In a Friday statement, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) revealed that it intends investigating the complaint filed by HTC, in which the Taiwanese phone maker has accused Apple of infringing on five of its patents pertaining to handset technology. The ITC said that it will investigate whether HTC’s request, seeking a ban on the import and sale of iPhones, iPods, and iPads, is justifiable.
With the Apple iOS 4 scheduled for release to public on June 21 – three days before the new iPhone 3 hits markets June 24 -, the company has begun soliciting apps for the forthcoming OS, urging the developers to submit their apps at the earliest. A developer preview of iOS4, earlier called iPhone OS 4, was launched in early April.
Friday, June 11, marked the hundredth birthday of the renowned ocean explorer, the late Jacques Cousteau – the ‘par excellence’ visionary, who did not want the seas to become “the last sewer” of humanity; and made relentless attempts to educate millions of people about the Earth’s oceans and its inhabitants, and inspire their protection.
With Google having illegally collected several hundred gigabytes of Internet users’ private information from unsecured Wi-Fi hot spots round the world during the last three years, regulators as well as private lawyers across Europe and the US are demanding - and in some cases obtaining - access to the data collected by Google.
According to a Friday report by research firm comScore, Google witnessed a second consecutive monthly decline in its Internet search market share, with its figures for the month of May falling to 63.7 percent. Meanwhile, the combined share of Google’s rivals – Yahoo and Microsoft – reached 30.4 percent during the month.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which opens at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Tuesday, will witness the display of a wide array of high-profile game titles and systems that will hit the stores during the next one year; as well as an early glimpse of products to be released in the coming years.