We’d always go for walks. And the walks just kept getting shorter. Until near the end we’d … kind of walk around the block or maybe—maybe four blocks, something like that. And you just watched him getting weaker. And this is the strongest guy I knew. This was absolutely the strongest, most willful person I have ever met.Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison • Discussing the last days of his close friend Steve Jobs, who he once lived nextdoor to. Ellison said Jobs made the decision to cut off his medication. ”He was just tired of fighting, tired of the pain,” he explained. “And he decided, shocked Lorraine, shocked everybody that the medication was gonna stop. He just pulled off the meds, I think on a Saturday or a Sunday. And by the following Wednesday, he was gone.”
None of the publishers nor Apple have expressed any remorse. … They are, in a word, unrepentant.U.S. District Judge Denise Cote • Discussing Apple’s actions regarding its e-book price-fixing case, which they recently lost. The company could find itself facing some extremely tough sanctions on its business activities—the Department of Justice has proposed ending their agreements with publishers, forcing them to link to other companies in its app store for the next five years and limiting their ability to take part in contracts in any content industry that limit price choice for consumers. Despite her statement above, Cote says that she hopes to limit the actions taken against Apple to limit the intervention taken by the federal government into the e-book market.
We believe the ITC’s Final Determination has confirmed Apple’s history of free-riding on Samsung’s technological innovations. Our decades of research and development in mobile technologies will continue, and we will continue to offer innovative products to consumers in the United States.A statement from Samsung • Hailing the ruling, by a judge with the International Trade Commission, that several older model Apple products (AT&T models of the iPhone 3 and 4, as well as 3G versions of the iPad 1 and 2) infringe on a patent held by Samsung. The practical ramifications of this is that a limited bar has been placed on the sale of those models within the United States. For Apple, the next likely step is an appeal, but their options have dwindled – the final ruling from the ITC would require a Federal Circuit appeal, or a reprieve from the White House itself. source