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"When the cable monopolies declined to play ball. Apple tried to get the TV programmers, FOX CBS ABC to put together a skinny bundle of content. It could sell for a relatively low monthly fee. Those negotiations collapsed according. To the Hollywood press under the weight of etiquette arrogance. Last spring q. was pitching HBO Showtime and stars on a best of premium cable bundle. That was before apple hired Erlichs and Amberg and started rolling its own and quote, Elmer DeWitt calls the idea of this new package deal muddled. Speaking of Steve Jobs, it was announced that apple and Samsung have settled their seven year long patent fight over allegations that Samsung copied. The design of the iphone jobs famously told his bag for Walter Isaacson that he would go quote, thermonuclear war on what he felt were ripoffs of apple innovations. Again, quoting jobs, I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of apples forty billion in the Bank to right this wrong and quote, and on some level, we can only speculate to what degree apple has been continuing this litigation all this time against one of its key strategic suppliers simply because it wanted to honor jobs wishes, but it's all over now. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The patent battle started in twenty eleven and appeals took it all the way to the US supreme court according to axios in a freed. Quote, apple really lost the case in the early days when it failed to get an injunction forcing Samsung to change its phone design. After that point, the fight was less about product or competition than over money, which neither company is hurting for and quote. So I guess seven years and it was all just a wash, Santa Clara university law professor, Brian j love told the New York Times quote, if I had to characterize it, it didn't really accomplish anything close to a decade of litigation hundreds of millions of dollars spent on lawyers. And at the end of the day, no products went off the market. Apple can find better ways of earning hundreds of millions of dollars than fighting a decade. Long lawsuit and quote, yes. But if you're, I see ios dying wish was for vengeance. I guess you have to honor that right. If you're an employer, you it to yourself to check out. We work remotely dot com. Let's say."