Apple Inc scored a symbolic legal victory in efforts to keep its lead spot in the tablet computer market when a German court upheld a ban barring Samsung's local unit from selling its Galaxy 10.1 tablets in Europe's biggest economy.
Samsung, which said it will appeal the decision, and Apple have been locked in a global battle over smartphone and tablet patents since April.
Samsung's Galaxy devices are seen as among the biggest challengers to Apple's mobile products, which have achieved runaway success.
Samsung said it was disappointed by the ruling and that it believed the ruling restricts design innovation and progress in the industry. Read more...
John Sculley was famously tempted to leave PepsiCo and become Apple CEO after Steve Jobs asked him, "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?".
Sculley took the job in 1983, and while he may not have changed the world during his 10 years at the helm, he certainly shook Apple to its core.
Just a couple of years after Sculley joined the company, Jobs was fired from Apple, leaving Sculley in charge.
Under Sculley, Apple diversified its desktop PC range and moved into the laptop computer market. However, Sculley's time with Apple was marked by a number of overly ambitious R&D projects with runaway costs, such as developing the never-released Aquarius quad-core CPU and the Apple Newton PDA, and in 1993, the Apple board replaced Sculley on the back of falling profits. Read more...