Cisco sues Apple for iPhone trademark

Friday, January 12, 2007

The iPhone only made its appearance as a prototype and there have been controversies aroused.

The dispute has come up between the manufacturer of the iPhone (which was resented on Wednesday for the first time) – Apple Inc. – and a leader in network and communication systems, based in San JoseCisco. The company claims to possess the trademark for iPhone, and moreover, that it sells devices under the same brand through one of its divisions.

This became the reason for Cisco to file a lawsuit against Apple Inc. so that the latter would stop selling the device.

Cisco states that it has received the trademark in 2000, when the company overtook Infogear Technology Corp., which took place in 1996.

The Vice President and general counsel of the company, Mark Chandler, explained that there was no doubt about the excitement of the new device from Apple, but they should not use a trademark, which belongs to Cisco.

The iPhone developed by Cisco is a device which allows users to make phone calls over the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).

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US stock markets tumble on ‘Black Monday’ anniversary

Saturday, October 20, 2007

This article features in a News Brief from Audio Wikinews:

Some say history tends to repeat itself. Today marked a day in history, when 20 years ago, the United States Dow Jones Industrial Average market crashed, on what is known as ‘Black Monday‘. The crash sent the market tumbling down 508 points, losing nearly 24%. On Friday, the Dow Jones nearly broke that record when the market closed at -366.94 points, down almost three percent.

Several factors could be to blame for the loss, one being Turkey’s government approving a measure on October 18 to send Turkish troops into Iraq in an attempt to take out militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). This sent oil prices skyrocketing to the highest prices in history, with the highest record being just over US$89.00, which was set on October 18.

Fears that the housing market in the U.S. has come to a standstill has also lead Caterpillar Inc., which manufactures and sells construction equipment to issue a warning that the standstill would cause profits to drop, and the American economy to be severely hurt. On Friday their stocks lost nearly six percent to close at $73.57.

Investors and experts of the markets are disturbed by the losses calling the situation ugly.

“It’s pretty ugly. A company like Caterpillar should be a poster child for global growth and benefits of the weak dollar. It makes you question: Is global growth really that strong? Has the earnings kick from the weak dollar played itself out?” said Bell Curve Trading chief strategy expert, Bill Strazzullo.

Others believe that the losses were a way of emotionally responding to the events of ‘Black Monday.’

“Some of the earnings reports were a little disappointing but not that bad. I think we’re responding emotionally to the 20th anniversary of the October 1987 stock market crash. I’d like to laugh except it hurts,” said T Rowe Price Head trader, Andy Brooks.

The NASDAQ also took heavy losses to close down 74.15 points or -2.64%, closing at 2,725.16. The S&P 500 was also hit hard, losing 39.45 points, or -2.56%, closing at 1,500.63.

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Wikinews’ overview of the year 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Also try the 2008 World News Quiz of the year.

What would you tell your grandchildren about 2008 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 years’ time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2008, what would the question be? The year that markets collapsed, or perhaps the year that Obama became US president? Or the year Heath Ledger died?

Let’s take a look at some of the important stories of 2008. Links to the original Wikinews articles are in all the titles.

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Kolte Patil Ivy Estate : The Finest City

Kolte Patil IVY Estate : The Finest City


Ravi Rai

Kolte Patil IVY Estate is a great township spread over a huge area of land in Pune. It is beautifully created under the partnership of the Kolte Patil Developers and The Pristine Properties. Both the esteemed real estate developers are very well known for their eco-friendly residential projects. Kolte Patil IVY Estate has the best in-class global amenities to offer you an unparalleled urban experience.

Kolte Patil IVY Estate is Pune\’s largest gated community and offers India\’s finest, most luxurious villas and apartments under the multi-dimensional project. Address to the Ivy Estates is IVY Estate, Near Lexicon International School, Pune-Nagar Road, Wagholi, Pune. Wagholi is a very hot suburb to buy a residential property in Pune because of its easy connectivity with Mumbai via nearby Pune-Nasik Highway and National Highway 4.

Kolte patil IVY Estate has a wide range of 2, 3 & 4 BHK apartments, row houses, twin bungalows and independent villas.

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In 2BHK apartments, IVY Estate offers (i) 2BHK + 2 Toilets at Rs. 34.80 Lacs in an area of 1460 sq.ft. and (ii) 2BHK + 2 Toilets at Rs. 33.06 Lacs in an area of 1140 sq.ft.

In 3 BHK apartments, IVY Estate has (i) 3BHK + 3 Toilets at Rs. 45.39 Lacs in an area of 1565 sq.ft. (ii) 3BHK + 3 Toilets at Rs. 47.55 Lacs in an area of 1585 sq.ft and (iii) 3BHK + 3 Toilets (Row House) at Rs. 73.28 Lacs in an area of 2290 sq.ft.

In 4 bedroom flats ,

Kolte Patil IVY Estate

offers 4 BHK + 4 toilets (Twin Bungalow) at Rs.1.02 Crores in an area of 3200 sq.ft.

In Independent Villas option, they are offering an area of 4285 sq.ft at just Rs. 1.46 Crores.

Amenities in IVY Estate are Swimming Pool, Kid\’s Pool, Multi purpose hall, GYM, Aerobics room, Pool, Billiards room, Tennis court, Yoga & meditation hall, Senior Citizen\’s park, Party lawn, Amphitheater, Jogging track, Volleyball court, Themed garden, Rock garden, Schools, Polyclinic, Retail outlets, fire fighting system, Rain water harvesting etc.

The project is a Joint Venture of the Kolte Patil Developers and The Pristine Group.

Kolte Patil Developers Ltd. is known for its relentless quest for excellence and innovation in every creation. It has inspired them to bag prestigious awards and accolades in the recent past.

Pristine Properties connotes purity; like purity of thought, purity of action and purity of ideas. Since the past 21 years, Pristine Properties has strived to bring this purity in its work by building homes that offer pure living environs.

If you are interested in buying an apartment or a Villa in the Kolte Patil IVY Estate, Pune. Kindly contact us. We are, a real estate advisory company.

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Australian Tax Office warns against tax return scam

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has warned against a fraudulent email claiming to be from the ATO. The email, which is similar to previous scams, uses the ATO logo and has the subject line of ‘Notification – Please read’, ‘Australian Taxation Office – Please read’ or other variations.

The email directs recipients to a bogus website that looks similar to the ATO website and requests credit card and personal details.

“People should be wary of unsolicited emails claiming to be from the Tax Office,” says Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo.

“As an extra precaution we recommend you type internet addresses directly into your internet browser rather than clicking on links embedded in emails,” added D’Ascenzo who also stated that anyone who receives the email should delete it immediately.

Anyone who believes they may have fallen victim to this scam are urged to contact their credit card provider.

The ATO Says that it does not send any unsolicited emails.

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Toyota accused of misleading public over recalls

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Toyota has been accused by a U.S. House of Representatives committee with misleading the public and investigators over its recent recalls.

The accusations, in a statement from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, claim that Toyota both relied on a flawed study in its assessment of the issue of sticking accelerator pedals at the heart of the recalls, and then made misleading statements about its response. According to the authors of the letter, Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak, Toyota dismissed, rather than investigated, the idea that the cars’ computers were at fault. In a statement, James Lentz, the president of Toyota’s American division, claimed that hardware issues were to blame, and that dealers were repairing the faulty part. Toyota also released a study commissioned from the research firm Exponent that said electronic systems were not to blame.

According to the House committee, however, the study involved only six vehicles, none of which had problems with their electrical systems, and was insufficient to produce an accurate result. “Our preliminary assessment is that Toyota resisted the possibility that electronic defects could cause safety concerns, relied on a flawed engineering report and made misleading public statements concerning the adequacy of recent recalls to address the risk of sudden unintended acceleration.”

The company is under a criminal investigation, and has received two subpoenas for documents from two House committees relating to the recalls, although whether they are directly related to the letter is unclear. The documents are related to accelerator issues in several models, as well as brake problems with the Prius hybrid car, and were served earlier in in February by a federal grand jury and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Toyota has released upwards of 75,000 pages of documents under the requests.

In a separate, though related, development, it has emerged that Toyota last year negotiated a limited recall for two models, the Toyota Camry and Lexus ES, that were affected by the accelerator recalls, saving the company an estimated $100 million. A confidential internal presentation in July 2009 made the claim, and a month later, a Lexus ES, one of the models under the limited recall crashed in California, killing four people. The claims apparently referenced a September, 2007 recall of floor mats that could trap gas pedals, the same problem that triggered a full recall of numerous Toyota cars to fix the same problem. In the same presentation, the company claimed to have avoided recalls of another model related to rust, as well as delaying new federal safety regulations.

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Four suspects arrested for assault on Oslo synagogue

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Norwegian police have arrested and charged four men, aged between 20 and 30 for an assault on a synagogue in Oslo at 2:30 am on Sunday, September 17th.

The four arrested are from different ethnic backgrounds and can be detained up to three days before appearing in front of a judge. Police have not ruled out further arrests over the incident.

At least 10 shots were fired at the synagogue. Nobody was injured in the incident. It is believed that the attack was carried out with an assault rifle.

The Mosaic Religious Community, which owns the site had requested better protection following threats and an incident of vandalism last month.

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How To Tackle Summons For Credit Card Debt

By Sean A. Kelly

Do you know how it feels when you are served with a summons? Are you aware of the steps to take if you receive summons for credit card debt? I knew it when Joe received it, for not clearing his credit card debt. I’d known Joe since schooling; he has always been a care free guy and spends a lot on shopping. Debts on his first credit card started accumulating for which he had no way to make the payment. He managed to get a part time job, which helped him for his personal needs. He had made only few payments for the card and it went to a halt after he quit the part time job. Joe finally received summons for credit card debt and we together tried to solve the debt issue. There may be many of you, looking for solutions on clearing debts and facing legal statements.

To begin with, summons is a court generated document requiring you to appear in the court for some hearing. The most important thing you may do is, not to ignore the summons. You may be putting yourself into legal issues, by not replying to summons. If you fail to appear in the court on the date specified, you may have legal judgment passed against you. Your bank account may be seized to claim the due amount along with the court charges and fees. You can avoid such inconveniences, only by replying to the summons. When you are served with summons, you may first look for an attorney to file the answer to summons. You may also send a notice of appearance, to inform the court about your active participation in the case and request for information on proceedings.

Most people find it hard to handle when they receive summons for credit card debt. If steps are taken carefully, you can avoid getting into trouble like forced liens on your property or garnished wages. Below are some of the steps to be taken when you receive summons for credit card debt:

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— You may need an attorney to handle the issue, to get optimal solutions. But, you may deal with it yourself, if you can’t afford the attorney fees.

— The initial step may be to respond to the summons without any delay. You may have to face the default judgment the court may pass, if you don’t respond within the allotted period.

— You need to prepare your response, on the complaints raised against you. You may be expected to brief your disagreement statements on the complaint.

— You may make copies of the answer to be filed and pass on the copies to the court, your creditor and keep one for your reference.

–You can make negotiations on the repayment to be made, if you appear for the hearing. But, if you don’t appear on the date assigned, the court may pass legal judgment against you.

Well, if your chance for receiving summons for credit card debt is high, you may better try considering other debt relief options. If your debts have greatly piled onfor you to pay back, consolidation of it may help. Credit card debt consolidation programs are offered by debt relief agencies to help you pay off your debts. This may keep you away from legal actions being taken against you. Depending on the amount of debt, your credit reports and your existing assets the agency may offer you with solutions optimal for your problems. You may try taking home equity loans, provided you have good equity in your home, to pay off the debt. If you don’t qualify with your equity you may try for debt settlement or credit counseling. These options may help you solve your credit card debt, without the need to face any legal consequences.

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Zimbabwe submits to popular pressure: foreign currencies now legal tender

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Zimbabwe has decided to abandon its currency, the Zimbabwean dollar, in favour of other currencies.

Acting Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa announced today that Zimbabweans will be allowed to make transactions in other currencies along with the local currency. “In line with the prevailing practices by the general public, [the] government is therefore allowing the use of multiple foreign currencies for business transactions alongside the Zimbabwean dollar,” he said, adding that the Zimbabwean dollar will not be removed from circulation and would be used alongside other currencies.

This decision comes during the current period of hyperinflation, which has massively devalued the Zimbabwean dollar. Banknotes up to $100 trillion have been printed, despite the removal of ten zeroes from the currency last summer to try to make transactions easier. The official inflation rate, last updated in July 2008, was 231,000,000% a year, although independent estimates place the number as high as 6.5×10108, or 6.5 quindecillion novemdecillion, percent.

Up to now, only vendors with licenses were legally able to accept foreign currencies, although the practice was widespread — private businesses altogether refuse to accept the unstable Zimbabwean dollar.

Large sections of the workforce, including teachers and doctors, have gone on strike because hyperinflation rapidly renders their wages worthless. Representative groups said salaries, now measured in trillions of dollars, are insufficient to pay for even the bus fare to work.

Zimbabwe also faces other crises, including a cholera epidemic that has claimed the lives of over 3,000 people, according to statistics from the World Health Organisation.


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