Apple and Samsung Chiefs to Kick Off Settlement Talks Monday

Samsung Vice Chairman Gee-Sung Choi and Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet in San Francisco tomorrow to discuss a possible settlement to their intellectual property dispute, Reuters confirmed today. As reported last month, the two companies agreed to go to mediation, but it is difficult to believe that two days of talks will result in a settlement to their legal battles, which span some 50 lawsuits in 10 countries.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work