Friday’s court battle saga between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung (SSNLF) involves the huge amount of data regarding the firms’ domestic sales the case is dredging up. One Apple document claims that 19 million iPhones were sold in the United States during the first half of the year, which comprised 31 percent of its total sales, along with 10.2 million iPads (35 percent). At he same time, first half domestic sales of the Samsung smartphones declared by Apple to be infringing its IP amounted to a mere 4.5 million.
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Mobile payments competitors Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), PayPal (NASDAQ:EBAY), Isis, and Intuit, Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) are partnering to create the Mobile Payments Committee, which will comprise a task force that will seek to appraise the interoperability, regulatory, and consumer awareness matters they believe have prevented consumers from paying for purchases by other means than cash or plastic. Square, surprisingly, is not a part of the deal and is perhaps celebrating its recent good fortune with Starbucks.
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