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Google Asked Samsung Not To Copy Apple

Google Asked Samsung Not To Copy Apple

Aug 16 2012, 6:47pm CDT | by

Another detail from the massive court case

So in this massive legal battle between Samsung's Android-powered devices and Apple's products fall in the wheelhouse of Android creator Google? Let's find out.In the ever-growing legal dispute...

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Google Asked Samsung Not To Copy Apple

Aug 16 2012, 6:47pm CDT | by

Another detail from the massive court case

So in this massive legal battle between Samsung's Android-powered devices and Apple's products fall in the wheelhouse of Android creator Google? Let's find out.

In the ever-growing legal dispute between Samsung and Apple, an email has come to light in which it was revealed that Google pressed Samsung not to create a device that resembled the iPad too closely.

"Since it is too similar to Apple, make it noticeably different starting with the front side," the email reads.

It was sent between Samsung employees, and reference comments made by Google executives during a closed-door meeting.

It's just one of many stories coming to light as the result of the huge patent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung. It's extremely rare for cases like this to go to trial, and one of the most important reasons is because all the evidence that is not incredibly sensitive becomes part of the public record.

Apple has accused Samsung of violating its patents through more than 20 products, most notably the Galaxy Tab and its similarity to the iPad, and the Galaxy Nexus's striking resemblance to the iPhone.

Via Business Week

 
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A report on Tuesday claims PayPal was in the running to be a prominent partner in Apple's rollout of Apple Pay, but talks went south earlier this year after the payments company struck a sim ...
Source: Apple Insider  Full article at: Apple Insider
 

 
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Apple broke off talks with PayPal because of Galaxy S5, sources claim

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Apple and PayPal were indeed in talks regarding Apple Pay, but those were cancelled after Samsung signed a deal to let people make PayPal transactions using the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S5, sources say. The people suggest that Apple was so upset that it not only backed out of talks but chose to exclude PayPal as an acceptable platform in developer documentation. Blame has been laid on eBay CEO John Donahoe, who went ahead with ...
Source: MacNN   Full article at: MacNN
 

 

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