Less than a week after Apple introduced the iCloud service at the WWDC, Arizona-based iCloud Communications filed a trademark infringement suit against them. iCloud Communications has been involved in "computer and electronic data transmission" since 2005, and feels Apple's use of the name will harm their business, as their services are (allegedly) somewhat similar.
iCloud Communications wants Apple to stop using their name, and "all monetary damages sustained, and to be sustained, by iCloudCommunications as a consequence of Apple’s unlawful conduct, including lost profits and reasonable royalties". Apple's legal record in these types of issues shows they'll surely keep the name. Read the full complaint here.
IBM's Graphene Circuit Unveiled
Last week, scientists at IBM constructed the first functional Graphene-based broadband frequency mixer circuit. Graphene is a two-dimensional form of carbon, and has received a lot of attention regarding its potential for improving the quality of wireless communications.
"This graphene-based analog integrated circuit could improve today's wireless devices and points to the potential for a new set of applications… cell phone and transceiver signals could be improved, potentially allowing phones to work where they can't today, while, at much higher frequencies, military and medical personnel could see concealed weapons or conduct medical imaging without the same radiation dangers of X-rays," IBM said in a statement.
SeaMonkey 2.1 released by Mozilla
SeaMonkey, the open source cross-platform internet suite from Mozilla and the SeaMonkey Project, released it's 2.1 version. Formerly known as the Mozilla Application Suite, it includes a web browser with advanced email and newsgroup support, as well as HTML editing support and an IRC chat client.
Click here for more details on the release.
IBM Open Sources NetRexx
NetRexx, a variation of the IBM-developed Rexx script language, was recently made open source by the Rexx Language Association under the ICU license. NetRexx connects IBM's Rexx language and the Java VM, which creates cross-platform byte code and simplifies the process of programming Java applications.
Click here for a more detailed account of the benefits of an open NetRexx(via TechEye.net).