After digesting the news, I came up with five:
The other day, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban went on CNBC and, as usual, made a ton of sense.
Cuban said that if he was Apple CEO, he would not sue Samsung over patents. Cuban contends software patents either should not exist or be subject to time limits. While he doesn't blame Apple for working the system, he finds it funny that companies stake claim to things like drop-down menus and rounded corners.Pandora's co-founders patented the Music Genome Project. I have seen Pandora's music analysts work with it. If anything deserves a patent, this thing does. Believe me, every other attempt at "personalization" out there is little more than a cheap knock-off. Apple does not know Pandora's trade secrets. As such, it could never duplicate the platform with any type of exactness, let alone effectiveness. Tim Westergren is a music geek's geek. Analysts go through seven insanely detailed pages to rate each song Pandora spins on myriad attributes that only hardcore musicians or Ph.D's in musicology could begin to follow. In a nutshell, if Apple does something "Pandora-like," it will not only be relatively simplistic, but incredibly ironic, given what just went down in court with Samsung.