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No, Samsung Did Not Pay The Apple Patent Penalty In 5c Coins

There seems to be a misunderstanding here, everyone. There’s a story going round that Samsung paid the $US1.05 billion penalty set by a US court for copying Apple gear by carting 30 truckloads of five-cent coins to 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino today. Let’s stop talking about this right now. Set course for using our common sense, warp factor 11…engage!.


Samsung Challenges Apple Pinch-to-Zoom Patent With 2001 Tech

As the courtroom battles continue, Samsung yesterday went for Apple by arguing that several iOS-wide UI features were actually developed well before the iPhone came into existence.


How to Make Sure Someone Will Buy Your App (Hint: Use Comic Sans)

Chocolat, a text editor for Mac, offers its users a free trial before asking users to buy its app. After the free trial is over, you can still use the app but… it’ll display everything in Comic Sans. You win Chocolat. [Chocolat via @jakemarsh via Stellar]


US Courts Using Facebook To Weed Out Jury

In what could signal a worrying trend, some US prosecution and defence lawyers have discovered that social media sites such as Facebook and MySpace may provide valuable clues about the personality of a particular Jury person.


Kickback-Accused Apple Exec Stuffed $US150,000 In Shoeboxes

Prosecutors in the case against Apple’s Paul Devine – accused of taking $US1 million in payola from Asian parts suppliers – say they found $US150,000 in shoeboxes at his home. Investigators are now looking for the rest, at home and abroad.


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