Apple and Google CEOs Discussing Patent Resolutions
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page are keeping an "open line of communications" to discuss patent-related issues, reports Reuters. Citing sources familiar with the situation, Reuters said both CEOs have spoken on the phone at least once, and other, lower-level managers have held similar discussions. Cook and Page are expected to speak again in the next few weeks. One possible topic being discussed is a settlement between the two companies regarding basic features and functions of iOS and Android that could put an end to patent litigation between Apple and Google's Android licensees. It is not clear how broad or specific a settlement is being discussed, however. The two companies have been ever more at odds with one another as they compete in the smartphone and mobile device industries. Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated in the past that he strongly dislikes litigation, and would rather settle than sue. Even so, Apple was handed a victory against Samsung last week regarding smartphone patents.
Apple Debuts HomePod, Its Competitor to Google Home and Amazon Echo
Apple today announced the HomePod, a new in-home speaker similar to the Google Home and Amazon Echo. It features the Siri voice-based assistant and can act on spoken requests with a focus on music.
Facebook to Make Its Instant Articles Compatible with Google, Apple Formats
Facebook wants content to be more readable across the web and took steps this week toward that goal by tweaking the SDK for its Instant Articles. Facebook's Instant Articles give publishers a way to streamline content for consumption on mobile devices, but Instant Articles aren't compatible with the mobile-first styles used by Google and Apple.
Google Uses Machine Learning to Tweak Sheets
Google today rolled out new features for its Sheets spreadsheet application. Most of the new features target the desktop-based version of Sheets.
Apple May Let iPhone Owners Delete Bloatware
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is considering whether or not to allow customers to remove unwanted apps, such as Stocks or Tips, from their devices. "This is a more complex issue than it first appears," said Cook to BuzzFeed.
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Their workers are taught to study human behaviors and mind manipulation. Who know rubbing your nose and looking sideways is "suspicious". Wow, really Apple? lol Sick mofo's I'm telling you.
Unfortunately no matter how bad of a company
Apple is, whether it's .17¢/hr Chinese labor,
or being a patent troll, all consumers care about
is the fruit on the back of their phone, it's a status