As it turns out, Apple isn’t above the law (and which is a bit behind the times)


When Apple posted an apology on its UK website last month as part of the price it paid in losing a lawsuit brought by Samsung, it didn’t endear itself well to the High Court. The lawsuit was filed by Samsung seeking a legal declaration that its Galaxy Tab tablet design did not infringe an Apple […]

Just because Apple had to doesn’t mean they want to


Apple has posted a statement on its UK website that is the apology it was ordered to publish by a High Court judge as one result of losing the case in a lawsuit filed by Samsung seeking a legal declaration that its Galaxy Tab tablet design did not infringe an Apple design patent for the […]

Apple, Samsung and pots and kettles


Apple’s lawyers had their day in the US last week in winning the Apple vs Samsung lawsuit over infringement of Apple’s software and design patents regarding the iPhone that saw Samsung ordered to pay Apple a billion dollars in damages. Some say the outcome of this legal dispute has huge implications for Samsung and other […]

FT names Steve Jobs their Man of The Year


Mark Zuckerberg can be Time’s person of the year but here we have the FT’s man of the year – Steve Jobs, the man behind the continuing success of Apple and those so-gorgeous products everyone desires that include iPhone, iPad, Macbook and more. The Financial Times says Jobs is a “Silicon Valley visionary who put […]

Apple’s tablet as the killer e-reader

Ellee Seymour asked me if I’ve tried an e-reader yet, one of those gadgets that you use to read e-books. Something like a Sony Reader, perhaps, or an Amazon Kindle. I told Ellee that I hadn’t yet. I do read a great deal of material on a computer screen, either a laptop or desktop, but […]

Apple’s corporate omerta and share price growth

At lunchtime, I was reading “Steve Jobs: The man who polished Apple,” a most excellent feature about Steve Jobs and Apple written by Times journalist Bryan Appleyard and published in the Times Online (and probably in the newspaper itself as well). While there’s copious biographical, anecdotal and other information about Steve Jobs and Apple almost […]

When Apple asked about O2


I had an email from Apple this morning, asking me to take a brief survey regarding my recent sorry experience with my iPhone which was replaced under warranty last week. “Dear Apple Customer,” it began. “Apple would like to get your feedback regarding your recent iPhone service experience at your local Phone Network Provider,” they […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #367: July 31, 2008

Content summary: HARO update; Dan York reports on Phweet, Dropio, Tweetio, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits – launching social media in a crisis: Apple and Exxon Mobil, social media gains SEC approval for Reg FD, BlogWorld hosts certification workshop for journalist-bloggers, Blog Council launches disclosure best practices toolkit; listeners’ […]