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big D- no air conditioning

what a fascinating defense.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Thu Jun 5, 2014, 11:39 PM (1 replies)

Samsung-what a crappy company

http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2014/06/apple-samsung-smartphone-patent-war.print

They took out 10,000 jobs at Pioneer. They did it to everyone. This is pure larceny of multiple companies.

The Great Smartphone War

For three years, Apple and Samsung have clashed on a scale almost unprecedented in business history, their legal war costing more than a billion dollars and spanning four continents. Beginning with the super-secret project that created the iPhone and the late Steve Jobs’s fury when Samsung—an Apple supplier!—brought out a shockingly similar device, Kurt Eichenwald explores the Korean company’s record of patent infringement, among other ruthless business tactics, and explains why Apple might win the battles but still lose the war.

By Kurt EichenwaldPhoto Illustration by Sean McCabe
READAPPLE, GOOGLE SETTLE WAGE-FIXING AND HIRING CONSPIRACY CASE

iSPY Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, who was convicted of tax evasion in 2008 and pardoned soon after, and the late Apple C.E.O., Steve Jobs.
On August 4, 2010, amid the bustle of downtown Seoul, a small group of executives from Apple Inc. pushed through the revolving door into a blue-tinted, 44-story glass tower, ready to fire the first shot in what would become one of the bloodiest corporate wars in history. The showdown had been brewing since spring, when Samsung launched the Galaxy S, a new entry into the smartphone market. Apple had snagged one early overseas and gave it to the iPhone team at its Cupertino, California, headquarters. The designers studied it with growing disbelief. The Galaxy S, they thought, was pure piracy. The overall appearance of the phone, the screen, the icons, even the box looked the same as the iPhone’s. Patented features such as “rubber-banding,” in which a screen image bounces slightly when a user tries to scroll past the bottom, were identical. Same with “pinch to zoom,” which allows users to manipulate image size by pinching the thumb and forefinger together on the screen. And on and on.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Wed May 7, 2014, 12:24 PM (54 replies)

The Great Smartphone War

Source: huffington Post

On August 4, 2010, amid the bustle of downtown Seoul, a small group of executives from Apple Inc. pushed through the revolving door into a blue-tinted, 44-story glass tower, ready to fire the first shot in what would become one of the bloodiest corporate wars in history. The showdown had been brewing since spring, when Samsung launched the Galaxy S, a new entry into the smartphone market. Apple had snagged one early overseas and gave it to the iPhone team at its Cupertino, California, headquarters. The designers studied it with growing disbelief. The Galaxy S, they thought, was pure piracy. The overall appearance of the phone, the screen, the icons, even the box looked the same as the iPhone’s. Patented features such as “rubber-banding,” in which a screen image bounces slightly when a user tries to scroll past the bottom, were identical. Same with “pinch to zoom,” which allows users to manipulate image size by pinching the thumb and forefinger together on the screen. And on and on.

Steve Jobs, Apple’s mercurial chief executive, was furious. His teams had toiled for years creating a breakthrough phone, and now, Jobs fumed, a competitor—an Apple supplier no less!—had stolen the design and many features. Jobs and Tim Cook, his chief operating officer, had spoken with Samsung president Jay Y. Lee in July to express their concern about the similarities of the two phones but received no satisfactory response.

Read more: http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2014/06/apple-samsung-smartphone-patent-war.print



for all you samsung fans read about a really scummy company filled with thieves. I will never buy one of their products. Go ahead and defend them.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Tue May 6, 2014, 12:04 PM (23 replies)

Mr. Ryan "We see a pattern here"

If this fedex shooter turns out to be white then just like you see a a pattern with "inner city" people not having a work ethic we see a pattern of white people not being able to handle guns. Almost all of the mass killings in the country have been white males with just a few exceptions. There is a pattern here. maybe we should restrict guns for white males.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Tue Apr 29, 2014, 10:14 AM (3 replies)

George Hincapie: Lance Armstrong not to blame for Cycling's dope culture

Source: Examiner

Lance Armstrong said he is still a seven-time Tour de France winner despite being stripped of his titles for doping because the cyclists he had competed against also cheated, AFP reported.

"Yes, I feel that I won the races," said Armstrong. "I know that is not a popular answer, but the reality is, it was just a messy time. It was basically an arms race, and we all played ball that way."



Read more: http://www.examiner.com/article/lance-armstrong-says-he-is-still-a-seven-time-tour-de-france-winner



To everyone who dissed lance please learn something about this sport. Hincapie is one of the most respected cyclists around. This was a witch hunt by the anti doping agency. EVERYONE DID IT.
Learn something about the sport before you criticize about it.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Mon Apr 28, 2014, 01:27 PM (15 replies)

anybody see 30 for 30 on the Pistons

the most classless team ever. Walking off as they were losing to the Bulls. lambeer cheap shotting people and the running behind the refs. God i hated that team.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Fri Apr 18, 2014, 10:26 PM (3 replies)

Is there even one African American at the masters?

I say no.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Sat Apr 12, 2014, 06:49 PM (8 replies)

golf- no masters talk

Is this the future without Tiger? I heard the announcers saying that the buzz is missed. even this page seems to be ignoring the masters. For my money I'll take the U.s. open and the British any day of the week.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Fri Apr 11, 2014, 06:36 AM (8 replies)

just a reminder who is the greatest

and the most coordinated



not even close.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Thu Apr 10, 2014, 08:05 AM (1 replies)

whose stupid idea to have the local announcers

for the NCAA's tournament. just what I wanted to hear the UK broadcast team
Posted by wilt the stilt | Sat Apr 5, 2014, 09:19 PM (6 replies)
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