A US jury on Friday found that Samsung had copied the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad, ordering the Korean high-tech giant to hand over $1.05 billion in compensation to its rival.
A South Korean court ruled Friday that both Apple and Samsung had infringed on each other’s technology patents on mobile devices but rejected the claim that the Korean electronics giant had “slavishly” copied the iPhone design.
Apple Inc. became the world’s most valuable company ever recorded on Monday when surging stock pushed its value up to $621 billion. Microsoft previously held the record for its value of $850 billion in 1999.
Rebecca Bowring chats with business designer Evan Samek about online translation services. These days, companies offering crowdsourced translation are trying to make an impact on the market. But is quality guaranteed when there are multiple translators? We also take a look at the best language-learning apps. Plus, there's now no excuse for boring presentations thanks to Prezi, a zoomable digital canvas.
Companies around the globe are trying to big up their brands on sites like Facebook and Twitter. The research firm E-marketer says the social media advertising will be worth $10 billion next year. But Ed Keller, Chief Executive of the consulting firm Keller Fay Group, says advertisers should not put all of their eggs into one social media basket. He's also co-author of "The Face-to-Face Book", in which he argues that social media is not the king of the advertising hill.
Liam Boogar, blogger for the Rude Baguette, tells us about an e-commerce trend that's a win-win situation. Subscription boxes are mini voyages of discovery, sent straight to your door. They also give manufacturers a chance to get their products known. Plus, a GPS for two wheels means you'll never get lost on your bike again!
Entrepreneur Jason Njoku's vision is simple - "Bringing Nigerian entertainment to a global audience, via the Internet" - and it's worked. iROKO Partners, the company he founded in 2010, is now the world's number one distributor of Nollywood films. It was Nigeria's fastest-growing internet company last year and Njoku has been earmarked by Forbes as one of the top ten young African millionaires to watch.
Once the haunt of the likes of Coco Chanel, Charlie Chaplin and royalty, the Paris Ritz closed its doors for two years on Wednesday to undergo an extensive – and expensive – renovation to keep up with an ever competitive market.
Computer and smartphone giant Apple is considering investing in microblogging platform Twitter, The New York Times reported late Friday. Unnamed "people briefed on the matter" said Apple was considering investing hundreds of millions of dollars.