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German court throws out Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple
Published in Mobiles


Set back for Qualcomm in Mannheim

A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday.

Qualcomm posts bonds to enforce iPhone 7 / 8 Germany ban
Published in Mobiles


Investigative dive: Apple or 3400 distributors cannot sell 7 or 8

Qualcomm has posted a bond to enforce an iPhone 7 / 8 Germany ban and affecting immediately Apple or its 3400 distributors which are not allowed to sell, distributive or import iPhone 7 or 8 and plus variants of both. Apple has been in dispute with Qualcomm over licensing and lost the hardware patent case in a German court in Munich on December 20th, 2018. After Qualcomm posted a bond, the permanent injunction is immediately enforceable.

Qualcomm enforces ban to halt some Apple iPhone sales in Germany
Published in Mobiles


Looks like Apple is not going to get away with it after all

As we predicted, fruity cargo cult Apple is not getting away with ignoring a court ban in Germany and is being forced to pull iPhones from its stores.

Apple's loss to Qualcomm in Germany means iPhone destruction
Published in Mobiles


Deeper dive: Germany can even arrest executives

Last week’s ruling in a district court in Munich, Germany is about a hardware patent named tracking envelope and it affects the  iPhone 7, 8 and 8 Plus. This is a tough defeat for Apple as while it can issue an OS update and remove the features in software and fix the China ruling,  it cannot stop using Qualcomm hardware patents in German phones.

Apple sees iPhone ban in Germany
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 21 December 2018 11:14

Apple sees iPhone ban in Germany


German court tells Jobs' Mob it must pay its bills for copying

Qualcomm was granted a second injunction against Apple on Thursday, banning it from selling some iPhone models in Germany that use chips from Intel and parts from another supplier, Qorvo.

France and Germany working out how to tax big tech
Published in News


France suggests a sunset clause

The European Union is working out a way to tax big tech and thinks that an agreement could still be found by the end of the year.

Germans to make fast broadband a right
Published in News
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:49

Germans to make fast broadband a right

Tooting the internet lebensraum horn

Germans will acquire a legal right to fast internet under a proposed coalition between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD), the man expected to become Merkel’s top aide said in remarks published on Wednesday.

German’s beating the US on the Internet of Things
Published in IoT


US leadership not assured

It appears that when it comes to the Internet of Things, the US is not the key innovator and that the Germans are where all the innovation is.

Acer getting into AI
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 13:06

Acer getting into AI


Well everyone else has


Acer has announced that it is looking to release some VR products in the first half of 2016.

Apple didn't invent "slide to unlock"
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:24

Apple didn't invent "slide to unlock"


Germany has another Martin Luther moment 

Apple management are waking up this morning facing an existential crisis, after discovering that Steve Jobs did not really invent the iconic "slide to unlock" feature on the iPhone.