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Verizon files patent for set-top box with built-in camera

Verizon files patent for set-top box with built-in camera

Just yesterday we found out that Verizon is starting a new program where it will deliver targeted advertisements to its mobile subscribers who choose to opt-in. The carrier seems to be continuing its targeting-advertising spree because last week they filed a patent for a set-top box that has a built-in camera that will be used to deliver targeted ads based on what activities you do in your living room.

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Samsung requests to have iPad mini added to lawsuit

Samsung requests to have iPad mini added to lawsuit

Following Samsung's recent victory in having the iPhone 5 added to the present lawsuit between it and Apple, the Korean company has now requested that the recently-launched iPad mini also be added. The Apple device allegedly infringes on two wireless technology patents and several other feature patents that are used for both varieties of the mini iPad. In addition, Samsung has also pursued whether it properly went after the iPod Touch, stating that it will do so if necessary.

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Apple granted patent for page-turn animation

Apple granted patent for page-turn animation

If you've been a long-time iOS user and also read your fair share of ebooks, then you'll know that Apple implemented a pretty cool page-turning animation when reading ebooks, meaning that sliding your finger across the screen to go to the next page resulted in the page actually turning, just like it would with a real book. And finally, USPTO has granted Apple the patent for that animation.

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Apple and Samsung can add products to lawsuit, judge rules

Apple and Samsung can add products to lawsuit, judge rules

On November 6, we reported that Apple and Samsung, in their seemingly never-ending patent war, sought to have additional items added to the existing lawsuit between the two companies. Judge Grewal was reported to have expressed concern that not allowing the companies to add products would trigger a new series of lawsuits. Now, ten days later, he has ruled in favor of the requests.

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Apple closes at five-month low, shares down 20%

Apple closes at five-month low, shares down 20%

Concerns have been voiced lately about Apple's happenings, such as the company's changes in management, Foxconn's continual difficulty in keeping up production levels for the iPhone 5, and a slowdown in earnings growth. Despite the recent announcements and launches of the iPhone 5, the iPad mini, and the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, among others, Apple still closed today at the five-month low of $558. This comes in contrast to the company's all-time high of $705.07 back in September.

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