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Samsung Product Ban Gets No Reprieve From The White House
2013-10-09 04:28:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The White House has allowed a ban of older Samsung products to stand which will block certain electronic media devices from entering the country. The International Trade Commission (ITC) placed a ban on certain Samsung devices which violate Apple patents pertaining to multi-touch input and detecting when a headphone jack is in use. The Korean company hoped the White House would repeal the ban as they had done for Apple two months...

White House Overturns iPad, iPhone Ban
2013-08-05 04:17:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A ban on the sale of older-model Apple products issued last month by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has been overturned by the Obama administration. The ITC order would have prohibited the sale of iPad 2 3Gs and iPhone 4s which operate on AT&T, T-Mobile, and regional carriers in Alaska and Texas. The commission's verdict was handed down on June 4 and would have gone into effect this week, according to Brian X....


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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