple lawsuit settled: Apple pays.
Seth Brodeur / WPCentral.com: Apple to pay off Nokia in patent suit
Agam Shah / Computerworld: Apple will pay Nokia to settle patent suit
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Nokia Beats Apple in Patent Dispute
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Patent Visualization: What Apple And Nokia Have Sorted Out
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: We're in the money! Nokia rumoured to be getting €8 per iPhone sold
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Apple pays up, licenses patents from Nokia
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Apple settles patent dispute with Nokia, must pay royalties
Mark Kurlyandchik / DailyTech: Apple to Pay Lump Sum, Royalties in Nokia Patent Settlement
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Apple agrees to pay Nokia royalties for iPhone & iPad
Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com: Apple and Nokia sign patent license agreement, Apple to pay Nokia on-going royalties
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: Nokia and Apple Settle Patent Dispute Over Smartphones - NYTimes.com
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Apple Settles With Nokia Over Patent Dispute
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Apple and Nokia patent battle comes to a close, Cupertino to send checks to Finland on a regular basis
Mvelase Peppetta / memeburn: Nokia wins last round in battle against Apple
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Nokia Beats Apple In Patent Dispute
Megan Lavey-Heaton / TUAW: Nokia enters patent license agreement with Apple
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Apple pays up for disputed Nokia patents
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Apple and Nokia Shake Hands On Patent License Agreement
Antti Vilpponen / ArcticStartup Posts: Apple Agrees To Pay Nokia For Licensing
Steven Musil / CNET News: Apple agrees to pay Nokia patent licensing fees
Spencer Dalziel / Inquirer: Apple becomes a Nokia patents licensee
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint: Apple and Nokia patent infringement case comes to an end
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com: Nokia, Apple settle their patent fight; Apple will pay Nokia royalties
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute — see I told you so: Apple pays — Nokia just announced the settlement of its wide-ranging patent disputes with Apple that kept various courts in the United States and in Europe busy and in which either of the two litigants asserted dozens of patents.
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Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps: Tuesday Mobile Round-Up: Nokia-Apple Patent Dispute, Square Hires
Arnold Kim / MacRumors: Apple Licenses Nokia Patents, Ending Lawsuits
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Apple and Nokia patent dispute ends with license agreement, Apple payments
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: Apple to Pay Nokia To Settle Patent Spat
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Mobile patent wars: Nokia 1, Apple 0. Android next?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Nokia patent settlement a ‘sweet defeat’ for Apple
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Apple And Nokia Settle Patent Dispute With Apple Agreeing To Pay Nokia Royalties For Every iPhone It Sells
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: Nokia And Apple Bury The Hatchet, Settle Patent Suit
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: Apple agrees to pay Nokia patent license fees, lawsuits dropped
Bill Ray / The Register: Nokia and Apple bury patent beef
Tarmo Virki / Reuters: Nokia says Apple signs up for its patents
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Florian Mueller on the Apple-Nokia Settlement
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Nokia and Apple settle patent row
Horace Dediu / @asymco: If Apple pays Nokia €8 ($11) and HTC pays Microsoft $5 per phone, then “free” Android will cost more than licensing Windows Phone ($15).
Stewart Meagher / thinq_: Apple coughs up in Nokia patent spat
J.R. Bookwalter / iPhone: Apple Throws Bag of Cash (and Royalties) At Nokia, Makes Patent Lawsuits Go Away
Nick Farrell / TechEye: Apple loses patent row to Nokia
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Nokia likely netted $600 million plus in Apple patent settlement
Nokia likely netted $600 million plus in Apple patent settlement
Discussion: Softpedia News
Clare Jim / Reuters:
Apple to sell new Macbook Air late this month: report — (Reuters) - Apple Inc will start selling its latest Macbook Air in late June with 380,000 units as the first shipment, Taiwan's Economic Daily said on Tuesday quoting industry sources. — The newspaper said together with the existing model …
Discussion: Digital Trends, PC World, MacRumors, Inquirer, AppleInsider, O'Grady's PowerPage, 9 to 5 Mac, TUAW, Geek.com, SlashGear, I4U News, SAI and Pocket-lint
Jared Newman / PC World: Higher-Resolution iPad Rumored for the Holidays
Dave Neal / Inquirer: Apple will update the Macbook Air in June
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumor: Apple continues initial next-gen MacBook Air production run, begins certifying components for iPad 3
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Refreshed MacBook Air available late June?
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: New MacBook Air models to arrive late June?
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Apple has 380,000 updated MacBook Airs for late June launch
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: New MacBook Air to land later this month according to source
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: 2011 MacBook Air comes end of June?
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: New MacBook Air This Month—REPORT
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint: New MacBook Air could be out this month
Dan Sung / Pocket-lint:
Apple iCloud vs Google vs Amazon Cloud Drive vs Dropbox vs Microsoft SkyDrive — It's been a busy time for cloud storage and music services and Apple's launch onto the scene with Apple iCloud has officially declared it global war. The lines have begun to blur as to what you own …
Daniel Amitay / amitay.us:
Most Common iPhone Passcodes — In my last update to Big Brother Camera Security (Free), I added some code to record common user passcodes (completely anonymous, of course). Because Big Brother's passcode setup screen and lock screen are nearly identical to those of the actual iPhone passcode lock …
Discussion: PC World, iPhone Download Blog, The Next Web, Recombu, Naked Security, Lifehacker, Redmond Pie, App Advice and Techland
Eric Mack / PC World: Top 10 iPhone Passcodes Revealed
Naked Security / Sophos: The top 10 passcodes you should never use on your iPhone
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Top 10 Most Common iPhone Passcodes (Those You Should Avoid)
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: The Top Ten iPhone Passwords To Avoid
Chris Gayomali / Techland: The 10 Most Popular iPhone Passwords, Starring ‘1234’
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple now selling unlocked GSM iPhone 4 in US, starting at $649 — Apple updated its online store on Tuesday to begin offering unlocked models of the iPhone 4, starting at $649. — Both the white and black versions of Apple's bestselling smartphone are available, with the 16GB …
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Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Apple's unlocked iPhone 4 sells for $649 or $749
Sarah Silbert / LAPTOP Magazine: Apple Adds Unlocked iPhone 4 to U.S. Online Store, Boon For Travelers
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Apple raises the price on grey market iPhones
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine: Why Apple Is Selling Unlocked iPhones in the U.S.
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: Unlocked iPhone now on sale, starting $649 price tag for 16 GB model
Vlad Savov / Engadget: Apple starts selling unlocked iPhone 4 for $649
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Unlocked iPhone 4 available for $649 in US (Updated)
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Apple begins selling unlocked GSM iPhone 4 in US
Ross Miller / This is my next: Unlocked GSM iPhone 4 now on sale in the US
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Unlocked iPhones. A Great Idea. In Theory!
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Unlocked iPhone 4 on sale in US from $649
Keith Dsouza / Techie Buzz: Apple Selling Unlocked GSM iPhone 4 for $649
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple begins selling unlocked GSM iPhone 4 units in online store
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Apple Is Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 4 Handsets From $650
Shane Richmond / Telegraph: Apple to release new iPhone ‘in September’
Arnold Kim / MacRumors: Apple Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 4 in U.S.
Lex Friedman / Macworld: Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 4 to U.S. customers
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iFive: Turkey Attacks Anonymous, Apple Settles With Nokia, LulzSec Hacks Senate, Unlocked iPhones …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 4
Matt Chan / OS X Daily: Unlocked iPhone 4 Now for Sale in USA
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Unlocked iPhone 4 hits America, works with any supported GSM carrier worldwide
Gregory Gomer / BostInnovation.com: BostInno Beat - This Morning's Mega Links
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: No FaceTime Over 3G for Verizon iPhone This Year as OTA Deals are Being Worked Out?
Debbie Turner / Online Social Media: Apple GSM iPhone 4 Now Unlocked for US: On Sale Today
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Apple Starts Selling Unlocked iPhone 4 in the U.S.
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Apple Sells Unlocked GSM iPhones for $650
Sammual James McLoughlin / PalmAddicts: Apple Is Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 4 Handsets From $650
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Unlocked iPhones In USA-Just in Time for Summer Travel
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Live Blogging Google's “Inside Search” Event — Everyone ready? Because the big day has arrived! Google's “Inside Search” event begins today at 9:30am Pacific Time. OK, reset your expectations. It might not be that big. But I'll be live blogging it, so stay tuned.
Discussion: AllThingsD, SAI, The Tech Trade, SiliconFilter, TechCrunch, The Official Google Blog, CNET News and @timcohn
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD: Liveblogging Google's Look Under the Search Hood
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade: Live From San Francisco: Google Updates On Search; Search By Voice, Image On Desktop (Updated)
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Live Blog: Google's Inside Search Event
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Google Launches Homepage Shortcuts On Mobile
Amit Singhal / The Official Google Blog: Tune in this morning for our search event
Jay Greene / CNET News: Google to tout search breakthroughs today
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple feels “harassed” by “copyist” Samsung's demands for early look at iPhone 5 and iPad 3; showdown on Friday — With all that's going on, this is already my third blog post within a few hours. After reporting on The New York Times Company's and OpinionLab's declaratory judgment actions …
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Apple: Samsung ‘attempts to harass’ with requests to see next-gen iPhone, iPad
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Calls Samsung's Request to See iPhone 5 and iPad 3 an ‘Attempt to Harass’
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Apple says Samsung is trying to “harrass” it by asking for access to iPad 3 and iPhone 5 designs.
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple: The copyist Samsung is harassing us
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Apple Denies Request to Show Unreleased iPhone, iPad to ‘Copyist’ Samsung
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: Apple calls Samsung ‘copyists,’ in the latter's attempt to see next-gen iPhone, iPad
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple: “Copyist” Samsung demands for iPad 3 are harassment
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple calls Samsung iPad 3, iPhone 5 request ‘attempt to harass’
Stewart Meagher / thinq_: Apple accuses ‘copyist’ Samsung of harrassment
Dan Seifert / MobileBurn.com: Apple claims Samsung's request to see unreleased iPhone, iPad as “copyist”
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Apple: Samsung “The Copyist” Is Attempting To Harass Us
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
iCloud will have a Web-based interface — When Apple introduced iCloud at last week's Worldwide Developer Conference, there were no discussions about a Web-based interface for the service, which lead some to believe that there wouldn't be one. I don't believe this is the case.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iCloud's Missing Web Interface
iCloud's Missing Web Interface
Discussion: SAI, TechCrunch, MacStories, TUAW, @boygenius and Technologizer
Steve Kovach / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Of Course iCloud Will Have A Web Version
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Thinking Outside The Browser Box: Why Should Apple Play By Current Internet Rules?
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Some Early Signs Of iCloud Web Apps Found
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Yes, there will be iCloud web apps
Jonathan S. Geller / @boygenius: so basically @joshuatopolsky was wrong and there will be a web-front for iCloud just as there was for MobileMe is what i've been told
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Groupon Vice Chairman Leonsis Seen as Having Potential Conflict — Groupon Inc. Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis' venture firm is an investor in rival LivingSocial and has ties to its board, a relationship that could pose a conflict, according to corporate-governance experts.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Groupon Vice Chairman's VC Firm Is A Big LivingSocial Investor
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft's Xbox 360 rules the U.S. console market, again — In a down month for video games, Microsoft's Xbox 360 continued to buck the trend in May, according to new data out this afternoon. — Microsoft sold 270,000 Xbox 360s in the U.S. in May, up 39 percent over the same month last year …
Discussion: Engadget, CNET News and The Microsoft Blog
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: Wii U has last-gen Radeon inside, still more advanced than PS3 and Xbox 360
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Game industry suffers worst month in nearly 5 years
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Amazon plans to stream movies to own-branded tablets, researchers claim — Amazon has plans to offer a streaming movie service tied to its forthcoming own-branded tablets, researchers at Detwiler Fenton claim. According to the research team, Amazon's streaming movie service will be available …
Discussion: PC World, Pocket-lint, SlashGear, PhoneArena, GottaBeMobile, Online Social Media, GeekWire and Android Phone Fans
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Amazon's Rumored Tablet May Feature Movie Streaming
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Amazon to stream free movies to Kindle tablet
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Amazon 10-inch Hollywood tablet to offer Prime movie streaming tip analysts
Chuong Nguyen / GottaBeMobile: Amazon's ‘Hollywood’ Android Tablet to Debut with Free Movie Streaming?
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Duke Nukem Forever: barely playable, not funny, rampantly offensive — In the first few moments of Duke Nukem Forever, your character pees in a urinal and then earns an achievement for reaching into a toilet and extracting a piece of human excrement. Why does the game reward you for doing this?
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat and The Tech Herald …
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Duke Nukem Forever (finally) available in the U.S.
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: After 15 years of development, Duke Nukem Forever sucks
Hamed Aleaziz / Mother Jones:
Why Google Earth Can't Show You Israel — Since Google launched its Google Earth feature in 2005, the company has become a worldwide leader in providing high-resolution satellite imagery. In 2010, Google Earth allowed the world to see the extent of the destruction in post-earthquake Haiti.
Wall Street Journal:
JC Penney Nabs Top Apple Executive — J.C. Penney Co. is tapping Ron Johnson, head of Apple Inc.'s iconic retail stores, as its new president and eventual chief executive, people familiar with the situation said. — The company is expected to announce Mr. Johnson's appointment later today.
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: Apple: We Are Actively Recruiting for Retail Guru's Replacement
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: Apple Now Selling Unlocked iPhone In The U.S.; Retail Strategy Head Leaves
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: The man who built the Apple Stores leaves for J.C. Penney
Zach Epstein / BGR: Apple Retail boss jumps ship, headed to JC Penney
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Apple Loses Retail Chief To JC Penney
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple retail chief Ron Johnson to leave for JC Penney
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Departing Apple Exec Getting $38.5 Million Welcome
Chris Burns / SlashGear: Apple Retail Exec Ron Johnson Poached by JC Penny
Federico Viticci / MacStories: VP Of Retail Ron Johnson Leaving Apple for J.C. Penney
Dave Kansas / MarketBeat: Apple's Ron Johnson Is J.C. Penney's $1 Billion Man
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Announces ‘Strategic Alliance’ With Yahoo Japan — Twitter has just announced a partnership with Yahoo Japan, according to a blog post on the company's site. — As part of the partnership Twitter says that “Tweets will be integrated into various services on Yahoo Japan, beginning with real-time results pages.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
iTunes now costs $1.3 billion/yr to run — The iTunes store continues to grow. The data that Apple published in the last event included the following: — 15 Billion iTunes song downloads — 130 million book downloads — 14 billion app downloads — $2.5 billion paid to developers
Discussion: CNET News, mocoNews, Music Ally, Inquirer, iPhone Buzz, SlashGear, TG Daily and MacNN
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Report: iTunes costs Apple $1.3 billion a year to run
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer: Apple is making more money than ever from Itunes
Shane McGlaun / iPhone Buzz: Unlocked iPhone 4 now available, iTunes costs $1.3B yearly to operate, Apple settles patent case with Nokia
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: iTunes costs as much as $1.3B to run yearly
Lydia Leavitt / TG Daily: iTunes costs Apple $1.3 billion a year
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
AMD's Fusion A-Series chips official: 10.5-hour battery life, DirectX 11 graphics, and USB 3.0 support (video) — AMD's Llano platform has been on our radar for more than two years, and finally, the company has come clean with its latest class of hybrid CPU / GPU chips, officially dubbed the Fusion A-Series.
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine, Bits, eWeek, Electronista, Gizmodo, TechEye, The Windows Blog and GeekWire
Mike Prospero / LAPTOP Magazine: AMD Announces A-Series Fusion APUs: Smoother Video, DirectX 11, USB 3.0, and 10.5 hours of Endurance
Laurie J. Flynn / Bits: A.M.D. Releases Chips With New Graphics Abilities
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek: AMD Launches ‘Llano’ Fusion Chips for Mainstream PCs
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: HP Arms 11 Laptops With AMD's Sandy Bridge-Esque Fusion APUs
Andrea Petrou / TechEye: AMD launches Fusion A-Series APUs
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog: AMD Unveils A-Series APUs
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs comic book biography coming in August — A comic book biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs is headed to stores in August. — Entitled “Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple” and published by Bluewater Productions, the comic book will be the latest in a series of profiles on contemporary figures …
Discussion: PC World, Shiny Objects, 9 to 5 Mac, MobileSyrup.com and TUAW
Keir Thomas / PC World: Steve Jobs the Comic Book Hero: An Exclusive Look
Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects: Steve Jobs To Become Comic Book Hero
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Steve Jobs comic book biography arriving in August
Kate O'Brien / MobileSyrup.com: Steve Jobs comic book bio available in August
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Steve Jobs' comic book bio coming to stores in August
Om Malik / GigaOM:
BlackBerry teams up with HTC Sense creator — Research In Motion, the company behind the iconic BlackBerry line of smartphones is rumored to be hiring YOU i Labs, an Ontario-based design firm that helped develop the front-end user experience for Taiwan's HTC.
Discussion: CrackBerry.com blogs, BlackBerry Cool, SlashGear, Gizmodo and PhoneArena
Ryan Blundell / CrackBerry.com blogs: RIM working with YOU i Labs to bring the UI to the next level?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: RIM using HTC Sense designers YOU i Labs?
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: BlackBerry To Use the Same Designers Behind HTC Sense? (Updated)
New York Times:
Thieves Found Citigroup Site an Easy Entry — Think of it as a mansion with a high-tech security system — but the front door wasn't locked tight. — Using the Citigroup customer Web site as a gateway to bypass traditional safeguards and impersonate actual credit card holders …
Adrian Chen / Gawker: How to Steal 200,000 Bank Accounts With Your Web Browser
Chris Gayomali / Techland: How Hackers Easily Stole User Data from Citigroup
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Signs Of What Could Have Been: iOS Hooked Up With Facebook Before Marrying Twitter — It's easy to take Twitter's deep integration on iOS 5 and go nuts with speculation surrounding its symbolism; “Twitter is the new Facebook,” whatever that means! “Apple chose Twitter over Facebook!”
Discussion: Softpedia News, WebProNews and Sramana Mitra
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Kobo eReader Touch Edition review — When it first announced the launch of its eReader Touch Edition late last month, Kobo referred to itself again and again as the “David” in a reader market full of “Goliaths.” It's not difficult to see why — the company's chief competition in the space is Amazon …