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Google Ordered to Answer Apple’s Android Questions in Samsung Case

Simpsons_Judge_SnyderA U.S. magistrate judge has granted Apple’s request for an order forcing Google to reveal the search terms it’s using to compile the Android documentation Apple has requested as part of the discovery process in the company’s second patent infringement case against Samsung.

Google had argued that Apple was overstepping its bounds by demanding such information from a third party to the case, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal disagreed. He ordered Google to comply with Apple’s request, gave the company two days to do so and teased the search behemoth for complaining that the request was burdensome in the first place.

Said Grewal, “The court cannot help but note the irony that Google, a pioneer in searching the Internet, is arguing that it would be unduly burdened by producing a list of how it searched its own files.”

As Google loves to say, “Open always wins” …

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