"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung claiming copyright, trademark and patent infringement from its Galaxy line of phones and tablets, claiming they are too similar to the design and operating system phone in Apple’s revolutionary iPhones and iPads.
Truth be told, there are definite similarities between the two phones. I myself own a Samsung Galaxy S 4G which I indeed love, but without a doubt, everytime I pull the phone out, everyone asks, “Is that an iPhone?” noting the similarities, yet apparent differences.
There are loads of developments coming out right now between the two companies, as to who came out with the phone design first, and who came out with the chip designs first. For sure this will be a fight to the finish.
But I also wonder what that will do with the impending merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, as AT&T is the first and main carrier for the iPhone before Verizon started carrying it earlier this year, and T-Mobile being the main carrier for the Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. That’s like two moms that are best friends fighting over their kids.
The iPhone and Galaxy problems reminds me much of Apple and Windows, as Windows was made to emulate Apple’s user friendly operating system. We never saw Apple try to sue Windows, although that’s a history that requires several posts on its own.
Let’s see which 12 figure company wins
Rapper 50 Cent has been targeted by credit card fraudsters who have allegedly attempted to make unauthorized purchases using his account, according to a report.
Two men were arrested in West Hartford, Connecticut over allegations they tried to buy two $1,000 flatscreen TVs from a local electronics store last year using the hip-hop star’s American Express number, according to the New York Daily News.
The pair was detained by cops after the store owner became suspicious and called the credit card company.
The publication reports there have been other attempts to illegally use 50 Cent’s card details in two other towns in Connecticut, as well as in New York.
Defense attorney, Frank Canace, who is representing one of the men arrested, refused to comment as the case is still pending.
An American Express spokeswoman tells the New York Daily News, “(We) will not hold our card members liable for any fraudulent charges.”
After 9 long years of the most annoying catch phrase sales slogan in corporate history… Verizon has decided to finally cut ties with their Verizon Man, played by actor Paul Marcarelli.
Paul made a small fortune acting as Verizon’s “spokesperson” to represent their clarity and coverage. He was contractually obligated to perform in 20-40 commercials per year, and he was paid up to $6,000 per commercial, which is actually a really low amount when you consider any nationally televised commercial. I guess the tradeoff was his steady work, which also included paid appearances.
Paul said the work did not come without a price. Paul, who is openly gay, would have young people drive by his home in the middle of the night yelling out “Can you hear me now fa@@ot !”.
Needless to say, he, and the rest of the world will be all happy to finally put “Can You Hear Me Now?” to silence.
In what appeared to be the first case of U.S. troops being hit by “friendly fire” from a drone aircraft, two U.S. Soldiers were killed by a “Hellfire” missile after apparently being mistaken for insurgents moving to attack another group of Marines in southern Afghanistan.
A Predator drone fired the missile that killed a Marine and a Navy medic in Helmand province last week, according to two Pentagon officials.
With a story like this, you have to ask yourself and wonder why our U.S. Military is creating weapons with the name “Hellfire”
A California woman, who chooses to remain anonymous other than revealing she is an Executive in the Entertainment Industry, is suing Match.com after she claims she was sexually assaulted by a man she met online. She is now suing the company and demanding they create a stronger screening process to prevent such events from occurring again.
The woman claims she met Alan Wurtzel online on Match.com, who has been previously convicted six separate times for sexual battery. The two met at Urth Cafe, a popular restaurant in West Hollywood on Melrose blvd, and she said he seemed charming and from a good and prominent family.
But peril began after a second date, in which the woman claims Wurtzel followed her home, and sexually assaulted her in her own home. Wurtzel claims the sex was consensual and has plead not guilty on 2 felony charges against him stemming from the incident. His trial begins April 26th.
Attorney for Robert Platt had this to say about the incident:
“We don’t have their Social Security numbers. It would create so many problems by trying to get background information on all these people,”
A statement like that reminds me a lot of what Southwest Airlines had to say about pushing off routine government mandated inspections on their plane. They said it would cause a “significant burden” to adhere to those standards.
I guess we’re starting to see what the minds of our Corporations are really concerned with, and it definitely isn’t the people who spend money in their direction.
Cisco made the announcement this week that they would be discontinuing their once popular line of “Flip” video cameras, the company they purchased in 2009 for $590 Million dollars. The cut will cost a total of 550 jobs.
Flip cameras gained popularity in today’s voyeur age where ease of use and accessibility for camera use, as well as speed in upload has become a priority. Unfortunately, it is these same characteristics that its consumers desired that led to its demise, as iPhone applications and video cameras built into phones have taken over the market.
Cameras are only good if you have them when you need them, and rather than carrying unnecessary equipment, incorporating HD video cameras into phones, along with apps that can edit and upload to YouTube straight from the cell phone, has caused the market to see some serious damage to their pocketbooks.
Cell phone cameras are also hurting the business of small pocket digital cameras, as higher quality cell phone cameras are now becoming a priority in cell phone design.
If the mp3 taught the CD anything… the best product is one you don’t have to carry with you, and cameras and video cameras in a cell phone which is most people’s daily required item, accomplished just that