Apple’s pouring money into factories in China, but isn’t quite as thrilled to hand cash over in a settlement. Elsewhere, the iPhone demonstrates an anti-killer feature. The remainders for Thursday, May 10, 2012 are cashing out their chips.
Apple, supplier Foxconn to share costs on improving factories (Reuters)
According to Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, Apple will help foot the bill to improve labor conditions at the manufacturers’ facilities. When reached for comment, Tim Cook reportedly said “What with the who now?”
Apple bid $16m for Chinese iPad trademark but Proview holds out for at least $400m: Reports (The Next Web)
Reports say that Proview rejected Apple’s settlement offer of $16 million in the Chinese iPad trademark case. The China-based company is thought to be holding out for at least $400 million so it can pay off its creditors. Apple’s next counter-offer reputedly consists of a note scrawled with “Hahahahahahaha…hahahahahahahahaha…ha.”
GOOGLE AIN’T PLAYING: Will Clone A Key iPhone Feature (Business Insider)
Man uses bird call iPhone app to save chaffinch from brink of death (Metro)
Tree surgeon Leon Timms saved a chaffinch after it flew into his house by using a bird-call app on his iPhone. I guess he used it to call bird 911. Rimshot.
Ex-Apple Employee Discusses 1980s Steve Jobs Video (Bloomberg)
We previously saw an excerpt from the 1980s era Ghostbusters parody video that Apple made, but now, thanks to the same fellow who brought us the 1944 video, it has been immortalized on the Internet in its entirety. Just remember: Once you’ve watched it you will die in seven days.
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