Did someone try to make a quick buck on ICOA this morning? | Mobile – CNET News

The phony press release sent out this morning on PRWeb detailing Google’s acquisition of Wi-Fi provider ICOA for $400 million may have been an attempt to move the company
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The company’s stock started trading this morning at $0.0001 and steadily climbed throughout the morning to $0.0005, where it peaked around 11:30 a.m. ET. Once news trickled out that the press release was a hoax, the company’s stock price sharply dropped to $0.0001 again. And it has bounced between fitflop shoes at price and $0.0002 since then.

The fake press release was widely circulated this morning and reported by several news organizations, including the Associated Press. CNET did not report the acquisition news, but did publish a story calling the press release a hoax. When contacted by CNET, ICOA’s chief executive denied there had been any acquisition.

Google has not yet responded to the apparent hoax and neither has PRWeb, which circulated the bogus release.

In an e-mail, ICOA Chief Executive Geor fitflop sale Strouthopoulos noted that the hoax looks like the work of a “stock promoter with a dubious interest” in “disseminating wrong, false and misleading information in PR circles.” A spokesman for the company said that ICOA is reporting the incident to the proper authorities. The company also believes the phony press release originated from Aruba.

This press release scam is similar to another hoax perpetrated in 2000 when a 23-year-old college student and day trader named Mark Simeon Jakob, managed to get his former employer Internet Wire to publish a bogus press release about Emulex. Jakob, who had been day trading, ended up making more than $240,000 from his trades based on the false press release.

Jakob, who had sold 3,000 shares of Emulex in a short sale, crafted a press release stating that the chief executive of Emulex had quit and the company was restating its quarterly earnings from a profit to a loss, according to a story on ABC News.com. Jakob was arrested in August 2000 when FBI agents were able to piece together the scam and locate him. He pleaded guilty in December that same year.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 offers optional wireless charging | Mobile – CNET News

Wireless charging on the Samsung Galaxy S4 will require two accessories.

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Good news, wire haters: the Samsung Galaxy S4 will support wireless charging.

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bad news? The feature will cost you upward of $100.

We’re hearing that adding wireless charging to the S4 will require a new back cover ($39.99), as well as a dedicated wireless charger ($59.99). The charger is said to hit stores in April, but the back cover may not see the light of day until June.

We can’t yet confirm if the charger supports the existing Qi standard (as Engadget reports), which would make it compatible with third-party chargers like the fit flops cheap
nergizer Dual Inductive Charger.

We’ll update this story when we get more information.

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Oracle: The judge was wrong in our case with Google | Mobile – CNET News

Despite losing its infringement battle with Google, Oracle is still willing to wage a war over an earlier ruling in the matter.

The company earlier this week ffit flop sale
led an appeals brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying that Google’s use of Java in Android was “decidedly unfair,” according to Reuters, which obtained a copy of the filing. Oracle said that copyright is designed to protect all kinds of works, including “a short poem ofitflop sale

even a Chinese menu,” but what it created in Java was “vastly more original, creative, and labor-intensive.”

Oracle sued Google in 2010 for allegedly infringing copyrights it held on 37 Java application programming interfaces (APIs) in Android. Oracle argued that Google knowingly used the APIs without a license from Sun Microsystems, which Oracle bought in 2010.

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Last May, a jury delivered a partial verdict in Oracle’s favor, saying that Google infringed the overall structure, sequence, and organization of Java’s language. The jury did not, however, make mention of fair use. Soon after, the presiding judge, William Alsup, ruled that APIs were not copyrightable and tossed out Oracle’s claim.

In this week’s filing, Oracle argues that Alsup was wrong in his assessment. Oracle attorney E. Joshua Rosenkranz illustrated his point by creating a hypothetical author in the filing named “Ann Droid.” That person, he said in his hypothetical example, obtained an advance copy of “Harry Potter” and copied several parts.

“Google Inc. has copied a blockbuster literary work just as surely, and as improperly, as Ann Droid – and has offered the same defenses,” he wrote.

Google has not publicly commented on the appeal brief, but the company will file its own response in May, according to Reuters.

CNET has contacted Google for comment on the filing. We will update this story when we have more information.

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Sprint will reportedly enter prepaid business itself | Mobile – CNET News

The LG Optimus Elite, already available on Virgin, will now be available for Sprint.

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Sprint Nextel is about to dfit flop sale
p its own toes into the prepaid world, according to Android Police.

Sprint will launch its own prepaid service on January 25, initially offering two smartphones and two basic phones, the site said, citing promotional material it obtained. The smartphone plan costs $70 a month for unlimited talk, text, and data, although there are rfitflops uk
ming restrictions for data use on its 3G EVDO network. The basic phone plan costs $50 a month.

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The move would mark an expansion of Sprint’s already significant push into the prepaid business. The company has largely relied onfit flops cheap
s two units, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, to tap into the still-growing base of prepaid customers. Many of its wholesale customers, including Republic Wireless, also offer service on a no-contract basis.

With prepaid representing a source of growth for the industry, many of the carriers are taking the segment more seriously than in the past. T-Mobile’s pending merger with MetroPCS, for instance, is likely to create a rival that’s more focused on prepaid than ever.

Initially, Sprint will offer two smartphones, the LG Optimus Elite and Samsung Victory, which are $149 and $249, respectively. Android Police notes that the Samsung Victory lacks the 4G LTE branding that it had under Sprint’s contract service. Sprint’s other higher-end phones, such as the Galaxy S3 and Evo 4G LTE, aren’t available for this plan.

Like the core contract option, these plans appear to have access to unlimited data, although there are more roaming restrictions. The Virgin and Boost services offer more attractive rates, but will limit speeds once a user hits a certain threshold.

Sprint declined to comment on the report.

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Deletion of Apple’s AppGratis a sign of things to come — report | Mobile – CNET News
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It looks like AppGratis might not be the last app-discovery application to be removed from Apple’s App Store.

Apple is planning to remove several app-discovery programs currently available in its App Store on the same grounds that it removed AppGratis, All Things Digital is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of Apple’s plans. The site’s sources say that Apple is worried that app-discovfitflop shoes
y applications that help promote programs from other developers threaten the App Store’s rankings.

AppGratis was removed from the App Store last week in a move that shocked Simon Dalwat, chief executive at AppGratis. In a blog post yesterday, he acknowledged that Apple’s move was “a hard hit,” but added that his company’s “mission isfitflop sale

r from finished.”

According to AppGratis, its app was removed for violating two provisions in Apple’s App Store guidelines that forbid apps to display apps from other developers, as well as programs that push notifications for marketing reasons.

Apple has been at the center of a slew of app-removal battles with developers, and in some cases, has reversed its course to satisfy critics. So far, the company hasn’t said what its move will be this time around.

CNET has contacted Apple for comment on the All Things Digital report. We will update this story when we have more information.