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Apple To Pay $368 Million For Violating FaceTime Lawsuit
2012-11-07 13:49:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While most Americans were busy keeping up-to-date with last night´s elections, an East Texas court was handing down a ruling in the lawsuit between Apple and VirnetX over patents relating to “secure communications”: More specifically, the use of FaceTime. VirnetX brought the suit against Apple and others (Aastra, Cisco and NEC) in August in a Tyler, Texas court over 4 different patents and sought damages and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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