Google and Apple may be at each other’s throats as often as not, but it doesn’t mean they still don’t carve out some private time—just for them. Apple also finds itself on the receiving end of another vague patent claim, and the Droid you may or may not be looking for is finally arriving. Look, sir, the remainders for Monday, September 27, 2010!
Google’s Eric Schmidt talks to Charlie Rose (BusinessWeek)
According to noted interviewer—and denizen of the deepest, darkest, blackest void—Charlie Rose, Google and Apple have recently extended their deal to have Google be the default search on the iPhone and iPad. Well, so much for the 300:1 bet I slapped down on Excite.com.
Lawsuit claims Apple’s iTunes video content violates patent (AppleInsider)
New Jersey-based Multi-Format Inc. claims that Apple’s iTunes Store and related devices are in violation of its 1998 patent for “an audio/video production system [that] facilitates professional quality image manipulation and editing using an enhanced general-purpose hardware.” Just wait until I finish my patent for “an apparatus and method for converting discreet lexicographical expressions into a coherent independent clause,” then they’ll all see.
WebOS: HP, and HP Only (Technologizer)
According to news coming out of TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference, HP will not license the webOS. For heaven’s sake, guys—don't you know that the failure to license the Mac OS is what killed Apple?
Word on the street is that one of the limited edition units actually does carry the plans for a prototype battlestation the size of a small moon.