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To: iggyl who wrote (17865)3/28/2012 5:03:10 PM
From: Lahcim Leinad
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Not far from $626.26, double where it was when this thread started. Missed it by $4,81, intraday.

Edit: Ooops, thanks zax luckily I do not do my own taxes. :-)

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To: Lahcim Leinad who wrote (17867)3/28/2012 5:06:14 PM
From: zax
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I hope you don't do your own taxes.

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To: Lahcim Leinad who wrote (17867)3/28/2012 5:07:43 PM
From: iggyl
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OK, so his timing's a little off. Let's not quibble about a few hundred points.

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To: zax who wrote (17868)3/28/2012 5:09:05 PM
From: Lahcim Leinad
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Ooops, and I don't. Now you know why. :-)

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To: iggyl who wrote (17869)3/28/2012 5:13:29 PM
From: Lahcim Leinad
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But the timing of The Greatest AAPL Short has never been wrong, according to him. Every trade supposedly worked out perfectly. All documented here for posterity to study, in wonder and awe. ;-)

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From: sylvester803/28/2012 5:51:02 PM
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BREAKING...Nokia: Pick Apple’s SIM standard, no patents for you
By Erica Ogg Mar. 28, 2012, 10:12am PT 1 Comment
gigaom.com

Nokia is escalating its objections to Apple leading the way on how future SIM cards for our mobile devices are designed. In an official statement issued Wednesday in advance of a hearing at Europe’s telecom standards organization, the Finnish handset maker warned that it would not license any of its own patents it believes are necessary to an Apple-designed nano-SIM card, which Apple has offered to let others use royalty-free.

Nokia says Apple is skirting the previously agreed-upon standards-setting process and acting in its own interests, rather than that of all members of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute:

“We believe that Apple is mis-using the standardization process, seeking to impose its own proprietary solution on the industry and using ETSI merely to rubber stamp its proposal, rather than following established principles and practices,” said Henry Tirri, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Nokia. “We urge ETSI members to resist this behaviour, which is not in the best interests of the industry or, more importantly, of consumers.”

The Verge has Nokia’s full statement.

The ETSI is currently evaluating proposals for the design of future, smaller SIM cards. Apple has proposed one design, and Nokia, RIM and Motorola have collaborated on another proposed design. Apple has said if its nano-SIM card is selected for use of other ETSI members, it won’t require any royalty payments in return.

In the statement, Nokia gets a little huffy over the prospect of Apple prevailing, but says its objection is not about intellectual property; instead, it’s about the ETSI rules.

However, as a result of the issues with the 4FF standardization work, Nokia is not willing to contribute its own IPR to the standard, if the Apple proposal is selected in violation of ETSI’s rules. Nokia holds more than 50 patent families covering SIM related technologies that we believe may be essential to Apple’s proposal. We have informed ETSI that, if Apple’s proposal is selected, then Nokia will not license its relevant patents to that standard.

The company is also saying that Apple doesn’t even have the proper patents to even offer the design to others in the first place, and that Nokia holds some of the ones relevant to Apple’s proposed design.

Nokia’s decision to withhold any of its patents that are “essential” to Apple’s SIM design, should it be selected, would make life difficult for all ETSI members, not just Apple, when it comes to deciding on a future SIM card design. It’s not clear what aspect of Apple’s design Nokia thinks would be bad for consumers. Either way, a prolonged standards battle over an important piece of mobile technology doesn’t sound that great for consumers either.

The ETSI hearing that will decide this battle is coming up later this week.

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To: XoFruitCake who wrote (17856)3/28/2012 6:01:18 PM
From: sylvester80
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Actually very shortly they won't have to pay jack sh*t to MSFT... LMFAO... too funny... stay tuned... one of the biggest MSFT patent is about to be invalidated...

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From: sylvester803/28/2012 6:01:59 PM
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Google confirms Android 4.0.4 update on Xoom, GSM Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus
m.androidcentral.com
by Alex Dobie on 3/28/2012 | Filed Under: Tablets, Smartphones, News; Tags: android, motorola, samsung, update, nexus s, motorola xoom, ics, galaxy nexus, android 4.0.4 | 5 comments


Android 4.0.4 has started rolling out on Wifi-only Motorola Xoom tablets, as well as GSM Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus phones, Google has confirmed. The new version of Android, which has been described as an "incremental update" by Google engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru, is said to include "stability improvements, better camera performance, smoother screen rotation, improved phone number recognition and more."

News of 4.0.4 launching on the Xoom and Nexus S (as well as AOSP) has already broken, but this is the first we've heard about the new version of ICS on the GSM/HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus. For what it's worth, none of our Galaxy Nexuses have received the update just yet, but we're sure that'll change in the hours and days ahead.

No word on when this update will be arriving on the Nexus S 4G or Verizon LTE Galaxy Nexus, but Android 4.0.5 has already been tipped for an early April launch on the Verizon Nexus.

Source: +Android

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To: sylvester80 who wrote (17873)3/28/2012 6:36:49 PM
From: Lahcim Leinad
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Google vs. Microsoft: The hero becomes the villain | TG Daily

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To: XoFruitCake who wrote (17856)3/28/2012 6:54:45 PM
From: pyslent
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I think most important question going forward is what can people do once they buy the Window phone? Can they go to CNBC for the real time quote? Can they have Angry bird? Can they have some kind of photo apps?


I have a Windows Phone and I can do all those things (although the only one of those things I actually ever do is edit photos occassionally). Windows Phone is missing a few apps compared to the competition, but despite that, I don't find myself wishing to go back to Android, ever :).


No idea who is eating the cost of the Lumia 900. No doubt, AT&T is kicking in their standard $250 subsidy, and Microsoft is surely donating a substantial portion. COGS for the handset is likely in the low $300 range, so it's going to be profitable (on a gross basis) for Nokia.

But I'm sure Nokia and Miscrosft (and AT&T) see it as an investment. They all have a stake in seeing Windows Phone succeed, if only to loosen Apple's stranglehold on AT&T.

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