Are we entering a new era? Since when does the most rudimentary form factor or functionality of a product constitute a patent infringement? On what basis are patents being granted that they now cause the stifling of creativity and innovation for a whole industry? Companies like Microsoft and Apple seem to forget that competition is key to their success.
When Henry Ford created the automobile, did he try to run over any company who produced an internal combustion engine or who put four wheels on their vehicle? NO. Did the Wright brothers ravenously try to drop from a thousand feet anyone who produced a flying machine with wings or a propeller? NO. Did Boris Rosing and Vladimir Zworykin, innovators of the earliest television technology try to impose a blackout on anyone who dared reproduce the cathode Ray Tube/CRT inside a square box with glass on the front? NO.
Is government encouraging the granting of patents with the same frivolousness they did with unsecured mortgages? Frankly, it is likely to have the same effect on the economy. With our economic bus teetering on the precipice of another recession, or worse, it seems that our leaders should be doing everything possible to stoke the flames of the entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and competition that will re-ignite our economy. What is your opinion on this? Are lawsuits like that filed by Apple against Samsung justified, or just fear of competion? Please sound off in the comments below..
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This season may be a winter wonderland for us, but not for our cell phones. That’s where Eastcom Wireless comes in. Stop by one of our four, professionally staffed Bucks County stores to see a demonstration of a Verizon Wireless exclusive, the Casio G’zOne Commando. It can only be described as an android powered tank of a smartphone.
It is a ruggedized device which is built to military specs to withstand anything your winter activities can throw at it. Not only that, it is packed with technology that will make you the envy of your fellow skiers and snowboarders. It runs the popular Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system that gives you instant access to email, text messaging, stocks, news, weather, and more. It is fully multi-media capable so you can enjoy your favorite internet radio apps and video. In addition it comes pre-installed with 8gb of storage space for your own music and videos. Capture the memory of every wipeout with the built in 5 megapixel camera.
We love our Android Apps! Here are a few of our staff favorites, we just can’t seem to live without when it comes to SOCIALIZING with others:
Twitter – Stream what’s happening in Life, Business and Around Town
Cab4me – Cab Search (Great for a Ride Out or Back Home)
Useless Facts – Over 5,000 Fun Facts (Be the LIFE of the party)
NFL Mobile – Stream Live NFL Games, Drafts, News (Talk the LINGO at the next party or guys night)
A World of Photo – Entertaining Picture Swapping with Random People around the World (Share your images)
Open Table – Make Dinner Reservations (Dinner anyone?)
Talk to Me – Translator, for Spanish, French, German & Italian – You can speak what you want translated… by far superior to anything else we have seen! (That’s right you have to see this app, it’s Amazing!)
Solo Lite – Play a Real Guitar on your Phone (Ok maybe it’s not social but what else is there to do around the campfire?)
Droid of the Day – Get info about a new droid app every day on your phone (See what the MARKETPLACE has to say for the day!)