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IN THE NEWS: JUDGE DENIES APPLE'S REQUEST TO BAN SAMSUNG SMARTPHONES
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ In this case, anyway, the victors DON'T go the spoils. A federal judge in San Francisco has denied a legal request by Apple stemming from its court victory over rival smartphone maker Samsung. Apple had demanded that the court ban U.S. sales of Samsung phone models that a jury ruled back in August had illegally used Apple technology. But in a ruling issued last night, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh turned down the request. After the trial, Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in damages when a jury found Samsung had copied critical features of the iPhone and iPad. Apple has tried to up the ante since then, saying the jury award was a ``slap in the wrist.'' Samsung has claimed that Apple is trying to defeat Samsung in the courts, rather than competing with it head-on in the marketplace.
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IN THE NEWS: AGENCY LINKS CANCER TO SAMSUNG CHIP PLANTS
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) _ A South Korean government agency has ruled that working at a Samsung Electronics factory caused the breast cancer of a worker who died earlier this year. The ruling this past Friday marks only the second time that the arm of the Korean labour ministry has recognized a link between cancer and Samsung's chip plants. The agency says there is a ``considerable causal relationship'' between the woman's cancer and her five years of work at a semiconductor plant near Seoul (SOHL). The ruling didn't become public until after the agency announced compensation for the woman's family. Samsung says it won't appeal. It is the world's largest maker of computer memory chips.
ON THE WEB: ROBERT GRIFFIN III JERSEYS
CYBERSPACE (AP) _ Washington Redskins' fans believe they have a winner in their rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. And apparently the people who buy NFL replica jerseys agree. NFLShop.com says RG3's number 10 jersey is the top seller on its site. And ESPN.com reports Griffin's jersey has already sold more than that of any other player in a single season since the NFL began tracking sales on its website six years ago. The top six spots in jersey sales belong to quarterbacks, with Peyton Manning of the Broncos at No. 2, followed by Aaron Rodgers of the Packers, Eli Manning of the Giants, Tom Brady of the Patriots and Andrew Luck of the Colts.
NFLShop.com site: http://www.nflshop.com
IN STORES: SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 10.1
DATELINE (AP) _ For all the legal battles between Apple and Samsung, the main place where the skirmish may matter most is in the marketplace. And with its latest tablet offering, Samsung is trying to give the iPad a run for its money. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is thin and light _ and has a lot of the features you will find in the iPad. As far a graphics, the screen is sharp and clear and measures 10.1 inches diagonally. With a host of built-in apps, you can access everything from music to movies, to email and the Internet _ all pretty seamlessly. It features a live panel _ that creates your own personal home screen that updates your information regularly. And for those who want a more robust experience with documents, spread sheets and power point presentations, the Polaris Office suite lets you tackle those tasks. The tablet has both front- and rear-facing cameras _ with the rear camera providing the ability to take HD photos and video. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available on Sprint and other carriers _ and comes in both wi-fi only and mobile cellular data with wi-fi models.
Samsung site: http://www.samsung.com
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
Oscar Gabriel can be reached at ogabriel(at)ap.org.
(The Associated Press)
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