Apple, Samsung infringed patents

May 3, 2014

Apple, Samsung infringed patents

A jury has awarded Apple $119.4 million, far less than it demanded, in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smartphone features — and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung’s patents. Friday’s ...

Apr 24, 2014

Apple loses iPod patent battle in high court

The Intellectual Property High Court on Thursday ordered Apple Inc. of the United States to pay some ¥330 million in damages to a Japanese inventor for infringing on a patent involving its iPod music player. The ruling follows a Tokyo District Court order last ...

Renesas eyes selling panel maker to Apple

Apr 2, 2014

Renesas eyes selling panel maker to Apple

Struggling chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. is currently pondering the sale of its subsidiary business, developing liquid crystal display panels, to Apple Inc., sources said Wednesday. Apple aims to develop smartphones with higher definition screens and lower power consumption via the acquisition of Renesas SP ...

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

Mar 31, 2014

Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court

The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. The trial will mark the latest round ...

Benesse taps McDonald's Harada for president's post

Mar 27, 2014

Benesse taps McDonald's Harada for president's post

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) Chairman Eiko Harada is expected to become chairman and president of education service provider Benesse Holdings Inc., informed sources said Thursday. Benesse Holdings was slated to make the decision at a board meeting in the afternoon, with Harada, 65, to ...

Mar 11, 2014

ANA suspects mileage point scam

All Nippon Airways suspects customer mileage points have been converted without authorization into points for Apple Inc.’s iTunes store, the company has said. The ANA Holdings Inc. unit has suspended its service of allowing customers to exchange mileage points for points usable on Apple’s ...

Mar 7, 2014

Docomo's earnings may be derailed by price wars

NTT Docomo Inc., the nation’s largest wireless operator, said a price war with other carriers and discounts on the latest iPhones may threaten its full-year forecast after adding the Apple Inc. devices to lure customers. Curbing subsidies on mobile phones will give competitors an ...

Mar 4, 2014

Apple dials up effort to meld iPhone with cars

Apple is accelerating the race to make smartphone applications easier and safer to use in cars. Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are previewing Apple’s iPhone technology for cars this week at an auto show in Geneva. The partnerships give Apple an early lead over Google’s ...

Jan 28, 2014

The Mac computer turns 30

Thirty years ago this month, little-known Apple Computer began to transform the world. Its signal event was a television advertisement broadcast during America's Super Bowl, announcing the introduction of a new product in two days.

Jan 1, 2014

Apple denies NSA has 'backdoor' access to iPhones

Apple said Tuesday it had no “backdoor” in its products after a security researcher and a leaked document suggested the U.S. National Security Agency had unfettered access to the iPhone. Apple said in an email to AFP that it “has never worked with the ...

Apple reaches deal to bring iPhone to China Mobile

Dec 23, 2013

Apple reaches deal to bring iPhone to China Mobile

Apple says it has reached a deal to bring the iPhone to China Mobile, the world’s biggest phone carrier. The deal ends a lengthy courtship and could boost sales of the iPhone in China. The iPhone, once hugely popular in China, has been eclipsed ...