John Paczkowski

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Apple’s “Samsung Didn’t Copy Us” Ad Campaign Postponed

Looks like Apple will not be required to publicly recant its claim that Samsung copied the design of the iPad — for the time being, anyway. A London court today granted Apple’s request to postpone the order until October, when the company will have a chance to appeal it.

Issued earlier this month by Judge Colin Birss, the order requires Apple to post to its Web site and a number of British newspapers a notice explaining that a U.K. court has found that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets do not infringe the iPad’s design. Specifically, Apple was to link to Birss’s order from the front page of all its EU Web sites for a year and publish notices in the the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, Mobile Magazine and T3 magazine “in a font size no small than Arial 14 on a page earlier than page 6.”

A humiliating blow for Apple and one that the company immediately protested, arguing the order essentially forces it to advertise for a rival. Now that the order has been stayed, Apple will have the chance to argue that point further this fall, without having to buy ad space in those U.K. publications first.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik