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

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)


    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.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.