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Ford, Toyota Lead Auto Industry Consortium to Slow CarPlay Adoption 1
Posted Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 by Jeff Safire

While I understand this move from automakers to try and remain in control of their own vehicles’ infotainment systems, there seems to be one large problem with abandoning two existing mobile app platforms in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These two platforms do not require special support for each new app. But, it sounds…

Former T-Mobile exec leads M87’s efforts to create ‘Proximate Internet’ 2
Posted Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 by Jeff Safire

Former T-Mobile executive Cole Brodman has joined software company M87 as CEO, pitching a solution that will enable wireless carriers and app developers to create a “Proximate Internet” by connecting devices directly at the edge of the network.

State of Mobile Networks in USA 3
Posted Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 by Jonathan Wells

It’s safe to say that LTE is now the most important mobile technology in the US, accounting for the vast majority of mobile data connections.  But the ascension of 4G has also resulted in a shakeup among the traditional powers of the US mobile industry, with T-Mobile challenging AT&T and Verizon’s dominance, while Sprint’s…

Why It's Important Not To Call Copyright Infringement Theft 4
Posted Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 by Jeff Safire

A bunch of folks on all sides of the copyright debate have been submitting the recent post from the blog Copyhype (by a recent law school grad named Terry Hart) about the whole “infringement vs. theft” debate in terms of what to call it when someone’s copyright is infringed.

Swatch succeeds in trademark case over Apple 'iWatch' 5
Posted Friday, Sep 16, 2016 by Jeff Safire

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) upheld Swatch’s opposition, which was filed in March 2014. Swatch said the name “iWatch” was too similar to its own trademarks for the words “iSwatch” and “Swatch”.

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