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Even considering the $1.05B Verdict, Copying Has Paid Off for Samsung
This article argues that Samsung’s strategy to copy from Apple’s iPhone design was successful. In the period since the iPhone launched, Samsung is the only Apple competitor to consistently realize growing profits—some $25 billion worth. If Samsung has to pay out $3 billion in damages, it will have still done much better than any other Apple competitor in the smartphone market.
Influential blogger Robert Scoble independently made the same point that Samsung’s best strategy was to copy Apple.
Nokia May Benefit from Samsung Verdict
As the smartphone wars become increasing litigious, Nokia, with 10,000+ mobile-related patents in its portfolio is well positioned. During the recent Apple v. Samsung trial, Apple lawyers displayed a Nokia Windows phone as an example of how a company can innovate in the smartphone space without copying Apple. Now Nokia is increasing its efforts to profit from its patents.
As GigaOM points out: when Nokia and Apple went to court, Nokia effectively won.
The Impact of Amazon Web Services
This informative article focuses on the businesses that Amazon’s estimated $1 Billion Web Services division has enabled. Start-ups, relieved of the burden of acquiring and maintaining their own computing infrastructure, can focus on innovative business concepts including climate modeling for crop insurance, photo sharing, massive online learning, on-demand video,
Amazon Prime 2 Day Shipping is Tops
Amazon’s Prime 2 Day Shipping option now accounts for more volume than it’s slower free delivery option. This indicates that a significant proportion of customers are opting for the $79 per year prime program, supplying a nice consistent revenue stream for Amazon.
Zero-day Java Exploit Spreading like Wildfire
All the security blogs are warning about this new serious Java exploit and even recommending that users uninstall Java.
Tech News in Brief
- First Windows Phone 8 Handset Announced, From Samsung
- Google: Samsung Verdict Doesn’t Apply to Stock Android
- Google Wallet to challenge iPhone Passbook by storing ID, boarding passes, and more
- Google Study: 90% of media consumption is happening across multiple devices and smartphones are the most common starting point from online activities
- Half of All Mobile Phones will be Smartphones by 2013
- Estimate: One-third of all consumer reviews on the internet are fake
New York Times
- Barry Diller’s IAC is buying About.com from New York Times Co. $300 million in cash
- IBM Introduces new zEC12 Mainframe Line
New York Times
- The 10TH Annual Space Elevator Conference
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