The APPLE phenomenon...how much their profits increased recently. Is Apple's technology the best for the masses?
I found it interesting when I learned that Apple had patent disputes about the iPod line & its technology. Advanced Audio Devices claimed Apple breached its patent on a "music jukebox". Creative Technology also filed a lawsuit against Apple because it felt that iPod infringed on its own MP3 "rotational user inputs" (music selection interface) patent. Creative went as far as having the US International Trade Commission investigate Apple to find out whether Apple was breaching US trade laws by importing iPods into the United States. In the end Apple settled with Creative for $100 million for using Creative's patent in Apple products. I guess most technology companies borrow from another companies ideas and just innovate to make a more advanced product.
In honor of Black History month: I'd like to bring to the attention of those that don't know, the genius, Dr. Mark Dean. He is responsible for inventing the first one gigahertz computer processor chip & the ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) which is a computer bus that enables multiple devices such as modems & printers to connect to PCs. The 1 gigahertz processor chip which enables computers to be faster & smaller. He owns a total of 20 patents, which 3 of them are 3 of 9 IBM patents. He is an IBM Fellow, which is the highest level of technical excellence at the company. Also, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1997.
Full blog: http://beefstewradio.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/haute-talk-apple-isuccess