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Apple expert replicates Fidler's 1994 concept tablet in trial against Samsung

Source Social Barrel on August 20, 2012 0 Comments
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An Apple expert has replicated a tablet concept from 1994 to try to discredit the assertion made by Samsung that the concept device is prior art that should invalidate Apple’s design patent on the iPad.

RJI's Roger Fidler called to testify against Apple

Source River Front Times on August 16, 2012 0 Comments
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Roger Fidler is now Program Director for Digital Publishing at the Reynolds Journalism Institute (which is part of the J-School). But many years ago, according to his written declaration submitted to the court, he worked as a media developer at Knight-Ridder starting in 1979.

Judge Koh allows Samsung to present Fidler tablet concept as iPad prior art

Source Apple Insider on August 16, 2012 0 Comments
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Over Apple's objections, Samsung was granted the right to present pictures of a tablet newspaper concept from 1994 as evidence of prior art refuting the originality of its iPad design patents.

RJI's Fidler testifies during Samsung tablet trial

Source Columbia Tribune on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
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Roger Fidler testified in writing and on video about the idea he pitched nearly 20 years ago for a tablet-size interactive device he believed would one day replace printed newspapers.

Fidler testifies Apple saw his tablet protoypes in the ‘90s

Source Hot Hardware on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
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Samsung brought forth videotaped testimony from one Roger Fidler (Program Director for Digital Publishing at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute), who asserted that he’s been working on tablet designs since 1981.

Samsung claims RJI's Fidler exposed Apple to iPad-like tablet in mid-90s

Source Pocket Now on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
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Samsung is going after the design of the iPad itself, calling upon the testimony of the designer of a much earlier tablet.

Roger Fidler: I "exposed" Apple to my tablet ideas in 1981

Source gantdaily.com on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
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Fidler testified via video tape in Apple’s intellectual property case against Samsung. Fidler stated that he showed Apple his tablet designs 31 years ago, which is where he believes Apple got the idea to develop the iPad.

iPad design copied from 1981 tablet concept, says Roger Fidler

Source iJailBreak on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
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Roger Fidler testified he’s been working on a tablet design since 1981.

Samsung: Apple stole the iPad’s design from Roger Fidler

Source BGR on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
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“Apple personnel were exposed to my tablet ideas and prototypes,” Fidler testified, adding that Apple staff saw his designs in the mid-1990s.

Samsung trots out Roger Fidler's tablet from '90s against Apple

Source SF Bay on August 13, 2012 0 Comments
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Through a video deposition, Samsung showed the tablet mockup design created by Fidler, who was working in the 1980s and 1990s for Knight Ridder to demonstrate the future of newspaper reading.

Samsung witness says Apple knew of his ‘tablet’ long before iPad

Source Bloomberg on August 13, 2012 0 Comments
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Videotaped testimony by Roger Fidler, who heads the digital publishing program at the University of Missouri, was shown yesterday to the jury in Samsung’s multibillion-dollar intellectual property dispute with Apple over smartphones and tablets.

Samsung argues 'prior art' invalidates Apple's patents, calls Roger Fidler as trial continues

Source Forbes on August 13, 2012 0 Comments
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Samsung, which began defending itself against charges of patent infringement by Apple yesterday, called witnesses to show that some of the inventions claimed by Apple’s patents appeared in others products years before the release of the iPhone in 2007.

Journalism Professor Mike Jenner expects more newspapers to begin charging for digital content

Source Mizzou Magazine on August 8, 2012 0 Comments
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According to research performed by RJI's Insight and Survey Center and Mike Jenner, the number of papers with a pay wall is likely to rise across the board and readers can expect to pay more for quality news in the coming years.

RJI survey shows smartphone users are not abandoning print

Source The Island Packet on August 5, 2012 0 Comments
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People who use smartphones are not abandoning print media any faster than non-users, according to a study by the Donald J. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.

Are iPhone users richer & better-educated than Android users?

Source Android Authority on August 1, 2012 0 Comments
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RJI’s Roger Fidler has found that — surprise! — iOS and Android are the leading mobile platforms in the consumption of news and content from subscriptions and apps. However, a big portion of the respondents admit to using more than one platform in consuming media, which include a mix of smartphones, tablets and Android-powered e-readers.

Study: iPhones reach more news audience than Android phones by every measure

Source Poynter on July 31, 2012 0 Comments
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Although a greater percentage of people own Android smartphones, those who own Apple iPhones are the most attractive audience for news publishers, according to new research from Roger Fidler at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Study shows age, gender play key roles in the tablet and smartphone brand wars

Source Editor & Publisher on July 31, 2012 0 Comments
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Roger Fidler’s fourth report on the results of the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Mobile Media News Consumption Survey shows that the demographics and use preferences of smartphone and tablet owners are generally specific to the brands of devices they use.

RJI offers advice on using Facebook to interact with subscribers

Source Magazine Mavin on July 25, 2012 0 Comments
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Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are valuable tools for magazines which have discovered the value of interacting with subscribers. But how do you use these platforms effectively? And how do you keep them from draining valuable staff time?

Matt Sokoloff selected as a Reynolds Fellow at Reynolds Journalism Institute

Source The Daily City on July 23, 2012 0 Comments
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Sokoloff's project will help existing independent journalists and bloggers to work together to cover communities and provide a sustainable business model without losing control of their content.

Could the iPad save magazines?

Source Columbia Journalism Review on July 19, 2012 0 Comments
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A recent study from the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri showed that iPad owners across age groups consumed a higher quantity of news directly from media organizations than their counterparts who didn’t own iPads.