Samsung COO to attend Stanford memorial on Steve Jobs Day in California

Samsung COO to attend Stanford memorial on Steve Jobs Day in California
Despite the bitter legal battles between Samsung and Apple, which has resulted in the banning of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany and Australia and an unfavorable U.S. ruling, the Korean company's COO and President plans on paying his respects to the late Steve Jobs at a ceremony at Stanford today. According to Reuters, Lee Jae-yong was invited to the memorial although it is not known if his father, Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, received an invitation. Just before the weekend, a Dutch Court refused Samsung's request for a preliminary injunction against Apple products that use 3G technology.

According to a source for Reuters,
Lee Jae-yong is also expected to take the opportunity to talk with Apple CEO Tim Cook about "bilateral cooperation" between the two tech giants. On the other hand, despite some talk of Apple lessening its dependence on Samsung products, Apple is still a major buyer of the company's chips and perhaps Mr. Jae-yong's appearance is designed to win back some business from the Cupertino based firm.

California Governor Jerry Brown has declared Sunday as "Steve Jobs Day" in the state and a private memorial service will be conducted at Stanford for those who have been sent an invitation by Apple, the company co-founded by Jobs 35 years ago.

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36. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Most people respect intelligence and utter greatness. It's hard to ignore, friend or foe, how smart of a man that Steve Jobs was.

48. jacko unregistered

pfft doesnt take intelligence to copy (or make things better)

33. pandamaja unregistered

Question. Will ios fans atleast own up to the fact the ios is years behind feature wise? And blatantly uses other OS's ideas? (I don't want to hear s**t about 'oh they perfect it' blah blah blah).

35. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

you will never get an ifan admit that apple copied others because to them apple cannot copy lol

45. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

People keep forgetting Apple runs its current mobile iOS using 512 MB of RAM. Try getting the latest android devices to run on the same 512 MB of RAM.

47. jacko unregistered

there is lastest android os on 512mb of ram on some handsets lol they put 1gig in for multi tasking alot of apps u know true multi tasking

16. ken unregistered

ppl alway talk about apple's and samsung's copying each other but more importantly, I believe that these two companies is actually copying Nokia's on every aspect and making it better. Nokia's didn't sue any of these companies.

17. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Sorry dude, but Nokia sues just as much as Apple does. Check out the flow chart from this earlier article.

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Umm yes Nokia did sue

15. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

@ ardent1. What!?! Are you talking about the golden rule, "Do onto others as you would have them do onto you"? If so, that's exactly what's happening here as far as I can tell. Apple has copied quite a few things from other companies. Although they greatly improved on most of the things they've copied, they still copied the ideas of others. And now that they are the leader of the smartphone OEM pack, they are offended when others follow their example. They have every right to protect themselves from anyone who copies their work, but you said it yourself...none of the other tablets look like the iPad. But guess what, Apple filed suit against some of these companies as well. So Apple isn't "being nice", they're trying to be the ONLY! Now, as for the topic at hand...I agree with snowgator. That was a very classy move from both Apple to extend the invitation and for Samsung to accept. Samsung is going to do what they have to, to get their products sold and to stop infringing on Apple's IPs, designs or whatever. That's good for the Android community because Samsung is going to come up with really good I'm sure.

42. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Innovation is not copying. Microsoft is credited with inventing the tablet. Apple innovated on the tablet and produced the iPad 10 year+ after the first Tablet. Xerox may have invented GUI, but Apple brought that technology to the masses through Apple's own innovations plus Xerox's GUI concept was very primative and crude. The debate about Apple copying LG is nonsense since Apple produces both the software and the hardware, and there were evidence in the iTunes version prior to the release of the iPhone that Apple had the prototype phone completed. Let me use my patent as an example, I didn't invent the idea, but I invented an algorithm that replicated the outcome of the first invention without violating the original patent. I have a patent meaning my idea is original. My invention got aroung the first guy's patent. That is the purpose of innovation and invention. Here's the bottomline, you nor I know what Apple is working on. Apple doesn't release it's products until it's near to marketing them. The intelligent people know unless we have a reasonable basis, it's hard to determine who copied whom. The android fanboys have a habit of immediately claiming Apple copied an idea without knowing when Apple first worked on the idea. That is crazy because you have cases like NeXoS slamming Apple for copying an idea from Samsung that Samsung introduced in 2009; NeXoS' mistake was that he failed to check that fact, which was Apple worked on that technology in 1995, a full 14 years before the 2009 Samsung product. Seriously, how many Android fanboys would search back 20 years to discern if Apple had worked on that technology or not?

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i would have been surprised if samsung execs didnt show up. they had a long lasting and profitable relationship with apple. Also in many eastern cultures not only do you mourn your friends, but you also mourn your greatest adversaries.. and that would definately be steve jobs at this point. classy move non the less. Hopefully they have a nice pow-wow with Cook and find a way to settle this mess so we can all get back to enjoying our electronics without the mudslinging lawyers.

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

A perfect video for Samsung Samsung of course is McDowell's

32. jacko unregistered

lg should sue apple in that case then

37. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LG SHOULD sue Apple. If for no other reason than to prove a point. But, it's probably a little late for that...

44. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

And the point is for LG to demonstrate we have money to burn?

9. vzdubnX

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

someone please just tell apple this isnt preschool, just do your thing, and let samsung do theirs. Stop throwing fits about every little thing possible.It boils down to every phone copys another in some way or another. Why take it to such a level, that they are removing products off shelves. leave devices alone, and let the consumer decide, But apples capitalist bull$h!t just wants to controll everything... its a desperate effort to do anything to stay on top. because lets all admit, the galaxy tab 10.1 kills the ibad, and the prime is about 2 generations and 3 S's ahead of apples iphones haha. go ahead and say something back but these are facts.. good for samsung tho to be the bigger company, After all the head ach steve jobs caused them. and yeah i agree with dashak where are all these examples anyway??

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009 Samsung loses their bid to ban iPhone in Europe over 3G patents. Yet another win for Apple against Samsung.

31. jacko unregistered

apple wins on patents samsung loses on patents they own sounds fishy to me i guess u can buy judges

3. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

It takes a company like Apple to stand up to a copyist like Samsung. The story goes that Apple approached Samsung about how Samsung had "crossed the line" but Samsung just thumbed their nose at Apple. Now Samsung reaps what it sows. Back then Apple and Samsung had a good to great relationship and now due to Samsung's bad judgement(s), Apple is taking billions of dollars of current and future business away from Samsung. You don't see Sony slavishly copying Apple. You don't see RIM slavishly copying Apple. You don't see Motorola slavishly copying Apple. You don't see HTC slavishly copying Apple. You don't see Acer or Asus slavishly copying Apple, etc. Neither is the case for Amazon. However, Samsung felt it was special and it had a right to rip off Apple's products. The general rule in life is to follow the golden rule and when you made a mistake, you apology and make amends (android fanboys like sniggly and remixfa should take notes!). In Samsung's case, they felt like the golden rule didn't apply to them. The records will show Apple has given Samsung numerous opportunities to apology and make amends but Samsung wouldn't do it. I hope Samsung wouldn't blow this opportunity. I hope Samsung stop digging its hole and gain wisdom to ask Apple for help. It's no accident that Samsung lost in the Netherlands, in Germany, in the US. Samsung got caught. Samsung thought they could get away with it and the courts sided with Apple. Here's what Samsung should do -- apologize and make amends, and settle the lawsuits. Terminate anyone that was in decision making process to slavish copy Apple. Adopt a policy to innovate and develop original products. The bottomline, especially in the case of the iPad, none of Sony's, Motorola's, RIM's, ASUS', ACER's, or Amazon's tablets look like a slavishly copy of the iPad. In life you reap what you sow especially if Samsung can't sell it's Galaxy Tablet due to legal concerns.

4. dashak unregistered

Some nice, solid examples of how Samsung "slavishly copied" Apple would be good. Because all it looks like it mudslinging back and forth, Apple throwing the first stone and then trying to take shady actions, such as doctoring images of Samsung products to intentionally make them resemble Apple products, in an effort to get their way. It seems like your aggression is pretty misguided.

5. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Good post ardent. Dashak there's lots of examples of Samsung copying Apple. You just have to have an open mind.

7. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

"solid examples of how Samsung "slavishly copied" Apple would be good." That would be like reinventing the wheel -- go read the legal complaint if you are interested. I read parts of that complaint to get a sense of Apple's basis for their lawsuit. Here's a question to you: How many android fanboy read the legal complaint? "Apple throwing the first stone" No, Samsung tried to get away with something they knew they shouldn't be doing. Again, look at Sony, RIM, Motorola, HTC, ASUS, ACER, etc. -- different and all origin designs. Apple was trying to be nice about Samsung's bad behavior but Samsung was being a jejune d*ck that needed to be spanked in court. Now, Samsung has a reputation for copying other company's products, which is already known, but it is now documented in Europe, Australia, and in the US. These are legal precedents that can come back and bite Samsung in the ass in the future. "such as doctoring images of Samsung products to intentionally make them resemble Apple products" Those were photo-representations for ease of comparison. The Judge in the case had access to the real products. Don't you think it's funny when the US Judge asked Samsung's attorney to point out the iPad from the Galaxy, the Samsung attorney couldn't spot the difference.

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

"Not from this distance your honor". Classic!

30. jacko unregistered

lg should sue apple that what ur saying

18. NoFan unregistered

I challenge you to hold a small flat screen lcd tv vertically when its turned off. Tell someone to step back 20 feet and ask them if it looks like an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tab. --- It looks like both! I guess LG, Samsung, Sony, and every other lcd manufacturer can start suing!

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It was 10 feet. Why do android fanboys always lie?

25. CM1704 unregistered

can u differentiate LCD/LED/PLASMA TV set from 10 feet? same goes to lame judgement by germany's court. if they can access real units why they didnt notice apple made up some of the images? samsung do f**ked in copy-ing and so do apple. i owned both products from these 2 companies and enjoyed their products. it js on all those country that prefer APPLE (germany, US and australia; it js back to classic thing whereby westerners always thought they are superior than asian)

34. Geeksarebest

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

They had the single button on the iPad and the SAMSUNG branded across the bottom and the lawyers still couldn't tell the difference.

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