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German Court Upholds Ban On Push Email In Apple's iCloud, MobileMe 42

Posted by timothy
from the awfully-specific-aren't-we? dept.
suraj.sun writes "A German regional court Friday backed an earlier court decision that banned Apple from offering push emails in Apple's iCloud and MobileMe services in Germany, granting Motorola Mobility a victory in a global patent war among several technology companies. The Mannheim regional court also said Apple must pay damages to Motorola Mobility, but didn't specify the amount."
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German Court Upholds Ban On Push Email In Apple's iCloud, MobileMe

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 14, 2012 @06:44AM (#39683991)

    This!

    How exactly do customers benefit from not having push emails in iCloud and MobileMe? Or, for that matter, from not having a cool slide-to-unlock on Android? They aren't. Logical consequence: These companies are not acting to serve customers anymore (no, I'm not cynic enough to declare that a premise).

    On a side note, I'm starting to think like this: These companies chose to fight a patent war, so they have lost any justification for missing features. Ex.: Apple chose to fight a patent war, and missing push emails is a consequence of that, so Apple is to blame for missing push emails, not Motorola Mobility. Likewise, Google is to blame for missing a cool slide-to-unlock, not Apple. "We can't to that because of patents" isn't an excuse anymore when you start bullying others with patents.

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