Apple has decided to end a bitter legal war against Google and Android phone makers, and to turn away from patent tactics that have cost the smartphone industry billions of dollars, according to reports and new court filings.
Patent trolling is alive and well deep in Texas where a judge just rejected Google’s request to invalidate old messaging patents under the Supreme Court’s new standards.
A shell company backed by Apple that owns thousands of old Nortel patents has been employing controversial tactics to wring money from the patents, many of which date from the 1990’s. The cable industry just launched a counter-attack.
Google says its rivals have “placed a cloud” on the Android eco-system through a wave of lawsuits based on old Nortel patents. Now, it’s filed a lawsuit of its own to defend the Nexus and its customers.
Grand Theft Auto III, the 10 Year Anniversary edition, officially hit the iOS App Store and Android Market late Wednesday. It will only run on relatively recent devices, but even so, it’s an experience that truly shows just how far mobile gaming has come.
Rockstar has officially announced Grand Theft Auto V. The latest title in the multimillion-selling crime adventure series has no official re…
Rockstar Games, makers of the extremely popular Grand Theft Auto franchise, are picking up and moving a very lucrative music partnership from Amazon (s amzn) to iTunes, which offers players of GTA IV the opportunity to purchase tracks used in the game’s soundtrack.
The reason for the switch? Apple’s (a AAPL) decision to finally go DRM-free. Rockstar had apparently always wanted to go with the big fish (how could you not, when they command more than 90 percent of the digital music distribution market?), but also wanted users not to be tied down with the music they purchased using it.
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