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Under a new partnership being announced with Discover, PayPal is super-sizing the number of U.S. merchant locations it will be accepted at — more than seven million. ... Just two weeks ago, Square made a huge splash after announcing that Starbucks would use the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 22, 2012 2:09 PM ET
Tagline: "Samsapple. Think Slightly Different."
FORTUNE -- Conan O'Brien is an equal opportunity satirist. He loves to puncture Apple's (AAPL) hype and pomposity (see here). But on Tuesday night Team Coco lampooned Samsung's claim -- made in all seriousness in court earlier that day -- that no consumer could mistake a Galaxy smartphone or tablet for an iPhone or iPad.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 8, 2012 5:53 AM ET
And by the way, you owe us $2.5 billion in sales, damages and lost profits for ours
FORTUNE -- On Monday, Reuters reported that Apple (AAPL) and Samsung were far apart in their second round of court-ordered settlement talks, but we had no idea how far apart.
According to FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller, who has reviewed documents filed Tuesday morning, Apple is demanding
$500 million in lost profits
$25 million in royalty damages
$2 billion MORE
In just a few weeks' time, the three-way death match for the future of the mobile operating system has shifted dramatically. Here's where Apple, Google and Microsoft stand now.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – In a world increasingly going mobile, platform is destiny. The operating system will determine who rules -- or at least who has a seat at a lavish feast. Whether manufacturing phones or tablets, selling mobile ads or MOREJul 16, 2012 8:44 AM ET
Not just patent trolls, but companies with a combined worth of over $1 trillion have filed IP suits
FORTUNE -- FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller used the discovery Friday that Fujifilm has filed a patent infringement suit against Google (GOOG) subsidiary Motorola Mobility to ask why it is that Android attracts so many intellectual property lawsuits.
He's not talking about patent trolls. They sue everybody, including Apple (AAPL).
He's talking about publicly traded companies MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 15, 2012 7:03 PM ET
First in Washington, then in London
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) may be on a winning streak with Samsung, but this week it lost two courtroom skirmishes with HTC -- the first smartphone manufacturer to be sued in Steve Jobs' "thermonuclear" war against Google's (GOOG) Android operating system.
On Monday, the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington refused to grant the emergency ban on 29 HTC smartphones that Apple had requested in June.
Android grew faster (38% to 24.5% year over year) but still trails the iPhone/iPad combo
FORTUNE -- The presence of Apple's (AAPL) mobile devices on the Web continues to surge according to Net Applications and StatCounter, two leading mobile analytics services, although the two firms draw very different conclusions about where that leaves the competing mobile platforms.
Net Applications, which monitors hits on its 40,000 client sites and weighs the results based on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 2, 2012 8:13 AM ET
Microsoft's best chance to take on Apple's iPhone and Google's Android
FORTUNE -- The full keynote in which Microsoft (MSFT) gave its developers "the details they need to know" lasts nearly two hours. But the executive briefing is Joe Belfiore's 60 minute presentation that starts at the 6 minute mark.
Most press reports highlight the key hardware features -- support for multi-core processors, MicroSD chips, near field communications, higher resolution screens, etc.
But MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 21, 2012 8:23 AM ET
The judge left open the possibility that he might change his mind, and that's what he did
FORTUNE -- When last we visited Judge Richard Posner's court in the Northern District of Illinois he had issued an order dismissing "with prejudice" the Apple v. Motorola patent infringement case -- an order that was widely reported as the end of the line for both parties.
But the order was tentative, and it came MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 14, 2012 4:17 PM ET
The MacBook Pro gets a Retina Display; the coolest tech from this year's E3 convention.
Apple announces next-gen MacBook Pro: Retina display, 0.71 inches thin, shipping today for $2,199 [ENGADGET]
It packs a Retina display with a 2880 x 1800 resolution (or 220ppi), and a casing that measures just 0.71-inch thin and weighs 4.46 pounds. In addition to that high resolution, Apple is also promising higher contrast ratios, better viewing angles and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 12, 2012 6:00 AM ET
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