Premium-Inhalt. An Italian court has upheld a €900,000 (US$1.2 million) fine imposed on Apple by Italy's competition authority for allegedly violating consumer protection laws, Italian media reported late Friday.The Regional Administrative Tribunal (TAR) of Lazio rejected Apple's appeal against the fine imposed by the Antitrust Authority last December for "unfair commercial practices that damage the consumer."The court found that Apple Italy was not fully applying a two-year guarantee that is obligatory under European law and was providing unclear information on its own additional commercial warranties, the online edition of the Corriere della Sera newspaper reported.An Apple Italy spokesman was not immediately available for comment.The Antitrust fine applies to Apple Sales International, Apple Italia and Apple Retail Italia and concerns their alleged failure to inform customers of their right to a 24-month warranty from the vendor under European Union regulations and insufficiently clear information on the company's own AppleCare Protection Plan and its partial duplication of the existing legal warranties.A campaign to force Apple to modify its behavior in Italy was spearheaded by the Milan-based consumer association Altroconsumo.
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Premium-Inhalt. In the latest move in a complex series of patent-related cases, Apple filed a motion in a California district court late Friday to ban Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S.
Premium-Inhalt. Chinese regulatory authorities have approved Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, paving the way for the deal to close within the week, company officials confirmed Saturday.
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Premium-Inhalt. Samsung shares slipped after a report appeared claiming that Apple has switched its chip supplier to Elpida from Samsung.
Premium-Inhalt. Just a day after Apple succeeded in stopping the HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE smartphones being shipped into the US, the two companies have been told to discuss a possible patent settlement.
Premium-Inhalt. The UK government has finally unveiled the second iteration of its Cloudstore after a number of delays, and has reneged on its pledge to make version 2.0 open source.