Samsung gets a win over Apple

Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) won a legal ruling after a U.K. judge said its Galaxy tablets aren’t“cool” enough to be confused with Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPad.

The design for three Galaxy tablets doesn’t infringe Apple’s registered design, Judge Colin Birss said today inLondon in a court fight between the world’s two biggest makers of smartphones. Consumers aren’t likely to get the tablet computers mixed up, he said. — More.


Tuesday Apple Rumors: Siri to Be Integrated With Cars      

Nine Car-makers Partner With Apple to Bring Siri to Cars: The integration of the iPhone with automobiles is taking a big step forward as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) partners with nine global automakers to bring its Siri voice assistant to provide “eyes free” phone use to cars, Apple Insider reports. Under a system in development, a button on the steering wheel will engage Siri and permit drivers to make phone calls and use other iPhone features by voice. — More.

Google, Motorola Ordered to Give Android Data to Apple

Google Inc. and a Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) unit were ordered by the U.S. judge presiding over an Apple Inc. (AAPL) patent lawsuit to turn over information about the development of Google’s Android operating system.More.

Wow. Doesn’t this decision have some serious ramifications? I mean, a judge ordering a business to turn over proprietary information to a competitor?