Here are your daily Apple rumors and AAPL news items for today.
iPhone, iPad Account for Majority of Mobile Advertising Impressions: Mobile advertising company InMobi released a report on Friday showing that Apple has surged ahead of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) in the mobile advertising market. An AppleInsider summary of the report said that, thanks to booming iPhone 4S sales over the past few months, Apple’s portable devices now account for more than 35% of all mobile advertising impressions (the number of times an ad is shown). Google Android devices account for under 33% of mobile ad impressions, and both Apple and Google Android phones are ahead of Research in Motion‘s (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry, which accounts for less than 12%.
Proview iPad Trademark Dispute Comes to U.S.: At the beginning of February, Proview sued Apple in China, seeking $1.6 billion in damages and an apology from the Cupertino, Calif., company. On what grounds? Proview holds a patent on the name “iPad.” Apple originally licensed the name for $55,000, but Proview claims that license os valid only outside of China. A Friday report in Reuters said that Proview is now bringing the fight to the United States, filing a suit in California aimed at blocking the sale of Apple’s tablet in Proview’s home country. Claiming that Apple employed deceptive practices when it struck the license agreement, Proview did in fact succeed in having Apple’s tablet removed from a number of Chinese retailers in recent weeks, but it has been unsuccessful in fully blocking the sale of Apple’s popular device.
Motorola Lawsuit Halts iCloud, MobileMe Services in Germany: In other Apple litigation news, Motorola (NYSE:MMI) has won an injunction against Apple in Germany, according to a Friday report posted by Engadget. The injunction is ultimately little more than a thorn in Apple’s side, though. The iPhone and iPad won’t exactly be pulled from shelves. What will happen is that Apple’s iCloud and MobileMe services will no longer be able to send “Push” notifications to users of those services. For those unfamiliar with it, push notification technology pops up service notifications to the desktops of users’ iPhones and iPads. Push notifications for those services will be suspended only in Germany because the technology used allegedly infringes on patents held by Motorola.
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