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Facebook bullies third-party apps Swipe and Simple Social into oblivion

Facebook bullies third-party apps Swipe and Simple Social into oblivion

Facebook's Android apps are rarely the best way to actually use Facebook on smartphones. That's why various third-party options have sprung up over the years, giving users better interfaces, smaller and faster apps, and just generally improving the experience. But it looks like Facebook is tired of being shown up: two popular "wrappers" for the site, Swipe and Simple Social, have disappeared from the Play Store.

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AT&T Customer Emails CEO To Make Suggestion, Gets Response From AT&T Lawyer Telling Him To Keep His Ideas To Himself

AT&T Customer Emails CEO To Make Suggestion, Gets Response From AT&T Lawyer Telling Him To Keep His Ideas To Himself

Did you know that if you email T-Mobile's John Legere you can actually get a reply from the CEO's staff or even John himself? This is decidedly not the case with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. In the latest PR blunder for the carrier, a customer who emailed Stephenson with a few suggestions was shut down by AT&T's chief intellectual property counsel. Yes, AT&T lawyer'd their own customer for sending an email.

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Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Google Because Phones Are Too Expensive, And Also Search And Monopolies And Stuff

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Google Because Phones Are Too Expensive, And Also Search And Monopolies And Stuff

Did your last phone cost too much? Do you hate, hate the fact that Google Search is included in Google's Android operating system? Does the sight of a pre-loaded Gmail app fill you with scorn? Then call the offices of Hagens Berman, a consumer rights class-action law firm. They want to sue the pants off of Google, Because it's easier to get the money out of someone's wallet that way.

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Attorney Steve Berman of Hagens Berman. Photo credit: Seattle Pi

A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Northern California claims that Google is using its position as the juggernaut of American Internet search to artificially inflate the prices of Android phones.

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Fujifilm Sues Motorola Mobility Over Android Patents, Takes A Comfy Seat On The Bandwagon

Fujifilm Sues Motorola Mobility Over Android Patents, Takes A Comfy Seat On The Bandwagon

When you try to think of companies that have a motivation to sue over smartphone patents involving Android, Fujifilm may very well be close to the bottom of the list, but you'd be wrong. The company has recently filed a lawsuit against Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility for infringing four of its patents.

The brouhaha began back in April 2011 (for those counting, that's a solid four months before Google even announced its acquisition of the company). Fujifilm claims that several Motorola phones infringe on one or all of the following patents which include, in dramatically oversimplified terms for the layman:

  • U.S.
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The Samsung Galaxy S III: The First Smartphone Designed Entirely By Lawyers

The Samsung Galaxy S III: The First Smartphone Designed Entirely By Lawyers

The Galaxy S III is... well... it's ugly. There's really no other way to put it. But why? Why is it ugly? I don't mean aesthetically, why is it ugly, I mean, "How did something like this ever make it out of Samsung's design studio?" I'll tell you how, it was never in the design studio. This phone design was born down the hall, in a room where the door sign reads "Samsung Legal."

It was designed by lawyers.

I can tell just from the press shots, this thing is a Samsung lawyer's dream. I'm sure you must be thinking,"Hmm, that's a weird assumption to make."

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