Apple and Amazon End 'Appstore' Lawsuit

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    Finally a little bit of reason prevailed within the Apple legal team. We can't blame you if you forgot all about this lawsuit, but way back in 2011 Apple sued Amazon for launching the Amazon Appstore. They claimed it was false and confusing advertising because Apple has the Apple App Store. Apparently, (only to Apple), these two names are so close to each other and so specific that Apple felt Amazon was trying to capitalize on the name in order to confuse customers into using the Amazon Appstore instead of Apple's App Store.

    For the most part the world did a collective "facepalm" as the lunacy of this claim was apparent to any rational thinking person. Luckily, the Apple lawyers recently realized the futility of this lawsuit despite dragging it out for two years. The August 19th trial was slowly approaching and Apple decided to drop the case. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California summarily dismissed the case, averting the August 19th trial (and a huge waste of time and money). Here's a quote with some of the details,

    Feel free to roll your eyes and sigh now if you feel the urge...

    Source: Yahoo! Finance
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    "We no longer see a need to pursue our case," Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said. "With more than 900,000 apps and 50 billion downloads, customers know where they can purchase their favorite apps."

    Oh ya, theres the arrogance we have all come to expect from Apple. Kinda funny too since Android passed Apple in downloads and the number of apps on the PlayStore too.
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    That's legalese speak for "we're not making a gazillion dollars a second anymore due to our outdated product innovation, lack of marketing, the courts and patent offices seeing through our ruse in many other instances and Amazon didn't run away scared and try to settle, so we've got to tighten our belt a little and not pay the lawyers a gazillion dollars an hour for frivolous lawsuit litigation."

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