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#1 Dogismo

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:46 PM

Apple transfers Thunderbolt trademark to Intel



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Intel is credited as being the brains behind the new Thunderbolt I/O technology, but Apple is the one who holds the original trademark for the name. According to recent reports, this may change as Apple is reportedly transferring ownership of this trademark to Intel.

Intel originally created the I/O technology using optical cabling and marketed it under the name Light Peak. Apple approached Intel about Light Peak and the two companies began collaborating on the project. Over the course of a few years, Apple pushed Intel to drop the optical connection and replace it with copper which permits the transmission of electricity as well as data. They also changed the name.

The technology was unveiled earlier this year and made its market debut in Apple's current line of MacBook Pro notebooks and iMac all-in-one computers. Apple may be an early adopter and has unrestricted usage of Thunderbolt but this technology is open to any third-party company that wants to license it and use this I/O port in its devices.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:12 AM

Oh noes
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 03:45 PM

0vonix0 said:

Oh noes

How is this a bad thing? Apples transferring the copyright back to intel.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:15 AM

Leffy said:

How is this a bad thing? Apples transferring the copyright back to intel.


Apple, Intel, Google and Microsoft are the best brand names ever

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:09 PM

Ashley said:

Apple, Intel, Google and Microsoft are the best brand names ever

Apple admittedly, has a very unoriginal name however

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:41 PM

Name a few other computer companies named after fruit, and then I'll believe it's unoriginal.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:57 PM

Lol

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:42 PM

No one can >:3
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:15 PM

Epic win
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:18 PM

Bläckfisk said:

Name a few other computer companies named after fruit, and then I'll believe it's unoriginal.


WIN !!! ILY!!! lol

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:19 PM

Orange!
Tis a cellphone network in France :p
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:21 PM

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WIN !!! ILY!!! lol


:-*
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:23 PM

0vonix0 said:

Orange!
Tis a cellphone network in France :p


notice the "computer companies"

Bläckfisk said:

Name a few other computer companies named after fruit, and then I'll believe it's unoriginal.


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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:29 PM

And Orange wasn't supposed to have anything to do w/ fruit? Maybe I'm wrong.
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