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Proview Escalates iPad Trademark Dispute with Apple

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese electronics company is claiming in a U.S. court that technology giant Apple deceived it into selling the rights to the name iPad for its popular tablet computers. Proview Technology said Monday that Apple had an intermediary establish a company called IP Application Development Limited, or IPAD Ltd . It said the only purpose […]

Dispute Over the iPad Name Now in a US Court

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Chinese company seeking to block the U.S.-based Apple technology giant from using the iPad name to sell its popular computer tablets in China has opened a new legal front on Apple’s home turf. Proview Electronics said Friday that it filed suit recently against Apple in a California court near the U.S. company’s headquarters. The […]

Apple Allows Rare Look Inside Chinese Factories

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Technology giant Apple has offered a rare look inside massive Chinese factories where some of the world’s most popular electronic products are made, following news reports that workers there face harsh labor conditions. ABC’s Nightline program visited the Chengdu facilities of Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles most of Apple’s products. Several reports last month […]

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Apple’s Trademark Problems Mount in China

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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A potentially costly dispute over the name of the iPad computer tablet may not be the only trademark problem facing Apple Incorporated in China. The China Daily newspaper reports Monday that at least 39 Chinese companies and individuals have attempted to register the names iPhone or iPad as trademarks for products as varied as hiking […]

In China, a Dispute Escalates over the iPad Computer Tablets

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A dispute over ownership of the trademark for the popular iPad computer tablets is escalating in China. U.S.-based Apple Incorporated, the world’s most valuable company, manufactures the iPad in China. But its legal fight with a financially-troubled Chinese company, Proview Technology, over use of the iPad name threatens Apple’s ability to continue exporting it for […]

Apple Hits Sales, Profits Record

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The giant U.S.-based technology company Apple has hit new sales and profit records on surging demand for its iPhones and iPads. Apple says it had $13 billion in profits on $46 billion in sales during the last three months of 2011, one of the most profitable quarters ever for an American company. Apple’s profit exceeded […]

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Apple Launches iTunes Store in Latin America

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based technology giant Apple has launched its iTunes store in Brazil and 15 other Latin American countries. Apple announced the launch Tuesday, saying the Brazilian version of the store offers more than 20 million songs by both local and international artists. Most of the songs are priced at just under $1, with most albums at […]

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Australian Court Lifts Ban on Samsung Tablet

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian court has lifted the ban on the sale of Samsung’s latest tablet computer, rejecting an attempt by rival Apple to have the ban extended because of alleged patent infringement. Samsung executive Tyler McGee says the ruling allows the South Korea technology giant to offer its Galaxy 10.1 device to Australian customers in time […]

Australian Court Lifts Ban on Samsung Tablet

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian court has lifted the ban on the sale of Samsung’s latest tablet computer, rejecting an attempt by rival Apple to have the ban extended because of alleged patent infringement. The ruling allows the South Korea technology giant to offer its Galaxy 10.1 device to Australian customers in time for the Christmas shopping season. […]

U.S. Apple Stores Close for Jobs Memorial

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Apple Stores were closed for several hours Wednesday across the United States, so Apple employees could watch the broadcast of a memorial service for founder Steve Jobs. The ceremony took place Wednesday at an outdoor amphitheater at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. White curtains were hung over many store windows during the closure, preventing onlookers […]

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