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Apple Google Truce

MAD Before Common Sense

Dropping YouTube from iOS, now that makes a ton of sense.

Report: Apple, Google CEOs’ talk could mean possible patent truce
Apple hasn’t sued Google directly for infringing on iOS patents with Android, but a jury found very easily that Google’s most important and most successful Android customer did. ..... Apple has responded to the invention and subsequent proliferation of Android not just by vowing to destroy Android, but by taking steps to avoid reliance on any Google products or software in iOS. .... Apple is also planning to drop the YouTube app from iOS

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Samsung: Hang In There


Marissa Mayer: iPhones, Munchies, And Savitt

Marissa Mayer Sent A Late Night Email Promising To Make Yahoo 'The Absolute Best Place To Work'

Process, Bureaucracy, and Jams .... Mayer is also thinking of giving every Yahoo a free iPhone ..... The most telling thing about the email is when it was sent – after midnight on a Friday ..... There are so many things need to be improve in order to get us back in the same league as Google and AppleForget iPhones And Free Food, This Story Illustrates The Real Big Change Marissa Mayer Is Bringing To Yahoo

Mayer's real change to Yahoo is much simpler and deeper than all that. ... She's brought high expectations for how hard and fast Yahoo employees can workMarissa Mayer Appoints Former Lockerz CEO & Amazon VP Kathy Savitt As Yahoo’s New CMO

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Apple Got Away With Murder

This legal wrangle so needs to go through the appeals process.

MAD Before Common Sense
Ban The Fridge
Apple Samsung: The Verdict Was Unfair

Samsung Case Puts Apple Closer to Google Fight
the war is drawing closer to Google’s doorstep. Google is increasingly making its own hardware, thanks in part to its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, or playing an integral part in designing it, as it did with the Nexus 7 tablet. And the jury in the Samsung trial found that features built into Android, and not just features added by Samsung, violated Apple patents — potentially forcing Google to adjust its software. ..... It would be difficult for Apple to prove that Google is benefiting financially from patent infringement, or that Google, and not the hardware manufacturers, is directly responsible for potential damages caused to Apple .... The iPhone includes a Google search bar in its Safari browser, and Google offers some popular apps, like one for Gmail, in Apple’s App Store. A direct attack could…

MAD Before Common Sense

Image via CrunchBaseMutual Assured Destruction
Mutual assured destruction, or mutually assured destruction (MAD), is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of high-yield weapons of mass destruction by two opposing sides would effectively result in the complete, utter and irrevocable annihilation of both the attacker and the defender, becoming thus a war that has no victory nor any armistice but only effective reciprocal destruction. It is based on the theory of deterrence according to which the deployment, and implicit menace of use, of strong weapons is essential to threaten the enemy in order to prevent the use by said-enemy of the same weapons against oneself. The strategy is effectively a form of Nash equilibrium in which neither side, once armed, has any rational incentive either to initiate a conflict or to disarm (presuming neither side considers self-destruction an acceptable outcome). It is for Google to make the next move and sa…