A recent survey published by Samsung Electronics has found that 37% of UK workers choose coffee shops based on the availability of free WiFi rather the quality of the tea or coffee.
WiFi was at the top of the list when people chose a ‘mobile working’ venue - 60% of respondents said it was important - with the ability to print coming in second place.
A court in California has ordered Samsung to pay $119.6 million (£70.9 million) for infringing Apple patents. However, it noted that Samsung hadn’t infringed all of the patents that Apple claimed.
In addition, Apple was ruled to have infringed a Samsung patent and was required to pay $158,000 damages.
Vodafone Group plc says Sir Crispin Davis OBE has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 28th July.
Sir Crispin was Chief Executive of Reed Elsevier until 2009, having previously been Chief Executive of Aegis Group and Group Managing Director of Guinness Group (now Diageo plc).
This week the European Commission has made two competition-related rulings that could transform the legal landscape for technology companies involved in patent disputes.
In one case, it’s concluded that Motorola abused its position as the holder of ‘standards essential’ GSM patents by enforcing an injunction against Apple in Germany.
Podcast - 2nd May 2014
In this interview Mark Bridge talks to Jijesh Devan of QuickPlay Media about the opportunities and challenges of bringing video services to smartphones and other internet-connected devices.
Their conversation took place on the QuickPlay stand inside the App Planet area of Mobile World Congress in February.