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Articles tagged with: mobile communications

Nokia Takes Down Apple In Patent Case

Nokia has announced today that Apple has agreed to pay them a one-time settlement and continuous license fees for Nokia-owned patents, which ends a long-standing battle that Apple had started back in 2009. Both companies have also agreed to retract prior complains from the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The CEO of Nokia stated, “We are very pleased to have Apple join the growing number of Nokia licenses…This settlement demonstrates Nokia’s industry leading patent portfolio and enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market.”

Near-Field Communications Technology To Replace Wallets?

According to the Huffington Post, Near-Field Communication was created in 2004, and the first phone enabled with the technology came in 2007. NFC is a wireless technology that enables devices to communicate with each other and exchange data at close range(within four centimeters). The NFC Forum claims that it is a ‘read’ and ‘write’ technology. Communication between two NFC-compatible devices will happen when one waves/touches one device with another. The benefit? The technology would allow users…